Current Internship Opportunities

UCSB Sustainability and the Food Security and Basic Needs Taskforce has new internships! Please read below for full descriptions. Here is a quick bullet list for quick reference:

  • Event Coordinator, California Higher Education Sustainability Conference
  • Fundraising Intern, California Higher Education Sustainability Conference
  • Graphic and Web Designer
  • Education Coordinator, Food Waste Reduction Program
  • Graduate Student Garden Educator, Edible Campus Program

All positions require a resume and cover letter to be submitted to internshipsucsbsustainability@gmail.com.  You may apply for more than one position using the same resume and cover letter.  Please be very specific in your email subject line and cover letter as to which position(s) you are applying for.  We will be reviewing applications as they come in and will give priority to students who apply early. 

 

Event Coordinator, California Higher Education Sustainability Conference

UCSB Sustainability is seeking a current UCSB undergraduate student to assist with the planning and execution of the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. The Event Planning Intern will staff several speaker selection and best practice review committees including on the topics of energy, green building, water efficiency, social equity, student leadership, institutionalizing sustainability, waste reduction and recycling, food systems, and sustainable curriculum. The intern will also work with the content development teams to assess audio-visual, rental, and space needs and will streamline those requests for our respective vendors. Throughout the planning of the conference, the intern will look for opportunities to implement sustainable practices that address environmental, social, and economic impacts of the event. This intern will facilitate conversations among key stakeholders on the campus to develop cohesive strategies to execute the various aspects of the event. This will include work with the fire marshal, campus landscaping, transportation and parking services, shipping and receiving and more. This intern will also help with marketing and promotion of registration. Tasks during the conference will include a variety of tasks related to event execution. This could include support at registration, implementation of conference sustainability practices, volunteer management, setting up signs, moving supplies, customer service for attendees, exhibitors, and speakers, etc.

Please note that since this is a statewide conference the vast majority of work for this job will be on the phone and on the computer talking to people from other areas of the state. The student selected will be comfortable with working in the office for most of their hours.

This year, we are also launching a new webinar series on best practices in campus sustainability efforts.

Pay: $14/hr. 10-12 hrs a week, work study preferred, but not required.  Please contact us if you are a Monarch Scholar and interested in a similar role.  Looking for a student to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Interns must be able to commit to the internship through the end of July 2020. The week of July 6th we will be looking to increase the students hours to up to 40 hrs that week (or less if needed to work around classes).

Fundraising Intern, California Higher Education Sustainability Conference

UCSB Sustainability is seeking current UCSB undergraduate students to assist with fundraising for the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Selected students will assist with calling companies to request sponsorships and promote participation in our exhibit hall/trade show. This will include outreach to existing exhibitors and sponsors as well as cold calls to new companies. Most fundraising will be completed over the phone. Through this work, students will meet many professionals from renewable energy and sustainability-based industries. Pre-conference this intern may also participate in marketing and event planning tasks, however, the focus will be on fundraising. Tasks during the conference will include a variety of tasks related to event execution. This could include support at registration, implementation of conference sustainability practices, volunteer management, setting up signs, moving supplies, customer service for attendees, exhibitors, and speakers, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excitement for fundraising
  • Some experience in fundraising (could be through a school club or community organization)
  • Outgoing and energetic personality
  • Strong communication skill, both verbal and written
  • Experience in customer service or conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated experience with talking to people you aren't familiar with (experiences such as canvassing, door-to-door outreach, phone marketing, etc)
  • Organized and able to manage relationships with large numbers of partners during the same time period
  • Very detail-oriented and good at tracking tasks and progress in real time
  • Interest in sustainability and the mission of CHESC

10-15 hours a week; $14 an hour. Must be available Fall 2019 through July 24th, 2020 in Santa Barbara and not going abroad in that time. Must be able to increase hours for the period of July 5th-July 13th, 2020 to 8 hrs a day

Graphic and Web Designer

The Food Security and Basic Needs Taskforce is seeking a student to develop graphic design pieces to promote food and housing resources available to students.  Deliverables could include flyers, logos for programs, handouts, larger signage and more.  We are also looking for a graphic design student who can help to lay out our new Food Security and Basic Needs Strategic Plan. In addition to weekly check-ins with the supervision, the intern will also serve on the UCSB Food Security and Basic Needs Communications Team. Pay: $14/hr. 10 hrs a week, work study preferred, but not required.  Please contact us if you are a Monarch Scholar and interested in a similar role.  Looking for a student to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Interns must be able to commit to the internship through the end of Spring quarter 2020.

 

Graduate Student Garden Educator, Edible Campus Program ($21/hr. 9 hrs a week)

The Edible Campus Program seeks one graduate student who can develop workshops, hand-on activities, tours, and other educational activities for the Edible Campus Program Student Farm. There is an enormous amount of curriculum available and so this person will be primarily collecting and curating lesson plans, adapting those lesson plans to local needs, and teaching other interns how to present those lesson plans. We are interested in education on sustainable and localized food systems, basic gardening practices, food justice, civic engagement, science in the garden, etc. The graduate student will also work with instructors at the Orfalea Family Children's Center to inspire them to engage in garden and farm based curriculum. The selected student will develop workshops for both early childhood education and college aged students.

The student must be a currently enrolled UCSB graduate student and available to work Winter and/or Spring quarters.  Looking for a student to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Lessons will often be in the late morning and so we are hoping for someone that can be available at that time.

If you are a Monarch Scholar, please contact us directly for similar opportunities at kcmaynard@ucsb.edu.

This position is 9 hrs a week.