Sustainability Office Jobs and Internships

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    Current Open Positions

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    - Climate Action Fellow (2 positions)

    The Fellow, along with their co-worker, will plan and implement educational programs and outreach efforts to engage faculty, staff, and students in helping UCSC reach its goal of climate neutrality by 2025. Outreach activities include but are not limited to, writing content for newsletters, blogs and social media posts, events, presenting to student organizations across campus about the CNI Initiative, supporting system wide campaigns, etc. Research activities may include identifying potential Carbon Fund projects and submitting proposals. Students will report to the Water & Climate Action Manager and are expected to work 10 hours a week during regular school weeks. 

    Compensation: Students will be paid through a stipend equivalent to $15 hr   

    Start Date: Fall 2022, 9/17

    End Date: June, 2023 or ongoing

    Application Deadline: Aug 1, or until filled


    - Green Labs Coordinator 
    The Green Labs Coordinator will support the Green Labs Team to further the goals of the UCSC Green Labs Program by evaluating labs for certification and recertifying existing labs. The associate will also assist in:

    • Investigating best national and UC Green Lab practices and researching new energy and water-efficient technologies. Previous knowledge of lab technologies is not necessary but thorough and patient research skills will be required.
    • Conducting outreach and educating labs on sustainable lab practices and Green Lab program opportunities through website development, creating newsletters, and spearheading innovative lab engagement initiatives. 

    Participating in weekly student staff meetings, quarterly Green Lab Team meetings, and other relevant Sustainability Office meetings to collaborate on projects and share resources.

    Compensation: $15 hr  
    Start Date: Fall 2022
    End Date: June, 2023 or ongoing
    Application Deadline: 4/1/22