Provost's Sustainability Internship

The 2016-17 student cohort

Provost's Sustainability Internship Program

The Provost's Sustainability Internship Program is a year-long combination course/internship that helps students develop competencies necessary to become effective environmental professionals and leaders. Students are paired with staff or faculty mentors and work closely with them on campus sustainability projects and research that help the campus reach its sustainability goals, as identified by the Campus Sustainability Plan. Students receive internship credit for the fall, winter, and spring quarters and a $1500 scholarship upon completion of the program in spring quarter. To get a first-hand account of the program from a former student and staff mentor, take a look at this interview.

Application Information

  • Mentor & Student applications are now available for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. 
  • Mentors: The mentor application is available here and is due on March 27th. Please download the document, fill it out, and send it as an attachment to
  • Students: The student application is available here. Deadline has been extended to May 1st.
  • On May 4th from 4-6pm, we will host a mandatory information session for students and mentors that have submitted applications. If you are planning to apply to the program, please tentatively reserve this date and time on your calendar.
  • View Past Projects

  • Questions? Email

2017-18 Internship Descriptions

Outreach Liaison - Sustainability Office

Green Office Certification Program Coordinator - Sustainability Office

Green Business Program Coordinator City of Santa Cruz 

Sustainable Transportation Planning Intern - Fleet Services

Sustainable Transportation Advisor Coordinator - Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS)

Education & Outreach Intern - Program in Community and Agroecology (PICA) 

Common Ground Intern - Kresge College

Sustainable Systems Intern - Rachel Carson College

Campus Surplus Zero Waste Intern - Ground Services (2 positions)

1. Surplus Furniture Zero Waste Coordinator 

2. Lab & Technology Equipment Surplus Coordinator


2016-17 Internship Descriptions

Amah Mutsun Relearning Program Environmental Justice Intern

Arboretum Sustainability Intern

College 8 Sustainable Systems Programs Intern

Fostering Food Justice in Watsonville

Humanities Outreach & Engagement Intern

People of Color Sustainability Collective PSI Intern (Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center)

Procurement Equity Intern

Procurement Sustainability Intern

Site Stewardship Program Intern

Water Conservation Coordinator

Zero Waste Mapping Technology Intern