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Provost's Sustainability Internship (PSI) Student Application
You must COMPLETE ALL FIELDS OF THE APPLICATION BELOW. Be sure to read carefully-- there are specific actions that you need to complete in order for your application to be considered.

Student applications are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, May 1st, 2017. There will be a mandatory informational session for applicants the week of May 6th. Interviews will follow the week of May 8th. Students will be notified of their placement by May 31st.

The Provost's Sustainability Internship Program is a year long course that introduces students to the campus sustainability movement and provides them with professional experience in sustainability-related topics through an internship, lectures and professional development trainings, and peer discussion. Students are matched with staff mentors to develop on-campus projects related to sustainability issues in at least one of the following topic areas: awareness, education, & engagement; energy and climate; transportation; green building; land use; waste management; purchasing; and water. At the end of the year, students present their projects to students, faculty and staff at the Annual Campus Sustainability Celebration. Students will receive a $1500 scholarship at the completion of their project and internship credit each quarter.

Note: Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be considered for the program.

Internship positions for 2017-18:

1. Sustainability Outreach Liaison, Sustainability Office

2. Green Office Certification Program Coordinator Intern, Sustainability Office

3.Green Business Program Coordinator Intern, City of Santa Cruz Public Works

4. Sustainable Transportation Planning Intern, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) & Sustainability Office

5. Sustainable Transportation Advisor Coordinator Intern, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS)

6. Education & Outreach Intern, Program in Community and Agroecology (PICA)

7. Common Ground Intern, Kresge College

8. Rachel Carson College Sustainable Systems Intern, Rachel Carson College

9. Surplus Furniture Zero Waste Coordinator and Lab & Technology Equipment Surplus
Coordinator (2 positions) Ground Services

Questions? Contact Alina Mullins, Student Program Coordinator, at

Name *
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Email Address *
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Student ID Number *
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Current Year at UCSC *
1st year, 2nd year, etc.
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Major *
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Cumulative UCSC GPA *
Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be considered for the program.
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Please list any previous or current affiliations with campus organizations.
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This program requires a 3-quarter commitment for the entire academic year. Are you absolutely certain that your schedule will allow you to commit to a 6-8 hours a week internship (2 unit) in fall and a 12-15 hours a week internship (5 unit) in both winter and spring? *
How did you hear about the internship program? *
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In order for your application to be complete you must email the following materials by May 1st, 2017: 1. Resume 2. Cover letter 3. Unofficial transcript (as of spring quarter 2017) *
Your unofficial transcript can be found on your my.ucsc portal.
Why are you most interested in this program? *
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Please describe your past work experience *
Place of work, job title, short description of duties, duration
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Please describe any previous volunteer or community service work you have done
Title and short description of experience
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Please describe any previous volunteer or work experience you have with sustainability
75-150 words. Sustainability can encompass environmental, social, and economic factors. It can be defined as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
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In light of the many sustainability challenges that will likely define the 21st century, what keeps you hopeful for the future of humanity and the environment? *
200 words max.
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What would you say is the biggest environmental problem/challenge at UCSC? What would you do to solve it? *
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As an intern, I understand that I must: *
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Please list your top three internship choices *
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Please list each class you are REQUIRED to take in fall, winter AND spring quarters next year. List required courses by quarter. *
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