Internships and Leadership Opportunities

CLTE 30 - Calabasas After-School Program Garden Class Internship (2 units): Offered Fall and Spring quarters. This internship is a great opportunity for UCSC students who want to work with youth, facilitate agroecological knowledge acquisition, promote locally grown, healthy food, and raise awareness of social and environmental justice issues. Interns will travel to Calabasas Elementary once or twice a week (transportation provided or gas money reimbursed) to undertake the after-school program, helping to design and implement environmental, garden-based curricula with children ranging from first graders to sixth graders. Interns will also assist with the upkeep of the Discovery Garden: weeding, planting, watering, pruning, etc. Please contact our Outreach Coordinator for more information. 

Calabasas After-School Program Lead (CUIP intern position): Intern will coordinate undergraduate student training and participation in the Calabasas After-School Program Internship (CLTE 30). The CUIP lead serves as a liaison and lead support at the garden and is responsible for coordinating logistics and lesson plans. For more information on how and when to apply, please email our Community Outreach Coordinator for more information.

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PRAXIS Club Coordinator (CUIP Intern position): Intern will coordinate a student-led club that merges service learning and social justice through volunteer opportunities with community organizations all over Santa Cruz County. For more information on how and when to apply, please email our Community Outreach Coordinator for more information. 

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Leads (2 positions): Leads will organize and implement a -day community engaged service learning experience for a group of 20 undergraduate students during the spring break. Leads coordinate with local community leaders and organizations centered on educational equity and environmental, and economic justice. 

Garden Club Leads: In addition to taking care of our colleges’ community garden, leads organize club meetings and collaborative educational programming centered on food and environmental justice. Positions available vary by quarter and year. Please email our Community Outreach Coordinator for more information.