For-Profit Business Internships
Contact Person: Cliff Hodges, firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-509-3954Adventure Out is an outdoor guide service and instructional school based in Santa Cruz, CA. Our programs include Surf Camps, Rock Climbing, Backpacking Trips, Wilderness Survival Skills Classes, and several other multi-activity Adventure Trips. Internship duties take of a wide range of tasks from program instruction assistants, to office work, to marketing and advertising projects. For more information please visit the website.
David Stearns (Sales & Communications Manager) David@Allterraenv.com 831.419.0565
Allterra Environmental, Inc. (Allterra) is a locally owned full service environmental consulting company looking for motivated students interested in careers in sustainability. The internship program with Allterra will be highly substantive and broad in scope. Allterra’s Renewable Energy division is looking for two (possibly more) students to assist in the areas of outreach, sales, regulatory compliance, solar design, and assorted office tasks for the duration of Fall quarter. We encourage students to continue the internship for winter and spring quarters as well. You will meet and interact with city
officials, leading business people, and civic leaders on a regular basis. The internship will include 4-6 hours of event staffing or canvassing per week. Lunch will be provided on all event/canvassing days. For more information...
Michael Arenson (Solar Mike) email@example.com 831-423-8749
Arenson Solar designs and sells solar electric and solar hot water systems, and provides consulting on solar projects nationally and internationally. Solar Mike has been in the solar industry for more than 30 years, and got his start in solar while a student at UCSC. He has worked with dozens of interns and appreciates students who are selfdirected and technically capable. Interns are needed to help with special projects such as solar energy marketing materials, sales, energy and financial analysis, and engineering. In addition, if you have a special project you’d like to pursue, I may support you for an internship. For more information....
Contact Person: Monica Woelfel slugs@BananaSlugStringBand.com 831-464-8114
The Banana Slug String Band (not part of the university, in spite of the name) members write and perform original music with specific environmental lessons behind each song. The band forms a somewhat unusual bridge – bringing the joy of booty-shakin’ music and dance to school children as a way to inspire them to take action on environmental issues. The band’s latest CD, ONLY ONE OCEAN, has Associated K-12 Curricula (“Ocean Literacy”) and is cosponsored by UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science and NOAA, among other science education groups. The goal of this album is to raise public awareness about environmental threats to the ocean and suggest strategies for response. Each song on the CD addresses a different marine science topic. “Turtle Ate a Jelly,” for instance, deals with the effects of plastic bag pollution on sea turtles while “Too Hot” addresses climate change. The internship falls in the environmental interpretation/education realm. The task is for the intern to complete one (or more) visual presentation/video on an aspect of the latest album (& possibly the associated curricula) that can be released publicly (including via YouTube). The student will help design the piece, in consultation with the supervisor; it will contain at least one song from the album.
Contact Person: Kim firstname.lastname@example.org 831-462-1807
The College of Botanical Healing Arts (COBHA) has an ongoing aroma garden project on a third of an acre, to plant aromatic plants that match the essential oils and herbs of the College’s curriculum. We could also use help with the Annual Wellness Fair put on in downtown Santa Cruz in August, alternative health related workshops held monthly, outreach, office administration, and a wide range of essential oil related research projects.
Contact Person: Sean Dexter SEAN@CONDORCOUNTRY.COM (925)335-9308
Condor Country Consulting, Inc., is a small environmental consulting firm specializing in wildlife biology, wetland delineation, botany, archaeology, and preparation of environmental documents to comply with the (State) California Environmental Quality Act and (Federal) National Environmental Protection Act. Our Principal Archaeologist graduated from UCSC in 1992 with a BA in Anthropology, and we have two staff members who graduated with BAs in Environmental Studies in 2006. Our President and Principal Biologist graduated from UC Davis in 1990 with a BS in Environmental Planning and Management.
The intern shall be responsible for assisting principals in the production of biological and archaeological reports for any projects that are underway. The intern may be required to assist staff with preparation of ongoing monitoring logs, summary reports, and processing of laboratory samples, photographic, and tabular data. Projects would include biology, botanical, paleontology, and/or archaeological projects.
The overall goal of the intern should be to understand how environmental consulting firms in the State of California function, and how they fit into the CEQA and NEPA process, as well as gaining a further a general understanding of the scientific specialties involved. For more Information...
Contact Person: Elaine Berke email@example.com (831) 429-5758
Eco Goods is an environmental retail store, that has been part of the Santa Cruz community for 15 years, offering organic, recycled, and non-toxic products. An intern’s role here will include learning about the different aspects of an “eco” business as well as developing and updating our website.
- firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 831-920-8333
The Ecologic Design Lab provides educational, research and design services in the fields of ecological architecture and landscape design. We have two internship positions available that will introduce interns to the skills and logistics involved in running a progressive design firm. Interns will assist with project management, administration, marketing, preparation of teaching materials, architectural competition preparation, research, grant writing and design work depending on skill level and interests.
Contact Person: Mitchel Slade firstname.lastname@example.org 831.427.1600
Ecostruction is a fourteen year old sustainable design and building company. Our firm specializes in developing communities that are healthy, functional and sustainable. The company was founded on principals of sustainable building, and we have proceeded with that intention throughout its duration. We pride ourselves on developing some of the first permitted, sustainable structures in many cities and counties throughout California. We are not a conventional building company making an attempt to become a ‘green’ building company. We take much pride in our work, and as such, our team holds the bar very high. For More information...
Contact Person: Marilyn Crenshaw (Architect) email@example.com 831 713 9860
Looking for Disciplined self study independent study partially unsupervised super passionate enthusiastic researcher self reliant student. Must be search savvy to try many different possibilities of key words searching on internet plus attend as many green conferences as possible. During the internship student shall keep a weekly excel sheet timecard outlining the exact research or work student has done & email this to the green architect as part of weekly communication. Architect will be available weekly to meet in person at Santa Cruz office , by phone, Skype, & internet/email to communicate w/ student as needed. Architect will not approve internship units & provide evaluation until student has completed all intended work.
- firstname.lastname@example.org 831-425-9100 or 770-634-6660
The Green Station is a growth alternative energy and transportation company that specializes in non-carbon producing ways to travel and transport. We sell Bio Fuels, Electric: cars (Zenn), Scooters, motorcycles and Bikes. We are expanding and need energetic Green conscious interns with skills in green concepts to assist us with business administration, strategic Planning and basic administration and operations
skills. Tasks: grant research and writing, administrative task support using Xcel, MS and productivity tools, functional office management skills. Additionally, Insights into green waste management, transportation, Federal & State carbon mandates and abreast of alternative energy funding from Governmental sources. Solid writing skills because a key component is teaming with us to target and write for funded Green initiative grants. Simply a “roll up your sleeve” attitude in teaming with us to get the things accomplish to expand our goals of offering renewable energy & alternat
Contact Person: Jenica Szymanski email@example.com 415-902-1811KeenforGreen is a green news and community site that provides information on emerging green technologies, products, jobs, activists, environmental and political issues. The KeenForGreen.com internship program helps students in Internet journalism, marketing, social networking and environmentalism develop experience in their field. For More Information....
Contact Person: Marc Shargel firstname.lastname@example.org 831-335-4849
We do marine life photography, specializing in underwater imagery. Marc Shargel’s first book, Wonders of the Sea: North Central California's Living Marine Riches, was released in 2008. His second Wonders of the Sea Volume Two: Marine Jewels of Southern California's Coast and Islands came out the following year. In 2010 he published Wonders of the Sea Volume Three: Hidden Treasures of California’s Far North Coast. (See them online at http://www.LivingSeaimages.com/books). Marc Shargel has worked extensively with marine conservation NGO’s, and served on the Marine Life Protection Act Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group. Our photo files currently contain about 9000 images, with over 5000 now online. Keeping this library current, our biological identifications accurate, and the uploads to our image library up to date, is an ongoing challenge for a person with skills in both marine biology and database management. Getting our imagery in front of photo editors and other potential buyers is an exercise in marketing, sales, and business management. This internship may involve either or both of these projects. Our database is written and maintained using PHP/MySQL with a web interface. The intern will use this system to add images to the online library. In addition he/she may use Photoshop or similar software to prepare images for web display.The market for underwater photography has become more complex and more competitive since the internet became a medium for both a publishing and promotion.For More information...
Contact Person: Mark Primack 1-831-426 9340
My Design Philosophy is an introspective modernism. What drives my practice is meeting my clients' needs in the contexts of nature, community and economy. I seek to enhance each through careful design of building and site as one.
My approach to materials is based both on their vernacular histories and on my own experience in the building trades, infused with an affinity for
contemporary craftsmen and builders. Years of working with restricted budgets and footprints has taught me to push the aesthetic envelope to
expand space and form within the confines of regulatory and fiscal controls.
As a general practitioner, I accept that research is preliminary to all workable design. I carefully study the contexts and contingencies of the many
building types I have built, whether public or private, commercial or residential, industrial or institutional, urban or rural. I live in a house and work in
an office that I designed and built. I continue to learn from those experiences.
Architecture can and should be a considered arrangement of beautiful walls, openings and gardens in which meaningful lives are sheltered, inspired,
and enriched. Making every building that I work on meet those basic needs is the essence of what I do.
Kennan Ward Photography
Kennan Ward (Photographer, owner) email@example.com 831-459-8800
We are seeking individuals who are interested in natural history and computers to work on website uploads of photography. Fun work environment. Interns would work with Apple computers and a digital website in a creative medium. Skills learned will include: Photoshop and Final Cut Pro; and small business skills. This is a work environment where you can make a difference. Work shifts are 4 hours each.