Internship Program

INTERNSHIPS Summer and Fall 2021

Good News from the Chancellor about re-opening:

June 11, 2021

Dear Campus Community,

The University of California Office of the President has notified campus leaders that it is finalizing a policy to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all faculty, staff, academic appointees, and students accessing facilities at any UC campus this fall. The requirement aims to protect the health of all members of the UC community as well as the general public as we transition from remote work and instruction back to UC campuses.

The exact policy language and the systemwide implementation plan are still being crafted, but the Office of the President is sharing the decision to give students and employees as much time as possible to comply with the mandate. The finalized policy and an updated Q&A are expected by July 15.

As outlined by the President’s Office, faculty, staff, students and others are expected to comply with the mandate two weeks before returning to campus or another UC location for the fall term. The same timeframe will apply for essential workers already on campus.

Our campus is preparing a process to record vaccination status with the expectation it will be ready by July 15, when students and employees will be required to begin uploading proof of vaccination.

The policy will allow for narrow medical exemptions consistent with federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidance. Requests for disability or religious accommodations will be handled through existing campus policies and procedures. Those with approved exemptions or accommodations may return to campus with the requirement that they remain masked in all public settings and comply with the campus testing protocol. Employees who choose not to be vaccinated and have no approved exemption, potentially put the health of others at risk and may face disciplinary actions.

According to the CDC, vaccinations against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are a safe and effective way to prevent the virus that to date has killed nearly 600,000 Americans and more than 3.3 million people worldwide.

Our campus earlier this spring launched Arm in Arm, a vaccination-advocacy campaign aimed at communicating to our community the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine for a safe reopening of California and UC Santa Cruz.

Cindy and Lori

Cynthia Larive

Lori Kletzer
Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor


Do not submit this form until you have received confirmation that you have an internship placement and are pursuing a sponsorship from an ENVS faculty member. If you know you want to do an internship but unsure of where to start please VIEW THE REMOTE ONLY OFFERED INTERNSHIPS or email us at

*** Spring 2021 IMPORTANT DATES! ***

Monday, March 29th


Friday, April 9th


Monday April 18th

Instruction Begins today


 DEADLINE for all internship enrollments (google forms). These are due to Internship office by 5pm. This is the last day to enroll in internship for Winter quarter. 

Last day to withdraw from a class

Friday, April 30th Midterm Report Due by 5:00pm

Monday, May 31st


Friday, June 4th, 5pm




All work due to Canvas and hours completed and all evaluations form agency sponsors due.


Thursday, June 10th

End of quarter




Chris Krohn
 Environmental Studies Internship Co-Coordinator

Chris Krohn's Office Hours on Zoom

Please email me to set up and a Zoom or phone appointment.
If there is something you need immediately please text
Chris Krohn with your name and dept. affiliation at: 


UCSC Environmental Studies students intern for a variety of local, state, national and international organizations. These organizations and businesses include educational, agricultural, non-profit, for-profit, government and non-government internship positions. Many of our more than 100 internships can be found on our web site but unfortunately because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many will not be available until next Fall, or available remotely.

Internships and your education:

Internships allow students to apply the concepts and theories they learn about in academic settings to workplace settings. As an intern, you can see how people relate with one another, test out the theories you've learned in classes, and observe the inner workings of the work environment in a myriad of different fields and disciplines. Work done outside the classroom brings new depth and meaning to the work done inside the classroom, and enlightens the student to the importance of their academic work. Internships can be as much about finding out what you really like as encountering what it is you do not like.

Help you define your interests:

Many students look at internships as a way to confirm their interest in a given field or discipline. An internship is a way to "taste" a type of work before you've committed to graduate school or working in a full-time position. Internship experiences can help you hone in on your area(s) of interest and focus on the type of work for which you are best suited for and work that you find most interesting.

The Environmental Studies Internship Office is committed to providing students with the necessary resources for finding the best placement for each student.

Interested? You can start the process by communicating directly with the agency, or emailing our office, You can also drop by the office beginning (we hope) in the Fall of 2021 during the hours posted above if you would like a more thorough explanation. We placed students in more than 300 internships this past Covid-19 year. And, perhaps we have one waiting for you too!

Prospective Agencies, interested in providing an internship opportunity to UCSC Students? Please fill out the link here!

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