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    Allterra Environmental Consulting

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    Allterra Environmental Consulting Internship

    Listing also found in the For-Profit tab. 

    Contact: David Stearns, Sales & Communications Manager

    Email:;  Phone: (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. 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!

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  • Climate Action Program

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    Climate Action Internship

    Contact: Tiffany Wise-West,, 831.420.5433

    The City of Santa Cruz’s award winning Climate Action Program is part of the City Manager’s office. Since its inception in 2007, the program has been tasked with the implementation of the City’s Climate Action Plan and meeting its 12 climate action milestones. The Climate Action Program has recently completed its 2017 update to the City’s Climate Adaptation plan and will be working in the community throughout 2018 to conduct outreach in a variety of formats.

    The Climate Action Program is seeking two Climate Action interns for fall quarter, which could possible extend through the winter and spring, to support the climate action and adaptation plans’ implementation>

  • Habitat For Humanity ReStore

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    Social Media Intern

    Listing also found in the Public Policy tab. 

    Contact: Allie Willson,

    Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay operates ReStore Santa Cruz, located on the Westside of Santa Cruz on Swift St. ReStores are retail outlets that sell donated furniture, appliances and building materials. The store is open to the public and all proceeds help build affordable homes in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. We are looking for someone to continue to bring customers and donors into the store and increase exposure throughout Santa Cruz County.

  • Peregrine Fuels

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    Peregrine Fuels Internship

    Contact: Bill LeBon, 495-6043

    Peregrine Fuels is a new biofuels start-up company.  Our mission is to make biofuels available in Santa Cruz County and the greater Monterey Bay Area and beyond.  We plan to do that by providing biofuels at the retail level as well as producing and distributing them.  We will make biofuels from local plant based waste.  All vehicles can run on biofuels without modification and it’s the quickest and cheapest way to get off our fossil fuels addiction and protect our climate, air and water, as well as reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil.  Most people don’t know much about biofuels because the fossil fuels industry has been running a misinformation campaign about biofuels for over 100 years.  The internal combustion engine was originally designed to run on biofuels.  In fact biofuels existed before refined petroleum products did, and currently, 10% of all liquid fuels in the US are biofuels>

  • Sunbank Solar Water Heaters

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    Educational Marketing Internship

    Contact: James Richards,, (831)824-4346

    Sunbank Solar is a manufacturer of solar water heaters and, while small, is at the forefront of developing new products in the solar thermal space – including a solar hot tub and a new solar thermal controller. Sunbank is focused on changing the paradigm of an oft overlooked consumer of energy: water heating. People replace their water heaters when there is an emergency leak. Our job is to change this to educate the consumer about this technology and therefore get more solar water heaters installed around the country. Our UCSC intern will work directly with the CEO and help with our educational marketing campaigns. These campaigns will use a multimedia strategy to overcome the challenges that face the adoption of solar thermal technology. We are looking for someone who can assist with campaigns in progress and who can think creatively to help us start new initiatives.