Internship Program

INTERNSHIPS Spring 2021

Good News from the Chancellor about re-opening:

May 13, 2021

Dear campus community,

I am so grateful for the progress that UCSC and Santa Cruz County have made in decreasing the numbers of new COVID-19 cases in our community. Coupled with the arrival of summer-like weather, there is the temptation to let our guard down. To keep us headed in the right direction, please keep wearing face coverings in public when you’re in close proximity to strangers, practice physical distancing, and strongly consider getting vaccinated. Making progress on the road to recovery requires a community effort.

The highlights

  • McHenry and Science & Engineering libraries will open July 1.
  • Santa Cruz County heads toward the yellow tier of COVID restrictions.
  • UC Office of the President seeks funding for pay increases for policy-covered staff.
  • New FAQs from UCOP address Accellion data breach.

More in-person campus resources

Campus resources continue to move toward in-person activities.

  • Beginning July 1, both the McHenry and Science & Engineering libraries will allow the campus community in-person access to their print collections and restart on-site in-person services. If you plan to visit the facilities on July 1, first check the  University Library website for the latest on hours, service, and safety protocols. Not all librarians and library staff will be immediately transitioning back to on-site, in-person work, so faculty and students needing resources or assistance should continue to use  Remote Library Services as their first point of library contact.

County heads toward yellow tier — but not there yet

What health officials statewide have come to call “Tier Tuesday” brought positive news to Santa Cruz County this week. Local COVID case numbers are trending lower, but the data must hold steady for another week to push us across the threshold needed to enter into the least restrictive tier of COVID restrictions, the yellow tier. This status allows for the further easing of restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings, restaurants, places of worship, movie theaters and other businesses. The state’s tier framework is set to be eliminated and the entire economy reopened June 15, assuming vaccines remain readily available and hospital capacity stays in the normal range.

While the county continues to make progress, please note that all campus COVID protocols and mitigations remain in effect. Our Slug Strong campaign details what is expected of those who live on, work at and visit our campus. These protocols and mitigations will be adjusted once we have received updated requirements from the federal Centers for Disease Control, California Department of Public Health and Cal OSHA, especially those applicable to higher education.


IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT FALL QUARTER 2021 AS IT MAY PERTAIN TO INTERNSHIPS FROM VICE CHANCELLOR LORI KLETZER:

Below are the key general planning assumptions for fall quarter (2021). Individual circumstances may vary for a variety of reasons, including adjustments or accommodations required by law:
  • There will be remote teaching and learning options for fall quarter. We plan to provide options that will allow students to remain fully remote by providing most classes needed for making progress toward degrees remotely. 
    • Larger lectures will be remote/online only and discussion sections could be a mix of in-person and remote.
    • Instructors will be encouraged to design class sessions for either in-person students or for remote students, but to try not to engage students in both modalities at the same time.
    • Some courses could have two offerings, one in-person and one remote/online.
  • For in-person courses, we are exploring scenarios for 50 percent classroom occupancy to facilitate social distancing, well-being and COVID mitigation.
  • We are exploring scenarios for two-thirds on-campus housing occupancy to facilitate appropriate distancing, well-being, and COVID mitigation. 
  • Departments, colleges, and other course-sponsoring units will receive guidance on in-person instruction in the next few weeks.
  • Flexibility is key — plans and scenarios may change based on the progress of the pandemic.

All Undergraduates are invited to the Environmental Studies weekly Dept. Seminar held EVERY Monday during spring quarter from 12-1:05.

THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS HAS CHANGED. PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT A STUDENT ENROLLMENT FORM UNLESS YOU HAVE FOUND A REMOTE-ONLY OR IN-PERSON INTERNSHIP.  PLEASE VIEW INSTRUCTIONS HERE! 

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 esintern@ucsc.edu

*** 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

 

Holiday

 

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

 

Thursday, June 10th

End of quarter

CONTACT

CHRIS KROHN IS AVAILABLE THROUGH ZOOM BY EMAILING HIM TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT.


STAFF 

Chris Krohn
 Environmental Studies Internship Co-Coordinator

Chris Krohn's Office Hours on Zoom

Monday--2:30-4p
Tuesday--9am-2pm
Wednesday--12noon-3p
Thursday--12noon-3p
Friday--1-3p
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: 
831-454-6170

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

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, ckrohn@ucsc.edu 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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