Internship Program



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

*** Fall 2021 IMPORTANT DATES! ***


Tuesday, September 21st

ENVS Short Hike. Meet in ISB courtyard in front of ISB 221 

Thursday, September 23rd

Instruction Begins

Friday, October 8th

Last day to enroll in an internship

Wednesday, October 13th

Last day to drop a course without a "W"
Thursday, October 14th

Add by Petition Deadline

Friday, November 5th Midterm report due by 5pm
Thursday, November 11th Holiday
Thursday & Friday, November 25th-26th Thanksgiving 

Friday, December 3rd

Last day of class, all work due to Canvas, all evaluations from agency sponsors due




Chris Krohn
 Environmental Studies Internship Co-Coordinator

Chris Krohn's Office Hours on Zoom

Friday--Office Closed. Chris Krohn is
available via Zoom, 12-2pm
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: 
ENVS Fall Staff Schedules

The ENVS main office, 405-H ISB, will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Thursday. Janene will be there to help with keys, equipment, supplies, the mailroom, and most general department inquiries. Campus mail services will start delivering ENVS mail and packages to ISB on Monday, Sept 27th. UPS and FEDEX have already resumed delivering directly to ISB.


The ENVS internship office will be open from 10am-4pm Monday through Thursday.


The ENVS undergraduate advising office will offer a mix of in-person and remote Zoom peer advising. Their hours might change once we hire our new undergraduate program coordinator. For now:

  • On Mondays, there will be remote peer advising from 9am-11am and in-person peer advising from 1pm-3pm.
  • On Wednesdays, there will be in-person peer advising from 9am-11am and remote peer advising from 1pm-3pm.
  • On Fridays, all advising will be remote and our peer advisors will be available from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm.

Graduate advising will be remote for the fall quarter. Grad students, please reach out to Amy (ENVSGPC@UCSC.EDU) to arrange advising appointments. She will be available by appointment, and will also hold weekly open drop-in hours on Zoom.


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!

See our Facebook page for important deadlines, ENVS information, job postings, potential internships, etc...

You can also follow us on Twitter for updates and announcements!


NEW message from EVC Kletzer and Chancellor Larive about re-opening of campus for the Fall. Everyone MUST have proof of vaccination and most internships will be in-person!

September 15, 2021

Dear Campus Colleagues,

As we get ready for the launch of fall quarter, we also need to be planning for winter quarter in order to meet the Office of the Registrar deadline of October 12 for schedule corrections. With a vaccine mandate, widespread vaccination, mask mandates, asymptomatic testing and other COVID-19 mitigations in place, the UC campuses (Berkeley and Merced) that have already started fall instruction have seen little or no evidence of transmission of the virus in classroom settings. We approached fall quarter as a transitional quarter, returning predominantly to in-person instruction from pandemic remote. We recognize there may be apprehension about resuming in-person instruction - we are committed to doing so and  we are committed to the significant health and well-being measures put in place to mitigate risk. Our campus message on fall instruction, including information on these mitigation practices and policies, is available  here.

For winter quarter, the instructional modality for all classes will be in person except as noted below. There are three exceptions to winter quarter in-person instruction. First, those instructors with a disability who want to request an accommodation that does not involve teaching in person in winter 2022 can contact Disability Manager Kelly Roberts ( ) and Director of Academic Employee Relations Danny Gray ( ) in order to initiate the disability accommodation process.

Second, instructors with a household member at high risk for COVID, such that under the  September 2, 2021 CDC guidelines they would be eligible for an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose (a “booster”), may request a modification to their work duties and responsibilities, per the recent communication. This process, just announced for fall quarter, will also apply to winter 2022. In order to receive this consideration, the instructor must submit their request, along with  this form, filled out by themselves and their household member’s health care provider, to as soon as possible. Additionally, the instructor’s department chair, college provost, or program director, as appropriate, must submit a letter directly to stating the learning objectives of the course being requested to be shifted to remote, and the chair’s opinion on whether the learning objectives can reasonably be met through a remote modality. It is the instructor’s responsibility to request this letter from their department chair.

Finally, as was the case pre-pandemic, courses may be offered in a hybrid or fully online modality for pedagogical reasons. These modalities require approval from the Senate Committee on Courses of Instruction (CCI). Please note that online courses will NOT be approved because of COVID accommodations. Also, required courses for undergraduate majors and minors, as well as graduate degrees must be taught in-person at least once during any academic year in which they are offered. As has been done in previous quarters, a  call for proposals is now open for faculty who seek support to teach in online or hybrid formats in winter ’22.

These guidelines apply to primary sections (main lectures). Secondary sections ( e.g. , discussion sections) should be treated similarly to primary sections, although CCI approval is not required for the offering of remote sections for pedagogical reasons. Some instructors and students have found learning benefits of remote sections, and depending on the course learning objectives, in some classes it may be appropriate to offer a mix of in-person and remote sections. Course sponsoring agencies should work with their dean’s office on determining modalities for secondary sections.

As we return to operating as an in-person university, we will continue to follow public health requirements and guidance. I thank you for your flexibility, resilience, and partnership and for your commitment to the continued success of our students.


Lori Kletzer 
Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor


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