Student Resources

Internships and Research Opportunities at UCSC

UCSC ENVS Internship Office (for all majors)

The UCSC ENVS internship office provides internship opportunities at 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. Available Internships page.

UCSC Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ungergraduate Research Opportinities

Information about the EEB Undergraduate thesis path (course prerequisites, etc.), internships, and research opportunities.

Norris Center for Natural History Internships

The Norris Center often hires up to 20 UCSC students for internships. Internships range from curating museum specimens, to resurveying UCSC Natural Reserve properties. All internships are run through the ENVS internship office. Senior research projects are also available. 

Campus Natural Reserve Internships

The Campus Natural Reserve office manages 789 acres of habitat around the UCSC campus. CNR hires dozens of undergraduate interns each quarter for a variety of projects. The majority of interns work with the Forest Ecology Research Plot or Continuous Forest Inventory projects, where they work to learn forestry and ecology skills while measuring trees on Upper Campus. Other internships include campus stewardship, small mammal trapping, and many more. 

Younger Lagoon Reserve Internships and Student Jobs

Positions available related to habitat restoration, biological monitoring, and songbird banding at the Younger Lagoon Reserve in Santa Cruz.

Fort Ord Natural Reserve Internships

Current Opportunites for UCSC Fort Ord Natural Reserve in Marina, CA

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History – Education Internship

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History seeks a nature enthusiast with a passion for education to intern with the museum’s education programs. Interns gain experience in outdoor, environmental, and science education while helping connect Santa Cruz children to the natural world and build environmental literacy. 

Tutoring Resources

Modified Supplemental Instruction

Modified Supplemental Instruction (MSI) is a weekly meeting time that is provided for all students in select courses who want to acquire effective learning strategies, work towards understanding difficult course material, and build relationships with their fellow students in an environment of peer-learning and collaborative effort.

Learning Student Services

Learning Support Services (LSS) aims to promote educational equity for all UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students by fostering interactive, peer-based academic communities through Small Group Tutoring, Modified Supplemental Instruction, Drop-In Services, and Writing Tutoring.

Westside Writing Center

The Westside Writing Center (WWC) offers writing consultation services and tutoring designed to teach and support undergraduate students in all aspects of scholastic writing.  We serve Kresge, Oakes, Porter, and Rachel Carson students. Vital assistance for all your writing needs, including supplementing the writing pedagogy for the College Writing and Core courses, supporting non-native language speakers, and assisting students with disabilities. 

Job List Links

This page provides links to several Job Boards (places you can go to find jobs, internships, research opportunities, etc.). Positions range from full time faculty jobs to summer volunteer positions across the globe. One of the most important parts of your education will be the hands-on skill sets that you receive while you are a student. These experiences provide you with a foundation to go onto graduate school or a paid position in your field. The links included here have 100s of positions for any stage of your academic career (while you are a student and after you have graduated). Check them out frequently as the change often! The Texas A&M Jobs Board is one of the best.

TAMU Wildlife and Fisheries Science Job BoardThe Texas A&M Jobs Board is one of the best.
About The Peace Corps Volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.
Academic Jobs Online An automated online job recruiting service for the academic community in North America
Academic Jobs Wiki: Ecology (including organismal and environmental science 2013- 2014)
American Fisheries Society Job Board
American Society of Limnology & Oceanography
American Society of Plant Biologists
AmeriCorps Has many environmental internship opportunities
BioJobs Blog
Biology Jobs
Career and Educational Opportunities in Ecology, Conservation & other Environmental Sciences Annotated list of links
Career Center Job board for the American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, and Crop Science Society of America
Career|edu job board for the academic and research community
Careerjet Tool that searches job ads from many different sites
Climate Change Job Vacancies
Conservation Job Board Conservation-related jobs, including ecology, wildlife biology, fisheries, and marine science
Cyber Sierra’s Natural Resources Job SearchEmployment websites arranged by category: forestry, water resources, and GIS. International development jobs in UN institutions, aid agencies, international NGOs, as well as multilateral, financial, academic and research institutions.
Diversity In Conservation JobsWebsite compiling and highlighting opportunities for underrepresented groups in conservation.
DISCCRS Career Resources
Duke Listserv
EarthworksJobs in oil, mining, geoscience, environmental, GIS and related subjects. (Environmental Careers Organization) Environmental jobs and careers
Ecolog-LArchives of the Ecological Society of America’s discussion list.
Ecological Society of America (ESA) Job Board
Eden Recruitment Ltd. Specialises in the recruitment of experienced environmental professionals to fill key positions within the private and public sector in the UK.
EEjobs Jobs board for environmental educators
Environ Business Bulletin board for job seekers and employers in the fields of environment, climate change, renewable energy, water and waste management, and other green industries.
Environmental Career Center
Environmental Career OpportunitiesSubscription-based, biweekly newsletter with hundreds of job vacancies in environmental policy, conservation, education, engineering and internships in all sectors.
Environmental Careers Free environmental careers service for people who want to protect and enhance the environment through their job.
Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Offers paid environmental internships in the US for university students and recent graduates. Information for applicants and for environmental employers interested in skilled interns.
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange (edie) Job Centre Lists position openings and candidates’ CVs, primarily in the UK and in fields of water, waste and recycling, climate change, energy, and contaminated land. Includes employer profiles.
Environmental Data Services Ltd (ENDS) Provides environmental intelligence for professionals in Europe, including news, jobs, events and web site listing.
Environmental Internship Clearinghouse Sponsored by the NCSE’s Campus to Careers program
Environmental Jobs and Careers Covers environmental jobs in government, companies, and non-profits: engineers, chemists, technicians, and geologists. Employers may submit vacancies. Environmental Career Center’s environmental and natural resources job listing and career information site: jobs, books, career news, live career conferences. Helping people work for the environment since 1980.
Evoldir Mailing list for population geneticists and other evolutionary biologists
Forest, Range, and Wildland Soils Job postings from a division of the SSSA
Forestry and Natural Resources Jobs Listing From the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Forestry Jobs in America
GIS Careers
GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
Green Dream Jobs Job and internship listings for jobs within sustainable businesses and organizations.
Green Jobs Ready
GreenBiz JobLink Free job- and resume- posting service for environmental professionals, from recent grads to career changers. Meta search by locality of listings on many different job sites
Job Search USA Meta search of listings on many different job sites
Jobs at National and State Parks Tips and links from
Jobs In Planning Weekly e-mail bulletin dedicated to employment opportunities in professional planning disciplines. Meta search of listings on many different job sites
Land Trust Jobs
Melbourne Environmental Jobs Network Information on environmental jobs in Melbourne and across Victoria, Australia.
More links to Environmental Employment sites Open Directory Project page of links
Neahga LeonardFinding Work 
Neuvoo job search engine that indexes jobs from companies’ career websites, placement agencies, and job boards
North Carolina Environmental Education Jobs & Internships
NSF Career Opportunities
Organization of Field and Biological Stations
Ornithological Jobs
Ornithology ExchangeJobs
Pherkad Wildlife Job Search
Professional Outlook A recruitment firm which specializes in the identification, evaluation and placement of professionals for clients seeking Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical and Environmental Engineers, as well as Health and Safety and Human Resources Professionals.
Rangeland Ecology section of ESA
Science Careers
Short Term Job Adventures Adventurous jobs, internships, seasonal work, volunteer vacations, and work abroad.
Society for Conservation Biology
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Job Postings
Society of Wetland Scientists Wetland Jobs Board
Stopdodo Environmental jobs
Student Conservation Association
The Chronicle of Higher Education Career Network
The Job Seeker A subscription-based service that publishes job openings in the environmental sector.
The Wildlife Society Career Center
Trovit-JobsMeta search of job ads posted on other job search sites
U.S. Geological Survey OARS
US EPA Careers
USAJOBS The US Federal Goverment’s job site
USDA Employment Opportunities
WaterJobsNOW Water industry jobs: utilities, government, water resources, products and services, education. Serves consumer, commercial and industrial sectors. Helping people find great jobs jobs Global academic jobs and internships Guide to Green CareersSearch tool and article with advice on job searching for green careers.
Last modified: Sep 08, 2023