Upcoming Opportunities

Check Out Our Calendar For Other Upcoming Opportunities!

Preview the Application HERE
Thank you for your interest in our Internships.
The summer 2020 application is now closed.

More information on guest speakers and topics coming soon.

Check https://www.eeb.ucsc.edu/news-and-events/seminars/index.html for more information


Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020.

The Undergraduate Research in Science and Technology Endowment, funded by generous donors and alumni, supports excellence in undergraduate research in fields related to science and technology for students from any major at UC Santa Cruz. To apply you must have a UC Santa Cruz faculty sponsor, and that sponsor must complete an online recommendation for your project.

Each awardee will receive $2,500 and may request up to $1,000 in additional funds to cover costs associated with conducting research or presenting research results, such as lab fees, supplies, equipment expenses, travel associated with fieldwork, and the costs associated with presenting research at conferences; please create this budget in consultation with your faculty sponsor. These additional funds must be used by the end of the spring quarter of 2021 (June 10, 2021).

Learn more at: https://science.ucsc.edu/research-opportunities/undergraduate-research-in-science-and-technology-award/

 UC Natural Reserve System Field Science Program

We’d like to remind you that the application deadline for the Fall 2020 offering of the UC Natural Reserve System field science program, California Ecology and Conservation, is approaching! Applications can be found here and are due on April 15, 2020 so please spread the word!

California Ecology and Conservation, launched in Fall 2015, has been a tremendous success. Over 300 students from across the UC system have gained strong independent scientific research skills while immersed in the training grounds of the UC natural reserves, from Big Sur to the Mojave Desert, from coastal redwoods to California grasslands to high altitude bristlecone pines. Check out this video to get glimpses of what students are calling the most rewarding experience in their undergraduate careers. Here is what some alumni have said about the experience:

“This course has made me fall in love with the process of science!” – UC Davis student

“My research, writing, and public speaking skills have improved and I am certain that this is a result of this class.” – UC Los Angeles student

“This course has given me an in-depth understanding of scientific research that I haven’t gained anywhere else. I have learned more about what a career in this field would look like in the last 50 days than the rest of my undergraduate career.” – UC Santa Cruz student

“I loved getting to spend the summer in some of the most beautiful places in California with a group of amazing people”. – UC Berkeley student

California Ecology and Conservation brings together 27 undergraduates from across the UC system for seven weeks of intensive learning at NRS reserves. Experienced field instructors help undergraduates transform into scientists. Students complete a series of increasingly independent research studies while learning to notice natural patterns, frame questions into feasible research projects, and practice standard field techniques. At the conclusion of each project, students analyze their data and present their findings in oral presentations and written reports. Students hone their research, public speaking, and scientific writing skills with constant practice and feedback. All the while, students gain a working familiarity with California’s diverse ecosystems.

All UC undergraduates who have a 2.5+ GPA, are in good standing with their home campus, and have successfully completed an introductory biology course are eligible to apply.

More information is available on the course website. As always, I am happy to answer any questions you might have about the program.

Please distribute this email widely and share this exciting program with your students. I’ve attached two documents for you to share- one is a [new and improved!] general flyer for you to print and post and the other information sheets lists how the course units map onto various degree programs at your campus.  If students from majors not listed are interested in taking the course, they can petition their departments to receive credits toward their major, minor, and GE requirements. Additional flyers can be found here.

Thanks so much!


2020 RAY Diversity Fellowships in Energy and Conservation

Applications are now open! Fellowship positions will be added on a rolling basis until March. We anticipate communication, philanthropy, and environmental education specific positions, among other offers this year.

The RAY Diversity fellowship is a two-year (1year with 1-year renewal), full-time position with partner conservation and clean energy organizations to facilitate a variety of environmentally-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. Visit our website at https://rayfellowship.org/apply to start your application today!

I am currently a clean energy fellow and will be assisting with the application process for the clean energy positions, so please reach out to me if you have any questions! 

Also you can learn more about the RAY Fellowship Program interview and selection process by attending our annual informational webinar series: 

Supporting Diverse
Future Leaders in
Ecology & Conservation

Welcome To The Center to Advance Mentored, Inquiry-Based Opportunities (CAMINO) in Ecology and Conservation.

Are you a UCSC undergraduate seeking to explore connections between science and environmental issues?