The Sustainability Internship Program, based in the Department of Geography, offers students opportunities to gain experience in sustainability projects and make a difference on campus as well as in the local community.  These include paid, academic credit, and volunteer-based internships and volunteer activities. The program also serves as a resource center for finding internships with other campus offices and off campus programs related to sustainability.   The staff is very dedicated to helping each student find an opportunity best suited to them.

For more information, please visit the Sustainability Internship Program website.

Meet Erica Aguilera…

Erica is a senior Environmental Studies major, at UC, Santa Barbara. She served as the Outreach and Education Coordinator for Coastal Fund for two years. There she developed and facilitated several strategic planning sessions, and is responsible for developing the internship program. As the Co-Founder and Director of the UCSB-Plastic Pollution Coalition, she played a vital role in planning the first “Day Without A Bag” at UCSB, and worked with the campus bookstore to eliminate the use of plastic bags. She continues to work with campus entities to eradicate plastic waste from UCSB. She strives to make a positive impact on her community and to make the world a better place.

Your donation to the Sustainability Internship Program can help expose other students like Erica to the opportunities available to them in the field of sustainability and real-life experiences that can be translated their professional careers.

If you wish to make a contribution, please contact Matt Fratus (