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Want to gain valuable internship experience, make a positive impact on the UCSB community, and meet some great people? Well, you are in luck! Isla Vista Surfrider is seeking interns for this school year. We have 5 different internship opportunities available and we would love to get YOU more involved with our organization to make this year the best one yet!
What is IV Surfrider? Isla Vista Surfrider is a chapter of the international Surfrider Foundation. We are a nonprofit dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves, and beaches through a powerful activist network. Started by surfers our group consists of surfers and ocean enthusiasts alike who are dedicated to protecting local coastlines. Below are the descriptions for the positions we have available! If you’re interested in applying, email us back at email@example.com with your answers to the questions below and your resume! Applications are due by Friday, December 5 at midnight. We’ll conduct interviews the following week and then hire some awesome new people to join the Surfrider team!
1. What position are you applying for?
2. Why do you want to be involved in this internship?
3. What is your experience with or knowledge of the Surfrider Foundation or other coastal/environmental organizations?
4. What qualifications do you have that make you the best person for this position?
5. (Optional) We are constantly looking for ways to better our chapter and are looking for motivated and creative individuals to perpetuate that goal. If you could create a new campaign and/or internship for IV Surfrider, what would it be and why?
Here are the positions:
Ocean Friendly Gardens: Ocean Friendly Gardens is a program that focuses on the retrofit of home gardens to decrease their ocean impact. Surfrider is seeking a team of motivated inters to lead this campaign and complete a garden restoration project by the end of the year. Mentorship will be provided by the Santa Barbara Ocean Friendly Gardens coordinators to help our IV interns have the most successful project possible.
Blue Water Task Force: The Blue Water Task Force is a program focused on the water quality of our local beaches. We are seeking a team of interns to test the water quality of three of our local beaches once a week. Interns are responsible for the collection, testing and analysis of water samples as well as the reporting of this data. Additionally, interns will monitor water quality and conduct public outreach to educate our community about water quality issues.
Rise Above Plastics Coordinator: IV Surfrider is looking to initiate a Rise Above Plastics Campaign on campus to increase the community’s awareness of the dangers of single-use plastics. The focus this year will be on decreasing red cup consumption. Responsibilities will include creating and implementing a media campaign (digital and physical) tailored to the UCSB and Isla Vista community. We are looking for a few interns who are willing to commit to a minimum yearlong internship.
Outreach Coordinator: IV Surfrider is looking for a few technologically skilled Outreach Coordinators. Responsibilities include coordinating with other interns, managing our website and Facebook page, tabling, photographing and publicizing events. This will require a minimum yearlong commitment with the possibility of continuing on to next year.
Special Events Coordinator: IV Surfrider is looking for an intern with leadership skills to help plan beach clean ups, tabling events, and fundraisers. Responsibilities for this position include contacting local business leaders and community members, acquiring necessary supplies, coordinating volunteer schedules, and helping to promote the events. A yearlong commitment is required.
Short Film Director: To go along with our Rise Above Plastics Campaign, IV Surfrider is going to make a short film about the impact that single use plastics have on our local environment. We are looking for someone to see this film through all aspects of production.
Hey surfriders! This month IV Woodstock’s has set up an awesome deal where $2 from every delivery order will go to IV Surfrider — but you have to mention this in your order! We know a lot of you are currently studying for finals, and if you’re trying to throw the best study party ever, now you can do it while supporting clean and open beaches too!
This Saturday, April 27th, Isla Vista Surfrider will be attending the Coastal Service Program Restoration from 8:30 am-12:30pm. We encourage everyone who has an interest in restoration, or if you need some community service hours, to attend. It was a ton of fun last quarter so we have great expectations for this quarter as well! Breakfast will be provided and we’ll have some fun playing in the dirt! IV Surfrider will meet at Danny’s house (6745 Pasado) at 8:30 for breakfast and then we’ll carpool to the site! Just send us an email back if you can make it to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Love the ocean? Need good karma? Need to walk off that hangover?
Come to the IV Surfrider Beach Cleanup THIS WEEKEND!
Meet at the top of the El Embarcadero Staircase on Del Playa (next to Pelican Park, 6500 block). We’ll start at the El Embarcadero stairs and work down IV Beach. Instruction, cleaning supplies, and free food will be provided! Wear your best beach- cleaning attire, bring a sweatshirt, and don’t forget to apply some sunscreen.
See you there!