Summer opportunity with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

The UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise and UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension present summer opportunities for UC undergraduates and graduate students.

The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) Cooperative Extension promotes healthy people and communities, healthy food systems and healthy environments through a partnership between the University of California and its research and extension programs and the people of the state.

Opportunity

UC ANR is looking for undergraduate and graduate students to get involved with extension programs related to agriculture, food and natural resources at the UC ANR field offices across California. Depending on the home campus, participants can also participate in a Science Outreach Seminar course during Spring Quarter 2018 for academic credit to prepare for the summer placement. Seminars are designed to introduce students to effective science outreach strategies.

Possible projects

  • Development and delivery of outreach and educational materials that address UC ANR’s Strategic Initiatives and Planetary Health Center of Expertise theme “Farming in the 21st Century”
  • Fieldwork that pertains to UC ANR’s Strategic Initiatives and the Planetary Health Center of Expertise theme “Farming in the 21st Century”
  • More information on specific placements will be available in January 2018

Desired skills

  • Undergraduate or graduate student status at a UC campus
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 to be eligible for fellowship
  • Strong desire to learn, proactive and solution oriented attitude, excellent written and verbal communication skills and critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to prepare reports, spreadsheets, data and documentation as well as develop other materials including fact sheets and other public communications tools
  • Ability to work with and communicate to diverse stakeholders
  • Confident, self-motivated and well-organized individual who is able to work independently and on teams

To apply, and for questions, please submit application materials to planetaryhealth@ucdavis.edu

Deadline to apply is February 15, 2018

Applicant Information

  • Name  
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • UC home campus
  • Address
  • Graduate program
  • Years completed and expected graduation date

Support Materials Requested

  • Resume including education, employment, honors and publications
  • Contact information for three references
  • Personal Statement that describes your interests, career goals and what you hope to gain from a summer fellowship with UC ANR (1 page maximum)

Apply by February 15, 2018!

To apply, and for questions, please submit application materials to planetaryhealth@ucdavis.edu