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Learning by Leading Students

Learning by Leading

Student Job Opportunities

Waterway Stewardship

The Waterway Stewardship internship is recruiting for Fall 2021. This quarter, the internship will be held in person on Wednesdays from 2:10-5 p.m. Learn more and apply here by Sept. 7.

Sustainable Horticulture

This is a hands-on, full-year internship meeting 3-5 hours each week for the entire school year. This internship will meet on Wednesdays 1-4 p.m. (First session September 29) during the fall quarter. (Timing will be more flexible during winter and spring quarters.) Learn more and apply here by Sept. 3. 

CCUH Smartscape

Gain experience designing sustainable landscapes using native plants and water conservation techniques in this quarter-long internship. Interns will work 3 hours a week for 10 weeks, meeting Wednesdays from 8 – 11 a.m. Learn more and apply here by Sept. 15th.

Learning by Leading™

We believe that students learn best by leading.

Leadership skills and real-world experience combine to help our students address the earth’s most important environmental issues. The Learning by Leading™ internship program offers quarter-long and school year-long internships in which students gain leadership experience addressing a variety of environmental sustainability, restoration and literacy issues by working in teams to solve real-world problems in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. Internships correspond with the UC Davis academic schedule and are offered fall, winter and spring quarters. Summer internships are offered on an individual basis, in coordination with staff mentors.

Students in this program can graduate with . . .

  • Central Valley gardening, drought-tolerant landscaping, habitat restoration and California native plant cultivation experience.
  • Knowledge of horticultural best practices, plant propagation, landscaping, education, and community outreach experience.
  • Highly transferable leadership, team-building, and 21st century professional skills.
  • Strong mentor relationships with staff experts and earn recommendations to support future endeavors.
  • Knowledge organizing events that engage volunteers, visitors and other community members.
  • A new network of students engaged in improving our campus outdoor spaces and positively impacting our planet’s environment.

Internship Overviews