Carbon Neutrality Student Fellowship: UCOP Fellowships for 2017-2018
Applications Due: 5/31/2017
Eligibility: All currently enrolled UC undergraduate or graduate students
Location: UC Office of the President in Oakland
Duration: September/October 2017 – June/July 2018
Compensation: $13/hour (higher rate for grad students, based on experience)
The UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative grows out of a commitment by President Napolitano and the 10 UC campus chancellors to work collectively to intensify and expand the efforts of the world’s premier public research university to emit net zero greenhouse gases from its buildings and vehicle fleet by 2025.
To ensure that students are engaged in this critical effort, President Napolitano created the President’s Carbon Neutrality Student Fellowship Program. In addition to funding student fellowships at each campus, the UC Office of the President also received funding to hire 2-4 fellows to work on projects at UCOP and in support of system-wide Carbon Neutrality Initiative projects.
The selected student fellows will be expected to attend an orientation with fellows from throughout the UC system June 26th at UC Santa Barbara (travel expenses will be reimbursed). Fellows will also be invited to attend one of two leadership training retreats. Fellows are also expected to attend a symposium prior to the 2018 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference.