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Fall 2021 Remote Intership Opportunities: Global Affairs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Centers, Latin America and the Caribbean

Quick Summary

  • UC Davis students are invited to apply for the Global Affairs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Internship by September 20, 2021
  • UC Davis students are invited to apply for the Global Centers, Latin America and Caribbean Internship by September 20, 2021

Global Affairs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Internship

In September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by UN Member States. Central to the Agenda is the set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which define a plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity to be undertaken by all countries until the year 2030.

UC Davis is engaged in research, teaching, and service that contribute to the SDGs and is committed to increasing its contributions to SDGs over the next decade. UC Davis is also committed to creating global learning opportunities for students on campus, domestically, and internationally.

The Global Affairs SDG Internship provides an opportunity for UC Davis undergraduate students to actively contribute to campus engagement on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), gaining knowledge of organizational strategy, campus and external coordination, and communications and analytical skills to support this global agenda. To learn more about our efforts, see UC Davis's engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

About the Internship

Internship Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing strategies to involve students across campus in the SDGs. Liaising with students/groups to build awareness and involvement on SDGs on campus.
  • Identifying and cataloging research, teaching, and service activities, supporting the gathering of case studies that demonstrate the impact of SDG work, and assisting with developing metrics and narrative on UC Davis efforts.
  • Supporting Global Affairs in communicating with the UC Davis community about SDG work and disseminating opportunities related to one or more SDGs.
  • Assisting with the logistics of organizing (currently online) events and meetings on SDGs, including a quarterly SDG Forum for all members of the campus community.
  • Collecting good practices from other universities and institutions about organizing SDG efforts.
  • Attending meetings and webinars and taking notes.
  • Participating in a weekly intern meeting.

Internship Duration/Credit

  • The internship will be offered in fall quarter for two credits (6-8 hours/week). For fall quarter, this is being offered as a virtual internship.

Qualifications

  • Current UC Davis undergraduate student
  • Demonstrated interest in the SDG Agenda and one or more SDGs
  • Strong research, writing, and communication skills. Experience with data collection and analysis, including with Excel, is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills

Application Process

Please submit the following to Tom Rosen-Molina, Global Centers Analyst, at jtrosenmolina@ucdavis.edu:

  • One-page cover letter explaining your interest in the SDGs and this internship, and highlighting any relevant professional development and volunteer experience
  • Resume

An interview may be conducted with final candidates.

Deadline

September 20, 2021

Global Centers, Latin America and Caribbean Internship

The Global Centers initiative within Global Affairs is designed to link UC Davis to the world, providing global learning and research opportunities that benefit both UC Davis and the global community. Our Global Centers initiative was developed with input from faculty and administrators across campus to:

  • address the challenges facing humankind through collaborative international research and development efforts that leverage UC Davis strengths, including in areas related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals;
  • support region-specific strategies that leverage existing and emerging international partnerships and collaborations;
  • engage the UC Davis community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters beyond the boundaries of the university; and
  • expand the international collaborations and partnerships of UC Davis in alignment with the university’s mission and strategic goals while increasing the visibility and reputation of the university.

The Global Center for Latin America and the Caribbean will build upon a long history of learning, research, and service with the region, and the deep individual and institutional relationships that have developed from these collaborations over the years. Through campus engagement, hubs of activity in the region, and virtual platforms, the Global Centers will support, augment and connect UC Davis and partners in the region.

About the Internship

Internship Responsibilities

The Global Center for Latin America and Caribbean Intern will work closely with the Faculty Director and with the Global Centers team in Global Affairs to support three main areas of work:

  • Information Sharing and Coordination on Campus and in the Region;
  • Facilitating Student and Faculty Opportunities with the Region;
  • Outreach to Develop Partnerships, Collaborations, and Dialogue.
Responsibilities may include:
  • Managing contact lists of individuals and institutions that are involved in the Global Center.
  • Updating content on the website and developing stories that highlight UC Davis's engagement with the region.
  • Taking meeting notes.
  • Providing support for events planning and implementation.
  • Researching institutions, country/regional priorities, and initiatives in the region are of interest to UC Davis.
  • Identifying opportunities for student experiential learning with the region.
  • Interacting with other units around campus to gather and share information.
  • Participating in a weekly intern team meeting.

Internship Duration/Credit

The internship will be offered in fall quarter for two credits (6-8 hours/week). For fall quarter, this is being offered as a virtual internship.

Qualifications

  • Current UC Davis undergraduate student
  • Demonstrated interest in the Latin America and Caribbean region
  • Strong research, writing, and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Spanish language ability preferred

Application Process

Please submit the following to Tom Rosen-Molina, Global Centers analyst in Global Affairs, at jtrosenmolina@ucdavis.edu with “Global Center Latin America and Caribbean Internship Application” in the subject line, including the following:

  • One-page cover letter explaining your interest in the Global Center for Latin America and Caribbean and this internship, and highlighting any relevant professional development and volunteer experience
  • Resume

An interview may be conducted with final candidates.

Deadline

September 20, 2021

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