Global Affairs Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Internship

About the Global Affairs SDG Internship

The UC Davis community is confronting global challenges to advance the global good in California and around the world, whether by feeding a growing population, taking action against climate change, eradicating inequalities, advancing health and wellbeing, increasing access to clean water, and more.

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. Often using the SDGs as a framework, UC Davis is collaborating with local and global communities to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

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 with the 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).

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 that relate 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 for one quarter
    • For the spring quarter, this is initially being offered as a virtual opportunity with the possibility for in-person meetings or events, as decided by the intern team and depending on the COVID-19 situation
  • 6-8 hours per week
  • Receive two credits 


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

Applications and Deadline

Applications for the spring 2022 internship are now being accepted! Deadline: Apply by Monday, April 4, 2022. 

To apply, please submit the following to Tom Rosen-Molina, Global Centers Analyst, at

  • 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 the final candidates.

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