California: UC Davis seeks Internship Coordinator/Undergraduate Advisor

3 May

University of California – Davis, Agricultural Sustainability Institute

Half- time position; 2-year contract

Full position description (

For full consideration, apply by May 12, 2010.

Under direction, responsible for the development and implementation of an internship program in support of the proposed Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems undergraduate major. Independently develop ideas for internship and outreach activities based on consultation with faculty and community leaders, analysis of students’ needs, and investigation of current research on experiential learning. Recruit and screen placement hosts, investigate new field sites, and maintain relationships with people in the agriculture and food system community.

Provide individual advising for students interested in the proposed SAFS undergraduate major. Monitor and evaluate initial, ongoing, and completed experiential education field placements, primarily for students enrolled in SAFS courses. Assess students’ academic progress toward satisfying proposed SAFS undergraduate major requirements.

Responsible for coordinating outreach activities. Coordinate informational meetings to inform undergraduates about the use of internships in career planning and specialized services obtained through the campus Internship and Career Center and Advising Services.

As part of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES), the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI) provides a hub that links initiatives in sustainable agriculture and food systems across all departments and units of the CA&ES, the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and with other state, national, and international partners.

ASI is directly responsible for the statewide UC Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SAREP), the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility, and the UC Davis Student Farm. ASI is a key participant in the development and planning for a proposed undergraduate major: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS). The ASI office is located on the main campus in Robbins Hall.

50% fixed appointment

The full salary range for this payroll title is $3,009 – $5,115/month (100% time); based on the project budget, starting salary rate for this position will most likely be between $3,009 – $3,536/month (100% time).

To apply, refer to the UC Davis Career Opportunities web site:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the full position description (, including a description of the essential job responsibilities and qualifications.

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