Coffee House: Sustainability Intern

Contact Information

Name: Kelli O'Day

Phone: 530-754-2646


You can visit the Coffee House website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $12.00/ hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: Yes

Resume Required: Yes

Options: n/a


Hours per Week: 12 hours/week

Start Date: June 1, 2018

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0014-2687-2018

Last Date to Apply: May 11, 2018


Associated Students Dining Services (comprised of the ASUCD Coffee House, the CoHo South Café, and BioBrew) is looking for a motivated, qualified student to take on the role of Sustainability Intern.  AS Dining Services is a unique, primarily student-staffed food service operation focused on offering sustainable, made-from-scratch menu items to the UC Davis community.  

The student selected for this internship should be prepared to work independently to set and achieve goals and to also communicate effectively with the AS Dining Services management team (specifically the Coffee House Sustainability Coordinator)  and Director as needed to foster a collaborative process.  The student selected will finish the internship having gained broad experience in operational analysis with a focus on sustainability, data collection & evaluation and various components of sustainable retail food service.


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1.      Conduct periodic sustainability audits of all AS Dining Service facilities in order to pinpoint potential areas for growth
2.      Offer recommendations to the AS Dining Services management team on ways to become a more sustainable operation
3.      Maintain records of sustainable food purchases
4.      Act as a liaison between AS Dining Services and the UC Davis Waste Reduction and Recycling department
5.      Develop and implement programming relating to sustainable initiatives, including Meatless Monday, Food Day, etc.
6.      Coordinate customer outreach to “tell the story” of AS Dining Services’ sustainable practice

7.      Train Coffee House staff on sustainability policies and procedures


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1.      Must be a UC Davis student
2.      Able to work at least 12 hours per week
3.      Excellent verbal and written communication skills
4.      Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
5.      Knowledge of AS Dining Service operations a plus
6.      Personal laptop for on-site work a plus
7.      Public speaking skills a plus

8.      Sustainability-based experience not required but will be considered when choosing the best applicant for this position 

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community in the workplace and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency
  2. Please list previous work history and volunteer experience.
  3. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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