Campus Center for the Environment: Vermicompost Intern

Contact Information

Name: Olivia Gray

Phone: 949-836-7730

Email: olgray@ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Campus Center for the Environment website to learn more about them.

Description

Payrate: 1-2 Units of Credit/Quarter

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A

Term

Hours per Week: 3 Hours/Week

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: June 7, 2019

Logistics

Job Number: 0022-2988-2018

Last Date to Apply: Nov. 30, 2018

Purpose

The Vermicomposting Intern is expected to assist in current activities performed by the vermicomposting team, such as worm maintenance and workshops, but is also encouraged to implement other personal projects involving worm compost. A huge focus of the internship will be expanding our realm of knowledge about vermicomposting, through experimentation and research, as well as expanding our influence beyond the University, through outreach efforts to members and organizations in the Davis community. This internship has a lot of freedom to potentially do amazing work for the benefit of environment while also having a lot of fun meeting new people and getting your hands dirty!

Duties

  • Managing the worm population
  • Creating spreadsheets to document worm health and food consumption
  • Managing Volunteers
  • Assisting in Worm Workshops
  • Vermicomposting Publicity
  • Constructing Worm Bins
  • Reconstructing an outdoor Worm Bench
  • Outreach to Davis public schools, and other community groups

   As part of your employment, you are required to subscribe to the ASUCD newsletter.

Skills

  • Responsible
  • Quick Learner
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Relative Comfort with Public speaking
  • Prior knowledge of vermicomposting methods preferred
  • Desire to educate others
  • Strong planning and leadership skills
  • Must not mind getting dirty and handling worms!

Supplemental Questions

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

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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