Rachel Carson Earth Week

Earth Week - Rachel Carson College


2024 Theme: Diversity of the Earth's Ecosystems and Communities

Earth Week Dates: April 22-27, 2024

More info to come late Winter Quarter. In the meantime, follow Earth Week's Instagram!





Meet the Earth Week Interns 2023-24


CUIP Lead Environmental Programs Intern: Meghan Pugh


Hi, my name is Meghan (she/her) and I'm a third-year, majoring in Politics and minoring in Legal Studies. I'm also incredibly stoked to be the CUIP Earth Week Coordinator this year for Rachel Carson College's Earth Week. When I'm not busy with school or other responsibilities, I like to surf, hike, and take care of my houseplants!!

Earth Week Intern: Julia Poole


 Hi! My name is Julia (she/her). I'm a second-year Environmental Studies and Sociology double major. I'm so excited to be part of the RCC Earth Week Intern team! I am passionate about sustainability and social justice, and in my spare time I like to hike, bake, and go to Zumba. 

Earth Week Intern: Tori Balsam-Ashling


 Hi! I'm Tori Balsam-Ashling (they/she). I am a second year Enviornmental Studies and Biology double major. In my free time I like to dance, play soccer, hike, and read 

Earth Week Intern: Remy Julian-Lorenz


My name is Remy Luz Julian-Lorenz, my pronouns are he/him and I'm a second year Ecology and Evolutionary Biology student at UCSC. I love to draw, play music, and spend time in nature, and I'm very excited to help plan RCC Earth Week 2024! 

Earth Week Intern: Erin Ahlich


Hi! My name is Erin Ahlich, my pronouns are she/her and I am a fourth year Agroecology, Education, and Environmental Studies triple major. I am a dog volunteer at my local animal shelter and am an avid baker





The Earth Week Team is a student group sponsored by Rachel Carson College. All UCSC students are welcome to join!

The purpose of this organization is to create a community of leadership and engagement of the college’s theme of “Environment and Society” through experiential learning. Members will develop student leadership skills by coordination of events, programs, and workshops for the Rachel Carson and greater UCSC community.

This group meets weekly in the Winter and Spring quarters and their main focus is coordinating and planning events for the annual Earth Week, held in April each year. You can find out more about past and current Earth Week activities here.

In order to promote student ownership of sustainability inspired events, the group has developed a Guiding Document to run their organization by; it outlines purpose, membership requirements, leadership roles, and goals. 

If you are interested in being the Environmental Programs CUIP Intern, please click here.  

 If you would like more information about joining, contact us (sgrudd@ucsc.edu) & follow us on Instagram @ucscearthweekorg

Be an Earth Week Intern:

BIPOC students are strongly encouraged to apply 

Job Purpose
The Rachel Carson College Earth Week Internship Program seeks to connect all UCSC students to the RCC theme, Environment & Society. Interns develop student leadership skills by coordinating virtual events, educational programs, and online workshops that cover both social and environmental issues that pertain to the entire UCSC community.

Job Roles
-Coordinate Earth Week programs in conjunction with the RCC CUIP Intern and Rachel Carson College Program Coordinator
-Create themed programs for Earth Week
-Collaborate with campus environmental partners, faculty, and staff
-Ensure diverse viewpoints are shared in terms of racial and ethnic backgrounds, class differences, geographical positions, differing abilities, neurodivergency, et cetera

-Undergraduate student at UCSC
-Enroll in 2-unit P/NP Independent Study Course each quarter
-2 quarter commitment
-Work up to 5 hours per week (schedule set based off of intern’s availability and event staffing needs); this includes a weekly or biweekly meeting
-2 page Critical Reflection Paper (each quarter)

-2 units credit per Winter & Spring quarter
-Gain experience planning, coordinating, implementing, marketing, and assessing events
-Develop financial planning skills including grant writing, securing funding, managing a budget, etc.
-Gain professional communication skills including email, phone, and public speaking
-Develop leadership skills

Required Qualifications
-Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students
-Basic typing and computer skills
-Ability to work under pressure with multiple ongoing projects, varying deadlines, and numerous interruptions
-Experience working on social media

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience with, and knowledge of sustainability issues
-Knowledge of basic design program, such as Canva


Application link is here