Job Opening: Student Assistant

Student Assistant 


The UC Davis Center for Community and Citizen Science (CCCS) is hiring three student interns for the UC Davis Summer Session. Each position (described below) has the potential to extend through the 2022-2023 academic year.

Most work will be done virtually, with occasional in-person opportunities.  Interns will assist with a variety of tasks associated with project facilitation, working with project teams including graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and other staff. They receive mentorship through regular check-in meetings, and occasionally lead projects that result in conference presentations, posters, or other products.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work with staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students on Center research projects and programming. Duties may include background research, organization of data and other resources, entry-level coding and other forms of analysis, drafting and editing documents, and coordinating project meetings, coordinating events.
  • Managing and updating center website communications. 
  • Interns are welcome and encouraged to participate in our intellectual community through attendance at weekly lab meetings and other scientific seminars, occasional social events and other opportunities. 


Interns will be placed into one of the following areas:

Events and Communications
The student intern will manage the Center’s Collabinar series, a webinar that facilitates mutual learning and presents opportunities for design and collaboration, and support general communication and outreach about the Center’s work.

Climate Change and Citizen Science
The student intern will assist in the UC Climate Stewards program on assessing citizen science opportunities through research writing and project development. 

Marine Protected Areas
The student intern will assist with social science research (e.g., interviews, surveys, data coding and analysis) focused on the role of community and citizen science in marine protected areas in California and Oregon.  



  • Interest in citizen science, environmental science, and/or education, and desire to learn about and conduct research on these topics. 
  • Experience with project management-ability to work in teams, proactively communicate with colleagues, and carry out tasks independently and on time.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, both with internal team members and external partners and audiences.
  • Exhibits responsible behavior, and cognizance of the safety of self and others. 


Internships are open to UC Davis undergraduate students currently enrolled. Apply via Handshake (job posting 6514133) with a resume and cover letter indicating which of the projects listed above would be greatest of interest, and the best fit with your experience, knowledge, and skills.

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