Learning by Leading Students

Learning by Leading

Student Opportunities

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Current Recruitments

Urban Tree Stewardship : Apply by Sept. 8

As an intern of the Learning by Leading Urban Tree Stewardship, students will gain skills and experience in urban forestry and nursery management by working on the Texas Tree Trials research project. Interns will focus on the propagation, planting, and monitoring of climate-adapted tree species for future resilience in the campus canopy. We welcome all applicants, regardless of experience, for this year-long program! Lecture and fieldwork will take place either Mondays from 2 - 5 p.m. or Wednesdays 8 - 11 a.m. Learn more and apply by Sept. 8. 

Learning by Leading™

We believe that students learn best by leading.

Leadership skills and real-world experience combine to help our students address the earth’s most important environmental issues. The Learning by Leading™ internship program offers quarter-long and school year-long internships in which students gain leadership experience addressing a variety of environmental sustainability, restoration and literacy issues by working in teams to solve real-world problems in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. Internships correspond with the UC Davis academic schedule and are offered fall, winter and spring quarters. Summer internships are offered on an individual basis, in coordination with staff mentors.

Students in this program can graduate with . . .

  • Central Valley gardening, drought-tolerant landscaping, habitat restoration and California native plant cultivation experience.
  • Knowledge of horticultural best practices, plant propagation, landscaping, education, and community outreach experience.
  • Highly transferable leadership, team-building, and 21st century professional skills.
  • Strong mentor relationships with staff experts and earn recommendations to support future endeavors.
  • Knowledge organizing events that engage volunteers, visitors and other community members.
  • A new network of students engaged in improving our campus outdoor spaces and positively impacting our planet’s environment.

Internship Overviews