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IV Foam Free for the Sea Intern (must be a current UCSB student)


flexible, 8 hours/week, May 2019 – July 2019


$11/hour plus mileage reimbursement
Training is provided. Start date is early May.

About the project:

Community Environmental Council (CEC) and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper (SBCK) have partnered on single-use plastic reduction in our region for more than a decade. Working together, they have successfully advocated for bans on plastic bags, Styrofoam food containers, the straw/stirrer ban in the City of Santa Barbara and Carpinteria’s recently adopted single-use plastic reduction policy. For the IV Foam Free for the Sea project, CEC and SBCK are exploring a pilot project for reusable to-go food containers, such as clamshells or soup cups, to be used at participating restaurants in Isla Vista.
The Isla Vista Foam Free for the Sea Intern position is supported by CEC and SBCK’s UCSB Coastal Fund grant. The intern will assist with conducting a feasibility study which will include outreach and surveying local businesses, and compiling a feasibility report on reusable to-go containers in IV businesses.

Job Description:

The IV Foam Free Intern will assist Channelkeeper and Community Environmental Council with community outreach, business outreach, data collection, compiling and synthesizing research in a feasibility report.


  • Ability to work highly independently in the office and in the field
  • Attention to detail and reliability
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders and groups
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel)

Contact Information:

To apply, please submit a brief cover letter and resume (pdf or link) to Penny Owens at


Please submit your resume and cover letter by Monday, April 22, 2019.

Kathi King

Director of Outreach and Education Programs at Community Environmental Council
Kathi King is the Director of Outreach and Education Programs at CEC and plays a key role in organizing CEC’s Earth Day Festival and Green Gala. Kathi is behind CEC’s Rethink the Drink bottled water reduction program in area schools. She is on the board of the Montecito Association and on the Sustainability Committee at Santa Barbara High School.

Kathi has a B.S. degree in Telecommunications and Film from San Diego State University and worked in the television industry in Los Angeles for several years.She was an Associate Producer of the still-popular sitcom “Full House.” Kathi and her husband Jeff moved to Santa Barbara in 1998. Their two children attended Santa Barbara public schools for grades K-12 and Kathi served on several PTA boards and committees between 1998 and 2015.She did post-graduate work in Environmental Studies at Santa Barbara City College, where a class project led to Santa Barbara’s single use plastic bag ban.
Kathi King

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