In Novasutras, we reawaken our deepest connection with our living world to reclaim our joy, honor our pain, grow trusted relationships, and take meaningful action in service to all life. We are passionate about helping student interns build the skills and practices that will help them transform the world.

As part of our team, interns get free access to all Novasutras events. We are eager to work with interns to grow their social network and nourish their intentions for personal development in ways that are mutually beneficial.

The Novasutras community has a culture of inclusion and respect for all. This means that our interns’ ideas and opinions are invited, valued, and validated — we hope to learn from our interns while they learn from us.

Join Our Team

Our preference is to have two or more interns working together at any one time. Lidia worked with us from May to July 2022. Athena joined us in February 2022 and stayed with us through June. Kate worked with us in the fall of 2021 and early 2022. We also worked with Arly in November and December 2021. Mina and Charlene worked with us over the summer of 2021.

Lidia Villagomez

Ecoactivism Explorer – Intern: May 2022 – July 2022

Lidia is an Environmental Studies major at CSU East Bay. She had previously worked with Ecology Action and Monterey County Recycling Resource & Recovery Team. With Novasutras, she gained experiences in using project management tools online, and actions on the streets.

Lidia holding a banner with the Santa Cruz Climate Justice Crew
Athena Ereno 2022 Headshot

Athena Ereño

All-Around Activist – Intern: February 2022 – June 2022

When she’s not studying for SJSU, Athena chooses to express her love, curiosity, and hope for the world by dedicating her time towards organizations centered around mental health (Crisis Text Line), youth (Ciclovía Salinas), the arts (Artists Ink), ecoactivism (Novasutras), and efforts against mass incarceration. Pronouns: she/they/siya

Kate Sawtell - Novasutras Uplifter (Intern)

Kate Sawtell

Creative Changemaker – Intern: October 2021 – February 2022

Kate is a student at CSUMB in the Environmental Studies program, with a minor in Environmental Policy. She likes to express her passion for sustainability in creative ways like reimagining and repurposing old items to be functional again. She is motivated by the possibility of creating positive change in the world, whether big or small.

Novasutras Uplifter - student intern Mina Boozarpour Summer 2021

Mina Boozarpour

Intrepid Intern – summer 2021

Mina explores the overlap of environmental and global experiences that we share with each other and with nature, which is also the focus of her studies at UCSB. She enjoys collaborating with other Uplifters and celebrating the diverse perspectives that Novasutras is built on.

Outreach and Event Internships

Working closely with us, interns will learn to use tools to schedule, promote and host online and in-person gatherings.

Internship tasks will likely include:

  • Communication and correspondence with allied organizations and potential guest presenters
  • Creating compelling event descriptions, images and other promotional materials
  • Listing events on online calendars, webpages, and email announcements
  • Promoting events on social media and other channels
  • Coordinating schedules
  • Assisting with online and outdoor event hosting

Audio / Video / Media Internships

We are still considering how best to describe and promote these internship opportunities. Meanwhile, feel free to use the above application – just let us know you are more interested in A/V and/or social media development. We can negotiate and shape the internship plan together!

Some of the things we might work on:

  • making more audio and video recordings
  • editing audio of meditation recordings
  • developing podcasts
  • editing “highlight reels” and better introductory videos from our existing videos
  • editing field videos of orangutans
  • developing and expanding social media strategies for Instagram and TikTok

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