College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships Available 10/9/09

October 9, 2009

1. Apply to Be a CalSO Counselor - Deadline Extended to October 12!
2. Refill Revolutions, 2 internship positions
3. City Of Oakland Public Works Agency, Environmental Services Division: Sustainability Intern
4. US EPA, Washington DC Summer Paid Internships, 1/15 deadline
5. Summer Paid Environmental Field Research, U. Notre Dame
6. Internship in UCB Earth Sciences Library
7. A Technical Consulting Firm in the Silicon Valley is Recruiting Consultants Now !

BE A CALSO COUNSELOR NEXT SUMMER! – Application Deadline Extended
Applications now due Monday, October 12 at 12pm
The deadline for 2010 CalSO counselor applications has been extended until next Monday, October 12, 2009 at 12pm. For more information and to apply, please visit http://nss.berkeley.edu/CR/cr.html


REFILL REVOLUTIONS (2 INTERNSHIP OPENINGS)
Intern 1: Intern one will research water usage on campus through real-time observation as well as detailed surveys and focus groups. This intern should also work to aggregate information from all of the various water campaigns that exist (e.g. I Heart Tap Water, FilterForGood.com, etc.). Using the insights gathered through the intern’s work we want to create a one-stop shop for information on water which can be used to develop a water policy for the campus in areas such as user behavior, water fountain use and maintenance and health benefits to drinking water.

Intern 2: This intern will be tasked with finding creative ways to display this data and increase awareness on campus about water shortages and the health benefits of drinking water. High-level ideas include creating “causes” on various social networks, developing virtual games that educate students on water issues, and working with the Refill Revolution team to develop a web portal that displays the information clearly on our site. This would be a portal that can be used to communicates water-related concerns to the UC campus (e.g. “we are currently in a drought, help conserve water by switching off your taps when you brush your teeth”). The ideal candidate would be pursuing a Computer Sciences, Information or comparable degree.

Please contact Aaron Schwartz at aaron_schwartz@mba.berkeley.edu for more information or to apply.

Courtesy Weekly CACS Newsletter


CITY OF OAKLAND PUBLIC WORKS AGENCY, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION: SUSTAINABILITY INTERN
Preference will be given to interns with any of the following skills: technical analysis, policy analysis, GIS, website development, graphic design, editing, document publication, project management, economic analysis, research, and proposal writing.

Experience in any of these areas is very desirable, as are candidates who can take an interdisciplinary approach and work both independently and collaboratively.

Description:
The City of Oakland’s Public Works Agency – Environmental Services Division is offering a small number of unpaid internship positions to help the City accomplish important projects and provide interns with valuable work experience.

We are looking for volunteer interns to assist with projects in the areas of climate action planning, sustainability reporting, community engagement, and brownfields restoration. Example potential projects include assisting with development of:
• Oakland Energy and Climate Action Plan
• 2009 Sustainable Oakland report
• Relaunch of Sustainable Oakland website
• Online Oakland Green Map of community resources
• Local sustainability-themed education and outreach materials
• Sustainable Oakland photo contest
• Organizational sustainability training materials
• GIS mapping and website promotion of creek protection sites
• Local creek protection outreach materials
• Community energy efficiency policy analysis
• West Oakland brownfields community engagement

Interns will be given a specific work plan and the coaching to develop products that not only assist the City, but that can become showcase projects on your resume.

To apply: Please send an email with resume and a description of your interests, experience, skills and availability, to Garrett Fitzgerald, Sustainability Coordinator, at gfitzgerald@oaklandnet.com.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Limited positions are available.

Courtesy Career Center, Calisto/Cal Jobs


U. S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, WASHINGTON DC
PAID SUMMER RESEARCH , DEADLINE 1/15/10

Student Career Experience Program Positions
This program leads to full time employment if you work two summers with the program.

Qualification:
*US Citizen
*2.95 GPA or above
*Enrolled at least half time in a degree granting program with sufficient time remaining in the degree program to complete 640 hours of work before graduation with work beginning summer 2010

Are you interested in exploring a career with the EPA and the Federal Government but don’t know how to navigate the red tape? Participating in the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) at EPA can give you the edge you need to get your foot in the door. SCEP provides students with paid part-time, semester-length*, seasonal, or summer trainee* employment in a position complimenting their academic studies. Upon *successful completion of at least 640 hours of work and receipt of their degree, participants receive non-competitive eligibility for appointment to the Federal service for the type of position they trained for.

All positions are located in Washington, DC. Limited opportunities in engineering, chemistry and toxicology in Denver, Co.

Positions available include:
-- Biologist Trainee
-- Chemist Trainee
-- Economist Trainee (graduate students only)
-- Environmental or Chemical Engineer Trainee
-- Environmental Protection Specialist Trainee (all majors)
-- IT Specialist Trainee
-- Physical Scientist Trainee
-- Program Analyst Trainee (all majors)

FOR MORE INFORMATION & HOW TO APPLY BY THE DEADLINE 1/15/10
http://epa.gov/oppts/pdfs/student_career_experience_program.pdf


ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY SUMMER FIELD, U. NOTRE DAME
Paid Summer Stipend, Tuition, Room and Board, deadline 11/6
Attached is a description of two summer programs for undergraduates who are enrolled in a 4-year program in some area of environmental biology and are interested in pursuing a career in field-based research in environmental biology. This invitation to apply for these programs is extended to students following their sophomore year. Because this program can only accommodate a small number of students, admittance will be *highly competitive based on past academic performance and the student’s desire to undertake future graduate studies in environmental biology*.

I would particularly request that you make these opportunities known to any students of Indigenous/Native American descent because at least four students will be funded in the two year program (UNDERC-West) with funds specifically for Native Americans interested in environmental biology. I would also appreciate your sharing this information with the appropriate diversity office at your institution.

These programs provide a fruitful step in the students’ career development by allowing them to conduct independent research and giving them an opportunity to work with established scientists in environmental biology in remarkable natural settings. For more information, you can download the file here.


INTERNSHIP FOR COURSE CREDIT AT UCB EARTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
Track Info Services is a unique provider of environmental information regarding real estate to the environmental engineering & consulting industry, state transportation departments, city & county government agencies, banks, insurance companies and major corporations. We assist those organizations by helping them identify known or potential environmental concerns related to industrial, commercial & residential real estate. Track Info Services utilizes the latest technology in on-line systems and Geographic Information Systems to instantaneously deliver information to our customers.

Track Info Services has an interesting internship opportunity right on campus at the UC Berkeley Earth Sciences Library! Each intern will gain valuable experience in an area related to their major, receive course credit from the UC Berkeley Geography Dept. and a stipend based on performance at the end of the internship. For more information, you can download file here.


A technical consulting firm in Silicon Valley is recruiting consultants now !
Description:
This is a small technical consulting and service firm based in Cupertino, California. We take projects in both Silicon Valley and elsewhere in US. We are looking for qualified technical consultants that meet or exceed the following requirements:

1. Holding a Bachelor degree or an advanced degree.
2. Great communication skills in English.
3. Self motivated, can work both independently and as a team member.
4. Holding one or more degrees in the following fields:

Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biology/biomedical engineering/Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy and Environment Engineering, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Management Science and Engineering / Industrial Engineering / Operations Research, Math/Statistics, Finance, Economics.

5. Willing to travel within US.

Prior working experience preferred but not essential. Compensation is solely based on a flat rate commission collected from clients (no floor nor cap). Our consultants feel more like entrepreneurial partners than employees.

Employer can sponsor H1B working visa for qualified candidates immediately if necessary. Please indicate current citizenship and immigration status in resume.

Interested individuals need to send resumes to: bsihrsv@gmail.com