College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships Available 10/16/09

October 15, 2009

Cal in Local Government is a twenty-eight year old student-run internship program hosted by the Cal Corps Public Service Center. We connect Cal students with project-based internships to enhance their understanding of the connection between public service and government.

Student interns complete 200 hours at their internship site from October 2009 to May 2010, which is 6-10 hours per week. Students also attend our bi-monthly 2 unit DeCal course, in which they learn about current issues confronting East Bay communities, participate in leadership development workshops, and network with guest speakers, such as Cal professors and city officials.

City of Albany, Environmental Health/Economic Development
Office of Government & Community Affairs: People's Park Site Coordinator
City of Berkeley, Neighborhood Services
City of Berkeley, Housing & Community Services
City of Berkeley, Youth Services
City of Berkeley, District 7 Council Office
City of Berkeley, District 8 Council Office
City of Emeryville, City Manager's Office
Port of Oakland, Governmental Affairs Office

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 23 at 5 pm.
Applications and internship position descriptions are available on our website:

For questions, email

Climate Action Facilitator, The Ecology Center
JOB POSTING: Climate Action Facilitator
Resume and cover letter requested ASAP. Interviews will be held on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning immediately.

Excellent opportunity to build community organizing, group facilitation, and leadership skills while working with a non-profit at the heart of Berkeley's environmental action.

Key Responsibilities:
• Identify Berkeley-based organizations and businesses interested in hosting a Climate Change Action Group (CCAG). Coordinate logistics of scheduling groups.
• Facilitate 4-session, 1-2 hour CCAGs at local institutions, including churches, community centers, businesses and workplaces. The number of groups facilitated will be determined by employee at the time of hire and can range from one to five. See qualifications section for more information.
• Document and keep up-to-date records of community outreach efforts and results.
• Maintain communication with the Climate Action Coordinator and provide information as requested. An approximately five hour training will be held prior to beginning group facilitation.

The Ecology Center's Climate Change Action Project (CCAP) provides Berkeley residents with tools, resources, and social support to reduce their personal and community greenhouse gas emissions. Residents are invited to participate in four-session Climate Change Action Groups (CCAG) at the Ecology Center and/or receive training and host their own group with friends, neighbors, coworkers or others. Through a partnership with the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Office, the Ecology Center will be expanding the CCAP by offering facilitation for groups at workplaces and community spaces throughout Berkeley. We are seeking to hire UC students, preferably graduate-level, to serve as facilitators for community-based groups and businesses. About the Ecology Center For 40 years the Ecology Center has been helping residents, agencies, organizations, and businesses reduce their environmental impact. The Ecology Center provides information, products, and direct services through our Berkeley Residential Curbside Recycling Program, three Berkeley Farmers' Markets, Farm Fresh Choice food justice program, Terrain Magazine, Ecology Center store, Information Services, EcoHouse demonstration site, and our Climate Change Action Project.

We are seeking a proactive worker with excellent intepersonal and communication skills, experience conducting outreach, facilitating groups, and making public presentations, a "can do" attitude, and climate change knowledge.

• Must be a current UC Berkeley student, either undergraduate or graduate. • Able to commit to work through December, 2009 and, preferably, through Spring 2010.
• Must be able to commit to facilitating between one and five groups between now and December and dedicate 15-20 hours of time per group (time required depends on facilitator's efficiency and outreach experience).
• Applicants are asked to give due consideration to the demands of their academic and extracurricular schedules prior to applying. Anyone whose schedule cannot consistently accommodate the time requirements of this position is asked to refrain from submitting an application.

Pay: A stipend of approximately $250 will be paid for each Climate Change Action Group facilitated with an additional $50 for transportation to and from sites and for snacks for groups.

Start date: ASAP.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Debra Berliner ( ASAP. Please put the position's title in the subject line.

Solar Solutions Intern, Solar College Initiative
Organization: GreenVision Institute's Solar College Initiative
Location:Telecommute (or onsite in Cleveland Heights, Ohio)
Available immediately; 10-20 hours weekly; Six month minimum commitment. Unpaid internship.

Solar College Initiative ( is a project of GreenVision Institute (, a national non-profit organization based in Cleveland, Ohio and San Francisco, CA, founded in November 2008 by Dr. Jacob Travis. Solar College Initiative (SCI) is dedicated to advancing solar energy on college and university campuses. SCI’s team of experts assists individual colleges and universities to assess their needs, build stakeholder support, develop requests for proposal, and negotiate the various avenues of financing to find a solution that best suits the needs of the institution. SCI’s team consists of leaders from the solar industry and renewable energy advocacy, and is supported by a network of professionals from a variety of sectors including solar, technology, finance, socially responsible business, and non-profit.

SCI is currently seeking entrepreneurial, versatile, and passionate Solar Solutions Interns to assist in the deployment of our campus solar solutions. The Solar Solutions Interns will work directly with the Director of Campus Solutions and Technical Director to process campus-specific data, produce and edit campus-specific deliverables, and assist in the development and execution of campus solar solutions.

• Work with the Director of Campus Solutions and Technical Director on the deployment of campus solar solutions;
• Analyze data, summarize, and communicate through spreadsheets and reports;
• From analysis, provide insights into product strategy and research issues;
• Collaborate internally on special projects as needed.

• Professional power user of Microsoft Excel;
• Excellent communication (verbal, written), analytical, project management, presentation, and computer skills. Statistical knowledge is a plus;
• Passionate commitment to SCI’s mission, vision and strategic direction;
• Highly self-motivated, well-organized, and capable of working independently;
• Ability to thrive in an environment characterized as fast-paced, creative, dynamic, and growing;
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint;
• SCI welcomes candidates working toward their Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a related field such as Marketing, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or an environmental or sustainability-related field. Skills from many disciplines are relevant, and must be applied through the lens of business, so business coursework is highly desirable.

Length of Commitment:
Approximately 10-20 hours per week should be expected throughout the internship, and can be adapted according to your schedule. Six months or longer. Internship is unpaid. SCI is an equal opportunity employer.

Send resume and brief cover letter to