College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships Available 10/30/09

October 29, 2009

Summer 2010 Research Program in Women's Health at UCSF
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences in partnership with Kaiser Northern CA is offering a summer research program in women's health based at UCSF for the summer of 2010. This program is ten weeks in length, and includes a research project,
clinical shadowing at UCSF and Kaiser Oakland/Richmond, and weekly seminars in women's health/field trips to clinics in SF. If you are interested in learning more about this program, come to an information session on Monday, November 9, 2009 from 6:30 to 7:30 at 2063 VLSB where the Co-Directors (Juan Guerra MD, Patricia Robertson MD) and students who participated in the program last summer will be talking about the program. Applications are now available on-line at RSVP is required for the 11/9 event. To RSVP, email program administrator Tracey Jones at

2010-2011 Hall Staff Applications Are Now Available!
We are pleased to announce that applications for Resident Assistants, Theme Program Assistants, and Apartment Assistants are now available. With budget and sustainability concerns, we are not making as many hard copies of applications as before. All information and materials are on our website at:

Summer 2010 Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme Fellows Program
Priority Deadline: Monday, November 2nd, 4:00 pm
Standard Deadline: Monday, November 9th, 4:00pm

The Tata Group, one of India's largest private sector conglomerates and a global leader in innovative corporate social responsibility initiatives launched the Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme (TISES) in 2008. The primary objective of TISES is to provide international students with opportunities to contribute to community initiative projects of Tata Group companies in India and in so doing to promote international understanding.

University of California Berkeley and Cambridge University in the UK are the first two participating universities. Berkeley will identify a minimum of five upper division undergraduate or graduate students for 8-week summer TISES internships with Tata Group's community initiative programs. The internships will begin o/a June 1, 2010.

Competitively selected interns will join Tata community development teams working on the economic and social empowerment of communities surrounding the company's operating units. Intern assignments will involve participation in on-going activities/projects with Tata Group companies.

Selected students will participate in a pre-departure orientation program at Berkeley and be provided with introductory language training. They will be provided with additional orientation by Tata in India prior to traveling to their individual assignments. On-the-job translation assistance will be provided by Tata.

Students will be expected to make presentations on their findings and recommendations to Tata Corporate Sustainability Services management team prior to departure from India. Interns will also present at the Berkeley-Tata Student Symposium during Fall semester 2010.

Tata will cover all in-country travel and living costs and provide interns with a modest daily stipend for incidental costs. Interns will be housed in guest accommodations operated by Tata. Interns are expected to cover 1/3 of their air fare expenses to India (approximately $700).

The TISES program is open to upper-division UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students whose expected graduation is no earlier than December 2010. Selection is competitive based on academic record, information provided in the application, and potentially a phone interview. Given the cultural exchange aspect of the program preference will be given to students who have not previously spent more than one month in India.

Desired qualifications include:

1. Previous work or volunteer experience with NGOs, community groups, etc.
2. Demonstrated leadership capacity
3. Demonstrated ability to work in teams
4. Excellent communication and organizational skills
5. Existing knowledge/strong interest in India

The 2010 application is attached to this email and may also be downloaded at: Email with any questions.

United States Department Of Agriculture Risk Management Agency
Career Opportunity: Risk Management Specialist
Location: Davis, California
Starting Salary: $30,772.00 - $46,625.00

This is a two year paid intern position with the USDA-Risk Management Agency located in Davis, CA. Upon satisfactory completion of the two year intern period, applicants may be converted to a full-time permanent employee. If you are interested in applying, submit your resume and a copy of your transcript to by November 9, 2009.

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) promotes, supports, and regulates sound risk management solutions to preserve and strengthen the economic stability of America's agricultural producers by providing crop insurance to American producers, developing the premium rate, administering premium and expense subsidy, approving and supporting products, and reinsuring companies.

Job Description: This is a paid trainee position, with responsibility for performing analytical, evaluative, developmental, and coordination assignments in support the Regional Office and Insurance Services essential to the implementation and maintenance of risk management programs that are critical to the mission of the Risk Management Agency and impact the nationwide crop insurance delivery system.

Education: Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s or higher degree with a preferred major in Soil Science, Agronomy, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Farm Management or Law or other Agricultural disciplines. Background in GIS is desirable.

Employee Benefits:
• 13 days paid vacation each year during the first 3 years
• 20 days paid vacation each year during years 4-15
• 26 days vacation each year after the 15th year
• 13 days of sick leave each year
• 10 paid Federal holidays each year
• Life and health insurance
• Long Term Care insurance
• Flexible Spending Account
• Thrift Savings Plan (401-K Plan)
• Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).

Quality of Life Flexibilities:
• Alternate work schedules
• Telework
• Family Friendly Leave
• Child Care Subsidy
• Employee Assistance Program

The Sierra Nevada Research Center is Seeking Field Technicians
The Sierra Nevada Research Center (USDA Forest Service, Davis, CA) is seeking qualified field biological technicians to fill 2010 seasonal positions for a scientific investigation of the responses of California spotted owls to large-scale fire, fuels, and timber management strategies in the Sierra Nevada.

Field technicians will perform the following work:
(1) systematic night surveys for spotted owls and other owl species;
(2) follow-up surveys to identify color-banded owls and to determine spotted owl nest/roost locations, nesting status, and reproductive success;
(3) other tasks as assigned (e.g. collecting vegetation data, assisting with other wildlife surveys, and data entry).

All project biologists perform most of their duties at night and will often be required to hike on steep, rough terrain in remote areas. All candidates must have good hearing and full night and color vision, be physically fit, be able to follow a scientific protocol, have a valid driver’s license, and be willing and able to exercise good scientific and safety judgment in the field.

We will be filling Biological Science Technician positions at the GS-4, 5 and 6 levels for all locations listed below. In addition, we may fill a GS-7 position at the Sequoia NP and Trimmer and Shaver Lake location. Start dates will range from March 1st thru June 1st and end in mid- to late August, with the possibility of work extending into September. Work is conducted in northern California on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests (based in Quincy, CA and Chester, CA, respectively) and in southern California at Sequoia National Park, and on the Sierra National Forest (based in Trimmer, and Shaver Lake, CA). Official job announcements are currently posted on the USAJOBS website,

Vacancy announcement numbers are, for GS-4: TEMP-OCR-0404-04-SNRC-SO, for GS-5: TEMP-OCR-404-5 SNRC, and for GS-6: TEMP-OCR-404-6-SNRC-SO, and for GS-7: TEMP-OCR-0404-07-SNRC-SO.

Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are identified. Initial review of applicants will begin in early December. Interested candidates should apply online. Separate applications are required for each grade level. We strongly recommend that you attach academic transcripts electronically to your application (unofficial transcripts are OK). If you do not attach your transcript, your education will not count towards your qualification for these positions and you may be disqualified from consideration. You will NOT be allowed to attach your transcripts later in the hiring process.

For more information on positions in Quincy, contact Paula Shaklee at (530) 283-7806 (; for Chester, contact Gretchen Jehle at (530) 721-0011 (; for Trimmer, Shaver Lake, or Sequoia NP, contact Sue Sutton at (559) 323-3224 (