College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Internships and Externships Available

November 4, 2009

Last Chance to Participate in the Restoration of Western Stege Marsh!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to help restore habitat for the endangered California Clapper Rail at UC Berkeley’s Richmond Field Station!

For information about fall internship opportunities, drop by the Student Resource Center at 260 Mulford Hall on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Get the practical training you need for a career in natural resources. Learn restoration techniques and improve your plant and wildlife identification skills!

Students Will:
-Help Implement Long-term Research And Monitoring Studies At Local Restoration Sites
-Gain Valuable Practical Experience In Revegetation Techniques
-Study Marsh And Grassland Ecology
-Identify Native Flora And Their Seeds
-Learn Best Practices For Managing Invasive Plant Species
-Monitor Plant Response To Restoration Activities

Interns can earn up to 4 credits.

For more information contact:
Stacy Haines, Restoration Coordinator

Energy Conservation Internship (Paid)
The Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus Program seeks a student with an interest in energy efficiency for the position of Green Campus Program Coordinator beginning the spring semester 2010.

The Program Coordinator Position is an internship that demands an organized self-starter who is intimately familiar with the UC Berkeley campus community and comfortable working on a team. The Program Coordinator is responsible for the successful implementation of the Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus Program, the goal of which is immediate energy savings on the Berkeley campus, primarily through low-cost technologies and no-cost behavior changes, as well as the education of campus students, staff, and faculty members on energy conservation.

The Program Coordinator will determine his/her specific objectives and workload through ongoing consultation with the team, Team Manager, and Alliance to Save Energy’s Program Associate. The weekly workload for the Program Coordinator position will vary between 5 and 15 hours per week, as arranged with the Team Leader, and is compensated at $11 per hour. The position runs from date of hire until the end of the 2011 spring semester; the option to terminate at any time is available to both parties at all times. Candidates who are interested in a yearlong, or longer position will be favored.

Current UC Berkeley Green Campus projects include:
• Energy DeCal Course (ER 98/198)
• “Blackout Battles” Energy Competition in the Residence Halls
• Light Bulb Exchange in Residence Halls
• Laundry Education in Residence Halls
• “Dining by Daylight” Energy Competition in Dining Halls
• Environmental Career Panels
• Fume Hood “Shut the Sash” Campaign
• Haas School of Business Energy Conservation Campaign
• Installing Vending Misers (energy saving devices) on Campus Vending Machines
• Green Department Certification
• Campus Building Lighting Audits
• Hall Staff Outreach
• Sustainability Week and Earth Week Events

Please see our project descriptions at the end of this document for more information.

Applicants must:
• Be currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors preferred) students.
• Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.
• Be comfortable with the basic functions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
• Have leadership and teamwork experience.
• Effective time management skills.

Desired Qualities:
• Strong experience in on-campus environmental activism.
• Specialized skills such as:
o Engineering or technical knowledge of energy systems
o Graphic design, newsletter design, web design, or editing skills
o Data analysis
o Teaching at a college level
o Strong communication: writing and public speaking
• Managing budgets
• Familiarity / previous working relationship with the Green Campus Program, other campus environmental groups, or DeCal program.
• Familiarity / previous working relationship with campus staff and administrators

Application Materials:
To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to, Please email or contact Lamia Mamoon at if you have any further questions about the program.

All applications must be received by midnight on November 15, 2009.

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Good luck!

EXTERNSHIP Program: Apply to Shadow an Alum in January, Deadline 11/13
With a tremendous inventory of outstanding externships, the Career Center is now accepting applications from juniors and seniors, as well as freshmen and sophomores. The application deadline for all students has been extended to *Friday*, Nov. 13th at 5:00pm. Please see for details.

Here are a few examples of externship opportunities which may be of interest to CNR students. There are doctors, lawyers, health, biotech and business professionals, environmental professionals, something for everyone! Students are selected to shadow the alum during January before school starts.

EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program (PAID Summer Internships)

Summer paid internships with the EPA in the DC Area, Philadelphia, Seattle, North Carolina, New York (no openings in CA). Opportunities for grad students and undergraduates (most for rising juniors and seniors, a few for frosh/soph). Please visit their website at for program information and materials and to apply. Deadline to apply: Friday, February 5, 2010.

Internships at John Snow, Inc
Building the next generation of leaders in public health has been one of JSI’s core values since our inception, and we welcome applications for our internship program. Interns at JSI will have the opportunity to learn about the practice of international or domestic public health. JSI also offers internships in accounting, communications, information technology, and web services.
Internships at JSI take a variety of forms, allowing students to tailor their experirence to their interests and goals, while contributing to the organization’s daily work in a meaningful way. JSI staff work closely with each intern to ensure a fulfilling experience.

Types of internships — as available and advertised
1. Domestic internships that focus on domestic or global issues, typically in our Boston and DC offices (However, we occasionally offer internships in our Providence, Atlanta, Denver, San Francisco, New Hampshire, and Vermont offices)

2. Field internships throughout Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean

3. Negotiated internships through solicited and unsolicited proposals: JSI welcomes great ideas, and university students interested in proposing an internship to JSI that is outside of our fixed work plan offerings are invited to contact the organization directly to determine if there is a current fit between student interests and organizational needs.

Examples of recent internships include developing new business proposals and providing program support in our international division, researching new media metrics in our domestic division, and providing web and graphic design support to projects through our communication department.

JSI is aware of the expenses incurred by students pursuing training in public ser¬vice fields and is proud to support its interns through paid positions whenever and wherever possible.
To find out more about JSI, the organization’s projects, and internship availability, please visit our website at or email