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December 21, 2009

Community Currency Internships

Job Description:
Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE) is offering 2-3 internship positions for the spring semester Jan-May. We ask that you commit to at least 10 hours of work (not including study time) for the entire semester, because projects that you take responsibility for may last for that duration at a minimum. Nonstudents who are not working full-time and out of town virtual internships may be considered. Once we have chosen the interns, we will go through a collective process of identifying which responsibilities are of most interest to you and how you can best support BACE. Our priority is to make sure you feel empowered in applying your skills and addressing your interests and goals. With that in mind, we have many needs as an all volunteer organization:

Currency Project Support:
-please see http://www.sfbace.org for more details about our projects.
-project help can range from online currency platform building (especially with Ruby on Rails), community organizing, creating promotional materials, coordinating events, fundraising, and theoretical development, to much more.
-also, you can create a new currency as a thesis project

Educational Outreach and Event Coordination:
-currency conference in March
-coordinating and developing materials for educational events, including film screenings and powerpoint presentations
-US Social Forum currency section

Website Development and Tech Support:
-bringing BACE’s website to the next level
-improving public online participation

Grantwriting and Other Fundraising:
-for BACE and/or its nonprofit projects

Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE) is a collaborative network that supports the development of alternative means of exchange in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide research and development support, incubation of alternative exchange projects, and education to the Bay Area community about economic issues. Through our work with currency projects, we will create an economy that is more sustainable, just, and embedded in healthy community connections. To find out more about what community currencies are and why we think they are so crucial to creating social change, please visit the education section of http://wiki.sfbace.org. We strive to be a democratic, collectively-run, and transparent organization to the extent that it is possible, while maintaining integrity, trust and efficacy in our work together towards our mission.

Compensation: As we are a new and currently unfunded organization, we cannot provide stipends at this time. However, you will learn a lot through well-supervised experience with currency experts and skilled activists, as well as designated readings and other educational materials. Given your level of capability and commitment, you may receive a lot of responsibility in areas you wish to develop. You will definitely NOT be stuffing envelopes and entering data. It will likely be a very interesting and exciting time in your life. However, working on projects with established alternative currencies may be able to pay stipends in their own currency.

Application: Please answer the questions below briefly and send them in a cover letter with a resume to heather@sfbace.org. References will likely be requested upon interview.

Questions:
1. What is your interest in applying for this position, and in particular, why are you interested in currencies?

2. What skills would you have to bring to BACE given the needs listed above?

3. What are your strengths and challenges in working with others?

4. What do you wish to experience/achieve during these five months?

5. What is your level of commitment to other areas of your life and to a potential internship? How many hours a week could you contribute?

Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) Job Fair

The Region 9 Human Resources Office is hosting a Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) job fair on Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 10:00 am to 3:00p.m. in the first floor conference rooms.

The purpose of the job fair is to provide applicants who qualify for the FCIP appointment authority information about EPA Region 9's current and future job opportunities, as well as information on how to formally apply on-line. To be considered for current FCIP opportunities, all applicants must apply on-line to formal USAJOBs vacancy announcements that will be posted after the job fair.

Currently, the region is looking for exceptional individuals to fill several Environmental Engineer, Environmental Scientist, Life Scientist, and Environmental Protection Specialist positions. While we do not have specific information about future job needs, we are continually looking for talented applicants with related educational background and/or related environmental skills to become part of our general applicant pool.

The FCIP was established in 2000 as a mechanism to recruit and attract entry-level candidates to the federal workforce. FCIP interns are hired at the GS-5, GS-7 or GS-9 grade levels for a variety of occupations, and are initially appointed for two years. During this two year period, they participate in a formal two-year training program designed and approved by EPA. Following successful completion of the FCIP program, interns become eligible for non-competitive conversion to permanent appointments.

Interns are eligible for all the benefits available to permanent employees, including health and life insurance, retirement plan, Thrift Saving Plan (similar to a 401K), transit subsidy, monetary awards, within-grade increases, and yearly cost of living increases.

FCIP candidates interested in attending the January 7th job fair must register in advance by calling Edward Yuen at (415) 972-3832 or Roszette Panis at (415) 947-3566 no later than January 4, 2010. Applicants will be asked to send resumes to yuen.edward@epa.gov when registering for the job fair. Due to the heavy volume of applicants expected to attend this event, we are limiting participation to the first 200 applicants who register by January 4, 2010. We will not be accepting walk-in applicants for this event.

*Registration opens on Monday, December 21, 2009.*

Job Opening: Admin Support Clerk (Groveland Ranger District)

The Groveland Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest currently has a vacancy for a Admin. Support Clerk, GS-303-5. This position is located on the Groveland Ranger District in Groveland, CA. Please share this opportunity within your network or with others you know
may be interested.

This position is also being advertised under an open and continuous vacancy announcement. If you are interested in the position, you must apply to this vacancy in AVUE Digital Services
http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/usfs/applicant.html Please apply to the vacancy announcement number listed below by January 20, 2010 and list Groveland as your AVUE location. We recommend that you get your application in as soon as possible to be considered for this position.

The vacancy announcement # ADS07-R5-ADMNSUPPCLK-0405G (Merit Promotion) is open to current permanent and former federal employees and candidates under special hiring authorities. Vacancy announcement # ADS07-R5-ADMNSUPPCLK-0405DP (Demo) is open to all US citizens.Access the above links to apply and for duty, salary and qualification
information. <<<< The position will only be filled at the GS-5 grade level >>>>>>>>

You may also access the vacancy announcements through USAJOBS http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/ - but note that you will be redirected to apply through the AVUE website.

For further information on this position, and or to express your interest in this position, please contact Freddie Rodrigues@209-962-7825 x516 Individuals who are interested in this position, are asked to complete and send the attached Outreach Reply Form to: frodrigues@fs.fed.us by 1/20/10.

December 17, 2009

The Magnolia Project: Study in New Orleans in Fall 2010!

Study in New Orleans in Fall 2010!

Info sessions: February 3, 5, 8, and 11, 7pm (Location TBD)
Email to be put on reminder list: magnolia.katrina@gmail.com

The Magnolia Project is a student-initiated service-learning group that since summer 2008 has sent almost 200 Cal students to the Gulf Coast to assist grassroots organizations in rebuilding efforts post-Hurricane Katrina. We are presently the premier organization on the Cal campus dedicated to seeking justice in the Gulf Coast and connecting relevant social issues of race and class to East Bay communities.

Courses: Participating students will enroll in two classes at UNO. One is a core class that all participating students are required to take, a sociology class on racial issues that uses Hurricane Katrina as a case study. Students are free to choose their second course.

Field Study: In addition to attending these two classes, students will earn 6 units of field study by engaging in a 20-hour/week internship at a community based organization. While there, students will engage in a community-based research project, which culminates in a policy paper. Throughout the research process, a UC, Berkeley faculty member will serve as an advisor to the intern.

Cost: UC Berkeley financial aid is transferable. All fees are paid to UC Berkeley. Travel to/from New Orleans is additional.

Eligibility: Current 3rd or 4th year UC Berkeley undergraduates in good standing. Students are responsible for meeting with financial aid and academic advisers to ensure aid and credit will transfer!

For full details visit http://publicservice.berkeley.edu
Supported by Cal Corps Public Service Center
505 Eshleman Hall

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December 11, 2009

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Course Offering: Asian American Studies 127 - South Asian American Historical and Contemporary Social Issues

For all interested students, there are still plenty of seats available for the course listed below. Asian American Studies 127 fulfills the social science breadth requirement.

Asian American Studies 127 - South Asian American Historical and Contemporary Social Issues
4 Units
Control number: 06095
MW 4-5:30, 79 Dwinelle Hall
Immigrants from South Asia or the Indian subcontinent have made their homes in the U.S. for over a hundred years, yet there is little awareness of the history and complexity of their communities.

Using personal narratives, scholarly works, community studies, films and literature, we will examine where South Asians fit in American history, politics and economics. We will address topics such as migration, diaspora and transnationalism, race and ethnicity, activism and resistance, gender and sexuality, and youth culture and identity formation.

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December 8, 2009

Diversity in ecology -- SEEDS meeting this Wednesday, 12/9

SEEDS is a program of the Ecological Society of America that promotes participation of underrepresented students in ecology. The program is aimed at undergraduates, and graduate students play important roles in SEEDS, serving as mentors and role models. If you are interested in getting involved, there will be an organizational meeting for re-starting the UC Berkeley chapter of SEEDS this Wednesday, 12/9, at 1 pm in 5047 VLSB. We are looking for participation from both graduate and undergraduate students.

Email me Mariah Gonzalez (mariahrose@berkeley.edu) if you have questions, or just show up. Here is where you can learn more about SEEDS: http://www.esa.org/seeds/

December 4, 2009

Public Health Intern Position at the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association association’s regional headquarters in Emeryville is looking for the right person for its John E. Bess Internship Program (JEBI). This is an unpaid internship position which lasts for a minimum of 6 months and begins January 1. Very flexible hours, averaging about 15 per week. Some work can be done from home.

This position will work closely with the American Lung Association’s in California’s Senior Program Director, a graduate of Cal. Major activities this year will include the development and operationalization of a marketing and distribution plan for an educational video for persons with COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis), collecting and summarizing highlights from Lung Association staff from around the state, and assistance with grant writing. Other projects may include teaching asthma education in local schools, assistance with writing manuscripts for publication, and general assistance. Specific projects will depend to some extent on interest and ability.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about public health and build experience in the areas of public health, medicine, health education, and non-profit work. The John E. Bess Intern will work on meaningful activities that will help people in tangible ways. Letter of reference may be provided at end of service.

The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic and the ability to take initiative. Writing sample is required (Roughly 1 page single-spaced. Do not compose something new, rather attach an existing piece of your writing).

Please send a COVER LETTER AND RESUME, along with a writing sample by Dec 10, 2009 to:

Adam Davis, MA, MPH
Senior Director of Lung Disease
American Lung Association in California
E-mail: adavis@alac.org
or call 510-893-5474, ext. 304.

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December 1, 2009

Job Posting: Climate Action Facilitator, The Ecology Center

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