College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Internships

December 11, 2009

Health Career Connection Summer Internship
Health Career Connection (HCC) is once again offering our summer internship program for undergraduate students interested in healthcare careers. HCC is an expansion of an internship program that has made a difference in the lives and careers of students for over 20 years. The goal of the internship and our other affiliated programs is to provide students with exposure, experience and support to choose and pursue careers in healthcare management, health policy, community health, health education and other public health careers. We have a strong focus on minority students and aim to increase the ethnic diversity of healthcare business leaders.

HCC offers ten-week, full time summer internships from mid-June through mid-August. Interns are paid educational and training stipends of approximately $300-$400 per week. Through our internship sponsors, HCC places qualified candidates in leading California (San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles/San Diego, San Joaquin Valley), New England, New York, and New Jersey healthcare and public health organizations.

Students from all fields including, but NOT LIMITED to Healthcare Management and Policy, Public Health, Biological Sciences, Business, Political Science, Sociology, Nursing, Education, Information Technology, Pre-law, and Pre-Medicine are welcome to apply.

To apply, please download the application online at www.healthcareers.org . Applications must be submitted or postmarked by February 8, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.

Common Tides Volunteer Internship
Position: Volunteer Internships
Period: Trips run for 4-9 weeks throughout the year. Expedition length includes training sessions and wrap up.

Background:
Common Tides is a non-profit organization whose mission it is to offer free marine science education along with sail training to children from developing countries. This in turn will provide the local children an opportunity to take steps towards protecting their aquatic environments, developing environmentally friendly eco-tourism, and increase their future job opportunities. Currently, a vast majority of local kids of Central American and Caribbean countries do not have the opportunity to learn about the ocean or to be taught about how their actions affect their ocean habitats, despite this environment being an essential part of the community. Without these opportunities, these children will likely grow up without a strong background or appreciation for their marine environment, which will keep them from being able to sustainably benefit from or help protect the ocean they depend on. To accomplish our mission, we have developed a volunteer-based marine science and sailing program for local students ranging in grades from K-12. The program will bring these students out onto the ocean via boats to their local marine habitats while volunteers help offer interactive classes about marine animals, basic sailing skills, and present ways that the children can help preserve the oceanic habitats, including the third largest barrier reef in the world.

Internship Description:
Trips will range in length from 4-9 weeks during which volunteers will get certified in lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR. All volunteers will be taught the marine science and sailing curriculum used by Common Tides. Once comfortable, volunteers will instruct and lead student snorkel groups, teach basic sailing skills and hands-on marine science classes. No experience in marine biology or sailing is necessary, just a strong willingness to learn and an excitement for teaching local students. This position will provide excellent career development opportunities to acquire or enhance your teaching ability and marine science background along with allowing you to learn or build on sailing skills as we sail around the beautiful Caribbean waters. The most important aspect about your volunteer program is that you will be an integral part in teaching and providing a marine science program to local students that do not have this opportunity.

Living Description:
During the 4-9 week trip you will be living and learning on a sail boat. Living aboard this floating classroom will allow you a unique and amazing chance to experience the Caribbean and the Islands in a completely different light. During the day, volunteers work directly with local kids providing first hand insight into their way of life. Throughout the trip you will be able to enjoy the Caribbean Sea including the coral reef and all its fishes, sea turtles, dolphins, and even whale sharks. Along with snorkeling with the students and on free time, certified divers will also have the chance to SCUBA dive in the warm clear waters. Time will be given to explore the different islands that we visit and nights will generally be yours to enjoy.

Requirements:
• Must be 18 or over
• Must be willing to live on a boat in close quarters with other volunteers and staff
• Be in good physical condition to participate and instruct snorkeling and sailing classes
• Have a personal insurance policy (DAN Trip Insurance is a great option)

Payment: The cost for the trip will be determined by the length. A deposit will be required to secure a spot.

Contact: Please visit www.commontides.org or email commontides@gmail.com for more information.