College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Available Internships 12/4/09

December 4, 2009

Paid Summer Teaching Internship with Breakthrough
Breakthrough is a paid summer teaching internship where undergrad students apply to work at 34 nationwide sites to teach an academically rigorous course for middle schoolers from under resourced districts.

Breakthrough teachers put in long hours, stretch themselves in new ways, face obstacles unlike any other they’ve seen, and they are thankful for the opportunity. Breakthrough teachers create real societal change, and they play an essential role in sending deserving kids to college. In their spare time, they find their futures, develop as leaders, and have fun doing it. Teaching with Breakthrough is the hardest job you'll ever love.

The application is now available online:

To be kept up-to-date with more information (i.e. info sessions next semester, application help), join the "Breakthrough Teachers at Berkeley" facebook group.

For more information, contact UC Berkeley recruiters Jasmine and Lan at

Environmental Internship - CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)
CDC/ATSDR’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) is offering a 10-week summer internship program for students in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and other related majors to take place June 9-August 13, 2010. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through project collaboration, experiential learning opportunities, individual environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and through shadowing and mentoring relationships at CDC/ATSDR. Interns will be based at CDC/ATSDR’s Atlanta-Chamblee Campus where NCEH/ATSDR is housed. Students are paid $500 a week during the course of the program. Please go to our website for more information and application instructions. Applications are due February 16, 2010.

Eligibility requirements for CLEH interns:
· US citizenship or Permanent Resident with a green card,
· Full time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2010
· Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and
· An academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology or related fields.

Note: Seniors graduating in Spring 2010 will not be accepted to this program.

For more information, please email LT Cory Moore, Environmental Health Officer, USPHS, Program Development Office, NCEH/ATSDR at

Summer 2010 White House Internship
Greetings from the White House Internship Program! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As the holiday season quickly approaches, we would like to encourage your students to apply for a summer internship with the White House. The application for the summer 2010 program will be posted December 14, 2009. A complete submission will include an application (with several short answer questions, two essay questions of 300-500 words each, and a one-page resume) and three letters of recommendation. The final application deadline is February 7, 2009.

- Visit the White House Internship website:
- Apply to the White House Internship program:
- Learn more about the selection process:

A White House Internship provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

Our mission is to make the "People’s House" accessible to future leaders all around the nation and cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities. Encourage your students to take advantage of this incredible opportunity!

The White House Internship Team

Scientists and Engineers for America: Virtual Science Policy and Communications Internship
Dear Student Leaders at UC Berkeley,
I am contacting you as the Program Director of Scientists and Engineers for America (SEA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging members of the scientific community in US politics and the policy-making process. Through this mission, we promote evidence-based decision making at all levels of government.

We are currently expanding our student programs, most specifically, our Spring 2009 Virtual Science Policy Internship. We are recruiting students to collaborate in research teams in order to track science, technology and health legislation, discuss scientific integrity, and produce brief reports on topics involving intersection of science and politics.

I have attached an informational poster, an introduction to SEA's Virtual Internship, and the Internship Application, which is due on January 15.

Please forward this information along to any students who may be interested.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning more about other SEA programs such as a our science policy wiki, daily and weekly science-in-the-news emails, student chapters, campaign trainings, and DC Science Policy Career Week Programs.

Thank you for your help.


Ms. Brielle H. Welzer
Program Director
Scientists and Engineers for America (SEA)

Great Wilderness Internships - Volunteer in Ecuador
Great Wilderness is a California-based, international, non-profit conservation organization. Our mission is to support protection of tropical biodiversity where preservation and conservation of natural ecosystems are critical to sustaining life on earth.

Volunteer and Internship Program>
Become part of a team working to create a market-based solution to poverty in the poorest province in Ecuador. This is a chance to go beyond the typical volunteer experience and will require preparation and a sense of purpose. You will be joining a team dedicated to preserving ecosystems of global significance and astounding beauty. With support from our volunteers, we work toward the conservation of biodiversity, reforestation, rural community projects, and sustainable commercial development in Ecuador. Specifically we work in innovative programs with local partners in agroforestry, reforestation, organic production and sustainable aquaculture in mangrove ecosystems, including carbon fixation, health and nutrition improvement, handicrafts commercialization and research projects in mainland, marine and island areas all over Ecuador. Many interns receive course credit for their work - check with your faculty advisor. Spanish is a plus.

Points of Interest
- Galapagos Island Project
- La Hesperia Biological Reserve - Andean cloud forest protected by an historic family farm.
- Esmeraldas Province on the northwest coast - work with Cacao farmers
- Amazon rainforest
- Quito - World Heritage Site

How to apply
Great Wilderness is offering a number of internships for students who are interested in working and supporting the protection of Ecuador’s native forests and ecosystems. Applications are available on their website. Please visit their website at for more information. You can also contact Soraya Delgado at, (607) 319-0180 or Bill Steele at, (510) 774-5692.

Great Wilderness * 2312 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94705 * (510) 774-5692 *

Paid Internship Opportunity in Ecologically Based Pest Management Research in Lodi Wine Country
Spring and Summer 2010
The Laboratory of Agroecology at UC Berkeley will be accepting applications for 1 paid research internship in Lodi Wine country for the spring - summer 2010. The interdisciplinary and on-farm research explores the impact of flowering intercropping species on the enhancement of biological control of key wine grape pests in California vineyards. The study also includes a landscape ecology component that will evaluate the influence of surrounding semi-natural habitat on biological control in vineyards. Interns will be involved in all field activities associated with the study. Interns will gain valuable experience in applied ecological research design, insect identification, field sampling, monitoring techniques and data analysis.

Time period: April 15th – Aug 31st 2010

Note: There will be 4 mandatory 2-hour training sessions held during the winter/spring semester of 2010 in preparation for the field season. Special consideration will be given to students with an entomology background, those interested in graduate studies in agroecology, and graduating seniors available through Oct. 15th, 2010.

Research intern will be involved in the following activities:
•Coordinating logistics and materials associated with field monitoring
•Field work: sampling, monitoring and organization
•Lab work: monitoring, insect identification, data collection and organization

Compensation: $750.00/month stipend will be offered to the successful applicant. Students will be expected to devote between 25-30 hours/week from April 15– August 31, 2009 (hours will vary according to months). Note: Students must commit to the entire work period and live in the Lodi region.

Interviews for the positions will be held in late December 2009.
Those interested in applying, please send a 1-page resume and 1-page description of your experience and interest in this field of research. Please submit all materials via e-mail to Albie Miles by 5.00 PM on Dec. 16, 2009.

Please write or call with any questions.
Albie Miles Ph.D. Candidate Laboratory of Agroecology Dept. Environmental Science Policy and Management University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-3114 831.359.2093

Legislative Internship Opportunity with 9th District Senator Loni Hancock in Oakland - Deadline 12/11
Winter/Spring 2010
Are you interested in learning about and participating in state government? Do you have a desire to serve your local communities? Senator Loni Hancock (9th District) is currently accepting applications for her Winter/Spring 2010 District Office Internship Program.

Internship Description
Interns will work out of the district office in downtown Oakland, and may attend events on the Senator's behalf across the district. (The 9th Senate District includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, and San Pablo.)

Interns will work on specific projects as well as help with general office management (answering phones, opening mail, etc.). Projects may include collecting, analyzing and presenting data, assisting individual constituents who have needs from particular state agencies, and helping to organize large public events on key policy issues. This is an unpaid internship.

Desired Qualifications
Strong writing and verbal communication skills; enjoys working as part of a team; ability to multi-task; works well under pressure; demonstrated interest in community service and/or participating in government politics.

Interns must be able to commit at least 10-12 hours a week. Interns must be able to begin working the week of January 19th, 2010.

How to Apply
In order to be considered an internship position, please submit the following:
* completed internship application
* resume
* cover letter
* a writing sample of no more than five (5) pages
* your class and/or other time commitment shedule
* three (3) professional or academic references

For further information or to obtain an application, please contact Melissa Male at: or (510) 286 - 1333. Applications will be accepted by fax or mail ONLY. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11th!

One Heart Source is currently recruiting volunteers for its Summer 2010 program!
About OHS:
One Heart Source is a student-initiated organization that is committed to fighting the generational cycle of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania, Africa. OHS was established in 2007 by a UCLA graduate, and this is the first year Berkeley has had a chapter of its own.

With the number of children orphaned by AIDS around the world fast approaching 25 million, if there ever was a time to help out in any way possible with this issue, it is now. Volunteering with OHS involves living in a small village outside of Arusha, Tanzania for two months while teaching a structured HIV/AIDS curriculum to community members in local schools and popular hangouts. Volunteers are also actively involved in our on-site orphanage, where there are currently fourteen kids living (ranging in age from approximately 6 months to 13 yrs). As a new organization, we are fighting the new trend of "volun-tourism," and are looking for people who are genuinely interested in fighting for this cause. This is a great opportunity for people interested in HIV education, global health, working with children, working abroad, and learning Swahili.

If you are interested in getting more details about this program, please email Emma Carroll at

Forests Forever Marketing Internship
Forests Forever Foundation is offering a marketing internship for several highly motivated individual who want to work with us to market and distribute Forests Forever: Their Ecology, Protection, and Restoration by Dr. John J. Berger a new critically acclaimed book we co-published on forest ecology and conservation. This book was designed to raise public and policymaker awareness about the importance of forests, their preservation, and their critical role in protecting wildlife, endangered species, watersheds, and climate as well as providing recreation, and raw materials for commerce and industry. We are looking for mature, conscientious applicants who want to work with us on an important environmental issue and who wish to gain hands-on marketing experience and develop critical communication skills. This internship is unpaid, but you'll have an opportunity to learn about the nonprofit environmental sector, the publishing industry, e-commerce, and marketing. You will gain new skills and professional experience that should make you more competitive in today's challenging job market. The program requires a commitment of at least 12-15 hours per week, ideally through June. Since our SF office space is limited, you'll work in our satellite office in Berkeley and off-site at home and in the library. To apply for the program please send your resume and a cover letter to, including any questions you have about the program and why you would like to work with us on this project.