College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Internships Available 1/8/10

January 7, 2010

Internship Postings Included in This Entry:
I. Internship Available with the Friends of Sausal Creek
II. Capital Fellows Programs Applications Now Available
III. Women's Earth Alliance Internship
IV. UC Berkeley Earth Sciences Library: Internship Available for Course Credit

I. Internship Available with the Friends of Sausal Creek
Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) located in Oakland, is a volunteer-based community group founded in 1996 to promote awareness and enhancement of Sausal Creek and its watershed. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and take action to restore and preserve Sausal Creek and its 2,656-acre watershed as a unique natural community resource. We involve students, residents, and volunteers in protection, monitoring, and revegetation activities to restore the native plant ecosystem and increase the diversity of wildlife in the watershed.

As a part of our community-based restoration effort, we are currently seeking an intern to help lead restoration workdays along the creek. Our workdays focus on removal of invasive species, erosion control, planting natives, and teaching environmental education to groups of elementary school, high school, and college students, as well as corporate groups and local community members. This is an excellent opportunity to:

• Gain practical experience in the field of community-based restoration, specifically focusing on creek and watershed restoration
• Develop environmental and outdoor education teaching skills for diverse communities of all ages
• Enhance group management skills
• Become familiar with the local ecology, including native and invasive species identification
• Assist with planning meetings, which is a great opportunity to connect with other local professionals in the field
• Volunteer for a local, grassroots non-profit organization devoted to watershed awareness and protection

Details: The intern will work closely with the restoration manager to carry out restoration and educational goals for each work day, including project planning, site preparation, and clean-up. Hours will range from 18-24/mo. for a minimum of six months. Scheduling will include at least one Saturday plus two to three weekdays each month. The internship is unpaid. If interested in applying, please send a letter of interest to Megan at For more information about the organization, please visit our website at

II. Capital Fellows Programs Applications Now Available
Applications for the Capital Fellows Programs are now available online and the postmark deadline is February 24, 2010 -- Visit:

· California Senate Fellows
· Executive Fellowship Program
· Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program
· Judicial Administration Fellowship Program

Prepare for a Future Career?Engage yourself in Public Service. Apply for a Capital Fellowship Today!

III. Women's Earth Alliance Internship
Women's Earth Alliance is seeking an intern to support program development for the Sacred Earth Advocacy Network. The Advocacy Network links pro bono legal and policy advocates with indigenous environmental justice leaders in North America.

Primarily, we seek support for program development, including our three Advocacy Delegations for 2010. As an intern, you will research and compile materials for training manuals, research funding opportunities, and support the Advocacy Director in preparing for all aspects of the Delegations. The ideal candidate will possess a demonstrated interest in environmental issues and/ or legal advocacy and/ or social activism; experience in project management or event planning; strong research and organizational skills; and abundant creativity and self-motivation. We are located in downtown Berkeley but this work can be done remotely.

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation (preferred) or references, to Advocacy Director Caitlin Sislin at We prefer a minimum commitment of 4 hours per week, for a minimum of 12 weeks. We are happy to support you in receiving college credit for this internship. People of color, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, and individuals of diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply.

Women's Earth Alliance unites women on the frontlines of environmental causes by coordinating training, technology, and financial support for thriving communities and Earth.

IV. UC Berkeley Earth Sciences Library: Internship Available for Course Credit
With Track Info Services, a unique environmental information company

Track Info Services is a unique provider of environmental information regarding real estate to the environmental engineering & consulting industry, state transportation departments, city & county government agencies, banks, insurance companies and major corporations. We assist those organizations by helping them identify known or potential environmental concerns related to industrial, commercial & residential real estate. Track Info Services utilizes the latest technology in on-line systems and Geographic Information Systems to instantaneously deliver information to our customers.

Track Info Services has an interesting internship opportunity right on campus at the UC Berkeley Earth Sciences Library! Each intern will gain valuable experience in an area related to their major, receive course credit from the UC Berkeley Geography Dept. and a stipend based on performance at the end of the internship.

The Aerial Photo Internship The aerial photo internship will offer each intern an opportunity to become familiar with and learn how to utilize the Earth Sciences Library’s aerial photo collection. The intern will use this knowledge to compile an aerial photographic record of a property from first land use to present day, analyzing each aerial for potential environmental liabilities for use in a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). Each intern will use Photoshop to digitize, crop and adjust specific study sites from the photos and aid the library to put their unique collection in digital format. Some projects will also involve working with USGS historical topographic maps to further evaluate each study area. Interns will also be introduced to Track Info Services G.I.S software and applications providing real-time to governmental records data identifying businesses or properties with potential environmental concerns.

Minimum Applicant Requirements:
• Current Student of the Geography Dept, Environmental Science, Earth & Planetary Science Other majors may also be considered

Additional Desired Skills
• Experience using Microsoft ACCESS and EXCEL
• Experience with PhotoShop Software

Job Location:
• UC Berkeley Earth Sciences Library

For More Information: Call Track Info Services @ (866) 664-9981
All inquiries should only be with Track Info Services directly. Please do not disturb the UC Berkeley Earth Sciences staff regarding this internship program.