College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships Available 1/15/10

January 15, 2010

Click on the link below for more information about:
I. Senior-level Spring Semester Jobs Available at RSSP-IT
II. Applications for the Fall 2010 UCDC Program Now Available
III. Business Council on Climate Change Internship
IV. BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) Opens Applications for Energy Internship Program
V. EPA's 2010 NNEMS Fellowship Program-Summer. Deadline 2/5/10

Senior-level Spring Semester Jobs Available at RSSP-IT
Need a good job next year? ResComp and the IT division of Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP-IT) are currently recruiting students for the 2010-2011 academic year!

We need qualified candidates to fill a variety of high-level positions, from marketing and customer service to programming and systems jobs. Gain valuable work experience and develop your professional skills in a fun, flexible environment.

Our jobs provide:
* excellent leadership/advancement opportunities
* flexible hours to fit your class schedule
* competitive pay - $14.00-$21.25 per hour
* work-study - students eligible for work-study are encouraged to apply
* connections - we have alumni at Google, Amazon, Yelp, Apple, HSBC, and more

Openings include:
* Administrative Assistant
* Marketing and Web Design
* Systems Administrator
* Programmer
* Network Security
* Desktop Support
* RCC Supervisor
* and more!

For job descriptions, a full listing of open positions, and to apply, visit:
https://it.housing.berkeley.edu/student-jobs

Applications are due MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST at 5PM.
Send your questions to hiring@rescomp.berkeley.edu.
We look forward to receiving your application!


Applications for the Fall 2010 UCDC Program Now Available
An Application form for the Fall 2010 UC Berkeley Washington Program is now available online, at: http://ucdc.berkeley.edu

Each Fall and Spring, the UCB Washington Program sends undergraduates to Washington, D.C., to complete academic research projects of their own design, and to participate in internships related to their research. The Program is open to juniors and seniors in any major, and graduating seniors may participate during their final semester at UCB (but not after they actually graduate).

To apply, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have junior or senior standing in the semester you plan to attend. You must also have taken at least two upper-division courses on the UC Berkeley campus, which provide background for the topic you intend to research. Internships are available in a wide variety of DC-based government agencies, nonprofit organizations, policy think-tanks, media outlets, and businesses. Students live in the brand new UC Washington Center at Scott Circle and UCB financial aid is transferrable to DC. Students earn a full semester of UCB academic credit.

Applications for the Fall 2010 UCDC Program are due Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 4 p.m.

Candidate interviews will be conducted in mid-March 2010 for the Fall 2010 UCDC Program. Accepted students will be notified in the 12th week of class in the semester they apply.

I will conduct several information sessions during the early weeks of Spring Semester. An alum of the UCDC Program will speak about his or her experiences and answer your questions. In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, feel free to schedule an appointment with me.

All UCDC info sessions will be held in 291 Barrows Hall:
Thursday, Jan. 21 12-1:30 P.M.
Wednesday, Jan. 27 12-1:30 P.M.
Thursday, Feb. 4 4-5:30 P.M.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 4-5:30 P.M.

Information about how to locate internships in DC is available on a bulletin board outside the UCB Washington Program Office and at the Information Sessions. The Program Office is at M24 Wheeler Hall, and generally will be open 9-12 and 1-4 on Mondays through Thursdays.

More details about the program can be obtained by e-mailing ucdc@berkeley.edu, by visiting M24 Wheeler Hall, or by calling 510/642-9102.


Business Council on Climate Change Internship
If you're looking to break into sustainability consulting in the private (or public) sector, want to develop an incredible green business network in the Bay Area, want to be at the hub of innovative climate action - this internship is for you! I am looking for a motivated, very responsible, quick-learning intern who can help me on a wide range of projects and tasks. The internship is unpaid, but like I said, it's an invaluable opportunity to break into the green business / cleantech / sustainability consulting world.

Below is the internship description, and here's the idealist link: http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Internship/147294-156/c

BUSINESS COUNCIL ON CLIMATE CHANGE INTERNSHIP
Spring 2010
Supervisor: Rachel Barge

SUMMARY:
Title: Business Council on Climate Change – Climate Action Internship
Time/Hours: Spring 2010, 30 - 40 hours per week preferred (part-time negotiable)

Related Areas: sustainable business, green building, greenhouse gas reporting methodology, environmental policy, energy efficiency, corporate social responsibility, public/private partnerships, project management, non-profit administration

The Business Council on Climate Change (BC3) has an exciting opportunity for an intern who will help Bay Area business leaders implement aggressive climate solutions within their companies.

In June of 2005, the City and County of San Francisco hosted United Nations World Environment Day, at which time Mayor Gavin Newsom signed on to the UN Global Compact Cities Pilot Program. This led to a partnership between the city of San Francisco, the Bay Area Council, and the UN Global Compact to create an initiative that promotes private sector leadership on climate change. Since the launch of the Business Council on Climate Change (BC3) on March 1, 2007, over 100 forward-thinking businesses in the Bay Area have joined the BC3, and have committed to taking steps to addressing climate change. Activities and partners are constantly evolving, and interns have played a significant role in the growth of the organization in every stage of its development.

We are currently looking for an intern who is a self-starter with good project management skills, and experience in climate action, sustainability and/or business management. Candidates should have basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and be available to work 30-40 hours per week (part-time negotiable). Understanding of greenhouse gas reporting, green building practices, climate change policy, sustainable business practices, energy policy, local government and other related areas is a significant bonus. Familiarity with Eventbrite, Constant Contact, Open Eco, and Sugar CRM is also a bonus. Applicants should be comfortable speaking to a range of individuals from various sectors, including high-level municipal staff and business leaders. The internship begins early February 2010 and lasts for 3 months with opportunity for extension.

GENERAL INTERN DUTIES:
· Assist in organizing and managing all BC3 events including seminars, mixers, and full membership meetings;
· Assist member companies in executing bi-annual projects, completing myBC3 profile information, and general support
· Assist Program Manager in member dues solicitation, including member correspondence and tracking dues payments and financial reports;
· Assist Program Manager in general communications, including email, phones, media inquiries, etc
· Manage Sugar CRM contacts database, Lotus Notes email lists, Eventbrite invitations, etc
· Oversee production of the quarterly BC3 e-newsletter
· Help maintain BC3 website, including creating and updating informational content, working with member companies to add their own content and climate action plans;
· Coordinate, attend, and record minutes for Advisory Committee and Working Group meetings;
· Work with SF Environment, UN Global Compact, and Bay Area Council staff to expand the program

Although the position is unpaid, this is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student, recent college graduate or mature undergraduate to establish invaluable contacts with some of the Bay Area’s top businesses (Google, Sun Microsystems, Swinerton, The Gap, Webcor Builders, Virgance, Etc), build experience in both the public and private sectors, and to work on the cutting edge efforts to address climate change. A small transportation stipend may be possible, dependent on available funding.

We encourage you to join BC3 in innovating, facilitating and promoting aggressive on-the-ground climate solutions with the private sector, and contribute to the success of the Business Council on Climate Change.

For more information please visit our website at http://www.bc3sfbay.org.

TO APPLY:
Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume as attachments to BC3 Program Manager Rachel Barge, at info@bc3sfbay.org with “BC3 Intern” in the subject line.

We encourage the submission of applications as soon as possible; final deadline: January 29, 2010. The successful candidate will be selected and begin work in early February 2010.


BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) Opens Applications for Energy Internship Program
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting applications for the Tribal Energy Student Internship Program.

Twelve post-secondary students will be selected for the program, which runs May 25 through August 6 at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, Illinois. The application deadline is March 15.

“Indian Country’s young men and women are the future leaders of their tribal nations,” said Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk, “and as such they will play a critical role in shaping the future of tribal energy development. This internship program is intended to help prepare the next generation of tribal energy and natural resource management professionals.”

According to the BIA, interns will work with nationally known scientists in a wide range of research fields including energy resource development, both renewable and non-renewable, and environmental evaluation and analysis of potential impacts from energy resource development activities.

Applications can be made at http://www.dep.anl.gov/p_undergrad/TribalInternships. For more information, contact the ANL Division of Educational Programs at (630) 252-4114.


EPA's 2010 NNEMS Fellowship Program-Summer. Deadline 2/5/10
The deadline for submitting applications for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2010 National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program is Friday, February 5, 2010. All materials must be postmarked on or before that date to be eligible for consideration. Please distribute this email to students at your institution who may be interested in environmental fellowship opportunities at EPA.

The NNEMS program provides associate, undergraduate, and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The purpose of the NNEMS program is to:

o Provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in EPA’s program and regional offices and in its laboratories;
o Increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues;
o Encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers; and
o Help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas.

To learn more, please see the following sources of information regarding EPA’s NNEMS Fellowship Program:

1) The 2010 NNEMS program catalog and application materials are available on the NNEMS Web site at www.epa.gov/education/students.html. If you are interested in applying for the 2010 program, please visit the Web site to review the project descriptions, eligibility requirements, and information regarding the application process.

2) An archive of the NNEMS Webinar that was conducted on January 8, 2010, can be accessed at http://www.clu-in.org/live/archive/. The Webinar includes an overview of the program; identifies eligibility requirements; discusses the application, evaluation, and selection process; highlights some of the 2010 projects; reviews frequently asked questions submitted by applicants; and answers questions submitted by Webinar participants. There are four different ways to access the Webinar which include watching the Webinar online, downloading the PowerPoint® Slide Show format with embedded audio, downloading the audio only in MP3 format, or subscribing to an archive podcast feed (including iTunes).

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Carolyn Pitera by email at carolyn.pitera@ttemi.com.