College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Fellowships Available 1/22/10

January 22, 2010

Click on the link below for more information about:
1. The Capital Fellows Program - Intern in Sacramento
2. ATTN SENIORS - John Gardner Fellowship for Public Service
3. Paid Coordinator Position Available: Building Sustainability at Cal
4. The Student Bike Cooperative is Hiring a Head Mechanic and a Outreach Coordinator

The Capital Fellows Program - Intern in Sacramento
The Capital Fellows Program welcomes 64 individuals to work in state government in Sacramento. Fellows serve as staff to committees, Members of the State Legislature, state departments and agencies, and the state courts. The program asks that students demonstrate an interest in public policy. Forbes Magazine recently announced that the Capital Fellows Program is ranked in the top ten of internship/fellowship programs, joining prestigious programs at JP Morgan, KPMG, Google, and the Smithsonian.

Past fellows have gone on to attend top-ranked public policy and international affairs programs, law schools, medical schools, and business schools, serve in all levels of government, and successfully run for local, statewide, and national offices.

The Fellowship programs offer a monthly stipend of $1972 and comprehensive health insurance (visual, dental, health), as well as other perks that come along with working as a legislative staffer. You can find out more about the fellowships here:

http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html

Current fellows (who are also Cal alums) will be at the Wednesday, February 3, 2009 Career Fair to answer questions.


2. ATTN SENIORS - John Gardner Fellowship for Public Service
JOHN GARDNER FELLOWSHIP INFORMATION SESSION
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, AT 7:30 PM IN MORGAN 101

Dear Seniors:
I am writing to encourage you to apply for the John Gardner Fellowship for Public Service.

The Gardner Fellowship is designed to encourage careers in public service by providing three graduating seniors from U.C. Berkeley (and three from Stanford) with a $27,500 scholarship to support a 10-month fellowship in a public service organization of your choice. Current Gardner fellows are working in the White House Council on Environmental Quality, White House Council on Women and Girls, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, Environmental Defense Fund and the Pacific Institute.

To be eligible for the fellowship, you must be:
* Graduating from U.C. Berkeley in May 2010 (December 2009 graduates also eligible)
* be a U.S. Citizen
* have demonstrated commitment to public service
* have an outstanding academic and leadership record

To Learn More:
Attend our information session on Thursday, January 28, at 7:30 pm in Morgan 101. Visit our website at: http://igs.berkeley.edu/programs/gardner/

Application Deadline: February 24, 2010

* Note that three letters of recommendation are required, one of which must be from a faculty member

Thanks for your attention, and please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,
Peter Hanson
John Gardner Fellowship Program Administrator
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Political Science
University of California, Berkeley
Office: 131 Moses Hall
http://igs.berkeley.edu/programs/gardner/index.html


3. Paid Coordinator Position Available: Building Sustainability at Cal
The Building Sustainability @Cal (BS@C) Program is looking for a student to serve as one of the 5 program coordinators. Training will be provided, but some experience with environmental issues is required. This position requires at least a one-year commitment. To learn more, see below or contact Claire Evans at claire_evans@berkeley.edu

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Building Sustainability @ Cal (BS@C) Program trains and utilizes students to help reduce the environmental footprint of buildings by educating building inhabitants and identifying structural and operational changes that can be made to the building, in addition to designing and implementing educational projects.

The BS@C Program is looking for a student to serve as one of the 5 Program Coordinators.

The Program Coordinator would:
1) Help oversee a service learning class on sustainability
2) Train students how to perform waste, water, and lighting audits and implement projects/programs
3) Work with staff and faculty to help reduce the environmental impacts of campus buildings

Training will be provided for the program coordinator, but some experience with environmental issues is required. This position requires at least a one-year commitment (Spring 2010 & Fall 2010).

Required Qualifications:
1) Student must be self-motivated and organized
2) Must have good writing-skills
3) Must be proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
4) Willing and able to work with staff, faculty, and students
5) Some experience with environmental issues

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Managerial experience
2) Experience with environmental education

For more information about this position or the Building Sustainability at Cal Program, see below or contact Claire Evans, claire_evans@berkeley.edu
To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to Claire Evans, claire_evans@berkeley.edu, by Sunday January 31st.

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The Building Sustainability @ Cal Program trains and utilizes students to help reduce the environmental footprint of campus buildings by educating building inhabitants and identifying structural and operational changes that can be made to buildings and campus as a whole. This is accomplished in three ways: 1) facilitating two service learning classes; 2) hiring student interns in buildings; and 3) working on case-by-case outreach and auditing projects. The classes are run and the program is managed by five program coordinators that work with campus staff and faculty to implement projects. Where applicable, the program works with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental and Design for Existing Buildings (LEED EB) system and campus sustainability programs.

BS@C meshes the academic and the operational aspects of the university and is a unique collaboration of students, faculty, and staff. It uses the concept of service learning classes to focus the university's academic acumen directly on the university's operations. The program works closely Capital Projects, the Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant- Campus Services and other relevant campus entities.


4. The Student Bike Cooperative is Hiring a Head Mechanic and a Outreach Coordinator
The Student Bike Cooperative, BicyCAL seeks to make the quality of student life better by giving students affordable, environmentally sustainable, and increased access to bicycles; a healthy alternative form of transportation. Its two function, The Green Bike Share initiative, has already brought an initial fleet of 20 bright green bicycles for students, faculty and staff of UC Berkeley to use. The pilot project commenced in August, 2008 was open to the first 100 UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff to sign up for the program. Now we are expanding! With more bikes and students involved, we are hiring for two positions, a Head Mechanic and Outreach Coordinator. Each position receives a $500 dollar stipend and 2 unites in the Energy and Resources Group. Please see the description of each position below.

Email a paragraph about yourself and why would would like to do this to yelena@berkeley.edu
Together we will bring together likeminded bike-sharers to create a unified and creative transportation revolution!

Head Student Mechanic
Responsibilities include:
6 hrs/week for 16 week semesters
Managing Mobile Bike Shop
Setup Monday/Wednesday, 11am - 2pm
Planning and hosting bike-related community events and workshops
Coordinating bike mechanic student mentorship program for peer-to-peer education
Being part of correspondence team with program funders (i.e. grants, donors, etc.)
Fixing bikes

Ideal candidate will:
Have at least 1 year experience or equivalent extensive knowledge regarding a wide range of bike repairs on various years, makes and models
Be willing to teach and learn in peer-to-peer setting
Have a strong commitment to bike-based community activism
Be responsible and organized

BicyCal will provide:
$500/semester Student Stipend
2 units for Independent Study available
Hands-on experience working with community-based organization
Opportunity for leadership development skills
Extensive hands-on training with a start-up community organization
Free access to tools and other bike resources
Be part of an amazing project team at Berkeley!

PR/Marketing/Web Manager
Main responsibilities include:
6 hrs/week for 16 week semesters
Designing and distributing PR and marketing materials
Developing online marketing campaign
Developing BicyCal website
Maintaining BicyCal website on a weekly basis

Ideal candidate will have:
Experience in establishing marketing and managing marketing campaigns
Extensive knowledge of design software such as Adobe Photoshop
Experience with designing and managing websites

BicyCal provides:
$500/semester Student Stipend
2 units for Independent Study available
Extensive hands-on training with a start-up community organization
Bike maintenance training
Free access to tools and other bike resources
Be part of an amazing project team at Berkeley!

Please email all inquires to yelena@berkeley.edu