College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Internships Available 2/19/10

February 11, 2010

I. Internship at Picarro - Maker of the World's Most Precise and Easiest to Use Greenhouse Gas Analyzers
II. STEER Program: Short Term Educational Experiences for Research in Environmental Health Sciences for Undergraduate Students
III. UC Berkeley's School of Optometry Summer "Opto-Camp" Program

I. Internship at Picarro - Maker of the World's Most Precise and Easiest to Use Greenhouse Gas Analyzers
RESPONSIBILITIES: We want to save the world and we want you to help. No, really. Picarro makes the world’s best, easiest to use greenhouse gas emissions tracking equipment. We are the gold standard for measuring carbon, methane and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Our customers include the U.S. EPA, NOAA, the World Meteorological Organization, LNBL, UC Berkely, Stanford, CalTech and dozens of others. Your job will be to help with our marketing and communications efforts. You will perform crucial research to help our media outreach, our non-traditional marketing campaigns (think guerilla drive-by emissions testing of refineries and CAFOs!), our social media campaigns, and other facets of our marcom efforts. On a broader scale, we are trying to make the world more aware of why we need to "measure the air" to ascertain what is happening with regard to GHG at the neighborhood, local, regional, state, national and international levels. Our analyzers are being used by the California Air Resources Board and our technology was featured this week in the New York Times, the San Jose Mercury News, and dozens of other publications. We are also launching efforts in the environmental justice space to democratize some aspects of air quality measurements and empower disadvantage communities to generate high quality measurement data that can be quickly converted to visual formats and used to achieve "air justice."

REQUIREMENTS: 10-15 hours per week of work, a combination of on-site and off ($10/hr). Enthusiasm for global warming and climate issues.

QUALIFICATIONS: Strong writing background, preferably with published clips or writing samples. Good analytical skills. Existing awareness / undestanding of the cleantech space and issues around air quality and global warming. Existing awareness / knowledge of cleantech is a big plus. Comfort and regular usage of social media. Video editing skills also a plus, as well as familiarity / facility with Google Earth. Willing to take on big projects — and also willing to make creative suggestions. Loves to talk to people and not averse to hard work researching market topics and media outreach campaigns. A can-do attitude.

Comments: We have fun and are scrappy. You’re hours can be flexible as long as we can work together to schedule them. Some of your hours can be offsite although we need some onsite hours. Our company is going places and you’ll love to have us on your resume.
Contact: Alex Salkever, alex@picarro.com. Send resume as PDF attachment. Thanks!


II. STEER Program: Short Term Educational Experiences for Research in Environmental Health Sciences for Undergraduate Students

Interested in how the environment affects human health? Spend eight weeks this summer (June 7th - July 30th, 2010) working with a University of California researcher in a paid summer internship program. Gain valuable experience and join other students who are interested in careers in science working on research projects that could be important for future academic and career opportunities.

Topics for research projects could include, as examples, one of the following:
> Biological consequences of chemical exposures in humans
> Health effects of long-term exposure to hydrogen sulfide
> Early life exposure to particulate and development of respiratory symptoms
> Exposure to ambient air pollution and bioaerosols and asthma illness
> Respiratory effects of exposure to polycyclic hydrocarbons from traffic
> Use of geographic information systems in assessing health outcomes
> Biomarkers in children exposed to biofuel in indoor air
> Microbial risk assessment and dispersion patterns in indoor air

Application due March 20 2010, a list of example research topics are on the website. This year's faculty research interests are currently not online, but will be updated soon.

Submit application to:
Marion Gillen
University of California
COEH, School of Public Health
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360

Campus Mailbox:
Suite 760 University Hall
2199 Addison Street
Phone: 510-642-8365
Fax: 510-642-5815
mariongillen@berkeley.edu


III. UC Berkeley's School of Optometry Summer "Opto-Camp" Program
The Admissions and Student Affairs Office at UC Berkeley's School of Optometry is pleased to announce that we are celebrating 5 years of our summer "Opto-Camp" program! We will again offer two sessions this summer, June 21-23 and July 19-21.

The goal of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to introduce underrepresented pre-health science majors to Optometry as a potential future career track and to prepare them to be successful applicants to optometry school. The objective of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to present a three-day "in residence" experience that will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist.

Please note that this year we have incorporated a $125 program fee due to budgetary constraints, however, we are also offering a limited amount of scholarships per session.

Program specifics and the application are linked here:
http://optometry.berkeley.edu/opt_txtpp/admissions/admitoptocamp.html

The application deadline is Monday, April 26, 2010.