College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships Available 2/26/10

February 23, 2010

I. Environmental "Alternative" Break: Enjoy the Outdoors, Work Hard, and Help Restore the Environment during Spring Break!
II. OurEarth.org Environmental Internship
III. Environmental Educaion Internship
IV. Community Programs Internship 2010-2011
V. Ohio Student Environmental Coalition's Cleveland Summer Internship Program
VI. The Nature Conservancy Marine Conservation Coordinator Short-Term Position Available

I. Environmental "Alternative" Break: Enjoy the Outdoors, Work Hard, and Help Restore the Environment during Spring Break!

Staying in town for Spring Recess? Enjoy the outdoors, work hard and get tired, discover and help restore the local environment -- all on an "alternative break" right here at home!

Different restoration opportunity each day, Monday through Friday, all easily reached by AC Transit. Tools, gloves, and snacks provided, along with short talks and walks to learn about fascinating and beautiful places.

To sign up, or if you want more information, contact Susan Schwartz, f5creeks@aol.com, 510 848 9358. (Schedule also on the web site of Friends of Five Creeks, www.fivecreeks.org). If you can't find a site at the last minute, call 510 599 4709.

Here's the schedule:

Monday, Mar. 22, help a restored creek along a major pedestrian-bicycle corridor, with a visit to nearby frog ponds and Native American petroglyphs. Remove invasives at Baxter Creek "Gateway," Ohlone Greenway (trail under BART) at Conlon. Take AC Transit 7 north to San Pablo at Conlon (light opposite Home Depot; this is on the Richmond-El Cerrito border). Walk east toward the hills on Conlon, which ends in one block at the meeting place. (Internet maps Kearney at Conlon, El Cerrito, CA).

Or if you enjoy biking, this is a wonderful ride north on the Ohlone Greenway. It's also a short walk north on the Ohlone Greenway from the El Cerrito del Norte BART station.

Tuesday, Mar. 23, discover beautiful Codornices Park and the Berkeley Rose Garden. Remove ivy that is trying to smother natives on Codornices Creek in a beautiful redwood canyon in the hills. Take AC Transit 65 to the Berkeley Rose Garden and Codornices Park, 1200 Euclid, just past Bayview Place and before Eunice Street. (Internet maps 1200 Euclid.) On the east side of the street, opposite the Rose Garden, follow the service road down to the park. If you come late and don't see us, continue east along the trail into the redwoods; we'll be working near the second bridge.

Wednesday, Mar. 24, explore UC's beautiful 11-acre Blake Garden estate in Kensington, with sweeping views and elegant gardens. Dig roots of invasive evergreen thornless blackberries to free small creeks. 70 Rincon Rd., Kensington. Take AC Transit 7 to Arlington at Rincon (look for a flashing yellow light and Kensington Library on the right). Walk down Rincon to the signed gate, and enter the garden on the south end of the parking lot. The work place will be right in front of you.

Thursday, Mar. 25, learn about Bay history and ongoing restoration as you help turn former garbage dump into wildlife-rich Eastshore State Park. Meet at the beach at the mouth of Strawberry Creek, behind Sea Breeze Market, 598 University (just west of I-880/580 freeway). AC Transit 9 stops across the street, or you can take AC Transit 51 to the end of the line at Third and University, walk south one block to Addison, and then walk west to cross the freeway on the pedestrian-bicycle bridge.

Friday, Mar. 26, discover Berkeley's century-old network of hill paths and help build one. Location t.b.a.


II. OurEarth.org Environmental Internship

This summer, join the OurEarth.org community. This is a chance to work on a number of diverse environmental projects, be in a team with students from other colleges, earn course credit, and because OurEarth.org is still a young organization, this is an opportunity to join on the ground floor of an up-and-coming initiative.

This means that you can take on leadership roles and, if you choose, have responsibilities that almost no other internships can offer which can certainly be useful on a resume. Additionally, OurEarth.org involves over 60 environmental professionals, experts, and undergraduate and graduate students from around the country so this is opportunity to begin networking for a future environmental career. Lastly, for added flexibility, all work is done remotely so you can work from your home, campus, or anywhere else, yet you will still have very frequent contact with the OurEarth.org leadership and other interns via conference calls, email, webinars, and other electronic mediums.

OurEarth.org is a national, 501(c)3 non-profit organization and grassroots initiative that intends to completely transform the way environmental programs, activities, and information are found on the internet so that the public can become more proactive in protecting the
environment. If you might be interested in an internship, visit our website and review the internship program description and application (http://www.ourearth.org/students/default.html). Finally, if you decide to apply, act quickly since admission is done on a ROLLING BASIS. If you have any questions, please contact John Ullman at (410) 878 - 6485 or
jgu@duke.edu, to get additional information.


III.Environmental Educaion Internship

Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. We are seeking energetic, responsible team players to fill our Environmental Education (HVEEP) Internships. Positions run from the Labor Day weekend in Sept. until the end of camp in August.

HOW TO APPLY
Please mail your cover letter, a copy of your current resume and completed general and supplemental application form to: Kate Marland, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 or via e-mail to hveep@hiddenvilla.org. More information & application materials can be found on our website at: http://hiddenvilla.org/internships.php

Hidden Villa is committed to diversity in our workplace and our programs. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, creed, ancestry, disability, or veteran status.

For more information: http://www.idealist.org/en/internship/149038-331


IV. Community Programs Intern-One year residential internship

Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. We are seeking an energetic, responsible team player to fill our Community Program Internship. The position runs from approximately June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.

HOW TO APPLY
Please email your cover letter, a copy of your current resume and completed internship application by March 8, 2010 to: mpowell@hiddenvilla.org or send via mail to Mary Powell, Community Programs Manager, Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Application materials available on our website at: www.hiddenvilla.org.

Hidden Villa is committed to diversity in our workplace and our programs. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, creed, ancestry, disability, or veteran status.

For more information: http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Internship/149040-134/c


V. Announcing the Ohio Student Environmental Coalition's Cleveland summer internship program, in partnership with Summer of Solutions

Join the Ohio Student Environmental Coalition and its partners for a summer of community greening and environmental justice work on Cleveland's near West side! Summer interns will work with community partners in Cleveland's Detroit-Shoreway and Clark-Metro neighborhoods to address structural and material environmental challenges in three basic ways. These three tracks are not mutually exclusive, meaning that program participants will choose to participate in any combination of the following initiatives:

1. Proximity to Lake Erie spells harsh winters and hot summers for local residents. Interns will be trained in basic weatherization processes, and spend the summer using their training to effect immediate material change. Using program funding, field teams will work with families to weatherize their homes at no cost, thus investing resources and knowledge in the Detroit-Shoreway and Clark-Metro neighborhoods.

2. Although some Cleveland neighborhoods enjoy an abundance of healthy, local food, many lack even a single grocery store. Residents instead rely on overpriced and unhealthy food from convenient stores. These "food deserts" stretch over 90 blocks, and categorize large swaths of Cleveland's East and West sides. OSEC interns will identify ideal locations for urban gardens and work with community members to make local agriculture a reality.

3. For 70 years, a highway has severed the impoverished Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood from its valuable lakefront in order to allow West Side suburbanites quicker access to Downtown. The Lakefront West Plan proposed by the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, and the Connecting Cleveland 2020 citywide plan put forth by Cleveland's Planning Department and passed by the Ohio Department of Transportation, both call for replacing this Shoreway with an all-access, 35 mph street. After years of discussion, however, little of this plan has been put into action. Through research, policy advocacy, and community organizing, summer interns will create much-needed momentum to remedy this structural injustice.

Living on the near west side of Cleveland, interns will also come to love shopping at the West Side Market, volunteering at the Ohio City Bike Co-op, and catching a nice dinner at Ohio's only LEED-certified restaurant. Interns will have the option of living with one another in housing provided by the program. A living stipend of up to $2000 will be available to those who most need it.

By the end of the summer, interns and neighborhood residents alike will have gained knowledge and experience related to home weatherization, urban planning, community organizing, and inter-community bridge-building. All will have enjoyed an unforgettable summer of fun and hard work on Cleveland's Near West Side!

The PRIORITY DEADLINE for applications is Monday, March 22nd at midnight. Those who apply by this date will receive priority in decisions about acceptance and stipends; these decisions will be announced on Monday, April 5th. The final deadline for applications as full-time interns will be Monday, April 19th at midnight; these applicants will be notified on a rolling basis, and will hear back no later than April 26th. The date on which you start and finish your Cleveland Summer of Solutions Internship can be flexible, although full summer internships are expected to last 10 (not necessarily consecutive) weeks.

To apply, please EITHER fill out the online application form, OR send your resume and cover letter to OSECSummer@gmail.com, OR do both. This is your official application, so be thoughtful and concise throughout. If you have questions, you can leave them in the Final Comments box or send us an e-mail. Please note that you cannot save this application and continue working on it later; you may want to write and save your responses elsewhere and then enter and submit this form when you are done. Questions with "*" next to them are required and cannot be left blank.


VI. The Nature Conservancy Marine Conservation Coordinator Short-Term Position Available
The marine program has posted an opening for a short term "Marine Conservation Coordinator" position. You can find the position description on PeopleSoft or through the link below. This is a 6 month position that will focus on providing the marine program with assitance in grant management, writing, project coordination, and managing administrative issues. Resumes and cover letters should be submitted through PeopleSoft. For more information, please view: https://tnchrms.usi.net/psp/P89HTNC/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRPM.HRS_JOB_OPENING.GBL?Action=U&HRS_JOB_OPENING_ID=11832