College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internship Opportunities 3/19/10

March 9, 2010

I. Plenty of Forestry Jobs
II. Paid Internship for Democracy Matters in CA
III. Field Study Internship
IV. Spartina Control Monitor
V. Sierra Club Political Organizing Intern
VI. Cal Green Environment Team Student Intern
VII. Residential Computing Jobs Available
VIII. The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) Summer Research Internships
IX. Berkeley Green Campus Program Coordinator Internship
X. Energy Efficiency PAID Internship

I. Plenty of Forestry Jobs

There are many forestry and forestry-related jobs posted on this site that your students may qualify for. Currently we've got over 600 jobs listed from employers in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. It's easy to see why Plenty of Forestry Jobs™ is the premier online website for finding forestry and forestry-related jobs that match your skill-set.

Plenty of Forestry Jobs for you!

Paid Internship Opportunity for Democracy Matters in CA!

Are you concerned with special interest money influence in policy decisions in our country? Change it with us! Democracy Matters will be opening up intern position (s) in their California chapters.
Democracy Matters (DM), a non-partisan campus-based project of Common Cause (CC), working to get big private money out of politics and people back in. It's a national organization offering an exciting internship opportunity to committed students to engage in political activism on their own campuses.

Keep in mind, there are two tracks that you can follow with Democracy Matters:
1. Apply for internship and interview.
2. Apply for the internship and come to the student summit July 23 - 25.

"Organize for Social Change" Internship Description and Responsibilities:

-Address campaign finance reform, public financing of elections, and other initiatives that deepen democracy and related issues of global warming, tuition increases, and health care
-Receive training and background policy initiatives by DM and CC. (No expertise in campaign finance reform is required.)
-Build coalitions of student activists on your campus
-Create a DM chapter that works with students, faculty and community activists to get private money out of politics and people back in
-Develop and gain skills as a grassroots organizer
-Organize at least four on-campus campaigns/events per semester
-Year-long internship (September - May); 10 hours a week (may vary)

Qualifications:

-Must be a current student at a college or university in order to recruit and train other students (no class level requirement)
-Serious interest in politics, social change, and political reform
-Some organizing experience is encouraged, but not required

Benefits:

-Stipend of $500 a semester
-Connections to DM alums all over the country
-Interns are mentored by professional DM staff while developing leadership skills
-Free attendance at our Annual Student Summit
-The internship can be coordinated with the school's practicum or internship programs to receive school credit
-Networks of policy makers, public officials, CC staff and board members are available to support your interests
-Receive DM materials - banner, flyers, DVD, t-shirt, stickers, and pins - to spread across your campus

For more information, please visit: www.democracymatters.org. To apply, students should email a resume and cover letter to joanm@democracymatters.org


Field Study Internship

Applications for Fall 2010 are now available at hmap.berkeley.edu!

Sponsored by the School of Public Health and recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges, FSI provides students considering a career in medicine with an opportunity to shadow a physician and gain clinical experience for units. As an FSI intern, you can...

-Shadow a Bay Area physician for 6-8 hours/week over the course of a semester
-Observe and interact with physicians as they work with patients and fellow medical staff
-Learn from a mentor in your field of interest?our preceptors work in a range of medical specialties including pediatrics, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery?
-Discuss ethical issues in medicine and share shadowing experiences with other interns during weekly sections
-Earn 3 units P/NP
**Prerequisite: PH 116*

Applications are due by Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 5pm outside of 309
Eshleman, the HMAP office. No late applications will be accepted.


VI. Spartina Control Monitor
www.spartina.org

Spartina Control Monitor interns will assist the San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project (ISP) in conducting field monitoring of Spartina control activities. Interns will be trained in the use of ArcPad software on Trimble GPS units to relocate previously-mapped Spartina patches and to record treatment of these patches during treatment activities. Interns will also be trained in the use of desktop-computer based ArcPad and/or ArcGIS to edit field-collected data as needed.

Work will begin in early June and will continue through mid to late September*. Work may vary from 0 - 50 hours/week during this field seasons depending on treatment schedule. Work may start as early as 5 am and end as late as 8 pm depending on tides and weather conditions.

Must provide own transportation to field sites around the San Francisco Bay. (Mileage is reimbursed; driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance are required.)

Hours & Pay Rate
Paid training and field work will begin in early June and continue through mid to late September.* *Hours are flexible and will vary from 0 - 50 hours/week depending on project needs. Pay rate is $15-$18/hour based on experience. No benefits are available for this position.

To apply, mail or email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three technical references by* Wednesday, March 31* to:

Ingrid Hogle, Monitoring Program Manager
San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project
2612-A 8^th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Email: ibhogle@spartina.org

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


V. Sierra Club Political Organizing Intern
Do you want to be on the front lines of addressing clean energy and environmental justice in the Bay Area? The Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter is hiring interns to build the next generation of the environmental movement!

This is an outstanding opportunity for students interested in local grassroots environmental politics to gain references and resume experience in the environmental field.

Benefits:
In depth experience in the The San Francisco Bay Chapter serves four Bay Area Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Francisco. Conservation Interns work with our Community Organizers to recruit and organize Sierra Club volunteers and activists for local environmental efforts. Some of our current campaigns include protecting critical habitat and open space, promoting clean renewable energy, and working directly in elections to pass environmental ballot measures and elect environmental leaders. The Sierra Club plays a vital role in the environmental movement by getting our 30,000 local members directly involved in grassroots lobbying and elections.


VI. Cal Green Environment Team Student Intern
Requirement:
Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at UC Berkeley!
Hours: 5-8 / week
For 2010 – 2011 academic year (starts Immediately)
$12.00/hour

Background: The CALGeT, formerly ESC was founded in Spring 2007 to guide/assist PP-CS in meeting its sustainability goals. PP-CS is responsible for virtually all aspects of campus operations and maintenance, including all trades services, purchased utility administration, energy and water conservation activities, custodial and grounds maintenance, recycling and refuse diversion and collection and integrated pest management services.

Skills and Abilities Requirements:
•Excellent writing, speaking, computer and web skills
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop or other design software
•Proficiency in Dreamweaver desired (Or training will be offered)
•Ability to work independently
•Self starter
•Background or previous work or study in environmental area
•Interest in sustainability, resource conservation and operations and maintenance preferred.

Job Description:
•Expand list format of Deferred Maintenance (DM) projects to incorporate resource conservation overlays, such as carbon footprint, water conservation, waste diversion and LEED EBOM qualification.
•Do research to ascertain potential impacts of DM projects on these areas of resource conservation.
•Make this list into a matrix, which allows CALGeT and PP-CS management to evaluate projects on more than one basis (repair/replace cost) and to incorporate potential costs and cost savings from resource conservation considerations (overlays).
•Work with PP-CS CALGeT to take staff new sustainability suggestions, catalog them, and prioritize and evaluate them. (using new DM or other matrix)
•Work with PP-CS communications point person to generate and implement a sustainability education/outreach campaign (which includes a robust web presence).
•Manage the CALGeT website and newsletter.
•Attend regular CalGET meetings.

Applicants should submit a resume, a letter of interest, and a sample PowerPoint presentation on a sustainability topic, electronically to Lisa Bauer (lisabauer@berkeley.edu) by April 9, 2010.


VII. Residential Computing Jobs Available
ResComp is now hiring Residential Computing Consultants (RCCs) for the 2010-2011 academic year. We're looking for motivated candidates to provide tech support and computing advice to students living in the residence halls.

Make friends, fix computers, and get paid!

Training is provided and no professional experience is necessary.

Highlights of the job include:
* Many leadership/advancement opportunities
* Flexible hours -- we make it easy to balance work and academics
* Competitive pay -- $14/hour with work study available
* Great environment -- social setting at a student-led organization
* Strong alumni network -- Google, Amazon, Yelp, Apple, and more!


For more information and to apply online, visit: http://www.rescomp.berkeley.edu/hiring/rcc/

Applications are due FRIDAY, APRIL 2ND AT 5PM.

Send any questions to hiring@rescomp.berkeley.edu.

- ResComp Hiring Staff


VIII. The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) Summer Research Internships
The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE, http://dataone.org) is a virtual organization dedicated to providing open, persistent, robust, and secure access to biodiversity, ecology, and environmental data.
DataONE is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, with headquarters at the University of New Mexico. Several organizations including the USGS NBII, LTER Network, and others are actively involved with this project.

DataONE invites applications for summer research internships for undergraduates, graduate students and postgraduate (MS, PhD) students. As part of a larger virtual organization, interns will work in virtual groups of 2-3 with multiple mentors from DataONE, and are not expected
to be at the same location or institution as the mentors and other team members. Regular communication (including videoconference) with mentors and other team members will be needed. Face-to-face meetings at the start and end of the session are currently planned, and any required travel will be fully paid for by DataONE.

Projects cover a range of topic areas including software development, library science, and sociotechnical aspects of scientific data. They also vary in the extent and type of technical expertise required. The interests and expertise of the applicants will determine which projects
will be selected for the program. Interns will have the opportunity to receive credit for their contribution to peer-reviewed papers and/or open source software tools. Interns will also be encouraged to present their results at conferences and symposia.

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral/post-masters students who are currently in, and eligible to work in, the United States and are at least 18 years of age by May 23, 2010. Applicants must also be enrolled or employed at a university or other accredited research institution; postgrads must have received their most recent degree within the past 5 years. Given the broad range of projects, there are no restrictions on academic backgrounds or field of study. Interns are expected to be available approximately 40 hours/week during the internship period (noted below) with significant availability during normal business hours. Interns from previous years are eligible to participate.

SUPPORT: Interns will receive a stipend of $4,500 for participation, paid in two installments (one at the midterm and one at the conclusion of the program). In addition, required travel and communication expenseswill be borne by DataONE. Participation in the program after the midterm is contingent on prior performance. Interns will need to supply their own computing equipment and Internet connection.

TO APPLY: Applicants are requested to submit responses to a short questionnaire with their resume, and arrange for a letter of reference from a faculty member, researcher, or instructor. All application materials must be submitted by midnight Pacific time on April 2, 2010. For the list of projects and detailed application instructions, please see http://tinyurl.com/d1s2010

SCHEDULE: Applicants will be notified by April 19th. The internship will run from May 24 - July 30th, and allowance will be made for interns who are unavailable to start on May 24th due to their academic or work schedule.

Thanks,
Mike Frame
USGS Center for Biological Informatics
Building 1916T2
230 Warehouse Road
P. O. Box 6015
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831
Phone: 865-576-3605 (Oak Ridge)
Fax: 865-574-7077 (Oak Ridge)
Cell: 303 886-7352
mike_frame@usgs.gov


IX. Berkeley Green Campus Program Coordinator Internship
The Berkeley Green Campus Program is now hiring for the position of program coordinator. Green Campus is a paid, student run internship program focusing on energy efficiency projects on campus and in the residence halls.

As an intern, you are given the exciting opportunities to:
-Spread awareness and facilitate projects promoting energy efficiency as the quickest, cheapest way to reduce our impact on the environment.
-Interact with some of the best minds on the UC Berkeley campus.
-Attend business conferences with engineering, energy efficiency, and other sustainability professionals and other Green Campus interns from UC/CSU/CCC campuses from across the
state.
-Save the school money in the process, over 3196 MWh=1,600,000 lbs CO2 avoided=$319,000 saved to date by UCB Green Campus!

The Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus Program seeks a student with an interest in energy efficiency for the position of Green Campus Program Coordinator beginning mid-April of the spring semester 2010.

The Program Coordinator Position is an internship that demands an organized self-starter
who is intimately familiar with the UC Berkeley campus community and comfortable working on a team. The Program Coordinator is responsible for the successful implementation of the Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus Program, the goal of which is immediate energy savings on the Berkeley campus, primarily through low-cost technologies and no-cost behavior changes, as well as the education of campus students, staff, and faculty members on energy
conservation.

The Program Coordinator will determine his/her specific objectives and workload through
ongoing consultation with the team, Team Manager, and Alliance to Save Energy’s Program Associate. The weekly workload for the Program Coordinator position will vary between 5 and 15 hours per week, as arranged with the Team Leader, and is compensated at $11 per hour. The position runs from date of hire until the end of the 2011 spring semester; the option to terminate at any time is available to both parties at all times. Candidates, especially freshman and sophomores, who are interested in a yearlong or longer position, will be favored. Candidates with experience working in the residence halls will also be favored. However, other applicants should not be discouraged from applying.

To learn more about the goals of the Alliance to Save Energy and the Green Campus Program, please visit: http://ase.org/content/article/detail/3037

Current UC Berkeley Green Campus projects include:
- Energy DeCal Course (ER 98/198)
- "Blackout Battles" Energy Competition in the Residence Halls
- Light Bulb Exchange in Residence Halls
- Laundry Education in Residence Halls
- "Dining by Daylight" Energy Competition in Dining Halls
- Environmental Career Panels
- Fume Hood “Shut the Sash” Campaign
- Haas School of Business Energy Conservation Campaign
- Installing Vending Misers (energy saving devices) on Campus Vending Machines
- Green Department Certification
- Campus Building Lighting Audits
- Hall Staff Outreach
- Sustainability Week and Earth Week Events
- LBNL Refrigerator-Metering Research

Some typical intern tasks for the above projects include:
- Initiating energy and water conservation projects in the residence halls and on campus
- Speaking to a wide variety of audiences about how to save energy on campus and at home
- Creating publicity and setting up presentations for educational campaigns
- Communicating and meeting with the campus community via phone, e-mail, and in person
- Conducting lighting audits
- Calculating energy and water savings
- Participating in weekly team meetings and monthly trainings
- Attending state-wide sustainability conferences
- Publishing monthly newsletters
- Managing a budget
- Collaborating with other sustainability groups on campus

Applicants must:
- Be currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors undergraduates preferred, graduate students with at least two semesters remaining preferred) students.
- Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Be comfortable with the basic functions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
- Have leadership and teamwork experience.
- Effective time management skills.
- Have a passion for energy efficiency

Desired Qualities:
- Strong experience in on-campus environmental activism.
- Specialized skills such as:
- Engineering or technical knowledge of energy systems
- Graphic design, newsletter design, web design, or editing skills
- Data analysis
- Teaching at a college level
- Strong communication: writing and public speaking
- Managing budgets
- Familiarity / previous working relationship with the Green Campus Program, other campus environmental groups, or DeCal program.
- Familiarity / previous working relationship with campus staff and administrators
- Experience working in the residence halls.


Application Materials:
To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to BerkeleyGreenCampus@gmail.com,
Please email BerkeleyGreenCampus@gmail.com or contact Morwenna Rowe at morwennar@gmail.com if you have any further questions about the program.

All applications must be received by midnight on Friday, April 9th.
Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis for Sunday, April 18th. Good luck!


X. The Berkeley Green Campus Program is Hiring - Energy Efficiency PAID Internship

TheBerkeley Green Campus Program is now hiring for the position of program coordinator. Green Campus is a paid, student-run internship program focusing on energy efficiency projects on campus and in the residence halls.

The Program Coordinator will determine his/her specific objectives and workload through ongoing consultation with the team, Team Manager, and Alliance to Save Energy’s Program Associate. The weekly workload for the Program Coordinator position will vary between 5 and 15 hours per week, as arranged with the Team Leader, and is compensated at $11 per hour.

Applicants must:
-Be currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors undergraduates preferred, graduate students with at least two semesters remaining preferred) students.
-Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.
-Be comfortable with the basic functions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
-Have leadership and teamwork experience.
-Effective time management skills.
-Have a passion for energy efficiency

Desired Qualities:
-Strong experience in on-campus environmental activism.
-Specialized skills such as:
1.Engineering or technical knowledge of energy systems
2.Graphic design, newsletter design, web design, or editing skills
3.Data analysis
4.Teaching at a college level
5.Strong communication: writing and public speaking
6.Managing budgets
7.Familiarity / previous working relationship with the Green Campus Program, other campus environmental groups, or DeCal program.
8.Familiarity / previous working relationship with campus staff and administrators
9.Experience working in the residence halls.

To learn more about the goals of the Alliance to Save Energy and the Green Campus Program, please visit: http://ase.org/content/article/detail/3037

Resumes, cover letters, and writing samples can be sent to BerkeleyGreenCampus@gmail.com. All materials must be received by midnight on Friday, April 9th.