College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Job & Internship Opportunities 4/9/10

April 6, 2010

I. Apply to Be a Summer BUILD Literacy Tutor
II. Job Fair: It's not too late to get a job or internship!
III. Student Learning Center Writing Tutors Needed
IV. Business Council on Climate Change: Climate Action Internship
V. Japan Summer Opportunity for UCB Students
VI. Green Campus Internship Application Deadline
VII. Energy Conservation Internship (Paid)
VIII. The Sierra Club announces The Best Internship on Earth
IX. Building Sustainability at Cal internships
X. The Career Center is hiring for nine 2010-2011 Peer Advisors!
XI. Student Webmaster Position – UC Berkeley’s Office of Sustainability

I. !

Interested in making a change in the lives of local youth? Do you have Work Study? Become a Summer BUILD tutor!
Applications Due May 2
Apply Online at: http://publicservice.berkeley.edu

Contact Carrie at carriedonovan@berkeley.edu or 642-5429 for more information.

Summer BUILD is a literacy tutoring program working to boost the reading and literacy skills of low-income youth in Berkeley. Summer is a crucial time because there is no summer school in Berkeley for elementary school students, so many youth (especially low-income youth) lose literacy and reading skills and start the next school year at a disadvantage. BUILD mentors work in teams at their program site to design and lead literacy games & activities and to encourage reading and storytelling for fun. Mentors earn $12.50/hour through Work Study or education field units. To apply, fill out an online application at the Cal Corps Public Service Center website at http://publicservice.berkeley.edu

Carrie Donovan
K-12 Programs Manager
Cal Corps Public Service Center
http://publicservice.berkeley.edu


II. Job Fair: Its not too late!

Wednesday, 4/21/10
12:00-4:00 PM
MLK Student Union, Pauley Ballroom, 3rd floor
Co-sponsored by: Alpha Epsilon Zeta and IEEE

There are over *75* organizations attending the career fair! Here is a sample list of participating employers: Adobe Systems, Amazon.com, AMD, Chevron, JustAnswer, KTLN TV, Lab126, MassMutual, CA Public Broadcasting, Northrop Grumman, Quia, Seneca Center, Silver Spring Networks, Team-Up for Youth, Yelp and many more.

For full details about the fair, including an online directory of this year’s attendees, log in to Callisto at https://berkeley csm.symplicity.com/students/

To get ready for the fair, check out our online workshop, "Making the Most of the Career Fair" http://career.berkeley.edu/MM/Careerfairprep/Careerfairprep.html*

NEW CAREER CENTER ONLINE WORKSHOP: "GETTING RESULTS WITH YOUR INTERNET ***JOB SEARCH"**

There's more to the internet job search than you might think! View this 9-minute workshop and learn about specific websites and strategies to help you get the most out of your time online.

https://career.berkeley.edu/MM/Workshops.stm

III. Student Learning Center Writing Tutors Needed

The Student Learning Center Writing Program is currently recruiting tutors for the Fall 2010 semester. Help students increase their skills and confidence as writers while improving your own writing and communication skills. As a Writing Tutor at the SLC, you will join a
dynamic and diverse community of writers and educators. All SLC Writing Tutors receive training in composition theory and valuable experience in educational practices. We have limited paid positions available for new tutors, and English 310 or Ed 97/197 units are also available.

For further information and to download an application, please visit our website at http://slc.berkeley.edu/tutor/tutor_writing.htm or contact the Writing Program Coordinators, Alberto Ledesma (aledesma@berkeley.edu) and Carolyn Swalina (cbs@berkeley.edu).


IV. Business Council on Climate Change: Climate Action Internship

Title: Business Council on Climate Change – Climate Action Internship
Hours: 30 - 40 hours per week preferred (part-time negotiable)
Duration: 3 months minimum, with opportunity for extension
Location: San Francisco
Start Date: May 10, 2010
Application Due: April 23, 2010 (preference given to applications submitted before deadline)

http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Internship/151317-63/c

Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment to BC3 Program Manager Rachel Barge, at info@bc3sfbay.org. Please write “BC3 Intern” in the email subject line, and title your document: “yourname_BC3internship2010”.


V. Japan Summer Opportunity for UCB Students

How would you like to spend two weeks in Japan this summer in interdisciplinary study of advanced technology and social sciences? Apply now for the 2010 Tohoku University Summer Program (TUSP) taking place July 26 through August 6, 2010.

Hosted by Tohoku University, a University of California partner, TUSP 2010 will bring together students from China, the United States, Australia, and Europe in a two-week program that examines how advanced technologies can be applied to social science.

Through lectures, laboratory visits, and field trips, TUSP 2010 will cover the following topics: nano materials, amorphous metal, semiconductor, spintronics, robotics, fuel cell, business model, gene technology, agent-based model, environmental economics, game theory and law, and Japanese culture.

Fee waivers are available for UC Berkeley students selected for the program. For application and program information, visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/Programs/TUSP/. Deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m., FRIDAY, APRIL 16.


VI. Green Campus Internship Application Deadline

PAID GREEN CAMPUS 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! See job description summary below and full job description in the attached document.

Applications are due by Friday, April 9th at midnight. If you have any questions regarding the position, feel free to contact us at berkeleygreencampus@gmail.com.


VII. Energy Conservation Internship (Paid)

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.

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

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.

Application Materials:
To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to BerkeleyGreenCampus@gmail.com, Please email me 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!


VIII. The Sierra Club announces The Best Internship on Earth

Travel around the country hiking, rafting, and enjoying the outdoors as the Youth Ambassador Intern for the Sierra Club's youth programs

· Create an awesome video blog that documents the experience

· Your home base office will be in beautiful San Francisco at the Sierra Club's headquarters

· Earn a $2,500 stipend for the 8-week internship, plus all expenses paid for travel

· The Intern will be outfitted with $2,000 worth of gear from The North Face and Planet Explore

For more information, and to apply, click here www.sierraclub.org/bestinternship.


IX. Building Sustainability at Cal internships

Building Sustainability at Cal is offering two paid internships for the 2010-2011 academic year. The interns will be specifically working on achieving LEED© certification in a campus building. The LEED©(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally-acknowledged benchmark for the operation of high-performance green buildings. The interns will be highly involved in the intensive and collaborative certification process.

The job description and application are attached. The application is due April 23, 2010. If you have any further questions, please contact Sruti Bharat at sbharat@berkeley.edu. For more information about Building Sustainability at Cal, please visit http://buildingsustainability.berkeley.edu.

X. The Career Center is hiring for nine 2010-2011 Peer Advisors!

Do you like helping other students?
Want to make a positive impact on the lives of your peers here at Cal?

THEN BECOME A 2010-2011 CAREER CENTER PEER ADVISOR!!

Peer Advisors interact one-on-one with users of the Career Center and
provide information on use of resources for career planning,
job/internship search, resume& cover letter writing, and applying to
graduate school, etc. They conduct workshops& orientations for students
on campus (usually in the evenings,) provide outreach& liaison to
student groups, drop-in advising and other duties and special projects
as assigned. This position will require correspondence with supervisors
and other peer advisors DAILY through email. All Peers will be required
to serve on the Career Center Student Advisory Board which will meet
twice per semester (meeting dates TBD). Comprehensive training will be provided. *(Pay rate is $12.50 per hour).

Qualifications:
Possess strong oral and written communications skills, public speaking
ability, excellent organizational skills, and some experience/knowledge
of campus student groups and organizations. In addition, candidates
should possess a strong level of initiative and reliability, and must
work well both independently and in groups. Must also enjoy working with
the public. Preference is given to students who will be sophomores or
juniors and who have completed at least one semester at Berkeley.

Requirements:
(Please apply ONLY if you are able to fulfill ALL of these requirements)
*Must have _work study_ and be able to commit to at least 10 hours a
week during the academic year
*Available for 1-hour weekly meetings (TBD)
*Available to work 4-5 hrs/week between the hours of 9 am-5pm,
Monday-Friday, and be available most evenings Monday-Thursday for
workshops.
*Must be available for a 5-day training session in August 2010 (exact
dates TBD).
*Position is for a full academic year beginning August 19, 2010 -- May
14, 2011.

To apply please email both your RESUME and COVER LETTER to: Becky
Christensen, Career Counselor; bchristensen@berkeley.edu

XI. Student Webmaster Position – UC Berkeley’s Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability has an opening for a student webmaster who wants to be an active part of our work and play a key role in campus sustainability communications. This position is responsible for the webmaster duties for the campus main sustainability site: http://sustainability.berkeley.edu and the associated websites including the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability site, the Office site and Cal’s Climate Action Partnership site. The main job of the webmaster will be to monitor and improve the performance and update the visual and written content of the existing sites. Other responsibilities include development of new website pages and graphics, managing CACS and Office mailing lists, monitoring site use with analytics software, and working with the server administrator to resolve problems. Proven website management experience is required and student candidates must be enrolled at UC Berkeley. Work hours are flexible. Pay is $12 to $14 per hour. For more information: contact Kira Stoll: stoll@berkeley.edu