College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 8/27/10

August 27, 2010

August 27, 2010

I. Cal in Local Government
II. Fall 2010 Legislative Internship Opportunity
III. Sierra Club Political Organizing Intern
IV. Pre-PhD training programs at Cal: MARC and IMSD
V. Part Time Environmental Intern
VI. Building Sustainability at Cal
VII. Energy Market Innovations
VIII. Campus Custodial Communications Intern
VIIII. 4 job opportunities at Point Richmond
X. StopWaste Business Partnership
XI. SF Environmental Job Opportunities
XII. Sierra Institute

I. Cal in Local Government
Cal in Local Government (CLG) is recruiting students to fill our
internship positions for the 2010-2011 academic year. Please visit our
website to get a feel for the program and to access the application
(due September 15 @ 5pm).

Here are the dates& times of our upcoming info sessions:

*Thurs. Sept. 2, 7-8 PM, 228 Dwinelle
*Wed. Sept. 8, 7-8 PM, 187 Dwinelle
*Mon. Sept. 13, 7-8 PM, 105 Dwinelle

CLG engages and empowers students in local communities by enhancing
their knowledge about local issues, improving their ability to think
creatively about how local government affects policy, and developing
their professional skills. Being offered a position would give you the
following opportunities:

*$300 stipend upon completion of the program requirements.

*Valuable, project-based internship experience at a local government
site. This means you will not be doing large amounts of clerical work
or menial tasks. All internships through CLG are substantive.

*Networking. Not only will you make connections with your internship
supervisor and office-mates, you will have the opportunity to interact
with City officials and develop relationships that are sure to prove

*Participation in a DeCal designed to supplement your internship and
provide a venue for you to further explore the depths of government
and public policy with other local government interns. You will
receive two units of course credit.

*Service. Participating in CLG not only gives you valuable and unique
experiences and connections, but gives you an opportunity to serve the
community, which is an essential part of learning how to be an
effective leader in any community.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our information sessions and
to reading your application!

II. Fall 2010 Legislative Internship Opportunity

Are you interested in learning about and participating in state
Do you have a desire to serve your local communities?

Senator Loni Hancock (9th District) is currently accepting applications
for her Fall 2010 District Office Internship Program

Internship Description
Interns will work out of the district office in downtown Oakland, and
may attend events on the Senator's behalf across the district.
(The 9th Senate District includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro
Valley, Dublin, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont,
Richmond, and San Pablo.)

Interns will work on specific projects as well as help with general
office management (answering phones, opening mail, etc.). Projects may
include collecting, analyzing and presenting data, assisting individual
constituents who have needs from particular state agencies, and helping
to organize large public events on key policy issues.

This is an unpaid internship.

Desired Qualifications
Strong writing and verbal communication skills; enjoys working as part
of a team; ability to multi-task; works well under pressure; a demonstrated interest in community service and/or participating in
Interns must be able to commit at least 10-12 hours a week.

How to Apply
In order to be considered for an internship position, please submit the
* completed internship application
* resume
* cover letter
* a writing sample of no more than five (5) pages
* your class and/or other time commitment schedule
* three (3) professional or academic references

Applications will be accepted by fax or mail ONLY.

For further information or to obtain an application, please contact
Melissa Male at: | (510) 286-1333


III. Sierra Club Political Organizing Intern
Do you want to help turn out the environmental vote this November? The
Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter is looking for interns interested
in working on the front lines of the environmental movement to mobilize
the green vote for the critical November 2010 elections!

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

*Job Scope:*
The San Francisco Bay Chapter serves four Bay Area Counties: Alameda,
Contra Costa, Marin and San Francisco. The Conservation Intern works
closely with our Community Organizers to recruit and organize Sierra
Club volunteers and activists to work on 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 provides and important role in the
environmental movement by getting our 38,000 local members directly
involved in grassroots lobbying and elections.

· In depth experience in non-profit inner workings.
· Plan, implement, and attend exciting events.
· Inclusion in weekly staff meetings, field campaign activities,
and interaction with volunteers.
· Real life experience in the progressive non-profit sector.
· Opportunity to work for the environment with the nations oldest
and largest environmental group.

*Qualifications: *
* Some experience and interest in organizing and recruiting
volunteer grassroots efforts preferred.
* Commitment to environmental issues .
* Strong communication skills.

*Available: *Immediately

*Reports to: *Community Organizers
*Hours: *10- 20 hrs/ week through mid-December with occasional evenings
and weekends

*Compensation: *This position is unpaid. The Sierra Club Bay Chapter
will reimburse transportation expenses and help secure academic credit
if applicable.

*Apply: *All ages, genders and ethnicities encouraged to apply. Please
email a cover letter and resume to

IV. Pre-PhD training programs at Cal: MARC and IMSD
We are pleased to announce two new opportunities for UC Berkeley
undergraduates from underrepresented groups who are interested
research and obtaining Ph.D.s in the biomedical and behavioral
sciences. We are seeking your assistance in identifying undergraduates
who would be suitable candidates for these programs.

The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC Scholars Program) is an
innovative, integrated training program for pre-Ph.D. students that aims to increase the number of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences who go on to obtain Ph.D.s or M.D./ Ph.D’s in biomedical and behavioral sciences. The UC Berkeley
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD; similarly aims to promote a diverse future scientific leadership. We
are accepting applicants for both programs this fall- applications will be due September 16th.

We will be hosting an informational session about the IMSD Scholars and MARC Scholars programs on August 26th in 2063 VLSB from 5-6:30 PM. Please let students know about the event.

We would be grateful if you could pass on information regarding this upcoming opportunity and informational session to any students who you think would be a good fit to the MARC or IMSD Scholars program. Also if there are faculty in any of your departments who may have students
in their labs, please share this announcement with them. If you or any of your students have any questions regarding either program please contact myself or our Director John Matsui (

The IMSD and MARC programs are funded by grants from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The overall goals are to increase the number of students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences who complete Ph.D.s in these disciplines.

V. Part Time Environmental Intern - City of El Cerrito
The City of El Cerrito Environmental Services Division Invites applications for the position of
Environmental Services Intern

Compensation: $13.10- $17.31
(Part-Time, Temporary and Non-Benefited)

Final Filing Date:
Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 4:00p.m.

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of duties as required, including:
Customer service and staff support for the City’s recycling operations based at the El Cerrito Recycling Center –
Customer service and staff support for the City’s environmental programs, also based at the El Cerrito Recycling Center –
Special projects in recycling and environmental services as assigned
Assistance and support for special meetings and events

The Intern is expected to learn and interpret regulations, policies and procedures, carry out oral and written directions, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, establish and maintain
cooperative working relationships, and to work effectively in a high-paced environment.

Environmental Services Interns are hired into this part-time, temporary, non-benefited position for a minimum commitment of six months. The position is approximately 20 hours per week for a maximum of 950hours per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Available hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Periodic evening and weekend hours also assigned.

All applicants must be atleast 18 years of age at time of appointment; must be able to perform the essential job functions of the position; must have a California Class C Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record. Experience in the recycling and/or environmental fields is desired.

Applicants should submit the Employment Application, Resume, Cover Letter, References and a writing sample (1 to 3 pages on an environment, recycling, policy, or local government related topic – samples may include: papers from educational programs, published articles,
documents from prior employment, or a writing sample written specifically for this application,
or any equivalent) via email to Garth Schultz, Environmental Analyst, at gschultz@ci.el or via mail to the Environmental Services Division, City of El Cerrito,
10890 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530, Attention: Garth Schultz - Environmental Intern Application. Postmarks not accepted.

The Employment Application may be obtained online at or in print during office hours at the El Cerrito Recycling Center, 7501 Schmidt Lane, El Cerrito, CA (

Evaluation & Selection Process
Qualifications Appraisal
Oral Interview: An appraisal
interview to measure the job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities deemed
critical to successful job performance (Weighted 100%). Candidates selected for the Oral Interview will be contacted via email or phone.

The Environmental Services Division & Community:
The Environmental Services Division (ESD) is El Cerrito’s one-stop resource for all things Environmental. Our mission is to provide a leadership role in promoting environmental quality and innovation, as well as minimizing the environmental impacts of residential, business, and City activities in El Cerrito and the region. Our goals will be accomplished by developing, supporting, and managing a wide range of environmental programs, as well as serving as a single-point of contact for inquires regarding environmental issues and projects.

Manages the City’s recycling and waste reduction programs
Develops and implements resource efficiency and conservation programs
Actively supports residents, businesses and the City itself to make and implement
environmental choices
Helps identify El Cerrito as a green place to live and do business through the development and
provision of environmental programs
Works to incorporate green practices and principles into the way the City does business
Provides an active presence in promoting regional collaboration
Catalyzes and supports individual and community environmental action

El Cerrito is located near the east shore of the San Francisco Bay. The city is an ethnically diverse community offering a high quality of life within the nation’s most sophisticated and beautiful living areas. El Cerrito has the advantage of being centrally located in a major metropolitan area. El Cerrito is an established community with a strong self-identity and a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for its citizens.

Qualified applicants receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or disability.

In accordance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, notification of such accommodations must be made with the City at the time the employment application is filed. Medical documentation must be provided upon request.

Information contained in this announcement is subject to change without notice.

Open: 8/19/10 Close: 9/8/10

10890 San Pablo Avenue El Cerrito, CA 94530 (510) 215-4354

VI. Building Sustainability at Cal
Building Sustainability at Cal (BS@C) is looking to hire a new Communications Intern for the 2010-2011 Academic Year!

Communications Intern
Do you like design? BS@C is looking to hire a Communications Intern for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Communications Intern will work closely with the three branches of BS@C- the intern program, Building Sustainability at Cal Class, and the Greening Operations (GO!) Team to design signage, update our website, help with film projects, and work on other exciting projects. Please see the attached job description for
more information and a list of qualifications and skills.

Please visit our website for more information:
Email Claire Evans, Lead Program Coordinator if you have further

VII. Energy Market Innovations
The attached listing contains a thorough description of the opportunity and of our company. There is no deadline for applications; we are accepting applications on an ongoing basis. The posting directs applicants to our website, where there are further instruction on application submission. Our email is If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.

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VIII. Campus Custodial Communications Intern
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VIIII. 4 job opportunities at Point Richmond
Click here to learn more!

X. StopWaste Business Partnership
SAIC's Oakland Office is hiring two part-time temporary personnel to conduct outreach to businesses in Alameda County to start or expand recycling programs under the StopWaste
Business Partnership program.

The duration of employment will be from mid- to late August and extend for 9 months.
Hours may range from 12-20 hours per week.

Work schedule is part-time and is flexible depending on candidates' own schedule. Work will be conducted during normal weekday business hours from 8:00 AM to 5:00PM and will include a combination of office work, and work in the field conducting waste assessments at business locations around the county.

Candidates will need to possess the following skills in order to be considered for this position:
Some recycling / environmental knowledge experience desirable but not required
* As a representative for StopWaste.Org, candidates must have the skills and knowledge of professional business decorum
* Excellent communication and presentation skills
* Be able to produce reports and input progress notes using standard word processing software

* Candidates must provide their own transportation vehicle as they will be expected to visit businesses throughout Alameda County
* Candidates must provide a valid United States driver's license
* Demonstrated strong interest in sustainability a plus

The SAIC Oakland office functions as a small independent office with experts in waste prevention program planning, implementation and measurement. SAIC provides the financial stability of a large diversified company, with a network of sustainability consultants that have been premiering award-winning programs in recycling, waste prevention and greenhouse gas work for over a decade. As a founding partner, SAIC provides technical consulting support to StopWaste.Org Partnership program; The StopWaste Business Partnership is an in-depth business and environmental performance improvement initiative to help businesses and institutions reduce waste and lower operating costs in Alameda County. SAIC assists StopWaste.Org in performing the full range of services within this Partnership. The Team has worked with over 700 businesses located across
the county in various industry sectors.

* Conducting marketing calls to businesses to promote the StopWaste Business Partnership and set up site visits
* Contacting local businesses through 'door- to- door' visits to promote the Partnership Program, if deemed effective
* Performing site assessments at businesses which may include waste characterization analysis using a site assessment form
* Providing businesses with educational and program support materials
* Producing written reports using a standard template. Reports may include recommended waste prevention measures; referrals to recycling vendors; instructions on how to implement a diversion program; and cost savings information.
* Conducting follow-up to assess if outreach efforts lead to recycling program enhancement.
* Documentation of activity and progress using a web-based tracking system developed for this program.
* Summarizing metrics and progress in concise reports, e.g., number of businesses contacted evaluation of responses, etc.
* Provide support to other related tasks as required.

Candidates will be provided with the necessary training in order to carry out the duties as described above and will be assigned to a mentor who will work 1-on-1 with the candidate. SAIC will provide the following:

* Office space and computer
* All training and oversight
* Cell phones
* Mileage reimbursements

Click here to apply:

XI. SF Environmental Job Opportunities
There are two job opportunities available.
Click here for more information about the Clean Air Environmental Associate position.

Click here for more information about the Energy Environmental Assistant position.

XII. Sierra Institute
There are two internship opportunities available through the Sierra Institute. The deadline is September 10th or when filled.

Click here for more information.