College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 9/10/10

September 8, 2010

I. San Francisco Dept of Environment
II. Ecology Internship at Presidio
III. Internship with State Senator Loni Hancock
IV. Business Mock Interview with Employer Representatives

I. San Francisco Dept of Environment
San Francisco Dept of Environment has 2 openings: PEX 5640 Marketing Coordinator and 9922 Solar Program Associate (entry level, deadline to apply 9/17)

For more information about the Marketing Coordinator position, click here.

For more information about the Solar Program Associate Position, click here.


II. Ecology Internship at Presidio
Background
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is the world's largest urban park, spanning over 70,000 acres of the San Francisco Bay Area. Much of the park's land was once under military or private use, and a thriving community-based program is facilitating ecosystem recovery of damaged habitat in the park's remaining natural areas. In the Presidio of San Francisco, the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy support natural areas management through the collaborative Presidio Park Stewards program. This program works with the community to plant native species, remove invasive vegetation, and monitor habitat restoration projects.

Intern Responsibilities/Duties:
Work with Presidio Natural Resources Staff to address invasive species management issues.
Provide volunteer supervision and leadership during community work days.
Educate students and community volunteers, through public and school programs, in ecological restoration concepts and techniques.
Perform the role of "site steward" for a selected natural area, coordinating all related natural resources activities.
Research land use history and other information relevant to restoration site management.
Participate in the monitoring of rare and endangered plant species.
Help coordinate the planting of native species when necessary.
Record all work performed using a variety of methods, from notes on paper to database entry.
Implement an independent project to further the goals of the program

Minimum Qualifications:
Familiarity with plants and nature.
Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and age groups.
The ability to carry out projects with a minimum of direct day-to-day supervision.
The ability to do rigorous field work, especially weeding, often in harsh weather conditions.

Desired Qualifications:
A background in one or more of the following: ecology, environmental studies, or a related field.
An appreciation of, and enthusiasm for, native California plants and ecological communities.
In interest in participating in a collective management structure and creative decision-making process.

Terms
Position is for 6 months
Housing in the Park is provided, if necessary; Interns receive a daily expense stipend of $25
Work Schedule is Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM

To apply or for more information, send your resume to: Mark Frey; mfrey@presidiotrust.gov by Monday, September 20th.



III. Internship with State Senator Loni Hancock
Are you interested in learning about and participating in state government?
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 government/politics.
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 following:
· 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:
Melissa.Male@sen.ca.gov | (510) 286-1333

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH!!


IV. Business Mock Interview with Employer Representatives
Beginning Tuesday, 9/7/10 you can sign up in Callisto for Business Mock Interviews with Employers on Friday, 9/17. You can make an appointment to role play an interview with a business recruiter and get feedback about your interviewing skills.

You may sign up for ONLY ONE Mock Interview appointment.

To schedule an appointment:
1. Log in to Callisto at https://berkeley-csm.symplicity.com/students/
2. Make sure you have an updated version of your resume in Documents
3. Select CalJobs search under Shortcuts
4. Do a keyword search by "mock interviews" to locate them (be sure to the "quote" symbols)
5. Click on one of the "job titles" to open the schedule
6. On the right side of the screen, submit your resume and select a time for your appointment

TIP: If an employer has a full schedule you may choose to put yourself on a waiting list. HOWEVER - if you put yourself on a waiting list you may not make another appointment. It might be better for you to schedule an appointment with another employer rather than wait to be moved from the waiting list (which would only happen if another student cancels their appointment)
Questions? Contact Shawna Buchanan, shawna@berkeley.edu