College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 9/24/10

September 21, 2010

I. Energy Service Corps
II. Conservation Biology Internship Opportunity
III. Challenging Poverty in the East Bay Internships

I. Energy Service Corps
Energy Service Corps is a joint project of the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) and AmeriCorps that works to improve energy efficiency in California. This year we are hiring graduating college students to join our program and work to tackle one of the most pressing environmental issues in California: energy efficiency. We organize service projects that bring together the community, educate local youth in classrooms about the importance of environmental stewardship, and provide our community members with energy assessments and home weatherization.

We are currently hiring graduates as AmeriCorps members with CALPIRG's Energy Service Corps. Our Campus Organizer position is a 9-month position based on a college campus, working to educate and engage the campus and community around energy efficiency, including overseeing an internship program. We know that students have played a role in all movements to create a better world. You will recruit and train those students to be activists and active citizens. Our ESC Organizers work rigorous work schedules often 50 - 60 hours a week. While, it's tough work that involves long hours, the position is extremely rewarding as you will be making direct change in our communities around one of today's most pressing issues.

Benefits
- $11,800 Living allowance.
- $5,350 education award after successful completion of the program including no less than 1700 hours of service. The ed award can be used to pay off loans or for future schooling. The award is good for up to 7 years.
- Health Care is provided.
- Loan Forbearance - Most if not all of your loans will be deferred. AmeriCorps will pay the interest.
- 2 weeks paid vacation.

Organizers will be placed in Los Altos.

TO APPLY - email a cover letter and resume to hiring@calpirg.org. This is a Work for Progress recruitment campaign conducted on behalf of CALPIRG Education Fund.

II. Conservation Biology Internship Opportunity
Audubon California is offering an unpaid conservation biology internship opportunity in Emeryville California. To learn more, please click here.

III. Challenging Poverty in the East Bay Internships
Wednesday, September 29, 6-8pm, 101 Moffitt
Speak with Student and Community Organizations Recruiting for Interns/Volunteers!
Hear from:
· Scott Carroll, Berkeley Free Clinic
· Varsha Nimbal, San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
· Tammy Lee, Alameda Public Health Department
On:
· What are local health needs?
· What local health care legislation impacts service providers?
· What are opportunities for students to get involved with health care in the community?

More info: challengingpoverty@berkeley.edu or for specific action opportunities:
· Independently intern with a local community based organization
· Attend the October 16 Leadership and Social Justice Conference on the UC Berkeley campus
· Volunteer at a VITA site in spring 2011 and help low-income working class people receive the tax refunds they deserve
· Earn a Social Action Certificate in Challenging Poverty in fall 2010 or spring 2011 semester by completing education-action-reflection requirements.