College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Opportunities 10/1/10

September 29, 2010

I. The Urban Energy Policy Institute Essay Competition
II. Conservation Leadership Practicum
III. Princeton in Africa

I. The Urban Energy Policy Institute Essay Competition
The Urban Energy Policy Institute is now accepting entries for its 2011 Energy Cities Essay and Energy Cities Photograph Competitions. This year’s competition winners will share in almost $5,000 in prize money and receive national recognition of their efforts. Additionally, the school submitting the highest number of essay entries with receive a $500 prize for the use by its student energy organization.

UEPI is a non-profit, non-partisan, organization designed to promote awareness of global urban energy policy challenges and contribute to their resolution through the generation of affordable, sustainable and practical ideas.

Please forward the attached flyers on to students who you feel would be interested in this opportunity. Feel free to contact us with questions or comments at or by phone (646) 233 3382. Full competition details at

II. Conservation Leadership Practicum
The Conservation Leadership Practicum (CLP) is an innovative two week certificate course focused on delivering the necessary skills for current and future environmental leaders. Graduates will to go on to manage and lead successful conservation projects with local and global organizations.

This unique program is appropriate for graduate students, junior professionals, and motivated undergraduates. CLP students will receive a Certificate in Conservation Leadership and may be eligible for up to 6 units of credit from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

The program’s two weeks are divided into ten key skill areas taught by Monterey Institute professor Jeffrey Langholz and leading local and global conservation practitioners. CLP trainers are qualified professionals in the field from such organizations as Foundations of Success, Pact, Elkhorn Slough Foundation, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Big Sur Land Trust.

Class meets January 10 through January 21, 2010 and the cost of the program is $1,800 for non-Monterey Institute participants, with a deposit of $500 due December 1st. For Monterey Institute students the program fee of $200 will be added to spring semester tuition.

Application deadline: October 31, 2010

For more information, visit:

III. Princeton in Africa
Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Since our launch in 1999, we have placed 200 Fellows in 30 countries. This year, 26 recent graduates are working with 15 organizations in 18 countries.

Our Fellows have worked in numerous fields including:
· humanitarian aid
· public health
· education
· conservation
· post-conflict reconstruction
· social entrepreneurship

PiAf is now accepting applications from graduating seniors in the Class of 2011 and young alumni from any college or university in the United States. Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on November 19, 2010.

For the 2011-12 application and additional information, go to

IV. Northern CA Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
It is time to sign up for this year's Diversity Forum. For those of you who are interested in graduate school this is a great opportunity to do one-stop shopping for your graduate school needs, especially if you are applying this fall....any level of college student can go (Fresh-Sr and masters students too). This event is FREE and comes with a FREE lunch and a FREE bus ride from Cal to Sacramento State.

Northern CA Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
Saturday, October 16, 2010 hosted by Sac State, 9 am to 4 pm
-free lunch
-over 25 grad school workshop options
-over 150 grad school recruiters (Ivy league schools will be there too!)
-free bus from Cal to the forum and back

How to Sign Up
Go to Dr. Carla Trujillo's office at the Graduate Diversity Opportunity Program in the Graduate Divison at 318 Sproul Hall and sign up. You will need to put down a small amount of money (cash/check., it is $20 or less) to get your reservation placed for your bus spot. However, you get your money right back when you get on the bus on that Saturday morning.

For more information, click here.