College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 10/29/10

October 26, 2010

I. Volunteer for Office of Pollution Prevention and Solid Waste
II. Green Corps

I. Volunteer for Office of Pollution Prevention and Solid Waste
The U.S. EPA Region 9 Office of Pollution Prevention and Solid Waste works to reduce the climate and environmental impacts of the built environment and the stuff we buy, use, and eventually dispose. We are looking for a current student to volunteer in our office and work on issues such as recycling, green building, source reduction, climate change, renewable energy, toxics prevention, and more. Projects will be identified jointly with the volunteer based on interests. This position will involve 5-30 hours of volunteer work a week, last for 3-12 months and a work station in downtown San Francisco will be provided. Send your resume to Laura Moreno (moreno.laura@epa.gov, 415-947-4240) for consideration.


II. Green Corps
Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Greenpeace. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

In your year with Green Corps:
You’ll get great training with some of the most experienced organizers in the field: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people such as Adam Ruben, political director of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and organizer of the “Step It Up” rallies for climate action. You’ll get amazing experience working on environmental issues across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, Greenpeace and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between.

You’ll have a real impact on some of the biggest environmental problems we’re facing today: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, that convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans and much, much more.

You’ll even get paid: Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify. And when you graduate from the program, you’ll be ready for what comes next: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment. In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2011-2012. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit http://www.greencorps.org/apply to submit your application to join the 2011-2012 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing. Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2011 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Joshua Buswell-Charkow, Green Corps Campaigns Director, at josh@greencorps.org or 415-622-0033 x 313.

Applications due November 1st, 2010 – apply online today at http://www.greencorps.org