College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 1/21/11

January 20, 2011

I. Conservation Internship Program
II. Women's Earth Alliance Internship
III. Greening Berkeley Student Program Manager
IV. Courthouse Internship for Housing Negotiation Project
V. International Communications and Event Planning Internship
VI. Bear's Lair Summer Job
VII. Sierra Club Internship
VIII. Health Care Connection Internship
IX. Fisheries Biological Science Technician Position
X. Berkeley Summer Biotech Internships
XI. Assembly, Senate, Executive and Judicial Fellows
XII. Congressional Internship Program In Partnership with SCA
XIII. Asian Pacific American Leadership Internship
XIV White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship
XV. Vegetation Field Assistant

I. Conservation Internship Program
The Conservation Internship Program is a great program that is offering approxiamately 15 paid summer internships in 2011 with leading environmental organizations and agencies located around the state of Alaska. Positions are available to undergraduate and graduate students especially those studying Environmental Science, Policy and Management . For more information, please visit http://alaskaconservation.org/internships/conservation-intern/conservation-internship-application/. The deadline to apply for internship positions is midnight (Alaska time) on February 14, 2011.

II. Women's Earth Alliance Internship
The Women's Earth Alliance (www.womensearthalliance.org), a project of the Earth Island Institute, is recruiting two interns for the spring semester--one Research and Strategy Intern and another Social Media Intern. Women’s Earth Alliance creates innovative solutions to issues of water, food and land through collaborative initiatives that train, connect, and empower emerging women leaders. We encourage both graduate and undergraduate students to apply. For more information about the Social Media Internship, please click here. For more information about the Research and Strategy Internship, please click here.


III. Greening Berkeley Student Program Manager
Are you passionate about environmental justice? Do you care about sustainable living, agriculture, or energy? Are you interested in helping Cal students get involved in improving our environmental future? Greening Berkeley seeks a new student Program Manager as a leader of the organization.

Through Greening Berkeley you will:
* Lead environmentally focused service projects with a team of other students
* Work with local community based environmental organizations
* Gain leadership experience through hands on program management

If interested, please send resume and a one paragraph letter of interest to Cameron Cler at greeningberkeley@gmail.com. Interviews will be scheduled the first week of February. Deadline to apply is January 29th, 2011. Find out more at http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/volunteer/greening-berkeley.


IV. Courthouse Internship for Housing Negotiation Project
http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/zFzTkJwMcpbD/
The Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP) of The Bar Association of San Francisco currently has internships available for college students. VLSP is the largest fully comprehensive legal services program for low-income residents of San Francisco, providing free legal and related social services to clients for the past 30 years. VLSP’s small core staff, which includes both attorneys and social services professionals, relies on the support of our large network of volunteers to provide free services. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in exploring careers in the nonprofit legal sector. Time Commitment: Interns must commit to working approximately 12 hours or more per week for 10 to 12 weeks, and be available on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please note that this is an unpaid, volunteer internship.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and a resume to mcolla@sfbar.org or mail to Megan Colla, Volunteer Coordinator, VLSP, 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111. Candidates must have excellent written and oral skills. Candidates must be willing and able to perform general office and administrative work.


V. International Communications and Event Planning Internship
http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/dxw39dCwfZh4/
Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) seeks an International Communications and Event Planning intern who is able to organize and assist both MESA's Orientation and Exit Seminars as well as maintain connections with our international partners. The internship will begin February 2011 and last no fewer than 10 months. MESA facilitates a J1 farmer-to-farmer exchange program on behalf of cultivating sustainable food systems and cultural awareness. MESA sponsors annual programs for international agrarian trainees (aka MESA stewards) stewards to live and train at U.S. farms, education centers, and businesses that are practicing sustainable and ecological farming. MESA seeks farms of various scales, agroecology education centers, urban agriculture programs, and related industries to host stewards from Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Thailand, Ghana, Kenya, Brazil, India, and France for vocational training opportunities in transitional, organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture, as well as alternative distribution and manufacturing. MESA works with NGOs and universities in the home countries to ensure that when the stewards return they have a support network in order to complete their Home Country Projects.

Description: The intern will work in collaboration with MESA’s Executive Director and Program Manager to support MESA’s efforts in cultivating steward services including, but not limited to, program development with our global partners, webpage maintenance regarding steward resources, steward and host communications, social media maintenance and outreach, newsletter and marketing research and development. The intern will also collaborate and/or lead planning of some of our most important events of the year- Steward Orientation and Exit Seminars. This is a great opportunity for an intern to get hands-on experience with inter-workings of a small non-profit and gain skills in communications, outreach, marketing, and event planning.

Application instructions: To apply please send a cover letter and resume (writing sample optional). Applications may be submitted immediately. We will close the search when we find the right candidate. Mail to: Leah Atwood, Program Manager, leah@mesaprogram.org.

VI. Bear's Lair Summer Job
Working at Bear's Lair will help you will develop friendships that will last forever. You will become part of a very long and rich Lair staff tradition. You will enter a unique family that will make an indelible mark on the rest of your life. We're looking for creative, team-oriented individuals who will take their job responsibilities seriously and who will breathe life into our summer season in an exceptional way. Successful staffers are friendly, approachable, reliable, flexible, honest, positive and spirited, among many other things. To apply, please visit http://alumni.berkeley.edu/travel/lair-golden-bear/staff/work-lair.

VII. Sierra Club Internship
Do you want to be in the front line addressing environmental justice and clean air issues in the Bay Area? The Sierra Club San Francisco Chapter is hiring interns to build the next generation of the environmental movement. For more information about how to apply, please visit http://www.sierraclub.org/.

VIII. Health Care Connection Internship
Gain valuable summer, paid work experience in the Health Field (healthcare management and policy, health education, community health, environmental health, nursing administration, and other public health options.) HCC offers 10 week, full time summer internships from June through August. in Northern California, Greater LA/San Diego, Central Valley, Coachella Valley, New England, New York/New Jersey. For information and to apply, please visit http://www.healthcareers.org. Deadline to apply is 2/7/11.


IX. Fisheries Biological Science Technician Position
The Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Service Field Office is excited to announcement an opening in the Subsistence Fisheries Branch for a Permanent Fisheries Biological Science Technician. The selected candidate will be based out of Fairbanks, Alaska, and will be involved in numerous projects working with salmon and resident fish species throughout the Yukon River Basin. Types of projects include: monitoring salmon runs with various weir types, sonar technology, and underwater videography; conducting mark/recapture and telemetry studies; and monitoring/ assessing water quality for climate change effects. This is a crew lead position and the selected candidate will be responsible for managing field project logistics, analyzing data, writing project summary reports, and training seasonal staff with oversight from the other Branch staff. This position is a seasonal appointment which means the selected candidate will be in pay status for at least six months, but less than 12 months a year. The position is being announced as a GS-0404-5/6/7 level position.

The announcements can be found at www.USAjobs.gov under the following two announcement numbers:
DEU: R7-11-424410-CD - Open to all U.S. citizens
Merit: R7-11-422847-CD - Open to U.S. citizens with merit status within the Federal government. See announcement for what qualifies.

If you have any questions regarding the duties and responsibilities of the position, feel free to contact me, Aaron Martin, at the number or email address listed below. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Corriene Demientieff at 907-271-3226 or at corriene_demientieff@blm.gov.


X. Berkeley Summer Biotech Internships
http://qb3.berkeley.edu/qb3/intern.cfm
QB3-Berkeley accepts applications until January 28, 2011 and encourages UC Berkeley undergraduate students to apply.

Requirements:
Registered as an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. Has an overall GPA of at least 3.2; undergraduate course experience in biology, chemistry and classroom lab experience required. Declared a major and interested in exploring careers in the biotechnology industry. Has unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. Committed to full-time summer employment, returning to UC Berkeley for normal course of study (i.e. fall semester). Consent that application materials, including transcripts, will be reviewed by program staff and potential employers. Students may be invited for an interview at QB3-Berkeley or at the company. Once a student accepts an internship offer, whether verbally or in writing, acceptance is to be considered binding for the duration of the entire work period. Interns may be required to sign a confidentiality compliance statement protecting the company’s proprietary information and must observe company rules and regulations. Transfer students must put in one semester of coursework at UC Berkeley before applying to the program. Foreign students with F-1 visas may participate in the program after completion of one academic year (two semesters or one semester plus one summer session) as an F-1 student in the United States.

Note: Unfortunately, seniors are not eligible to participate in this program.


XI. Assembly, Senate, Executive and Judicial Fellows
The Center for California Studies is now accepting applications for its 2011-2012 class of Assembly, Senate, Executive and Judicial Fellows. These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.

Fellows in each program work for 10 - 11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $1972 and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program.

For more information visit: http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html
Applications are due by February 23, 2011 and are open to anyone who will have a bachelors degree by September 1, 2011.


XII. Congressional Internship Program In Partnership with SCA
Each year, six student leaders are selected to participate in the Unilever National Park Congressional Internship program, gaining valuable real-world experience through 3 months of immersion in one of the Nations premiere National Parks followed by 3 months of service with a Congressional office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Unilever, a Proud Partner of America's National Parks, wants you to experience the National Parks first-hand by participating in this exciting, one-of-a-kind internship program.

National Park Internship
You will spend the summer in a National Park, living and working alongside National Park Service professionals and learning about the SCA's unique role in preserving our National Parks. You will gain a unique understanding of how public policy effects day-to-day park operations and infrastructure. As an intern, you may participate in visitor education, resource management, historic preservation, and other special assignments.

Congressional Internship
You will spend the Fall in a Republican or Democratic Congresspersons Congressional office on Capitol Hill. You will be exposed to the busy daily schedule of an active congressperson and his or her committee and legislative responsibilities.

Program Dates: June 2011 – January 2012. Number of Positions Available: 3 Openings Deadline for Application: January 30, 2011

Eligibility
• Current undergraduate with some professional experience (applicants are considered eligible up
to one year after receipt of B.A. or B.S.)
• Strong GPA (above 3.0)
• Interest in resource management, conservation issues and the public policy process
• Willingness to work in a Republican or Democratic Congressional office

Requirements
• Detailed resume
• Directed writing sample (e-mail contact below for prompts)
• College transcripts
• Two recommendations
• Availability for all interviews, orientation and the full internship program

Benefits
• A living stipend of $400 weekly in Washington, D.C., and $150 weekly in the National Park
• Intern housing is provided throughout the program. You will live near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and in a designated National Park.
• 24-hour accident and injury insurance, and medical insurance option
• Eligible for an Americorps Education Award for internship service
• Career and alumni services during and after the internship


XIII. Asian Pacific American Leadership Internship
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) will help place students in paid internships within federal government agencies in DC, California, Oregon, Washington, as well as other locations nationwide. Last year, 11 interns were placed. CAPAL will also be offering two $2,000 scholarships for individuals working in unpaid public service internships (nonprofit/government) this summer in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Please go to capal.org for more information and to apply, and access the applications via these links: internships application; scholarships application. Requirements: Demonstrated commitment to public service, including service to the Asian Pacific American community; GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Instructions: You will find information on our website at capal.org (under Programs), and can access the applications via these links: internships application; scholarships application. Please be sure to submit all required documents, including your resume, unofficial transcript(s) and letter(s) of recommendation. Internships will get a $2000 stipend.


XIV White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/aapi/internships
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, D.C., offers part-time and full-time internships during spring and fall semesters and full-time internships during the summer. Part-time applicants who can commit to at least 20 hours a week will be considered during the spring and fall semesters. Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff in researching a wide range of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues, including education, health, sustainable neighborhoods, economic development, civil rights, and labor and employment. In addition, interns will help write policy memos and proposals, coordinate events, and conduct outreach to national and local AAPI organizations, elected officials, and ethnic media outlets. The Initiative is responsible for the implementation of the President's Executive Order 13515 dated October 14, 2009. Its purpose is to develop, monitor, and coordinate executive branch efforts to improve the quality of life of AAPIs through increased participation in federal programs. The Initiative is housed at the Department of Education but its scope is government-wide.

Applicants for the Intern positions should be graduate students or undergraduates who are enrolled at least half-time. Ideally, the candidate will already be familiar with AAPI issues and have outstanding research, writing, and computer skills. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, a transcript, and a cover letter via email to whitehouseaapi@ed.gov. Internships are unpaid.

Deadlines:
* October 15 for Spring session (Jan-May)
* March 15 for Summer session (June-Aug)
* May 15 for Fall session (Aug-Dec)


XV. Vegetation Field Assistant
The Inyo County Water Department, located in eastern California adjacent to the Sierra Nevada mountains, is currently advertising four seasonal positions to support vegetation monitoring designed to quantify the effects of water exportation from the Owens Valley to the City of Los Angeles on groundwater dependent vegetation communities.

One position will begin May 16, 2011 and extend through September 15, 2011, while the other three will begin on June 1 and last through August. All interested applicants should apply by February 15, 2011. For more information, please click here.


XVI. Ph.D. and M.S. Research Assistantships - Plant Structure, Physiology, and Biogeochemistry
We seek motivated and creative individuals to apply for Ph.D. and M.S. research assistantships available at the University of Idaho to develop lidar and passive satellite remote sensing applications for studying plant structural and physiological characteristics. In particular, the research will entail the use of airborne lidar, terrestrial lidar, and high spatial resolution satellite data to measure and map plant biomass, chlorophyll content, and foliar nitrogen status in agricultural field settings. This work will be conducted in a highly interdisciplinary team environment, in the context of improving agro-ecological practices to mitigate the release of nitrogen-based compounds into the atmosphere (e.g. NOx, N2O) and groundwater (e.g. nitrate), with the ultimate goal of mitigating climate change impacts of agriculture. Applicants should have a strong interest in developing quantitative skills relating to remote sensing, statistical modeling/programming, and biogeochemistry, and in understanding the multiple ecological dimensions relating to the management of agricultural lands.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately, with a start date of Summer-Fall 2011. For more information, please contact Dr. Lee Vierling (leev@uidaho.edu) and Dr. Jan Eitel (jeitel@vandals.uidaho.edu). General information about the graduate application process at the University of Idaho can be found at http://www.uidaho.edu/cogs. We look forward to hearing from you.