College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 1/28/11

January 28, 2011

I. Municipal Forestry Internships
II. Summer Research Program in Tokyo
III. The Breakthrough Institute – Breakthrough Generation Summer Fellowship Program
IV. BERC Innovative Solutions Projec
V. National Teaching Fellow
VI. Tribal Energy Internship
VII. USDA Forest Service - Rocky Mountain Research Station

I. Municipal Forestry Internships
Society of Municipal Arborists are accepting applications for more information about he program, please click here.


II. Summer Research Program in Tokyo
University of Tokyo has implemented a new internship program, named the University-of-Tokyo Internship Program (UTRIP) as part of our internationalization activities. This program is open to all eligible juniors and seniors of a four-year Bachelor program majoring in science and other relevant fields at universities outside of Japan. For UTRIP 2010, we received more than 150 applicants from around the world (13 countries and approximately 50 universities). During the UTRIP period, selected twenty participants not only experienced real graduate-school life, but also met valuable and long lasting relationships with visiting peers from all over the world. For more information about he program, please click here.


III. The Breakthrough Institute – Breakthrough Generation Summer Fellowship Program
Wednesday February 2nd 2011, 1:00-2:00 PM
Room 250, Goldman School of Public Policy (1893 LeRoy Ave.)
Please RSVP to goldjobs@berkeley.edu

The Breakthrough Institute, a leading climate and energy policy think tank, is recruiting UC Berkeley students for its highly selective, paid summer fellowship program, Breakthrough Generation. On February 2, Yael Borofsky (Project Director) and Sara Mansur (Policy Associate) will conduct an information session for Berkeley students to provide more information about this paid summer fellowship opportunity. This fellowship program is primarily targeting graduate students and graduating seniors studying public policy, sociology, economics, international relations/development, environmental science policy, and political science. Any of the above UC Berkeley students are welcome to attend this event.

THE ORGANIZATION:
The Breakthrough Institute has become a leading national voice advocating an investment and innovation-centered framework for addressing the global energy challenge and creating a clean energy future. A recent Breakthrough report, "Post-Partisan Power," authored with scholars from the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, was profiled on the front page of the New York Times and widely discussed among journalists and analysts on the left and the right as a possible new path forward on energy policy. http://www.thebreakthrough.org/

THE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP:
Fellows spend ten weeks at Breakthrough's office in Oakland, CA, deeply engaged in research, writing, and analysis related to energy, technology, and economic issues. During the first two weeks, "Breakthrough Bootcamp," provides an intellectual crash course involving intensive reading, writing, and an expert lecture series covering a wide range of topics, including modernization theory, social psychology, aspirational politics and philosophy, economics and innovation policy, technology policy, and a detailed exposure to climate and energy policy. For the remainder of the program, fellows work on team policy projects that become core components of Breakthrough's policy agenda. Former BTG Fellows have published in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, and the Huffington Post, and their projects have been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal, Congressional testimony, and other public venues. Fellowships will be awarded to graduate students and undergraduate graduating seniors who will be closely involved with Breakthrough's high-level work. Breakthrough may make exceptions for exceptional undergraduates individuals who are not graduating in 2011. The application deadline is March 14, 2011.


IV. BERC Innovative Solutions Projects
* Who: Projects include various clients ranging from multinational conglomerates (Siemens), VC's (Firelake capital), Municipalities (SF Environment), and start-ups.

* What: The projects range from Cleantech Investment Opportunity Identification and a go-to-market strategy to Solar Access Shading policy research.

* Why: Working on these projects will expose you to professionals from the energy and resources industry and present your findings to top management in those firms, allow you to gain experience in these areas and strengthen your skills. All of the projects are supported by fully dedicated liaisons that are eager to start working with Berkeley students and are supported by top management in those firms.

* When: The time to apply is NOW. The deadline to apply is Jan 31st. This is a competitive program and we will do our best to accommodate all students' requests, but we encourage you to put some time into the application and state exactly why you want the project and how your
skills and experience will contribute to the project being a successful one. You will be able to find the application on our website soon.

Questions or comments can be addressed to bis.applications@gmail.com


V. National Teaching Fellow
Citizen Schools seeks a strong, diverse, talented cohort of candidates to join its National Teaching Fellowship. Citizen Schools is accepting applications for program sites in California (Redwood City, Daly City, Oakland, Campbell), Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Texas.

The National Teaching Fellowship is a unique, competitive, two-year professional and leadership development program. The Fellowship is a paid service program that offers a diverse range of experiences to people of varied backgrounds who have high potential as educators and community builders. The opportunity includes service as a team leader at a Citizen Schools’ campus, professional development in partnership with a community organization, and the opportunity to enroll in a pioneering Master's program in out-of-school learning.

The Fellowship application is available online at: http://www.citizenschools.org/fellowship/index.cfm. The admissions process is highly competitive and interested candidates are encouraged to apply by the designated deadlines. All National Teaching Fellows positions begin in Summer 2011. Applicants who apply by March 11, 2011 will receive notification by April 29, 2011.


VI. Tribal Energy Internship
DOE's Tribal Energy Program is seeking current college upper-classmen and graduate students for summer 2011 internships. Students must be U.S. citizens and Native Americans (defined as a member of a federally recognized tribe, Alaska Village, or Alaska Corporation) with specific interest in renewable energy. Applications are due February 18, 2011. To apply, download the attached application form and send it to the attention of Sandra Begay-Campbell, Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185. For more information on the internship program, including comments and papers from past interns, see the Tribal Energy Program Web site and click here.


VII. USDA Forest Service - Rocky Mountain Research Station
USDA Forest Service is hiring for the Biological Technician (plants) GS-404-07, term position in the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) in Boise, Idaho. For more information, please click here.