College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 2/11/11

February 10, 2011

I. Bi-Lingual Assistant Garden Instructor (English to Spanish)
II. Summer Teacher-in-Residence - Internship
III. Public Service Fellowship - City Hall Fellows
IV. Field Fisheries Positions
V. Cal Energy Corps Internships
VI. FoodCorps Public Service Leaders

I. Bi-Lingual Assistant Garden Instructor (English to Spanish)
OBUGS (Oakland Based Urban Gardens) is a 14-year-old nonprofit based in West Oakland. OBUGS’ mission is to build healthy communities through programs offered to children, youth and families in a network of school and neighborhood gardens and green spaces. OBUGS works with 400 children and youth during and after the school day, offering hands-on education in science, nutrition, health, ecology, leadership, and more. OBUGS is hiring for a part-time internship that requires 12-14 hours/ week during the academic school year and 20-30 hours/ week during the summer.

Aside from this paid position, we also offer unpaid internships for credit assisting with our in-school and after-school garden education program (45 hours for 1 unit and 90 hours for 2 units). Please email cover letter and resume to with “Bi-Lingual Assistant Garden Instructor” in the subject line. For more information, please click here.

II. Summer Teacher-in-Residence - Internship
Location: Muir Beach, California, United States
Salary: housing, food, and $425/month

Slide Ranch accepts applications for our Summer Teacher-in-Residence Internship. Application deadline is March 15, 2011. This is a residential "live-on-the-ranch" position - housing and food provided plus $450 monthly stipend. This 11-week position challenges you to grow as a person and as a professional educator. You will gain valuable hands-on experience in agricultural and environmental education and learn how to live and work in a rural setting as a member of a community. Summer camp participants learn to care for farm animals and gardens, explore miles of wildland trails, discover ocean tide pools, cook, and participate in arts & crafts projects. Our summer camp teachers-in-residence customize each program to meet the learning needs of children 5 – 12 years of age.

Teachers-in-Residence lead a group of 8 students in a week-long experiential educational day program planned by the Teacher-in-Residence. Most weeks also include afternoon sessions involving teacher meetings, gardening, animal care, and/or facilities maintenance. Occasional teacher observations complement the position. Teachers are also responsible for daily ranch chores outside of the 8-hour day. Residential responsibilities include weekly chores, cooking dinner for fellow residents twice each month, and monthly resident meetings.

Prior experience in education or working with children required. Gardening, animal care, environmental education, second language, and community living skills are valuable assets. Work can be physically demanding; will include manual labor such as shoveling, lifting up to 50 lbs., use of power tools, and farm chores outside of an 8-hour day.

III. Public Service Fellowship - City Hall Fellows
City Hall Fellows is a non-partisan nonprofit training the next generation of leaders for America's cities. Our 12-month, paid, post-college Fellowship integrates hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work. The Fellowship is open to students of ALL majors. While we’ve already posted this opportunity with your career center, I would appreciate it if you would let your top graduating students and recent alums know about this opportunity, as well. A detailed overview of the Fellowship, as well as application materials and instructions, are at The application deadline is March 18, 2011. The Fellowship year begins August 1, 2011 and runs through July 2012. Our staff, Fellows and alumni will be visiting campuses over the next 6 weeks. We also will be hosting several free, live webinars for students we are unable to meet in person. All of these are posted on our schedule of events (which is frequently updated).

IV. Field Fisheries Positions
Hanson Environmental, Inc. (, based in Walnut Creek, California, has several full and part-time temporary positions available for fisheries biologists, field technicians, and boat operators, for a project involving tagging and releasing juvenile salmonids.

Location: Walnut Grove, California
Salary: Competitive based on experience and responsibility. A background in biological sciences is preferable.
Dates: Training will begin in late February (approximately February 21), followed by the start of the project during the first week of March. The project will last approximately 45-60 days and will end around late April.
Travel expenses:: Reimbursement for travel and lodging will be in accordance with California contract specifications

- Applicants will be hired as temporary employees.
- Experience in handling juvenile salmonids, small boat handling, and previous field work would be advantageous.
- Boat operators need prior boat handling experience, but no certification is required.

Please send via e-mail the following:
1) Resume with a list of references
2) Phone number and email address
(A copy of applicant's social security card and driver's license or passport must be presented prior to employment.)

Please send all information and questions to Traci Linder at

V. Cal Energy Corps Internships
The Cal Energy Corps is offering internships that will give Berkeley students the opportunity to pursue challenging, hands-on projects in energy and climate research. For more information and application forms, please visit Application Deadline is Monday, March 7th.

VI. FoodCorps Public Service Leaders
FoodCorps, a new national service program designed to reverse childhood obesity while cultivating a new generation of farmers and public health leaders, is now accepting applications from potential Service Members. FoodCorps Service Members will spend a year of paid public service building and tending school gardens, developing Farm to School programs and conducting hands-on nutrition education in communities of need. Visit to learn more and apply to be a FoodCorps Service Member.

VII. Girl Scouts Program Instructor
Girl Scouts of Northern California in partnership with the Space Sciences Lab runs an after school program teaching astronomy and game design to middle school girls at two sites in Oakland. The Girl Scouts of Northern California is looking to hire a Program Instructor to work two afternoons a week at Elmhurst Community Prep.

Job Description:
Days/Times: Mondays 3:30-5:00 pm, Wednesdays 1:15-3:45 pm through June 2011
Place: Elmhurst Community Prep, 1800 98th Ave, Oakland