College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 2/18/11

February 18, 2011

I. NASA DEVELOP Internship Program
II. Marine Science Paid Summer Internship
III. Forestry Technician Position
IV. Cal Energy Corps Internships

I. NASA DEVELOP Internship Program
Call for Summer Interns : All degree levels (Bachelors, Masters, PhD) are welcome to apply. DEVELOP is a NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences Training and Development Program. Students work on earth science research projects, mentored by science advisors from NASA and partner agencies to extend research results to local communities. The projects demonstrate to community leaders and organizations how NASA science measurements and predictions can be used to address local policy issues.

Past projects include ecological forecasting and studies of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, natural hazard assessments of Los Angeles earthquakes and fires, air quality monitoring, and coastal wetland and sea level monitoring using remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). DEVELOP students have had the opportunity in the past to do oral presentations of their research and network at such conferences as the American Geophysical Union (AGU), The American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), The American Meteorological Society (AMS), The Council of State Governments (CSG), at NASA Langley Research Center, and at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Interns work in student teams to complete rapid research projects in 10 weeks using NASA remote sensing data and other data sources. DEVELOP has opportunities nationwide, but we are actively recruiting for summer 2011 interns at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Summer applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2011. It's not too late to apply! Applications are available through our website.

Internships are paid. Rate varies by educational attainment level. Summer students are expected to work approximately 35 hours/week. Summer interns will begin on June 6, 2011. Quarter-system students will start June 13, 2011.

For more information and to access the application please visit:

The DEVELOP Program was featured in the June 2009 Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. The highlight article can be accessed at:

II. Marine Science Paid Summer Internship
A summer internship or position at the Marine Science Consortium is the perfect way to gain environmental education and marine biology experience, and where better to do it than Virginia's beautiful Eastern Shore? For full position details, please visit the Marine Science Consortium website:

III. Forestry Technician Position
The Los Padres National Forest will be filling a full-time Forestry Technician (Recreation) position. The position will be assigned to the Mount Pinos Ranger District in Frazier Park, CA.

Duties: Provides recreation support on a Ranger District performing a variety of tasks in support of the District’s recreation program. Manages intensive use recreation areas with campgrounds and day use sites (both developed and dispersed) and recreation residences.

Location: Mount Pinos Ranger District
The Mount Pinos Ranger District office is located in the Frazier Park area approximately 50 miles south of Bakersfield and 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles along the Interstate 5 corridor. Mount Pinos employees receive Los Angeles area locality pay. The Mount Pinos Ranger District encompasses 497,064 acres of the Los Padres National Forest located in the Western Transverse Range and a portion of the Sierra Madre Coastal Range including portions of Kern, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara Counties. Elevations range from 2,000 to 8,830 feet at the summit of Mount Pinos. This variation in elevation offers some of the most diverse landscape on the Los Padres National Forest. Vegetation varies from sagebrush and annual grasses to mixed coniferous forests.

The overall recreation program is quite diverse with a wide variety of activities including winter snow play, mountain biking, hunting, OHV riding, equestrian use, hiking, driving for pleasure, and wildlife viewing. Predominant use is day use by culturally diverse recreationists from the Southern San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles Basin areas. The District’s Recreation program consists of over 200 miles of OHV routes, 80 miles of Wilderness trails, concessionaire operations of campgrounds, winter snow play on Mt Pinos (average annual visitation 75,0000), recreation fee facilities such as campgrounds, concentrated recreation use areas such as Ballinger Canyon and Goldhill OHV areas, and a small recreation residence tract. The District includes the Chumash Wilderness and portions of the Dick Smith and Sespe Wilderness areas. Average annual precipitation in Frazier Park is 9-11 inches with most occurring between December and March. Snow is common and summers are usually dry and warm.

For community information visit:

How to Apply: This outreach is running concurrent with the vacancy announcements in USAJOBS and AVUE. The vacancy announcement numbers are PERM-OCR-0462-5/6/7-REC-G (Merit Promotion – internal, open to status candidates), and PERM-OCR-0462-5/6/7-REC-DP (Demonstration Project – external, open to US Citizens), and can be located in USAJOBS or AVUE through the search function. To apply, submit your application in AVUE no later than March 7, 2011

For more information, please contact: Erik L. Van Walden, District Ranger, Mount Pinos Ranger District at (661) 245-3731 x224, or by email at

IV. Bureau of Indian Affairs Position
Agriculture & Range students interested in careers with the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a Tribe Positions available for students interested in the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) or Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) program. Application season open January 1 through March 5, 2011.

Required Qualifications:
• Have completed at a minimum your Freshman year in college.
• For the SCEP positions, be able to complete 640 hours OJT prior to graduation.
• Be a member of a Federally recognized tribe.
• Have a gpa of 2.0 or better.
• Be able to work at least 10 weeks during the summer.

For Information or Application packet: Contact Brenda Woods-Brown, email: or (785)749-8493 cell: (785)691-8223, fax: (785)749-8439. Send applications to: 155 Indian Avenue, Box 5018, Lawrence, KS 66046.

IV. Cal Energy Corps Internships
University of California, Berkeley, is launching the Cal Energy Corps to provide undergraduate internships focusing on sustainable energy and climate change.The initiative will send more than a dozen undergraduate students to places around the world for six- to eight-week summer internships during which they can contribute to real world alternative and sustainable energy projects and learn about careers on the energy frontier. The Cal Energy Corps provides student participants with transportation and housing costs, as well as with a weekly stipend of $600 for the duration of the internship. All placements are full-time, and applications for the coming summer are due March 7 and can be found at