College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 2/25/11

February 23, 2011

I. Environmental Education Internships in Oregon
II. Cal Energy Corps Internships
III. National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship
IV. Summer Resident Assistants
V. No Labels Political Internship
VI. Cal Corp Public Service Positions

I. Environmental Education Internships in Oregon
Two positions for full time, temporary (6/1/2011 - 5/31/12)
Environmental Education Interns $961.54/bi-weekly ($25,000 annual equivalent)

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and nature Center is a Platinum LEED-NC certified facility! Having opened our doors to the public in March 2008, there are many opportunities to refine and improve our programs for school groups and the general public. During your tenure here, you will teach programs to school groups and the general public in our organic garden or in the 200+ acres of bayou, cypress-tupelo swamp, upland forest, or meadows. This is a demanding position that requires initiative, self-direction, organizational skills, a positive attitude and a great sense of humor. For more information about our organization, check our website at

SCHEDULE: Must be able to commit to the entire time period: June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012. Work week runs Tuesday Saturday, with some work on evenings and weekends

DUTIES: Teach educational field trip programs for pre-K through 8th grade students. Plan, develop and offer educational/interpretive programs to the general public. Lead interpretive boat tours to the general public. Assist with summer day camps. Maintain hands-on exhibits in our Nature Discovery Center. Maintain terrariums and freshwater aquariums in our Nature Discovery Center and Exhibit Hall. Assist with planning and implementation of community events such as Community Trash-Off, Earth Week, Eco-Fest, Autumn Fair, and more. Assist with training and coordination of over 200 volunteers and much more!

QUALIFICATIONS: Undergraduate degree in environmental education, environmental science, or similar degree. Certification in First Aid and CPR valid through May 31, 2012 . Working knowledge of MS office programs on a PC (not a Mac). Excellent interpersonal skills. Written and oral communication skills are a must. Knowledge of upkeep and maintenance of reptiles and amphibians in terrariums and freshwater aquariums a plus. Criminal background check and drug
screening required before employment.

BENEFITS: Some relocation expenses reimbursed. You will receive training in presenting educational and interpretive programs to school groups and the general public. You will receive training and hands-on experience in operation and basic maintenance of triple pontoon boats. You will receive hands-on experience in project management, greenhouse operations, and maintenance of formal gardens. You will receive formal professional development by attending a conference in the state of Texas.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Send cover letter, resume and three references to

II. Cal Energy Corps Internships
An exciting array of university, industry, government and non-profit internship opportunities are available in Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Nicaragua, Taiwan, as well as the Bay Area and Washington, D.C.

Examples of internship opportunities include:
* Design and test wind turbines
* Investigate climate dynamics in the tropics
* Evaluate policies that promote sustainable development
* Help create the next generation of semiconductor thin film solar cells
* Urban design for high density cities
* Produce biofuels from algae

The Cal Energy Corps will provide a competitive stipend for all interns as well as funding to cover transportation and housing costs. All placements are full-time. For more information and application instructions please visit The application deadline is Monday, March 7.

III. National Network for Environmental management Studies Fellowship
The NNEMS program provides associate, undergraduate, and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The purpose of the NNEMS program is to:
1. Provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in EPA's program and regional offices and in its laboratories;
2. Increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues;
3. Encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers;
4. Help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas.

Interactive application materials and details on how to apply are available on the NNEMS website at: . The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 4, 2011. All materials must be postmarked on or before that date to be eligible for consideration.If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact by email at

IV. Summer Resident Assistants
SMASH Academy (Summer Math & Science Honors Academy) - The students are mostly 1st generation minority students that would like to study in the STEM Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) fields in college. SMASH is hiring a Head Resident Assistant, Resident Assistants, and Awake Overnight Resident Assistants. All applications to be an RA are due by 5pm Friday, March 18th. Note: these positions are for RAs at the UC Berkeley SMASH site.

Head Resident Assistants: Please click here
Resident Assistants: Please click here
Awake Overnight Resident Assistants: Please click here

V. No Labels Political Internship
No Labels is looking for Spring and Summer Interns! Join us and help create a political home for the majority of American citizens who want to end the extreme polarization undermining our nation’s politics. Visit our website at and come help us build the movement. As an intern, you will assist in a variety of projects, with a concentration in one of our departments, such as Field or Social Media.

Position Requirements:
Highly organized with a professional demeanor
Capable of meeting deadlines
Flexibility and ability to work in a fast-paced work environment
A team player with a good sense of humor
Excellent communication skills

Please submit your resume and area of interest to Julia Gill, Operations Manager, at

VI. Cal Corp Public Service Positions
Bonner Leaders
Bonner Leaders serve as interns in local non-profit organizations,community based organizations and the Cal Corps Public Service Center including: Alternative Breaks, Cal in Local Government, Cal in the Capital, C.R.E.A.T.E., Oakland Community Builders, Magnolia Project, Residential Service Initiative (apply by March 11).

Destination College
Destination College serve with a partner site and prepare youth for college through academic advising, tutoring/academic support, and volunteer recruitment/management (apply by April 1).

Shinnyo Fellowship
Shinnyo Fellows work in a ten month internship in peace-building and sustainable social change to design and implement service projects (apply by April 1).

Alternative Breaks
Alternative Breaks Leaders engages students in short-term, community-based service projects over academic breaks. Trips travel to different locations within and outside of California to further understanding of the community in which participants serve and how to bring the knowledge gained on-site back to our Berkeley community (apply by April 8).

BUILD Site Directors
BUILD Site Directors lead teams of UC Berkeley students who tutor elementary school youth to help them boost their literacy skills and develop a love of reading (apply by April 15).

Still not sure what you want to do? Come to an Information Session and speak to a current student leader or staff member.
March 2 (6pm-7 pm) - Wheeler 24
March 15 (11am-1pm) - Morgen 109
April 4 (6pm-7pm) - Wheeler 24
April 13 (11am-12pm) - Barrows 56

Find more information at: .