College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 2/4/11

February 3, 2011

I. Internship With Senator Loni Hancock
II. EPA Fellowship Programs
III. Research assistant in animal behavior and disease ecology in UGA/Kenya
IV. Calpirg Campus Organizer Position
V. Breakthrough Summer Teaching Internship
VI. John Gardner Fellowship in Public Service Info Session
VII. National Park Service Health and Wellness Internship

I. Internship With Senator Loni Hancock
Are you interested in learning about and participating in state government? Do you have a desire to serve your local communities? Senator Loni Hancock (9th District) is currently accepting applications for her Winter/Spring 2011 District Office Internship Program.

Internship Description
Interns will work out of the district office in downtown Oakland, and may attend events on the Senator’s behalf across the district. (The 9th Senate District includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, and San Pablo.) Interns will work on specific projects as well as help with general office management (answering phones, opening mail, etc.). Projects may include collecting, analyzing and presenting data, assisting individual constituents who have needs from particular state agencies, and helping to organize large public events on key policy issues. This is an unpaid internship.

Desired Qualifications
Strong writing and verbal communication skills; enjoys working as part of a team; ability to multi-task; works well under pressure; a demonstrated interest in community service and/or participating in government/politics. Interns must be able to commit at least 10-12 hours a week.

How to Apply
In order to be considered for an internship position, please submit the following:
· completed internship application
· resume
· cover letter
· a writing sample of no more than five (5) pages
· your class and/or other time commitment schedule
· three (3) professional or academic references

Applications will be accepted by fax or mail ONLY. For further information or to obtain an application, please contact Melissa Male at: Melissa.Male@sen.ca.gov | (510) 286-1333. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2011!!


II. EPA Fellowship Programs
16 fellowships are being offered for the FY 2011 program:
* 15 fellowships are located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
* 1 fellowship is located in Arlington, Virginia.

Interactive application materials and details on how to apply are available on the NNEMS website at www.epa.gov/education/NNEMS/2011apply.html. 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.

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:
o Provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in EPA’s program and regional offices and in its laboratories;
o Increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues;
o Encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers; and
o 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.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please email carolyn.pitera@tetratech.com.


III. Research assistant in animal behavior and disease ecology in UGA/Kenya
A research assistant is needed to participate in research on associations between host behavior and parasite infection in Grant s gazelle in Kenya. The successful applicant will conduct behavioral observations on free-ranging Grant s gazelles; collect and analyze fecal samples for parasites, hormones, and nutrition; collate and enter data; and maintain and manage project equipment. The position requires 13 months residence at the Mpala Research Center (http://www.mpala.org/researchctr/index.html) located in central Kenya. The ideal candidate will have a B.A. or B.S. in biology, ecology, or a related field, and experience conducting independent research (e.g. undergraduate senior thesis or independent project). Previous experience collecting animal behavior data in the field is preferred. Independence, good communication skills, and a good attitude are key qualities in a successful applicant. The position begins March 15, 2011 and ends June 30, 2012. The successful applicant will be based at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA from March 15 to May 1, and will relocate to the field site in Kenya starting in May 2011. Room, board, a monthly stipend and one roundtrip airline ticket are provided. Interested individuals should submit a one-page cover letter outlining their interest in the position, and a CV including the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa (vezenwa@uga.edu). Applications will be accepted until February 10th 2011.


IV. Calpirg Campus Organizer Position
U.S.PIRG tackles our country’s biggest problems by mobilizing millions of people across the country. They are hiring campus organizers to train over 60 students how to effectively organize campaigns that help stop global warming, increase funding for higher education, build support for clean energy legislation, and alleviate poverty. Organizers will also advocate for policies that will make sure that the food we eat and the water we drink are safe and free of toxic chemicals, and research solutions to challenging issues, like balancing the federal budget (our staff found ways the debt commission could save $2 trillion!) U.S.PIRG is a federation of state-based public interest advocacy groups. And working together we have a much greater opportunity to actually make a difference. U.S. PIRG has 35-year track record of organizing on these issues, and, we’re hiring over 100 graduating seniors to jump right in and make a critical impact as a campus organizer or in our fellowship program.

Learn more: www.uspirg.org/jobs. We will be holding an information session and interviews on campus on February 23rd. For more information, email Jessica@calpirgstudents.org


V. Breakthrough Summer Teaching Internship
Breakthrough is a national organization that offers a summer internship for aspiring teachers. It is the premier teaching opportunity for students who are still in school, and offers an unmatched level of training and responsibility. Breakthrough targets high-achieving, high-need students in 33 sites across the United States, as well as one site in Hong Kong. Teachers commit to 8 weeks in the summer to full-time teaching; this includes almost everything a professional teacher will encounter, including initial and ongoing training and development, parent-teacher conferences, lesson planning, extra-curricular involvement, student mentoring, and much more.n For more information, please visit http://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/. Apply now at https://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/apply.


VI. John Gardner Fellowship in Public Service Info Session
Feb 3, 4:30, 119 Moses Hall, DEADLINE TO APPLY 2/16
The John Gardner Fellowship selects six Fellows during the spring semester from among the graduating classes at UC Berkeley and Stanford University and provides each a $27,500 stipend. During the summer months following selection, Fellows travel to a handful of self-selected organizations to identify the one that offers the closest fit with their public service interests and ambitions. Equally important in this process is the selection of a mentor, a senior figure from within the organization who agrees to nurture the Fellow's professional growth and development over the course of their ten-month Fellowship. A mentoring relationship generally means that a Fellow enters an organization at a relatively high level, enjoys access to senior-level meetings and conferences, and travels alongside their mentor when appropriate. Perhaps most importantly, mentoring provides the Fellow with a crash course in experiential learning. For more information, please visit http://igs.berkeley.edu/programs/gardner/.


VII. National Park Service Health and Wellness Internship
Pacific West Regional Office: Oakland
This is an internship with the National Park Service through the Student Conservation Association. Start date is Monday 3/14/11 and end date is Monday 7/4/11. Interns would be working out of the National Park Service's Pacific West Regional Office in downtown Oakland. It is focused on public health, health education & safety and risk management.

The National Park Service (NPS) has 394 park units covering over 84 million acres throughout the U.S. With over 266 million visitors enjoying the parks every year and over 22,000 employees, safety is a as a core value for both NPS employees and its visitors. The position will be stationed in the Pacific West Regional Office in downtown Oakland, near Chinatown.

The NPS Health and Wellness (H&W) Committee is developing an online H&W portal for all NPS employees which will serve as a reference center to gather health information as well as how to develop a new or enhance an existing H&W program at their workplace. In this 4-month position, you will develop the content and materials for this H&W portal. This will be accomplished by researching existing health and wellness programs (including within federal, state, and local governments, private organizations and companies, and parks) as well as other resources in the health and wellness field, and compiling, consolidating, and adapting this information for NPS use. You will develop content for the introduction segment as well as the How-To section. You'll also develop the material involving various initiatives, activities, and programs, in addition to resource materials, tools and procedures. Apply online at http://www.thesca.org/node/154415 . Interviews will start in mid-February.