College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 3/18/11

March 17, 2011

I. East Bay Regional Park Internships
II. Oakland Museum of California Internship

I. East Bay Regional Park Internships
The East Bay Regional Park District is a public agency special district, established in 1934 to provide park and open space needs to the residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. With 65 parks, over 108,000 acres, and over 1200 miles of trails, we are the largest regional parkland agency in the nation. Each year the District employs approximately two-dozen student interns with a primary program purpose to offer students a paid and enriching on-the-job learning experience, relevant to their area of academic study. ($13.67/hour)

Under direction of a project supervisor, an intern is assigned to work on a specific project approximately 40 hours a week for a short-term period of 10-12 weeks. This year's program has eleven (11) separate projects; see the attached 2011 Summer Intern Project Preference Form.

General Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Must be in attendance at, or on legitimate leave from a high school, trade school, college or university. Academic background compatible to departmental assigned projects.
License: Must possess a valid California Driver's License. This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the General Manager for disabled or other applicants where the projects are such that a valid California Driver's License would not be necessary.
Majors: Encouraged:Natural Sciences, Parks and Recreation, Business, Computer Sciences, Library Science, Fire Science, Geography, and English, or other closely compatible majors. (Each individual project may require different educational specialties).

General Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities.
Ability to investigate and analyze situations, plan and organize research. Ability to speak and write effectively. Ability to follow instructions and to maintain harmonious working relations with fellow employees and the public. (Each individual project may require different knowledge, skills, and/or abilities.)

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II. Oakland Museum of California Internship
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is undertaking a multi-year project to re-conceive and rebuild the 28,000-sq ft. Natural Sciences Gallery, as part of an overall $63 million campaign to reinvent the entire museum. Anchored by a major National Science Foundation grant, exhibit development and planning of the Natural Sciences gallery is underway.

We are looking for a graduate or undergraduate intern with the ability to help develop innovative visual techniques to convey scientific information. This intern will work closely with staff from the OMCA to help produce dynamic story-driven representations of scientific data and natural processes for a diverse museum audience. The presentations will be primarily targeted for in-gallery installation but may also be developed in web versions.

Please electronically send the following information to Douglas J. Long, Chief Curator of Natural Sciences (
- Current resume or curriculum vitae (including your full contact information)
- Personal statement of interest (up to 500 words)
- Name and contact information (e-mail address and phone #) for three references

ALL INFORMATION IS DUE BY April 29 2011. Interviews will take place from May 2nd –May 6th, with a decision made by the following week. For more information about the job description, please click here.