College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 3/24/11

March 22, 2011

I. Summer Internship with Senator Loni Hancock
II. Energy Market Innovations
III. Environmental Protection Agency Jobs
IV. Field Education Intern
V. Physical Science Technician
VI. Shinnyo Fellowship

I. Summer 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 Summer 2011 District Office Internship Program. 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.

Interns must be able to commit at least 10-12 hours a week. The internship will begin June 1, 2011 through August 13, 2011 (with the possibility of continuing on during the Fall). This is an unpaid internship. To obtain an application, please visit Senator Hancock’s website:

For questions or further information, please contact Melissa Male at: | (510) 286-1333


II. Energy Market Innovations
Energy Market Innovations, is hiring recent graduates. They are small, dynamic firm that works with electric utilities nationwide to support their energy-efficiency, renewable energy, and smart grid investments. More details can be found on their website at For more information, please click here.

III. Environmental Protection Agency Jobs
EPA is seeking talented people who have an interest in protecting human health and the environment in a variety of job occupations. Our main occupations are Environmental Engineer (0819), Environmental Scientist (1301) and Environmental Protection Specialist (0028). We also seek talented professionals in Human Resources (0201), Budget (0560) and Program Analysis (0343), IT (2210), Contracts (1102), and other Administrative Specialties (0318/0301). If you would like an opportunity to gain professional workforce experience in our San Francisco, California Regional Office, keep checking our Region 9 careers website or the www.usajobs website weekly for the next few months or you can set your usajobs website profile up to receive notification of openings in certain occupations (occupations are listed after titles above). Recent graduates should seek opened delegated exam announcements. You don’t want to miss out on these great opportunities which are open for short periods of time (5 days)!! Opportunities will be at the entry, mid or high level so please read the entire vacancy announcement to see if you qualify and are eligible to apply.

For more information and a list of openings, please click here.

IV. Field Education Intern
CEDO, the Intercultural Center for the Studies of Deserts and Oceans, offers opportunities for recent graduates and professionals to advance their educational and professional goals by participating as a Field Education Intern in CEDO’s ongoing education program and projects. This program combines the personal interests and talents of each participant with CEDO’s needs, resulting in a meaningful contribution to research, education, and conservation efforts in the Upper Gulf of California and surrounding Sonoran Deserts region. CEDO was named Mexico's number one conservation organization for 2007 by the Mexican Government; received Mexico’s Ecological Merit Award in 2009 (in recognition of Excellence in Environmental Education); and the Organization of Biological Field Stations 2010 Award for Human Diversity in Science Education. The Field Education Intern is a vital part of maintaining this tradition of excellence at CEDO. Interns will be engaged in full-time support of CEDO’s field education program during their stay at CEDO. Flexibility in working hours is required as the intern schedule may vary tremendously from week to week.

• Spanish proficiency
• Undergraduate degree in Biology or Environmental Studies
• Experience in group management
• Experience in environmental education
• Experience in organizing and conducting outdoors activities
• Flexibility in working hours
• Driver’s license and driving experience of at least one year

How to Apply
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a college degree in science, preferably
marine biology or related field. This Internship position is being offered spring, 2011 to July 2012.
If you are interested in participating in the internship program, send the following by April 30th:
• A letter of inquiry stating your professional interests.
• Résumé.
• Two references.
By email to: or by regular mail to: CEDO Internship Program P.O. Box 44208, Tucson, AZ 85733. For more information, contact Paloma Valdivia (Mex. 638-382-0115) or Rick Boyer (US 520-320-5473). Additional information about CEDO is available at: .

V. Physical Science Technician
The US EPA Region 9 is accepting applications for the Summer 2011 Internship Program, a program being jointly sponsored by EPA Region 9 and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Facility located in Mountain View, CA. Applications will be accepted during the week of March 28 - April 1, 2011. This exciting opportunity is for students in the science and engineering fields to deepen their understanding of the role of the federal government in climate change, water quality protection, air quality improvement, remote sensing and data analysis, remediation of the natural environment, and protection of public health. Selected candidates will work in partnership with interns at the NASA Ames facility on projects that leverage EPA and NASA technologies, science, and mission priorities. A limited number of rooms in a federal dormitory-style complex may be available to summer interns at a low cost to the intern. Apply by April 1, 2011 Salary: $15.88 an hour

Who May Apply: Students who are seeking a degree and are enrolled, or will be enrolled, as a student in the Fall 2011 academic year.

Qualifications: GS-04 successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in courses such as physical science, engineering or any branch mathematics except financial and commercial mathematics. GS-05 successful completion of a full 4 year course of study leading to a bachelors degree with a major study in physical science, or that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses listed above.

How to Apply: . In the “WHAT” box on the top right hand corner of the page, type announcement number: LV-R9-OT-2011-0001

VI. Shinnyo Fellowship
The Shinnyo Fellowship provides advising and monetary support to undergraduate and graduate students who desire to implement a service, peace-building, and/or sustainable social change project locally, nationally, or globally. Project proposals should be innovative, action oriented and emphasize peacebuilding.

Two graduates and/or undergraduates from UC Berkeley will be selected through a competitive process to work in partnership with Cal Corps and the Shinnyo-en Foundation to implement his or her project. The selected Fellows will join a group of students from other leading universities across the United State to animate the Foundation’s Six Billion Paths to Peace Initiative ( by continuing to integrate the message and work of this initiative into campus programs and communities.

Application due April 1st, 5pm. For more information go to: