College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Opportunites 3/11/11

March 8, 2011

I. Host newly admitted students during Cal Day weekend
II. Mortar Board Honor Society
III. Japanese American Citizens League Fellowship
IV. Shinnyo Peace and Service Fellowship

I. Host newly admitted students during Cal Day weekend
How would you like an opportunity to meet and greet with newly admitted Cal Bears while earning up to $75 in Cal 1 Credit? Volunteers like you have the opportunity to escort prospective students to and from campus and the airport during Senior Weekend and Cal Day (April 14 - 17). It's a great way to build relationships with potential students, while helping out a great cause and putting a little Cal 1 Money in your pocket.

Want more information? Interested and want to sign up? Please contact Camille Harvey at camilleharvey@berkeley.edu.


II. Mortar Board Honor Society
Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service, creates opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities, and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.

Membership:
Membership is based on outstanding scholarship, leadership and service. Members must be at least in their junior year or have equivalent status. All members must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and must have demonstrated leadership abilities and service to the university and/or community. Benefits include but are not limited to various internships, job opportunities, and scholarships. For more information, please email mortarboarducb@gmail.com.


III. Japanese American Citizens League Fellowship
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is now accepting applications for the 2011 JACL Mike M. Masaoka Fellowship. The 2010 Masaoka Fellow is Mike Misha Tsukerman, who is serving in the office of Senator Daniel K. Inouye. National JACL President, David Kawamoto, said: "We encourage young members of the JACL who are college graduates to apply for this Fellowship which offers a unique experience in the nation's capital."

The Mike M. Masaoka Fellowship Fund was established in 1988 to honor Mike M. Masaoka for a lifetime of public service to the JACL and the nation. Masaoka was the JACL's national secretary, field executive, national legislative director of the JACL's Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the JACL Washington, D.C. Representative. He worked tirelessly to advance the cause of Japanese Americans during difficult times.

Interested college graduates should check out the website at: www.jacl.org. Click on Leadership and then on the Mike M. Masaoka Fellowship. Information and materials are on the website. Applications should be submitted to the JACL Washington, D.C. office via email to: policy@jacl.org. The deadline has been extended to May 2, 2011. The announcement of the selected Fellow is expected to be made by June 15.


IV. Shinnyo Peace and Service 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 peace building.

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 (www.sixbillionpaths.org) 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: http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/internship/shinnyo-fellowship.