College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 4/22/11

April 21, 2011

I. Environmental Associate Position
II. ReUSE Assistant Manager Position - PAID!
III. Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations Internship
IV. Oakland Community Builders
V. Canopy in the Clouds Internship

I. Environmental Associate Position
The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco’s long-term environmental sustainability. SF Environment includes Recycling, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Clean Air Transportation, Climate Change, Energy, Green Building, Urban Forest and Public Information Programs. For more information on SF Environment, visit www.sfenvironment.org.

Position Description:
The Green Building Associate will be responsible for assisting with development and administration of internal systems that support the effective implementation of San Francisco’s recently passed “Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance.” Filing deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011. The salary is $16.55 per hour.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Baccalaureate degree in a related field from a recognized college or university;
* Possess a valid California driver’s license.

Application Procedure:
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process by registering an account.
• Click and select the desired job announcement
• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Click on “I am a New User”
• Follow instructions given on the screen

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Claudia Molina at 415-355-3748, or via email at claudia.Molina@sfgov.org.


II. ReUSE Assistant Manager Position - PAID!
ReUSE is a UC Berkeley program that functions to foster the spirit of reusing materials rather than throwing them away. In today’s disposable consumer society, it’s hard to reuse things without a system in place. ReUSE tries to create that system by making ReUSE stations on campus where students, faculty and staff can freely exchange reusable goods.

They are especially looking for current freshmen and sophomores to apply! This is a great leadership opportunity to work with sustainability on campus. Please feel free to contact ucberkeleyreuse@gmail.com with any further questions. To apply - send your resume and a short (1-page) cover letter by Friday April 29.


III. Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations Internship
The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) is a national association of community health organizations serving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander populations across the United States and its territories. AAPCHO’s mission is to promote advocacy, collaboration and leadership that improve the health status and access of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (AA&NHOPIs) within the US, its territories and freely Associated states, primarily through our member community health clinics. Our vision is to establish a standard of excellence for community-based health care that is equitable, affordable, accessible and culturally and linguistically appropriate to the people we serve.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Policy Intern duties may include:
1. Conducting library and internet research and writing literature reviews
2. Coordinating interviews
3. Drafting position papers on a number of issues pertaining to AA&NHOPIs
4. Assisting with reports as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in sociology, psychology, social work, ethnic studies, public health, public policy, or another related field.
2. Interested in both public policy and AA&NHOPI community health issues.
3. Demonstrated research skills required.
4. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong initiative required.
5. Fluency in an AA&NHOPI language a plus.
6. Proficiency with Mac and PC based computers and MS Office software required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
If interested, write a brief response as to what Asian or Pacific Islander health policy issues or advocacy interest you and why. Please send your response, along with your resume and cover letter to Jessica Lopez: 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620, Oakland, CA 94612. Email: jlopez@aapcho.org.


IV. Oakland Community Builders
Learn Community Organizing Skills While Building a Healthy Oakland
Priority Deadline for 2011-12 Yearlong Internships: May 1, 2011
http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/internship/oakland-community-builders

Oakland Community Builders (OCB) course fuses theory with hands-on practice by placing students in internships with social justice organizations in the East Bay. Internships are offered in a variety of focus areas. OCB is a "service-learning" course that not only builds one's resume and skill set, but also offers the opportunity for students to contribute to their local community, strengthening ties between the University and our Oakland neighbors, and increasing the impact of both communities through the power of lasting coalition.

OCB offers several ways for students to learn about community organizing. To participate as a yearlong OCB Intern enroll in SSW 255 in fall 2011 AND SSW 97/197 DECal in spring 2012 with the same internship placement for entire year.

Benefits of Interning in 2011-12 with OCB:
· Hand-on experience to complement classroom theory
· Network with leading organizers in the East Bay
· $500 stipend for students making yearlong commitment only

Questions? Email communitybuilders@berkeley.edu
*Food & a T-shirt Will be Provided
Thank you for your support!


V. Canopy in the Clouds Internship
Canopy in the Clouds, a leading digital platform for science education, announces the opening of applications for a summer intern. Canopy in the Clouds uses innovative and immersive media from the perspective of a tropical montane cloud forest to serve as a platform for K-12 earth and life science education. Our peer-reviewed materials are made available free of charge to students, educators and the general public via our website: www.canopyintheclouds.com and through our new Spanish language website: www.doselenlasnubes.com. Since it’s formal release in January, Canopy in the Clouds has received over 10,000 visitors from over 80 countries.

Canopy in the Clouds is seeking a part-time, summer intern to help us leverage our impact by promoting, connecting and networking the website to other web-based resources for science and environmental education. The intern will focus on web connectivity for our Spanish language resource, Dosel en las Nubes, and thus must have complete Spanish fluency. Responsibilities may also include working with our social media resources and compiling materials for new grant efforts; additional projects are available depending on time, interest and expertise. The intern will work closely with the project director to learn about the project, our approach to science education, and digital media and marketing. This is a tremendous opportunity to work closely with an innovative science education startup and contribute to inspiring a new generation of science students.

Qualifications:
1) Fluency in oral and written Spanish, with a preference for a background in Latin American lexicon.
2) Interest in identifying and connecting to web-based resources that will promote Dosel en las Nubes and Canopy in the Clouds and thus drive traffic to the site.
3) Attention to detail and strong writing skills.
4) Intern should be based in Berkeley, California for the summer; however, there is considerable flexibility to accommodate other work commitments or travel.

This position is appropriate for students majoring in areas such as marketing, business, Spanish, communications, or biology (in no particular order).

Time and Compensation:
The initial commitment is 2-5 hours weekly, for the period of two months. The position is very flexible. This internship is currently unpaid; however, we expect a small stipend may be available at the conclusion of the position.

To Apply: Por favor, manda una carta de interés (con su disponibilidad) en Español y su currículo (una pagina) antes de 6 May 2011 a greg [at] canopyintheclouds [dot] com.