College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 9/13/11

September 13, 2011

I. Check out the *Cal Career Fair*!
II. Be a CalSO Counselor!
III. Work/Volunteer with the Berkeley ReUse Program!
IV. Tutor Writing at the Student Learning Center!
V. Join the staff of Sather Health!
VI. Intern with the Chabot Space and Science Center!
VII. Do a for-credit internship with the Berkeley Green Campus Program!
VIII. Intern with the Environmental Risk Communications, Inc.!

I. Check out the *Cal Career Fair*!
Date: September 13-15, 2011
Time: 11am-4pm
Place: MLK Student Union, Pauley Ballroom, 3rd Floor

The Career Center is proud to kick-off the fall 2011 career fair season with the *Cal Career Fair* September 13-15 in the MLK Student Union! With over 230 companies registered to attend, this fair has good opportunities for every student! Don't miss the chance to speak with employers such as: Abbott, LivingSocial, Microsoft, PWC,, Adobe, Apple, Broadcom, ChemRisk, Disney, Enterprise, Lam Research, Sandia Labs, Seneca Center, Southern Wine & Sprits, T-Mobile, VISA, Clorox, Lab 126, Solar Turbines, Genentech, Bain, GAP, U.S. Dept. of State, Macy's, Peace Corps, Pandora, IXL Learning and many more!

To request Callisto access: Students can log into Callisto for full details about each company that will be in attendance: They may also check-out our Quick Clip videos about attending career fairs:

II. Be a CalSO Counselor!
Applications to become a CalSO Counselor for the summer of 2012 are now available at

Why should you be a CalSO counselor? You’ll gain valuable experience and skills in public speaking, group facilitation, counseling, problem solving, and public relations, which will make you a competitive candidate for any future career. You'll be able to reach out to new frosh and transfer students and their families to boost their confidence and help them take that first big step to Berkeley while performing a critical service for the University. You'll have opportunities to form long-lasting friendships with a diverse and close-knit group of students. And, you'll learn a lot about yourself.

What kind of impact can you make? If you were able to attend CalSO, you may have found it valuable to talk to counselors with whom you share a common experience (e.g. frosh/transfer, fall/spring admit, from the same college/major, from the same city/state/country, similar personal background, etc.). Each of you has something that makes you unique as a Cal student, and that uniqueness can make a critical difference in the transition process for incoming students.

How can you apply? Applications are online at and are due by Friday, September 30. You can attend one of our Info Sessions – September 22 and 26, both from 5:15-6:15pm in the Unit 1 Rec Room (2650 Durant Avenue) – where you’ll have the chance to hear from past CalSO Counselors about their experience.

We hope you will consider applying for this fun, fulfilling, and important position. Any questions, feel free to contact the CALSO office at (510) 642-4970 or You can visit CALSO at 2610 Channing Way, Third Floor (between Crossroads and Underhill).

III. Work/Volunteer with the Berkeley ReUse Program!
Berkeley ReUSE Program (managed under the Campus Recycling & Refuse Services department of campus) has three exciting announcements:
Volunteer with the ReUSE Program:
The ReUse Program is assembling its volunteer crew for 2011-2012 school year! Would you like to help maintain our ReUSE stations, develop outreach & educate for the campus, volunteer at Reader Giveaways and 2nd Chance Clothing Sales, and hang out with fun sustainability-minded people every other week while enjoying FREE FOOD? Volunteer commitments are about 1 hr / week and schedules are flexible. For more information contact

Apply to be a Waste Reduction & Recycling Staff Assistant:
These 3 positions will be working under CRRS, not ReUSE, but responsibilities include waste reduction, recycling, reuse, outreach, and education programs in buildings and grounds across campus. These positions will engage in activities to increase the amount of recyclables diverted from the landfill. Physical Plant Campus Services (PPCS) will fund these positions using recycling revenues. Position entails giving presentations, tabling, outreach, coordinating volunteers and student staff, event planning, waste assessments, audits, material pickups, and clean ups. These duties are all vital to assure a higher recycling rate and decreased contamination. We will be hiring three PAID positions ($11 / hour, expected 5 - 10 hours/week).
To Apply:
- Send your resume and a paragraph about yourself and why you are interested in this position to
- Deadline to apply is Friday 9/16 at 7 PM.

Apply to be a web design intern with Campus Recycling & Refuse Services:
The intern will work closely with students and staff associated with CRRS to plan, create, and maintain the CRRS website. The intern will create an entirely new user-friendly website with information on CRRS services, recycling, composting, and other waste diversion programs at UC Berkeley. The CRRS web design intern will be responsible for maintaining and updating the website based on user feedback for the remainder of the funds. This is a PAID position ($12 / hour).
To Apply:
- Send a paragraph about yourself and why you are interested in this position, and any relevant experience you may have to
- No deadline set yet, but please apply ASAP

IV. Tutor Writing at the Student Learning Center!
The Student Learning Center Writing Program is currently recruiting tutors for the Fall 2011 semester. Help students increase their skills and confidence as writers while improving your own writing and communication skills. As a Writing Tutor at the SLC, you will join a dynamic and diverse community of writers and educators. All SLC Writing Tutors receive training in composition theory and valuable experience in educational practices. We have limited paid positions available for new tutors, and English 310 or Ed 97/197 units are also available.

For further information and to download an application, please visit their website at or contact the Writing Program Coordinators, Alberto Ledesma
( and Carolyn Swalina (

IV. Intern with the Sierra Club!
Do you want to be on the front lines addressing clean energy and environmental justice in the Bay Area? The Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter is hiring interns to build the next generation of the environmental movement! This is an outstanding opportunity for students interested in local grassroots environmental organizing to gain references and resume experience in the environmental field.
Job Scope:
The San Francisco Bay Chapter serves four Bay Area Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Francisco. The Conservation Intern works closely with our Community Organizers to recruit and organize Sierra Club volunteers and activists to work on local environmental efforts. Some of our current campaigns include promoting clean renewable energy, protecting critical habitat and open space, and working directly in elections to pass environmental ballot measures and elect environmental leaders. The Sierra Club provides and important role in the environmental movement by getting our 30,000 local members directly involved in grassroots lobbying and elections.
• In depth experience in non-profit inner workings.
• Plan, implement, and attend exciting environmental events.
• Inclusion in weekly staff meetings, field campaign activities, and close relations with volunteers.
• Real life experience in the progressive non-profit sector.
• Opportunity to work for a nationally respected environmental organization.
• A passion and interest in organizing and recruiting volunteers for our grassroots efforts.
• Commitment to environmental and political issues.
• Strong communication skills.
Available: Immediately
Reports to: Jeramiah Dean, Community Organizer
Hours: 10- 15 hours per week from September through December 2011, evening and weekend availability.
Compensation: This position is unpaid. The Sierra Club Bay Chapter will reimburse some transportation expenses and help secure academic credit if applicable.
Apply: All ages, genders and ethnicities encouraged to apply. Please email a cover letter and resume to

V. Join the staff of Sather Health!
Interested in student health? Do you enjoy writing and researching about health? Or perhaps you have some web developing skills? Then consider joining the staff of Sather Health! Positions are unpaid but fun! For more info, go to (The website is still currently under development)

VI. Intern with the Chabot Space and Science Center!
Science and Sustainability Internship Program at Chabot Space and Science Center
· Waste diversion education - Run Zero Waste Lunch Program to help educate visitors (especially visiting students and families) about waste diversion through reuse, recycling and composting.
· Recycling and Solid Waste Tracking - Weigh and record weights of compost, recycling and trash produced from the lunches to track success of Zero Waste Lunch Program. Conduct monthly waste audits of the lunch area and record findings to get a good estimate of actual and optimal waste diversion rates.
· Science education – Assist in classrooms on wide ranging topics including renewable energy, atmospheric science, gardening, and composting.
· General – Maintain Chabot’s recycling, composting and garden facilities. Research further ways to improve Chabot’s sustainability endeavors. Attend green team meetings and create monthly environmental staff challenges.
Skills and Requirements:
· Some experience working with children (preferably in a group, camp or team environment)
· Strong interest in environmental topics
· Comfortable working within waste and recycling facilities
· Comfortable speaking and leading activities for large and small groups of youth.
· Prefer candidates with majors in Education, Conservation and Resource Studies, Environmental Studies/Sciences, Ecology, Geography, or a related major.
· Be able to work part time (10-20 hours/week) during lunch hour at least two days per week Wednesdays – Sundays
This internship runs in 100 hour segments. 100 hours is roughly equivalent to 2 units, assuming 12 hours / week of work. After 200 hours, students may have the option of continuing the internship for a paid stipend.
Our current interns are working on building an exhibit centered on zero waste principles, to be displayed in Chabot’s cafeteria!

VII. Do a for-credit internship with the Berkeley Green Campus Program!
The Berkeley Green Campus Program is hiring! Please find details below for full details and specific application requirements and deadlines.
For-Credit Internship
· Applications are due by Monday, September 12th 7pm
· ME 98/198 (all majors welcome)
· 2 units, 3-4 hours per week
· two positions available
· Help UC Berkeley with the Operational Excellence Energy Management Initiative to save the campus $3-4 million through energy efficiency
· Gain training in energy efficiency work.
Learn more about Green Campus at our website, If you have any questions regarding the positions, feel free to contact us at

VIII. Intern with the Environmental Risk Communications, Inc.!
Finance and Research Intern – Environmental Consulting
Part time Paid Internship in downtown San Francisco, CA

Take the first step on your career track with this paid internship that would be flexible with your school schedule and get you started in a great company. The successful intern will become involved in projects covering the entire spectrum of ERCI's activities. This will include working closely with project managers to develop strategic/financial plans, conduct reserves analysis using stochastic methods, prepare financial forecasts, perform critical budget analyses and variances, conduct financial research and participate in a wide variety of environmental risk evaluation projects. Additional responsibilities will be related to office operations and business administration. ERCI is a team-oriented organization within which our interns assume considerable responsibility for the daily completion of complex projects.
• Course work from a major university, in a field requiring complex analytical and quantitative
methods and skills such as Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental
Economics, Engineering, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or Business Administration
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Detail-oriented and accurate
• Ability to work within deadlines, prioritize and multi-task
• Extensive experience using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Project
Since 1994, Environmental Risk Communications, Inc. (ERCI) has provided businesses with cutting-edge tools to analyze and manage highly complex environmental liabilities. ERCI uses advanced probabilistic modeling, decision analysis and Monte Carlo simulation approaches to identify the most effective financial risk reduction opportunities. The company deals with all aspects of environmental risk analysis, including reserve forecasting, budgeting, portfolio analysis, capital stewardship, financial engineering and environmental decision analysis/strategic support.
ERCI offers business analysis services to Fortune 500 corporate Environmental Managers and is the developer of the most widely-used environmental liability risk analysis and forecasting software,
Defender. Our clients utilize Defender to forecast project costs, set budgets and recommend
environmental reserves on both a project and portfolio basis. ERCI projects include evaluating
environmental remediation portfolios, validating reserve forecasts, designing portfolio management
programs and supporting Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. We also facilitate industry benchmarking
studies, offer training and support for Defender users and participate in detailed site analysis sessions.
Benefits: In exchange for your hard work and dedication, we offer a positive working environment with growth opportunities.
To Apply:Please apply electronically only, by sending one attachment containing a cover letter and resume to: Please specify in your letter, how you heard about the job opening, your current work availability (both start date and specific weekly hours available) and why you believe you are a match for the position and our company. ERCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.