College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 9/23/11

September 23, 2011

- Intern with MapLight!
- Intern with the Berkeley Unified Schools!
- Work at a boutique strategy firm in Seattle!
- Get a job with the USDA Forest Service!
- Work for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department!
- Become a CalSO Counselor!
- Work/Volunteer with the Berkeley ReUse Program!
- Tutor Writing at the Student Learning Center!
- Intern with the Sierra Club!
- Join the staff of Sather Health!
- Intern with the Chabot Space and Science Center!
- Intern with the Environmental Risk Communications, Inc.!

Intern with MapLight!
MapLight, a research organization that reveals money's influence on politics, is looking to hire a communications intern to help diseminate MapLight's research data to journalists across various media platforms. MapLight has won several awards including a Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism, a James Madison Freedom of Information Award from the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter, and a United Nations World Summit Award for e.Governence. The position is perfect for someone looking to gain experience pursuant to career in government, public policy, social justice, environmental justice, media studies, and journalism.
* Communications Internship - PAID -

Intern with the Berkeley Unified Schools!
Unpaid internship, 5-8 hours/week.
Family Nutrition Program Intern - Internship
Posted by: BUSD Garden and Cooking Network Program
Location: Berkeley, California, United States

Work at a boutique strategy firm in Seattle!
Analyst Job Opening
JOB OPPORTUNITY:Analyst position for Lake Partners, a boutique strategy consulting firm in downtown Seattle
WHAT WE LOOK FOR: Demonstrated academic achievement; Recent college graduate (or soon to graduate) from a top university Outstanding academic credentials including strong overall GPA Demonstrated achievement in analytics, problem-solving & project management (e.g.: in major, specific classes or projects, thesis, national test scores); Strong primary research skills; Creative approach to developing unique research paths; Accurate & efficient in research methods; Excellent organizational skills; Demonstrated analytical proficiency; Ability to build & execute an effective approach to a variety of unstructured problems; Ability to process large amounts of quantitative & qualitative information; Ability to draw creative insights based on independent analysis; Understanding of financial data & ability to build complex financial models
Effective communication skills; Both written & verbal; Both formal & informal (thinking on your feet); Extremely motivated individual with a strong work ethic & proven interpersonal skills; Self-starter/self-motivated; capable of learning on the job; Works well in stressful situations (infrequent but unavoidable); Processes constructive feedback well; Team player who knows when to lead and when to follow
Must have the legal right to work permanently in the United States; Must be available for full-time employment—we do not have summer employment or; internship opportunities; Individuals with MBA’s or 5 or more years work experience should not apply for this position; 1-3 years work experience preferred but not required
Submit your resume and cover letter to: Include your GPA and reasons for your desire to live in Seattle in your application. Contact Lana at with questions.

Get a job with the USDA Forest Service!
The USDA Forest Service will be conducting on-the-spot hiring at this year's Society of American (SAF) Convention to be held November 2-6 in Honolulu, Hawaii. On-the-spot hiring is a streamlined approach to hiring that uses existing noncompetitive employment authorities such as the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). Applicants are evaluated and may have a tentative offer of employment in the same day or a couple of days following an interview at the Convention. Students interested in an securing an interview at the SAF Convention with the USDA Forest Service should visit the following website:

Work for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department!The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has a rich tradition of providing clean, safe and fun park experiences to the public. The intern selected will serve with the Youth Stewardship Program, a free environmental service learning program.
Primary responsibilities include: leading and engaging 3rd-12th grade students on thematic field trips to city parks and natural areas; utilizing environmental education curriculums and resources to create meaningful hands-on service learning experiences for youth outside; coordinating and leading strong experiential field trips in coordination with teachers; maintaining relevant records for the Youth Stewardship Program; participating in related community volunteer opportunities, events and meetings; taking the initiative on special projects and keeping occasional flexible work schedules.
Requirements: Drivers License, US Citizenship
Required Skills: US citizenship; valid CA driver`s license and good driving record; ability and willingness to undergo a required criminal history background check; BA/BS or AA from an accredited 4 year university or 2 year college; ability and willingness to work occasional off hours and within inclement weather outside.
Desired Skills: Enjoy working with underserved youth in a motivational and supportive manner; ability to interact positively with the public and internal teammates professionally; interest in the environment and working outdoors including inclement weather; good verbal and written communication, ability to meet deadlines; computer literate including MS Word, MS Excel, Internet; previous related experience or background in biology, environmental studies, or other related subjects or park fields; multi-lingual, ideally in Cantonese and/or Spanish languages; Bay Area residents are encouraged to apply.
Training: San Francisco natural history; youth leadership techniques; restoration skills and coordination.
Housing Details: Housing is not available: Please notify SCA as we can, in some circumstances, identify applicants that live in the local area who may be willing to commute to the site.
Transportation:Personal Vehicle not needed: Generally sites in AK, HI, PR, VI, areas with public transit systems, or sites where vehicles are prohibited
Universally Accessible: Yes
Date Flexibility: Flexible 1-2 weeks Start or end date is flexible within 1-2 weeks
For more information, visit: or call the Oakland SCA office if you have any questions: 510-832-1966. Apply online using SCA's application.

Become 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 the Info Session – September 26, 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).

Work/Volunteer with the Berkeley ReUse Program!
Berkeley ReUSE Program (managed under the Campus Recycling & Refuse Services department of campus) has two 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 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

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 (

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

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)

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!

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.