College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 2011.10.04

October 3, 2011

- Become at Custodial Communications Project Intern
- Work at the San Francisco Department of Environment
- Be a Commuter Benefits Intern
- Intern with the Berkeley Unified Schools
- Intern with MapLight
- 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
- Work/Volunteer with the Berkeley ReUse Program
- Tutor Writing at the Student Learning Center
- Join the staff of Sather Health
- Intern with the Chabot Space and Science Center
- Intern with the Environmental Risk Communications, Inc.

Become at Custodial Communications Project Intern!
The goal of the Custodial Communications Project is to bridge the gap between custodial staff and building inhabitants in order to promote sustainability efforts and communication, as well as increase mutual respect and appreciation for the work of both groups. The intern's major job will be to facilitate meetings with custodians, Physical Plant staff, and building managers as well as to compile a "Meet your Custodian" newsletter. A yearlong commitment, the intern will receive a
stipend of $3000.

- Assist lead coordinator with all tasks pertaining to project.
- Schedule and facilitate meetings with Physical Plant and Campus Services staff, as well as between custodians, building managers, and student sustainability groups.
- Assist in compiling a newsletter electronically distributed to building inhabitants and posted around buildings in locations approved by the building manager.
- Compile questionnaires on relationships with custodians that are distributed to building inhabitants.
- Gather anecdotal evidence and schedule follow-up meetings with custodians to supplement questionnaire data.
- Recruit volunteers to build more of a student presence at meetings with the custodians.
- Assist in writing project updates and the final report for TGIF.
- Meet with lead coordinator at least once every two weeks to collaborate on project.


- Excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Ability to work independently
- Self starter
- Background or previous work/study in environmental area
- Interest in sustainability, resource conservation and social justice preferred
- Previous experience working with campus staff, PP-CS, and/or custodians a plus
- Photoshop skills a plus
- Knowledge of a second language a plus (specifically Spanish, Korean, and/or Mandarin)

Applicants should submit a resume and a letter of interest electronically to by Friday, October 7, 2011.

Work at the San Francisco Department of Environment!
Environmental Assistant – Clean Air Specialty (Electric Vehicle Program)
Filing Deadline: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 5 p.m.
Salary: Annually $53,118 - $64,558
Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt
Program Background: The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to promote innovative policies and programs to protect the urban and natural environment, promote social equity and expand the green economy. SF Environment includes Recycling, Toxics Reduction and Integrated Pest Management, Environmental Justice, Clean Transportation (Clean Air Program), Climate Change, Energy, Green Building and Public Information Programs.
SF Environment’s Clean Transportation Program is oriented around two primary objectives: First, through the use of Transportation Demand Management strategies, reducing the number of miles traveled in single-occupancy vehicles by encouraging the use of transit, ridesharing, biking and walking; and second, for both the municipal fleet and private vehicles, shifting vehicle use to the cleanest and most energy efficient technologies and fuels. As part of its focus on clean vehicles and fuels, SFE’s Clean Transportation Program is the lead office in implementing San Francisco’s electric vehicle initiative, and actively coordinates multi-departmental EV-readiness actions.
Position Description:Under supervision of a Class 5644 Senior Environmental Specialist, the 5638 Environmental Assistant will: 1) assist with implementation of multiple elements of the City’s EV initiative; 2) track and report on progress of multiple projects and grant goals; 3) serve as the staff lead in providing administrative and outreach services for a demonstration project to install EV charging stations in multi-tenant buildings in San Francisco; and 4) assist in other tasks as assigned. This position is a Clean Air (Transportation) position.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties Include:
Develop and implement detailed project and grant management plans for various elements of the San Francisco EV initiative, which includes development of EV charging 2 infrastructure, use of electric vehicles in public and private fleets, and development of policies that will facilitate the use of electric transportation in the city. Develop outreach campaigns and marketing materials, with tasks and timelines, for specific programs. Track and report milestone achievements and other data required for grant reporting. Develop and maintain content for the EV program section of the Department’s website. Provide the lead administrative and outreach services for a demonstration project to install EV charging stations in multi-tenant buildings in the City, which includes identifying and conducting outreach to targeted audiences; administering the collection and evaluation of applications by building owners; administering paperwork and reports between participating buildings and supplier of charger equipment; and evaluating and reporting the results of the demonstration program. Assist with the City’s participation in regional EV coordination programs. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in public administration, business administration, environmental sciences, or a related field from an accredited college or university; AND one (1) year of full time equivalent experience performing duties described for this class; AND 2. Must have valid California Driver’s License;
Desirable Qualifications:Proven experience with detailed project and/or grant management, maintenance of schedules and meeting deadlines. Ability for multi-tasking and self-direction. Strong organizational, written and presentation skills. Experience with grant writing. Ability to work with staff and volunteers in a team environment. Knowledge of San Francisco’s transportation systems, key stakeholders and funding sources. Knowledge of federal, state and local clean air and related environmental laws and regulations; transportation planning issues; governmental structures and operations. Proficiency with word processing programs, spreadsheet, and communication software.
Application Procedure:Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit to begin the application process by registering an account: 3
• Click and select the desired job announcement; • Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information; • Click on “I am a New User”; and • 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

Be a Commuter Benefits Intern
Division: Clean Transportation
Reports to: Sr. Associate, Commuter Benefits

The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to promote innovative policies and programs to protect the urban and natural environment, promote social equity and expand the green economy. SF Environment programs include Zero Waste/Recycling, Climate, Green Building, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Urban Agriculture, Clean Transportation, Urban Forest, and Public Information Programs. The Clean Transportation Program works to improve air quality in San Francisco, primarily by reducing vehicle emissions, and working with businesses and other local and regional agencies to promote trip reduction.

SF Environment seeks qualified Bay Area college/university students and recent graduates for part time (20 flexible hours per week) internship opportunities. The internships are not paid positions. Our interns gain valuable practical experience while forging important connections in the field. The Commuter Benefits Intern will be responsible for assisting the Clean Transportation staff in outreach, campaigns, tabling events, rideshare requests and Commuter Benefits Ordinance compliance. Following is additional detail regarding key areas of experience required:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Assist with the development and delivery of campaigns to encourage the use of alternative transportation modes (walking, biking, transit, carpool, vanpool)
· Maintain and grow a database of SF businesses that are required to provide a commuter benefits program under the San Francisco Commuter Benefits Ordinance
· Assist in outreach to City and County of San Francisco departments on reducing drive alone commuting
· Analyze Emergency Ride Home surveys and draft report
· Attend and participate in outreach tabling events
· Validate rideshare forms
Skills and Qualifications
· Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate and work well with others in a professional office environment
· Detail-oriented and flexible, able to handle multiple priorities and deadlines
· Proficiency with MS Office applications; i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, etc.
· Must be knowledgeable of San Francisco transportation systems
Education or Experience: Must be a currently enrolled college/university junior, senior or graduate student majoring in urban planning, environmental studies or communications at an accredited Bay Area college or university. Recent graduates of these programs are also encouraged to apply.
Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to:

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 -

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.

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

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 curricular 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.

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 (

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.