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Jobs and Internships 2011.10.21

October 21, 2011

- Oct. 31 | Assist or Teach at the Energy Policy Institute (EPI) at Boise State University
- Nov. 2-6 | Get a job with the USDA Forest Service
- Nov. 14 & Dec. 30 | Intern with the NASA DEVELOP Internship Program
- Dec. 12 | Conduct research at the Institut Pasteur
- Be a Commuter Benefits Intern
- Intern with MapLight
- Work at a boutique strategy firm in Seattle
- Intern with the Berkeley Unified Schools

Oct. 31 | Assist or Teach at the Energy Policy Institute (EPI) at Boise State University
The Energy Policy Institute (EPI) at Boise State University invites interested applicants for the position of Research Assistant/Associate Professor (RAP), depending on experience, to become a part of our team to continue our quest toward becoming a Metropolitan Research University of Distinction. The RAP will contribute to research on all types of energy (e.g. renewable, nuclear, fossil), and the chosen candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from other universities and national laboratories. EPI has secured over $4 million in external grants and is at the forefront of research on electricity transmission and energy infrastructure siting. Recent funders include the US Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Western Governors’ Association. You will have the opportunity to:
· design and carry out research
· write applied research reports and peer-reviewed publications
· participate in grant proposals to federal, state, industry, and non-profit funding organizations
· work in a dynamic environment with other energy research professionals and faculty.
At a minimum you should have:
· PhD in Political Science, Public Policy, Economics, or Environmental studies or equivalent degree or experience.
The preferred candidate will have:
· The ideal candidate will have a record of publications and be well-versed in research methods and policy analysis.
Salary and benefits: Salary is competitive and relocation assistance is provided, as is an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, retirement plan, reduced tuition benefits, 24 days vacation leave and 12 days sick leave annually, plus 10 paid holidays, as well as other benefits.
If this sounds like the job for you: Please submit a letter of application indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Attach a CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and three professional references with contact information. Application materials should be emailed (preferred method) to davekoehler@boisestate.edu or mailed to:
Dave Koehler
Search # RAT-0004-12
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1014
Review of applications will begin October 31 and will continue until finalists are identified. Applications received after that point may be considered if the position is not filled from the finalist pool. About the University: http://www.boisestate.edu/ - About the Energy Policy Institute: http://epi.boisestate.edu/


Nov. 2-6 | 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: http://www.fs.fed.us/forestmanagement/infocenter/saf_convention/index.shtml


Nov. 14 & Dec. 30 | Intern with the NASA DEVELOP Internship Program!Call for Spring and Summer 2012 Interns: All degree levels (Bachelors, Masters, PhD) and Fall 2011 graduates are welcome to apply.

DEVELOP is a NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences Training and Development Program. Students and young professionals work on Earth science research projects, mentored by science advisors from NASA and partner agencies to extend research results to local communities. The projects demonstrate to community leaders and organizations how NASA science measurements and predictions can be used to address local policy issues.

Past projects at DEVELOP JPL include ecological forecasting and studies of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, natural hazard assessments of Los Angeles earthquakes and fires, air quality monitoring, and coastal wetland and sea level monitoring using remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). DEVELOP participants have had the opportunity in the past to present their research and network at such conferences as the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), The American Geophysical Union (AGU), The American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), The American Meteorological Society (AMS), The Council of State Governments (CSG), at NASA Langley Research Center, and at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

The NASA DEVELOP Program was selected to receive the prestigious NASA Group Achievement Award for 2011. DEVELOP participants are challenged to think “outside the box,” take initiative, employ innovative ideas, gain valuable management and leadership experience, and gain experience in delivering results to officials in government, academia, and industry, thereby extending the benefits of NASA science and technology to the public. Ultimately, DEVELOP participants are better prepared to handle environmental science challenges that face our society and future generations.

DEVELOP had the opportunity to attend the 62nd International Astronautical Congress in Cape Town, South Africa from September 28 - October 8 this year. Three DEVELOP participants were selected from a video competition to speak on a panel at the plenary, titled “Next Generation Visions for Earth Observations in the 21st Century.” They also presented and published their research in the 62nd International Astronautical Congress Proceedings.

DEVELOP participants also presented their research in a virtual poster session, hosted by Earthzine, of which our Jet Propulsion Laboratory location was the winner:
http://www.earthzine.org/summer-2011-develop-poster-session/.

Interns work in student teams to complete rapid research projects in 10 weeks using NASA remote sensing data and other data sources. DEVELOP has opportunities nationwide, and we are actively recruiting for Spring and Summer 2012 interns at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Applications are available through our website at: http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/.

Spring 2012 applications must be postmarked by November 14, 2011.
Summer 2012 applications must be postmarked by January 30, 2012.

Internships are paid. Rate varies by educational attainment level. Spring 2012 students are expected to work a maximum of 20 hours per week, and will begin on January 23, 2012 and end on March 30, 2012. Summer 2012 students are expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per week, and will begin on June 4, 2012 and end on August 10, 2012. US Citizenship is required.


Dec. 12 | Conduct research at the Institut Pasteur!
A wonderful array of host labs has been identified for the Summer 2012 Undergraduate Internship Program. Applications for these paid internships are now available online and due in mid-December 2011. Candidates must be US citizens in their junior or senior year. More information regarding eligibility and the application process may be found at http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/internships.shtml.


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: commuterbenefits@sfgov.org.


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 - http://maplight.org/files/Communications%20Intern%20Job%20Posting-PAID_092111_0.doc


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
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS
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
TO APPLY
Submit your resume and cover letter to: http://www.lakepartners.com. Include your GPA and reasons for your desire to live in Seattle in your application. Contact Lana at recruiting@lakepartners.com 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
http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/dt7w5Mt6bfP/