College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 2011.11.04

November 4, 2011

- Nov. 5 | Intern in Washington, D.C.
- Nov. 7 | Intern at Yosemite National Park
- Nov. 10 | Serve an internship at the Office of the Secretary at the Department of the Interior
- Nov. 14 & Dec. 30 | Intern with the NASA DEVELOP Internship Program
- Dec. 12 | Conduct research at the Institut Pasteur
- Winter 2011 | Participate in an externship
- Spring 2012 | Be an Outdoor Education/Environment Education Research Intern
- Summer 2012 | Native American? Intern with the DOE this summer
- Educate, advocate, and mobilize with Communities for a Better Environment
- Join Grassroots Campaigns as a Field Manager
- Be a Commuter Benefits Intern
- Intern with MapLight
- Work at a boutique strategy firm in Seattle
- Intern with the Berkeley Unified Schools

Nov. 5 | Intern in Washington, D.C.!
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of 99 major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Nov. 7 | Intern at Yosemite National Park!
The intern will perform one of the most important steps in archaeological resources management – analyzing and translating detailed records of prehistoric and historic sites into a streamlined, query-ready research and management database. This position is funded through the National Park Service Youth Program Initiative. Therefore, applicants must be between 18 and 25 years of age. EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: You will be encouraged to attend local data sharing meetings and presentations, for both cultural resource and natural resource management. The Resources Management and Science Division has an active and regular presentation forum on a wide variety of projects and resources. If possible, site visits to archaeological sites, museums or projects around the park will be available. Yosemite National Park is known for sightseeing, photography, painting/drawing, climbing, hiking, fishing, rafting and, during winter months, snow sports opportunities. More information:

Nov. 10 | Serve an internship at the Office of the Secretary at the Department of the Interior!
Office of the Secretary Internship Program is accepting applications from undergrad, grad and law students for the Spring semester. The application period will close on November 10th. For more information, visit Applicants can send their cover letter, resume, transcript and one-pager explaining why they would like to work at DOI to

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.

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:

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

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

Spring 2012 | Participate in an externship!
Wonder if a specific career field is right for you? Looking to learn more about an industry or occupation of interest? An Externship is a chance to get an insider's view of a career field by shadowing Cal alumni at their workplace from one day up to 2 weeks during January 2012 Winter Break.

Observe the day-to-day activities of your Cal alumni sponsor, discuss specific jobs and careers with alumni and their colleagues, and sometimes obtain limited hands-on experience. Externships are available in various career fields in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Washington, DC and other locations.

Externship Timeline:
Monday, October 31, 2011:Externship listings will be available for review online.
Monday, October 31 - Monday, November 14, 2011: Round 1 Open to students with Freshman & Sophomore standing ONLY
Thursday, November 17, 2011: Juniors and May 2012 Seniors can apply for Externships not filled in Round 1
November 22, 2011: Deadline for all undergraduates to submit applications (Round 2)
Early December 2011: Externs selected and notified
January 2-13, 2012: Externship Period

Go to: for Externship listings, information and application materials.

Spring 2012 | Be an Outdoor Education/Environment Education Research Intern!
Duration: November 1- December 20 (7 weeks) Ability to continue internship for the Spring Semester if desired.
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week
Compensation: Volunteer internship for Outdoor Education PTA Sub-committee of Claire Lillienthal, a K-8 San Francisco Public School. Pre-approved expenses will be reimbursed.
Work Location: Remote/Independent
Background: The PTA has recently formed a sub-committee to focus on Outdoor Education. The school has a long history of offering robust outdoor education activities to all grade levels. The PTA supports these activities financially and administratively along with other programs such as Green school yard. The PTA is comprised of parents of students at CL that want to facilitate and perpetuate the outdoor education program.
Need: We are looking for someone that is interested in outdoor education to help us gather information about outdoor education curriculums, programs, find examples of successful outdoor/environmental education programs etc so that we can educate ourselves about this space in a K-8 environment. Additionally, we’d also like to collect information on specific outdoor/environmental programs that are available in the immediate counties: San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, and San Mateo.
Structure: The intern will work independently and remotely. We will have weekly calls regarding the tasks required for the week and review progress from the prior week. Written research deliverables will be due each week.
1) Ability to work independently
2) Access to computer and internet
3) Ability to meet periodically in San Francisco
4) Interested in outdoor/environmental education
Contact: Tom Bernard, CNR-Environmental Economics ‘98 at

Summer 2012 | Native American? Intern with the DOE this summer!
DOE's Tribal Energy Program is seeking current college upper-classmen and graduate students for summer 2012 internships. Students must be U.S. citizens and Native Americans (defined as a member of a federally recognized tribe, Alaska Village, or Alaska Corporation) with specific interest in renewable energy.

To apply, download the attached application form and send it to the attention of Sandra Begay-Campbell, Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185. Applications must be postmarked by February 17, 2011.

For more information on the internship program, including comments and papers from past interns, see the Tribal Energy Program website and the attached application form.

Educate, advocate, and mobilize with Communities for a Better Environment!
Do you want to increase your participation in solving local problems with everyday solutions? We do too! CBE is a local and statewide environmental health and justice organization working to build a healthy, clean and green community. We do community organizing, research and legal advocacy to further our already empowered community. Make your voices heard and be a part of the solution to improve our OWN community.

TAKE ACTION! We need your help! We are currently recruiting for unpaid:
Energetic and innovative policy/research interns to support our local and regional work
Committed Community resilience/ organizing interns to support our base building and outreach goals

Access our internship questionnaire here: and submit it along with a resume to People of color strongly encouraged to apply!

Join Grassroots Campaigns as a Field Manager!
Field managers (FMs) make up the leadership team in each campaign office. Not only do they set the example for all field staff in their fundraising capabilities but also are lead the way training new staff in the office and in the field and motivating a team of 2-6 canvassers daily, including setting goals, and developing strategies to hit those goals. Field managers work to create a line of communication between the campaign directors and field staff and are integral to the success of any campaign. They train, motivate and lead crews out into the field every day. Field Managers will work with the directors on strategically planning how to tackle towns and areas that we canvass. Every successful outreach campaign has a set of strong field managers at its core.
• Train new staff
- You will train staff out in the field by being a good role model for the new staff person
- In the office, you will help run workshops to focus on specific skills to develop the new staff’s confidence in the work and the campaign.
• Manage 2-6 staff – including setting goals, improving canvassing skills and providing motivation for team to do well.
- Set goals according to individual performance of staff
- Lead canvassers to various neighborhoods working with them to hit team goals
- Meet with team at the end of the day and report back to directors
• Keep track of logistics for canvassing at sites
• Exemplify high standards by being one of the highest averaging canvassers in the office
• Be responsible for tracking and cashing in funds raised at sites
• Develop and implement a strategy to hit fundraising goals.
As a part of the leadership team, FMs put in a significant commitment to the campaign. FM hours can be extended up to an hour daily. FMs are expected to attend a weekly leadership meeting with the canvass director.
• Motivated by office goals, willingness to work hard and make things happen
• Good communication skills
• Committed to leading by example
• Extremely professional and responsible
• May include initial ‘classroom’ style training
• FMs will shadow director or experienced FMs to get more hands-on experience
• FMs will receive follow up training in office as well as from director feedback
FM PAY: FMs receive an additional $5.00 - $8.00 a day for field managing.

Please forward resumes and cover letters to Ally Medina 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