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Jobs and Internships 2011.11.17

November 17, 2011

- Nov. 22 | Participate in an externship
- Dec. 5 | Intern with the Taiya Inlet Watershed Council
- Jan. 30 | Intern with the NASA DEVELOP Internship Program
- Dec. 2 | Intern at the Senator Loni Hancock campaign
- Dec. 9 | Become a Fishery Technician
- Feb. 17 | Native American? Intern with the DOE this summer
- Spring 2012 | Tutor Writing at the Student Learning Center
- Work at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Emeryville
- Educate, advocate, and mobilize with Communities for a Better Environment
- Join Grassroots Campaigns as a Field Manager
- Be a Commuter Benefits Intern

Nov. 22 | 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.

Dec. 5 | Intern with the Taiya Inlet Watershed Council
The Taiya Inlet Watershed Council and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park are seeking an intern to conduct community based environmental education and stewardship in Skagway, AK. Position will be 40 hours a week, with time split evenly between the two organizations from January 16, 2012-April 15, 2012.

Position will include development of a community survey and analyzing data, and may include curriculum development and community outreach. Housing and $1,000.00 stipend awarded upon completion. May qualify for independent study or research credit. Intern will Develop survey and analyze data on local stormwater and watershed management. Other tasks will be determined upon selection of intern and may include development of outreach materials and community outreach, website development, GIS, grant research and writing.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and three references to A.J. Conley at by Monday, December 5, 2011.

Jan. 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:

Summer 2012 applications must be postmarked by January 30, 2012.

Dec. 2 | Intern at the Senator Loni Hancock campaign
Are you interested in learning about and participating in state government? Do you have a desire to serve your local communities? Senator Loni Hancock (9th District) is currently accepting applications for her Winter/Spring 2012 District Office Internship Program Internship.

Interns will work out of the district office in downtown Oakland, and may attend events on the Senator’s behalf across the district. (The 9th Senate District includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, and San Pablo.). Interns will work on specific projects as well as help with general office management (answering phones, opening mail, etc.). Projects may include collecting, analyzing and presenting data, assisting individual constituents who have needs from particular state agencies and helping to organize large public events on key policy issues.

Interns must be able to commit at least 10-12 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship.

To obtain an application, please visit Senator Hancock’s website:
For questions or further information, please contact Melissa Male at: | (510) 286-1333. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND!!

Dec. 9 | Become a Fishery Technician
There are going to be an estimated 30 - 40 fisheries technician positions in Alaska next year. Details on how to apply for these positions can be obtained from the official vacancy announcement, which will be online at BETWEEN 18 NOVEMBER AND 9 DECEMBER 2011.

Feb. 17 | 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.

Spring 2012 | Tutor Writing at the Student Learning Center!
The Student Learning Center Writing Program is currently recruiting tutors for the Spring 2012 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 our website at or contact the Writing Program Coordinators, Alberto Ledesma ( and Carolyn Swalina (

Work at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Emeryville!
At Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the global research organization of Novartis, we are committed to discovering innovative medicines to cure disease and improve human health. By hiring the best academic, biotech, and pharmaceutical trained scientists, we have fostered an atmosphere for drug discovery where innovation is rewarded. It is ultimately the talent of the individual that determines our success, while our state-of-the-art technologies and resources enable these ideas to be realized.

Please visit and go to the career section for more information.

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: