College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 2012.01.06

January 6, 2012

- ASAP | Work at UC as a botanist/horticulturalist
- Jan. 15 | Become a Policy Advocate for Hmong National Development
- Jan. 31 | Intern as a Photo Journalist this summer
- Jan. 31 | Serve as the Day of Action for Rivers Intern
- Feb. 1 | Join the Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)

ASAP | Work at UC as a botanist/horticulturalist
Do you have a botany/plant care/horticulture background? UC is hiring a 'limited' duration appointment for the Integrative Bio's senior nursery (greenhouse) tech and plant specimen collector/instructional support SRA II. IB is recruiting to fill this position ASAP, anyone hired into the limited position can apply for the permanent appointment. IB is hoping to have someone in the limited position this week or next so the person can overlap before the current person leaves. It is also possible IB may hire one person for each of the two positions at 50% if two qualified applicants are found. Please contact Joseph Yon at or 510-642-2467 for more information.

Jan. 15 | Become a Policy Advocate for Hmong National Development
HND empowers the Hmong community to achieve prosperity and equality through education, research, policy advocacy and leadership development. It's vision is a united, thriving Hmong Community.

The Policy Advocate must exhibit strong leadership, management, and administrative qualities, as s/he will oversee and support all aspects of Hmong National Development’s efforts in advocating on behalf of issues impacting the Hmong community at the federal level. The Policy Advocate will be expected to engage policymakers, build relationships with key allies, partners, and funders, craft and disseminate policy updates to the Hmong community, and assist in daily operations of HND’s Washington, DC office. This is a part-time contract position that requires a minimum of 20 hours per week.

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references via email to with the subject heading “DC Policy Advocate Position”. Position will remain open until filled. Start date is no earlier than mid-January 2012.

Jan. 31 | Intern as a Photo Journalist this summer

The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University has 2012 Journalism opportunities for students! IHS places participants in paid internships where they gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in print, broadcast, or investigative journalism.

Program highlights:
Eight–week internship at a newspaper, radio station, new media company, or non-profit newsroom.
Weeklong Journalism & a Free Society Seminar featuring lectures by top journalists and scholars.
Mentoring and job-placement consultation with industry experts.
Stipend, travel allowance, and housing assistance.

Application deadline: January 31 . Visit for more information.

Jan. 31 | Serve as the Day of Action for Rivers Intern
International Day of Action for Rivers - March 14, 2012

International Rivers is looking for an intelligent, inspired and motivated multi-tasker to help organize the 15th Annual International Day of Action Against Dams and for Rivers, Water and Life. This rewarding internship will be offered from January 2012 to April 2012. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to communicate with river and human rights activists around the world, contribute to print and web publications, engage our social media network, and be an integral part of a dynamic Berkeley non-profit office environment. Compensation will include training and $10 per hour for 10-15 hours per week.

Learn more about the Day of Action for Rivers ( and then apply for the position by sending your resume, a cover letter detailing your interest in this project, and a short writing sample to by January 31, using the subject line "Day of Action for Rivers 2012.

Feb. 1 | Join the Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) are offering a 10-week summer internship program for students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked. During the course of the internship students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, individual environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and shadowing and mentoring relationships at CDC/ATSDR. Interns will be based at CDC/ATSDR’s Chamblee Campus and will be paid a stipend of approximately $600 a week during the course of the program.

Application due date: February 1, 2012
Program dates: June 13 – August 17, 2012
Eligibility requirements for CLEH interns:
1. US citizenship or Permanent Resident with a green card,
2. Full time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2012
3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Note: Seniors graduating in Spring 2012 will not be accepted into this program

Please visit us our website for more information and application instructions:
For more information, please email LT Cory Kokko or Jay Nielsen at