College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 2012.01.20

January 20, 2012

Jan. 20 | Get paid to help UC Berkeley become a zero waste campus
Jan. 30 | Intern with NASA this summer
Spring 2012 | Tutor Writing at the Student Learning Center
Spring 2012 | Work with an award winning African environmentalist
Spring 2012 | Create a sustainable community in Panama
Spring 2012 | Join the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program

Jan. 20 | Be paid to help UC Berkeley become a zero waste campus
Campus Recycling and Refuse Services and the Compost Alliance are now hiring students to help achieve zero waste at UC Berkeley!

Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is hiring 3 Student Staff Assistants to help campus reach zero waste! Please see the attached job description for more information and contact clairemevans@gmail.com with questions. These positions are paid.

Interested in an environmental leadership position? Apply to be a Compost Alliance Coordinator and help implement a campus-wide composting program at Cal! Please see the attached job description for more information and contact clairemevans@gmail.com with questions. This position is also paid.

Applications are due January 20. For more information, visit www.recycle.berkeley.edu


Jan. 30 | Intern with NASA this summer
NASA DEVELOP Internship Program 2012 is calling 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.

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: http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/. Summer 2012 applications must be postmarked by January 30, 2012.

Internships are paid. Rate varies by educational attainment level. 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.


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. English 310 or Ed 97/197 units are available for qualified applicants.

For further information and to download an application, please visit our website at http://slc.berkeley.edu/tutor/tutor_writing.htm or contact the Writing Program Coordinators, Alberto Ledesma (aledesma@berkeley.edu) and Carolyn Swalina (cbs@berkeley.edu).


Spring 2012 | Work with an award winning African environmentalist
Save Your Future Africa is an organization dedicated to a grassroots, environmentalist approach towards local development.

Under the direction of a SYFA-USA Mentor the Intern shall assist SYFA-USA staff in communication and marketing activities, implementing various programs, and administrative activities. Based on the individual’s skills and interests, Interns will have the opportunity to learn and participate in a variety of work from writing grant proposals and organizing fundraising to managing projects in Cameroon.

Contact Masumi Hayashi-Smith (masumi.hs@gmail.com) to receive an application and
additional information about the program.


Spring 2012 | Create a sustainable community in Panama
Kalu Yala are actively seeking students and graduates who are interested in agriculture and organic farming for internships. Kalu Yala will be creating a sustainable organic farm in the tropical jungles of Panama. Interns would be laying the agricultural foundation that is needed to create a thriving small-scale farm. Responsibilities would include: building greenhouses, designing and implementing agro-forestry systems, and sowing crops using perma-culture methods. Other tasks include planting and growing exotic fruits, tropical vegetables, and other useful agricultural products, such as tropical hardwoods.

Self-driven individuals who are looking to take positive action should inquire. All majors feel free to apply! If interested send an email to internships@kaluyala.com. For more info about the internship or the project go to http://www.kaluyala.com/community/the-creation-of-a-culture/the-kalu-yala-internship-experience/


Spring 2012 | Join the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program
The Conservation and Land Management Internship Program is now accepting applications for 2012! Please apply online at www.clminternship.org.

Each year, the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program places 75-100 college graduates in five-month paid internships to assist professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), US Forest Service (US FS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and US Geologic Survey (USGS). Internships are primarily located in one of the thirteen western states, including Alaska. Each internship is unique and may focus on botany, wildlife, or a combination of the two. Projects may include collecting seed for restoration and conservation purposes and data on threatened and endangered species and habitats. Applicants with strong botanical backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply!

Benefits of the CLM Internship Program are numerous. As a CLM intern, you will receive a stipend paid every two weeks totaling $11,900 over 5 months and will attend an all-expenses paid week-long training workshop at a location to be determined. In addition, the CLM Internship Program provides opportunities to make connections in various governmental and non-profit organizations, to learn what it's like to work at a federal agency, to explore your career goals and expand your resume.

For more information and to apply online, please visit www.clminternship.org.