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Jobs, Internships, and Fellowships

September 11, 2012

Fall 2012 | Community Liason, Fundraising Intern with CoolCalifornia Challenge
Summer 2013 | Junior Summer Institutes with The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program
Fall 2012 | Intern with Ecologic Brands
2013 Corps | Teach for America
Winter/Fall 2013 | M.S. Fellowship in Forest Restoration & Microbial Ecology at the University of Mississippi

Fall 2012 | Community Liaison with the CoolCalifornia Challenge

Up to 3 credits

Flexible hours (set your work schedule around your other classes)
Learn and apply best practices for public outreach, engagement, communicating sustainability and more.
Contact: Betsy Phillips via challenge@coolcalifornia.org

Are you interested in sustainable communities, climate action plans, and good ol’ fashioned fun? If so, then this is THE opportunity for you to apply proven behavioral psychology techniques to garner interest, gather people, and get results for the larger environmental good in the CoolCalifornia Challenge! The Challenge is a lively, innovative competition between eight California cities to reduce their community-wide carbon footprints and build more vibrant and viable communities. You will be THE nexus between between UC Berkeley, Cool City Officials, Volunteers, and Participants. Using a Community Based Social Marketing framework, you will be assisting one Cool City (Davis, Sacramento, Tracy, or Chula Vista) with various responsibilities such as social outreach, event coordination, targeted messaging, and more! Set your own schedule in a fun work atmosphere, flexible hours, and an opportunity for excellent recommendations while you learn new skills and build your professional experience. If you’re interested in joining the CoolCalifornia Challenge team, please email us at challenge@coolcalifornia.org with a cover letter, your interests, and your resume.

Prepare to master the following:
Community-Based Social Marketing
Step 1: Selecting Behaviors
Step 2: Identifying Barriers and Benefits
Step 3: Developing Strategies
Step 4: Piloting (CoolCalifornia Challenge)
Step 5: Broad-scale Implementation
Cialdini’s Six Principles of Persuasion
Required qualifications
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Fantastic follow-up skills
Dependable
Detail-oriented
Ideal qualifications:
Enthusiasm
Motivation
Stellar interpersonal skills


Fall 2012 | Fundraising Intern with the CoolCalifornia Challenge

Up to 3 credits

Flexible hours (set your work schedule around your other classes)
Learn and apply best practices for public outreach, engagement, communicating sustainability and more
Contact: Betsy Phillips via challenge@coolcalifornia.org

You may be new to the business world but are charming and have lots of creative ideas on how to attract and retain funders for the CoolCalifornia Challenge. You love both cold calling and developing longer-term relationships with companies doing good deeds that you think should be involved in our unique Statewide campaign. (There may be the potential to paid on commission, based on the fundraising you do!) In exchange for some hard work, on your own schedule, we will provide a fun work atmosphere, flexible hours, and excellent recommendations. These internships are perfect learning experiences to enhance your resume while learning new skills. There are numerous potential avenues for advancement and personalized experiences. If you’re interested in learning more, please email us at challenge@coolcalifornia.org with a cover letter, your interests, and your resume.

Required qualifications
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Fantastic follow-up skills
Dependable
Detail-oriented
Ideal qualifications:
Enthusiasm
Motivation
Stellar interpersonal skills


Summer 2013 | Junior Summer Institutes with The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program

Contact: Erin Mann, National Director
Tel: 877-774-2001
Email: ppia.office@ppiaprogram.org
Web: http://www.ppiaprogram.org

The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship (PPIA) Program is now accepting applications for the 2013 Junior Summer Institutes (JSI). Applications must be submitted through the PPIA official website, at:
www.ppiaprogram.org/programs.

The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top
degree programs in the fields of Public Policy, Public Administration, International
Affairs, or a related field through a consortium of over 30 graduate schools of
Public Policy and International Affairs in the U.S.

The entry point for the PPIA program is acceptance and attendance to one of our
four Junior Summer Institutes, including Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton
University, University of Michigan, and University of California, Berkeley. Each year,
the national program selects an outstanding group of college juniors from across
the U.S. to participate in the JSIs. The deadline for application to the 2013 summer
institutes is November 1st, 2012.

Participation in a JSI will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary
to succeed in graduate school and, ultimately, in influential roles serving the public
good. Upon completion of their institutes, students have access to opportunities
for mentoring and career development through an extensive alumni network.

JSI participants are also guaranteed a minimum, one-time financial award of
$5,000 for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in
PPIA’s graduate school consortium. Most PPIA alumni who are accepted to a
consortium school receive well above this figure in financial aid towards their
graduate education.

PPIA was founded in 1981 to promote diversity and leadership in Public Policy and
International Affairs. Today, the program has an alumni network of nearly 4,000
individuals who share an interest in public service and are advancing leadership
roles in the field. To learn more, please visit: www.ppiaprogram.org.

PPIA Program | Ward Circle Building 310 | American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20016


Fall 2012 | Intern with Ecologic Brands

Ecologic Brands is a sustainable packaging company located in Oakland, CA. We design and manufacture sustainable packaging solutions that reduce plastic material and divert landfill waste. We are looking for an organized, self-motivated intern willing to assist a 10 person team in a fast paced start-up environment. You will be exposed to every team from Marketing to Research & Development and Operations. We are looking for 6-10 hours a week between 9-4pm. See the future of packaging at www.ecologicbrands.com. Please email Samantha@ecologicbrands.com for more information.


2013 | Teach for America

All kids deserve the chance to reach their full potential—but today, only eight percent of students growing up in poverty graduate from college by age 24, compared with 80 percent of students in more affluent areas. This limits life options, affects families and communities, and has significant social and economic implications for our country.

Teach For America is a part of building the national movement to change this. We know it’s possible to give all kids a great education and the opportunities that come with it. By teaching for two years in Teach For America’s corps, you will join thousands of leaders helping students in low-income communities make the academic progress that will expand their opportunities for the future. You’ll develop the leadership skills, insights, and commitment that will drive you to be a lifelong advocate for kids. And you’ll build relationships with fellow corps members and others in your community working to meet this challenge.

This year, 10,400 corps members are teaching in 46 regions across the country, while nearly 28,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the changes necessary to make a great education a reality for all.

You have the power to change things. Apply to the 2013 corps.

NEXT Application Deadline to join the 2013 corps: Friday, September 14, 2012

Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and career backgrounds.

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Winter/Fall 2013 | M.S. Fellowship in Forest Restoration & Microbial Ecology at the University of Mississippi

A fellowship is available for a student to pursue a Master of Science degree studying microbial ecology in the context of forest restoration and management through the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi. The participating student would join a cohort of three other graduate students with different organismal foci, all of whom will participate in a comprehensive graduate training program in forest restoration ecology. Participating students will have several unique and exciting opportunities, including a summer internship with a successful forest restoration project in British Columbia, Canada; participation in collaborative research on forest restoration and fire ecology in northern Mississippi; coursework in forest restoration ecology, research methods, and professional development; and supported travel to professional meetings. The M.S. fellow would join the research laboratory of Dr. Colin Jackson, but might also find opportunities for collaborative research with Drs. Steve Brewer, Jason Hoeksema, and Brice Noonan. The fellow will receive stipend support of $17,000 annually for 2 years, health insurance, and a waiver of graduate tuition through a United States Department of Agriculture graduate training fellowship, and additional support in the form of a teaching assistantship will be available if necessary. Fellowships are only available to U.S. citizens and nationals.

The University of Mississippi is located in Oxford, Mississippi, a small college town in the forested uplands of northern Mississippi known for its outstanding educational and cultural opportunities.

Starting date is negotiable, between January and August 2013. For more information contact Dr. Colin Jackson (cjackson@olemiss.edu, http://www.colinrjackson.com/) and for instructions on how to apply please see the website www.olemiss.edu/depts/biology/usda. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and will be accepted until February 1, 2013 or until the position is filled. Members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.