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Jobs and Internships

November 19, 2012

Nov 26 | Cal Externship Program 2013
Dec 21 | Public Affairs Specialist at The Chippewa National Forest
Summer 2013 | Cultural Vistas Fellowship
Summer 2013 | NEWBio Bioenergy Scholars Program
Summer/Fall 2013 | IAESTE Internship Placement Program
Spring 2013 | Sustainability Interns at Cal Dining

Nov 26 | Cal Externship Program 2013

Hello Cal Students! Want to know if a specific career field is right for you? Are you looking to learn more about an industry or career field of interest? An Externship is a chance for you 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 the January 2013 Winter Break!

**You can find out what it's like to be a:
-News Reporter
-Social Worker
-IT Analyst
-Financial Advisor
...and more!

What can you expect to do?? 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 (including international)!

Externship Timeline:
*November 13 – November 26: Applications accepted from ALL students – priority will be given to Freshmen and Sophomores, but all students will be considered
*November 26: Applications due at 5pm – no extensions!
*Early December 2012: Externs selected and notified
*January 7-18, 2013: Externship Period (anywhere from 1 day to 14 days)

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

For a list of FAQs, please see here:

Dec 21 | Public Affairs Specialist at The Chippewa National Forest

The Chippewa National Forest (CNF) is seeking a candidate to fill the Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-9/11 with the duty station in Cass Lake, Minnesota.

The CNF seeks current or former Federal Employees who are eligible for GS-1035-9/11 ( or individuals eligible for the Pathways, Recent Graduate Program. The Recent Graduate Program targets recent graduates within two year of graduation and veterans within six years of graduation. The Recent Graduate Program is considered a developmental program with training and career development.

This position is part of the Chippewa National Forest Public Services Team which includes public affairs, recreation, lands, heritage and engineering programs. The Public Affairs Specialist reports to the Public Services Team leader, who is a member of the Forest Leadership Team (FLT). This Public Affairs Specialist position leads the Public Affairs program and supervises the front desk information specialist, conservation education specialist and web manager.

The Public Affairs Specialist position assists with Tribal Relations efforts and also serves as the point of contact for Urban Connections and the Resource Advisory Committee.

For more information about this outreach notice or position, contact Nancy Larson at (218) 335-8688 or e-mail:

If you are interested in being considered, please click here for a full description and submit the form by December 21. Send the completed form to: Chippewa National Forest, Attn: Nancy Larson, 200 Ash Avenue NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633. Or you can email to:

Summer 2013 | Cultural Vistas Fellowship

The new and funded multinational Cultural Vistas Fellowship program will afford up to 12 U.S. university students the opportunity to enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences in Argentina, Germany, and Singapore during the summer of 2013. Funding for this initiative is provided directly by Cultural Vistas.

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is open to full-time rising juniors and seniors with practical experience in engineering, environmental awareness or related sciences. Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 to 30 and cannot have previously worked or studied abroad. For internship placements in Argentina and Germany, prior language knowledge is also required.

Program applications will be accepted until Friday, January 4, 2013.

What’s Included?

• Program-related travel expenses, including round-trip airfare to and within internship country; travel stipend to New York City for pre-departure and re-entry seminars
• Internship placement in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore
• Accommodations throughout program, including pre-departure and re-entry seminars
• Virtual learning seminar
• Pre-departure support services
• Cultural orientation upon arrival in host country
• Visa application support (where applicable)
• Emergency medical insurance during internship phase

Learn more about the Cultural Vistas Fellowship, including complete eligibility information and how to apply at

For more information, please contact

Summer 2013 | NEWBio Bioenergy Scholars Program

• Exciting 9-week summer research opportunities for undergraduate students who are interested in exploring bioenergy crops utilizing cutting-edge techniques.
• Opportunity to work with researchers from Penn State University, West Virginia University, Cornell, Rutgers, Delaware State University and other participating organizations.
• Stipend support available!!!
• If interested please apply before November 30th, 2012

For details see:

Summer/Fall 2013 | IAESTE Internship Placement Program

The IAESTE Internship Placement Program matches U.S. university students majoring in technical fields with paid internships abroad. Positions are available in industry, research institutes and universities, consulting firms, labs, and other work environments. Most placements are for 8-12 weeks during the summer, but fall and longer-term placements are also available. Best of all, most technical students in the United States are eligible to apply!

The application for the 2013 program year is due December 1, 2012.

Applicant Requirements

In order to apply for the IAESTE Placement Program, you must fulfill all of the eligibility conditions below. If you have questions concerning your eligibility, please contact us at

• Enrollment: U.S. citizens and International Students enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university in a full-time bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. program, before, during, and after the program. U.S. students studying abroad are eligible as long as they are still enrolled at an accredited U.S. institution.
• Standing: Applicants must have attained junior-level standing or above by the time the internship begins. Sophomores and graduating seniors may also apply. Recent graduates are not eligible.
• Major: Applicants must be enrolled in a technical field of study, including, but not limited to engineering, computer science, architecture, natural and physical sciences, or agricultural sciences.
• Age: Applicants must be between the ages of 19 and 30.
• Language: Applicants must be fluent in English. Foreign language skill requirements vary by position. While most positions only require English, foreign language skills are preferred.

For detailed information and application materials, please visit our website at:

Spring 2013 | Sustainability Interns at Cal Dining

Cal Dining Now Hiring Student Sustainability Interns for Spring 2013
Are you passionate about environmental issues? Do you cringe every time you see someone throw away a paper cup? Can you motivate your peers to consider the environmental and human impacts of their dining choices?

Cal Dining is now hiring student interns to implement sustainability initiatives in the dining commons. Responsibilities include auditing dining operations, designing sustainability programs, and collaborating with other sustainability groups at Cal?

Interns will each work 5-10 hours per week. Compensation will be $11.25/hour with eligibility for a $0.25 raise each semester.

For the complete description and to apply, please click here.