College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships I

January 14, 2013

Apply Now | Center Manager, Intern-to-hire - GreenCitizen
Apply Now | Island Keepers Internship - Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge
Apply Now | Asistant Planner - Berkeley LSA
Apply Now | Environmental Traveling Companions Youth LEAD Program - Lead Field Instructor
Jan 18 | Groundwork Richmond Fellowship Position
Feb 15 | Botanical Survey Technician - Sierra Pacific Industries

Apply Now | Center Manager, Intern-to-hire - GreenCitizen

Are you interested in a green job opportunity to learn and develop a range of professional and entrepreneurial skills in a fast-paced, start-up venture? Do you want to join a dedicated team working at the intersection of technology and social entrepreneurship, all while saving the environment? If so, we want to hear from you!

James Kao founded GreenCitizen after working in the Hi-Tech industry and seeing the lack of responsibility surrounding the electronic waste streams the industry creates. After two years of traveling the world and studying the unfortunate trend of the global dumping of electronics, and the solutions for proper reuse and recycling, GreenCitizen was born.

Our vision for handling end of life electronics is holistic and unique. We open eco-centers throughout the Bay Area to provide businesses and everyday folks with convenient solutions to dispose of unwanted electronic items. We first attempt to reuse, repair, and refurbish electronics to extend their useful lifetime. Items that cannot be reused are de-manufactured in California to strict, audited environmental standards. Furthermore, GreenCitizen offers pickup services of electronic waste for wide variety of businesses and commercial environments throughout the Bay Area.

Job Summary:
The “Center Manager, Intern-to-Hire” will be involved in all operations of a GreenCitizen eco-center. Current eco-center locations include: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Berkeley, and Burlingame, with forthcoming expansion. This position will initially be an internship, but there is an excellent opportunity for growth into a full-time position.

For more information and how to apply please visit the GreenCitizen Jobs page.

Apply Now | Island Keepers Internship - Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge

The Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, CT, is seeking enthusiastic individuals to spend their summer on an island off the coast of Connecticut, while gaining valuable work experience in the natural resource field.

These refuge interns will spend three months assisting with such important tasks as invasive species management, wildlife and vegetation surveys, nest counts, fencing/posting habitat, pollinator monitoring, working with threatened and endangered bird species, interacting with the public by conducting interpretive tours and educational programs, and assisting with island maintenance projects on the property.

Applicants must be able to work in all kinds of weather, over different types of terrain and with biting insects. Applicants must also be very independent and easy-going – and have a valid driver’s license. Previous experience with environmental education, interpretation, field work in a field camp setting, data collection and wildlife identification is preferred.

The internship begins May 21 and ends in August. Keepers will live on islands with other staff in rustic field camp settings. A small living allowance of $180.00/week will also be provided.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three references to

Apply Now | Asistant Planner - Berkeley LSA

December 20, 2012 – until filled

LSA’s Berkeley office is seeking an Assistant Planner with planning experience (1-2 years preferred), and a BS/BA in urban planning, environmental studies, or related field.

The Assistant Planner will provide support for a variety of planning projects, primarily CEQA and NEPA analyses (e.g., Initial Studies and EIRs). Under the direction of a Project Manager, the Assistant Planner will conduct research and site surveys; analyze a project’s consistency with planning policies; compile and analyze data (e.g., demographic, public utilities, public services); and draft technical memos, staff reports, and/or topical sections of documents. Some assistance with data input for traffic, air, noise and climate change analyses may also be requested. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to thrive as a member of fast-paced teams are essential.

LSA is an employee-owned company and offers excellent compensation and benefits, including competitive pay; medical, dental, vision, group life, and long-term disability insurance plans; vacation, sick, and holiday pay; an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); and a Profit Sharing and Savings Plan (with 401k and company match). LSA is an EOE/AA.

Send a letter of interest and resume, using “Assistant Planner Position” in the Subject line to:

David Clore
Managing Principal
LSA Associates, Inc.
2215 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Apply Now | Environmental Traveling Companions Youth LEAD Program - Lead Field Instructor

Organization Description:
Since 1972 Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) has been opening the beauty and challenge of wilderness adventures for people of all abilities. Every year, over 2,000 people with special needs join ETC to raft whitewater rivers, ski across alpine meadows, sea kayak the waters of the Golden Gate, and sleep beneath the open sky. ETC trips enable participants to access the wilderness, gain environmental awareness, and share in the adventure.

Program Description:
The Youth LEAD (Leadership, Environment, Adventure, and Diversity) Program (YLP) trains diverse groups of high school students in environmental education, leadership and outdoor skills development. The YLP 12-24 day courses incorporate some of the following activities: a teambuilding ropes course experience, rock climbing wall, sea kayaking on San Francisco Bay or Tomales Bay, whitewater rafting on the South Fork of the American River or the Klamath River, backpacking the Sierra or Lost Coast, primitive skills
training, traditional boat crafting, disability and diversity awareness training, and learning about watershed ecology by conducting a service project on an organic farm.

Hiring Instructors for 1 or More of the Following Dates:
- June 7-9th – Instructor Training
- June 17 - July 7, 21 days: Young Women’s Sea to Source Adventure: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Organic Farming and Expedition Backpacking
- June 26 – July 13, 18 days: Co-ed Sea Kayaking, Boat Building and Primitive Skills Training
- July18 – August 10, 24 days: Co-ed Sea to Source Adventure: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, and Expedition Backpacking
- August 5 – August 16, 12 days: *All Abilities Sea Kayak and White Water Rafting

Job Responsibilities:
The Lead Field Instructor will work with the Youth LEAD Program Manager to deliver safe, educational, and enjoyable wilderness adventure trips. The Lead Field Instructor will work collaboratively with a co-field instructor, a group of 4-6 volunteer guides, and instruct a group of 10-14 students. They will also provide program oversight of all YLP logistics. These logistics include: van driving, leading and teaching group games and initiatives, providing instruction in technical skill & communication skill development, menu planning and food buying, coordinating guest speakers and farm staff, attending required staff meetings, writing student evaluations and completing other necessary paperwork, as needed. This position reports directly to the YLP manager.

For further information and how to apply please visit the Employment Page Here.

Jan 18 | Groundwork Richmond Fellowship Position

Groundwork Richmond (GWR) is looking for a local young person with experience working on outdoor improvement projects to work as a Groundwork Intern/Fellow for a one year period. The person selected will work on local projects related to improving Richmond’s outdoor environment, have learning and training opportunities, and travel to national meetings and conferences. Priority will be given to applicants who have participated in existing Richmond environmental improvement efforts.

For a full job description please click here.

Feb 15 | Botanical Survey Technician - Sierra Pacific Industries

Job Description: Under the supervision of a botany crew leader, the successful applicant will survey plants on Sierra Pacific Industries’ forests. These detailed surveys will be conducted in various vegetation types throughout Northern California, so the Botanical Survey Technician must be willing to travel. The successful applicant will be able to work in remote field locations and hike steep slopes over rocky ground. A technician must also be willing to work full days
surveying open ground in all types of weather conditions. Transportation from the base location to the field and back is provided.

Dates of Employment: This temporary position is expected to run from April through mid-September 2013.

Base Location: Anderson, California. This position will require overnight travel and work outside of the home-base area. Meals and lodging will be provided by SPI for employees when assigned to work from a location other than their base location.

Wage: This is an hourly position. Wage will be based on experience. Since the position is considered temporary, it does not qualify for benefits.

Project Coordinator: Tom Engstrom, SPI Wildlife and Botany Manager

Please send cover letter and resume to (Must be postmarked by February 15, 2013):
Linda Guerrero, Forestry Department Personnel Coordinator
Sierra Pacific Industries
P.O. Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049-6014
Or email: (Emails must be received by February 15, 2012 with an attached cover letter and resume.)

For more information please visit