College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs & Internships I

January 23, 2013

Apply Now | Volunteer Research Assistant: The Ecology of Coral Reef Shark Fisheries in the Central Pacific
Jan 28 | Staff Opportunities at Berkeley Scientific Journal
Jan 30 | ESPM 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research Opportunity in Agroecology
Feb 1 | Longwood Gardens Internship Program
Feb 4 | ResComp and Student Affairs Information Technologies
Feb 4 | NASA DEVELOP Internship Program Summer 2013

Apply Now | Volunteer Research Assistant: The Ecology of Coral Reef Shark Fisheries in the Central Pacific

Location: Kiribati – based in the coral atolls of Teraina, Tabuaeran, and Kiritimati
Duration: approximately 6 months
Start Date: candidates available for start in June-July 2013 are preferred.
Terms: Volunteer. Travel costs and basic living expenses paid. Small living stipend provided.

Seeking applications from qualified candidates (BS or higher) to help manage field activities for a research project aimed at investigating the ecology of artisanal shark fishing in coral reef ecosystems. Project is collaborative effort between researchers at Stanford University, Politecnico di Milano, Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori, and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change.

This is a full-time, approximately six month placement, working independently at extremely remote field sites on three tropical atolls in the Northern Line Islands, within the country of Kiribati. Travel to field sites will be made by local transport (e.g. ferry and sailing vessel) and as such will be highly unpredictable. Housing will be arranged in “home stay” style and will be spartan in nature. Work schedules can be demanding and erratic.

Responsibilities for the position are diverse and include: ride alongs with local shark fisherman, establishing a mark and recapture shark tagging program, collecting shark tissue samples for genetic and isotopic analysis, interviews with fishing communities, and leading marine education outreach in local schools.

Experience boating, swimming, working at sea, traveling, living in remote and isolated settings, and interacting with new cultures required. Background in science is necessary – with preference given to candidates with training and interest in ecology and fisheries management. Candidates on trajectories towards graduate study in ecology or careers in ecological research preferred.

Interested candidates please provide 1) CV with GPA, 2) one paragraph statement of interest, 3) names of 3 references and their contact information (letters to be solicited from short-listed candidates). Send materials to Dr. Douglas McCauley: Candidates will be selected after 28 Feb 2012.

Jan 28 | Staff Opportunities at Berkeley Scientific Journal

Every semester since 1996, our undergraduate staff has published independent research done by undergraduates at UC Berkeley, interviews with faculty members, and articles on current issues in science.

We're currently looking for interested students to join our staff! Our first meeting will be on Monday January 28th at 7PM in 105 Dwinelle.

Read our issues at:;volume=16;issue=1#
Information about our deCal:
Our website:

Jan 30 | ESPM 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research Opportunity in Agroecology

The laboratory of agroecology (Altieri lab, ESPM) is seeking 5-7 committed undergraduate students for Spring 2013 independent study in ongoing ecologically-based pest management research in California wine grapes.

Overview: The research is designed to evaluate the influence of floral resource provisioning and landscape complexity on biological control of key insect pests in California vineyards. Students selected for this internship will be involved in all field and lab activities, including collecting and processing samples, supporting ongoing greenhouse experiments, and weekly discussion of readings in agroecology, sustainable agriculture and ecologically-based pest management.

Step 1: Please send (a) your resume and (b) a 1-page statement of interest to graduate student Houston Wilson no later than 5pm Wednesday, January 30th:

Step 2: Interviews will take place Thursday/Friday January 31 - February 1.

Houston Wilson:

For more information see this flyer.

Feb 1 | Longwood Gardens Internship Program

Longwood Gardens offers excellent horticulture internship opportunities for college students to gain practical experience, learn horticultural career skills and study horticulture in one of the world's premier public display gardens.

Each intern specializes in one of 15 horticulture or education internship areas throughout the garden. Internship opportunities range in length from 3 or 12 months. Please note that some positions have minimum length requirements. For more information on specific internships, please contact The Undergraduate office, at:

Download the application (in Microsoft Word format).

Completed applications must be received at Longwood Gardens by February 1 for May and June start dates and May 1 for September start dates.

For more information and specific starting dates, contact The Undergraduate office, at 610-388-5401 or e-mail

Feb 4 | ResComp and Student Affairs Information Technologies

Need a good job next year? ResComp and Student Affairs Information Technologies are currently recruiting students for the 2013-2014 academic year!

We need qualified candidates to fill a variety of high-level positions, from marketing and customer service to programming and systems jobs. Gain valuable work experience and develop your professional skills in a fun, flexible environment.

Our jobs provide:

* excellent leadership/advancement opportunities
* flexible hours to fit your class schedule
* competitive pay - $14.00-$21.25 per hour
* work-study - students eligible for work-study are encouraged to apply
* connections - we have alumni at Google, Amazon, Yelp, Apple, and more

Openings include:

* Information Security
* Desktop Management and Support
* Marketing and Design
* Administrative Support
* Programmer
* Systems Administration
* RCC Supervisor
* and more!

For job descriptions, a full listing of open positions, and to apply, visit:

Applications are due February 4th at 5PM.

Send your questions to We look forward to receiving your application!

Feb 4 | NASA DEVELOP Internship Program Summer 2013

Call for Summer 2013 Interns: All degree levels (Bachelors, Masters, PhD) are welcome to apply, including students working on the above degrees.

Take a look at our DEVELOP National Program Recruiting Video.

DEVELOP is a NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences Training and Development Program. Students 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.

Past DEVELOP Projects at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory include ecological forecasting and studies of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, natural hazard assessments of Los Angeles earthquakes and fires, air quality monitoring, and coastal wetland and sea level monitoring using remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS).

DEVELOP students have had the opportunity in the past to do oral presentations of their research and network at such conferences as the American Geophysical Union (AGU), The American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), The American Meteorological Society (AMS), The Association of American Geographers (AAG), The Council of State Governments (CSG), at NASA Langley Research Center, and at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

DEVELOP students are challenged to think “outside the box,” take initiative, and 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 students 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, along with other data sources.

DEVELOP has opportunities nationwide, but we are actively recruiting for Summer 2013 interns at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

International Students

International students interested in working with the DEVELOP Program must be currently registered at an accredited U.S. school. International students are not eligible to apply to NASA Center Locations (JPL and others) or the Great Lakes office, however, they are eligible to apply to Regional Locations and Leveraged Academic Locations. There is an exception for the NSSTC (Marshall Space Flight Center) that allows international students to apply to that location. Acceptances for international students are conditional upon proof of a visa or approved OPT that will allow them to legally work within the U.S. Students who do not meet these requirements are not eligible to participate in the DEVELOP Program.

Locations International Students can apply to:

+ NSSTC at Marshall Space Flight Center - Huntsville, AL
+ Mobile County Health Department - Mobile, AL
+ North Central Climate Science Center - Fort Collins, CO
+ Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO
+ Wise County and City of Norton Clerk of Court’s Office - Wise, VA

Summer 2013 applications must be postmarked by February 4, 2013. It is not too late to apply! Applications are available through our website at:

Internships are paid. Rate varies by educational attainment level. Summer 2013 students are expected to work 35 hours per week, and will begin on June 3, 2013 and end on August 9, 2013. There is a second start date of June 17, 2017 for high school and quarter-system students.

DEVELOP participants also recently presented their research in a virtual poster session, hosted by Earthzine.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions,

Austin Madson
Student Director/Center Lead
National Aeronautics and Space Administration