College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships

February 6, 2013

Apply Now | Internship with Ecological Brands
Apply Now | Advancement Coordinator with The Sierra Club
Feb 8 | Work at Lair of the Golden Bear
Feb 12 | CITRIS Sustainability Champion Internships
Feb 14 | 4-H Water program Educator II
Feb 15 | California Islands Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy
2013 | Global Health Internship Opportunities
Spring/Summer 2013 | Policy Program Intern with International Rivers

Apply Now | Internship with Ecological 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 Please email for more information.

Apply Now | Advancement Coordinator with The Sierra Club

The Advancement Coordinator provides administrative support to both the Donor Communications and the Grants Administration teams, acting as liaison between these closely-related workgroups. Assists with ongoing project communications and schedule updates as needed. Arranges and confirms meetings and conference calls with volunteers, program staff, and fundraising colleagues as directed. Coordinates donor communications projects, supporting production and distribution of marketing collateral in a variety of print & electronic formats. With the Grants Team, researches solicited foundations, facilitates preparation and submission of proposals and report documents; tracks and manages projects in customized databases; communicates with foundation staff and other key stakeholders.

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Feb 8 | Work at Lair of the Golden Bear

Be a Part of the 2013 Summer Staff. It's A Lair Experience You'll Never Forget!

You will develop friendships that will last forever. You will become part of a very long and rich Lair staff tradition. You will enter a unique family that will make an indelible mark on the rest of your life.

We're looking for creative, team-oriented individuals who will take their job responsibilities seriously and who will breathe life into our summer season in an exceptional way. Successful staffers are friendly, approachable, reliable, flexible, honest, positive and spirited, among many other things. Additionally, our staff members are role models to our camp kids and provide outstanding customer service to our camping guests each and every day of the summer.

If you love the outdoors and are excited about networking with Cal families and making lifelong friendships with fellow students, then you will love this job.

Application Instructions

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013
Select the appropriate application
Please complete this application if you did not work at the Lair this past season (new applicant).
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Please complete this application if you have worked at the Lair this past season.
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Print out, complete, and sign the application.
Be sure to choose the appropriate application and you retain copies of your application.

Submit your application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013
You are strongly encouraged to submit your application early. Please submit your application to:

Attn: Daniel Prelip
Lair of the Golden Bear
1 Alumni House
Berkeley, CA 94720-7520
F: 510.642.6100

Next steps
Once your application has been reviewed we will contact you with the next steps. Final selections will be announced by mail or email no later than March 29, 2013.

Feb 12 | CITRIS Sustainability Champion Internships

This position is funded by The Green Initiative Fund,

The CITRIS Sustainability Internship program aims to link five companies with five highly qualified undergraduate interns who go through a series of sustainability workshops. These interns will spend the spring semester working with a campus department related to their sustainability interest, and then complete a 12-14 week internship this summer. Summer internships will include a $4000 stipend, and will be highly competitive

Job Qualifications: The Interns will be highly motivated in the field of environmental sustainability, and will be available to work 40 hours a week during the summer. The interns agree to work with a campus organization in order to be trained in areas of sustainability, and then will be provided with an internship for a for profit company during the summer. Areas of internships include building technologies, sustainable design, and sustainable food distribution, but could include others. Interns should also be totally awesome, motivated and ready to save the world.

Number of Openings: 3 (possibly 4)

Pay Rate: $4000 in the summer guaranteed internship. Pro bono during the semester – possible compensation through partner programs.

Hours/Week 2-5 hours / week during the semester, 40 hours/ week during the summer
Reports to: Jason Trager, CITRIS Sustainability Internship Coordinator

Desired Start Date: ASAP

To Apply: Please send a cover letter expressing your interest and your resume to Jason Trager, by Feb 12th @ 5:00PM.

Feb 14 | 4-H Water program Educator II

The position posting closes on 2/14/2013

Location: UC Cooperative Extension San Mateo County, 80 Stone Pine Road, Suite 100, Half Moon Bay, CA

Posting Salary: $16.60/hr.

Flexible Part-Time: 40% (2 days a week)

Position Summary: The 4-H PR Water Educator is responsible for the implementation and management of 4H2O Toyota Grant Water Education through the 4-H Science Engineering, and Technology (SET) Initiative. The Program Representative is responsible for primarily independent leadership of grant program outreach; design, organization, marketing, and conduct of outreach educational activities that meet grant terms; training of agency extenders and volunteers; and collection of data and preparation and submission of quarterly and annual reports.

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Feb 15 | California Islands Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy

Position Summary
The California Islands Ecologist provides scientific leadership and support for the Conservancy's projects and initiatives on Santa Cruz Island and the broader Channel Islands system. The California Islands Ecologist leads and supports planning and implementation of biodiversity conservation, threat abatement, ecosystem restoration, and ecological monitoring projects. S/he coordinates and advances the Conservancy's Santa Cruz Island applied research agenda and facilitates field work and logistical support for research, project development and monitoring. S/he independently identifies conservation issues and information gaps and applies the scientific approach to address those issues. S/he participates on multidisciplinary teams with Conservancy staff and partners to develop ecosystem conservation strategies. S/he develops and leverages a network of external scientific colleagues, collaborators, partners and students to deliver information needed to advance the Conservancy's conservation strategies and objectives. S/he conducts field surveys, assessments and research, manages data, writes project reports and proposals, and delivers conservation tools, biodiversity data, field services and training to Conservancy staff and its partners. S/he writes and manages grants and contracts. S/he writes and submits for publication research papers and other articles on the biodiversity, ecology and management of the Channel Islands. S/he presents talks on island biodiversity, ecology and conservation management to audiences ranging from Conservancy leadership to museum and volunteer groups to scientific conferences and symposia.

For more information and to apply, please visit and search for job ID# 40817 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2013. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2013 | Global Health Internship Opportunities

China California Heart Watch [501(c)3] is a non-for-profit public charity whose mission includes medical research, teaching and clinical care in rural Yunnan Province, China. We are seeking students, particularly those interested in future careers in medicine, public health or related fields to participate in one of several internships this year. Our internships afford students first-hand experience of medical problems—particularly cardiovascular problems—and care in the impoverished communities of Yunnan Province.

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this internship program is to create awareness of the problems of healthcare in rural China and to guide students toward a career in medicine/public health focused on the underserved in developing countries.

STUDENTS: Each of our seven internships is open to 10-25 students. Prospective interns will be interviewed to determine suitability. Applicants must express an interest in pursuing a career involving health or health-related care in underserved populations. Knowledge of Mandarin is desirable, but is not a selection criteria.

PROGRAMS: There will be seven internship programs this year. Students will arrive in Dali to undergo three days of intense training and certification, and then travel to surrounding areas to begin clinics amidst the pristine, mountainous landscapes of Yunnan. Students will take part in a screening and treatment of high blood pressure and heart disease program for adults and school children living in rural townships. Participants will travel and work with faculty from Kunming and Dali Universities. Students will also have the opportunity to help conduct a clinical research program while staying in villages in Yunnan.

For more information about our programs, please visit our website at or contact Vinh Luong at


Spring/Summer 2013 | Policy Program Intern with International Rivers

International Rivers is a non-profit research and advocacy organization headquartered in Berkeley, California, with staff and consultants currently working in Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Thailand. International Rivers supports communities around the world in protecting their rivers and rights. We work to halt destructive dams and encourage better methods of meeting needs for water, energy and protection from floods.

International Rivers' Policy Program works to strengthen the social and environmental policies of dam builders and financiers, and to build the capacity of civil society and dam-affected communities to defend their rights. We are seeking a part-time (16-20 hours/week) intern for 3 months during Spring and Summer 2013 (with possibility of extension) to assist with the creation of a major report on the current state of the world's rivers. The report will include an in-depth research component on indicators of river basin health, and will analyze our experiences and lessons with specific dam projects, developers, and cross-cutting issues over the past decade. The Policy Program Intern will play a critical role in the project team by supporting the research, production, and outreach components of this report.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to send your cover letter, resume, and a 3-page writing sample to the Intern & Volunteer Coordinator,, with “Policy Program Intern” in the subject line. NO CALLS PLEASE. This position will be open until filled.