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Jobs and Internships

March 11, 2013

Apply Now | Environmental Risk Department, The ACE Group
Apply Now | Progressive Campaign Job Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
Apply Now | Forest Ecology Research Assistant, Summer 2013
March 25 | Toxic Chemicals Research Assistant
April 1 | Education Outside Corps Member
April 1 | San Mateo County Green Team Internship

Apply Now | Environmental Risk Department, The ACE Group

The ACE Group of Companies is looking for professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree to join our Early Career Development Program. This is a permanent full-time position and a compelling opportunity to join a growing, financially stable and successful company. As an industry leader, ACE is an employer of choice for students aspiring to develop a meaningful career in a fast-paced, diverse company with offices in most major US cities.

At ACE, we have designed our Early Career Development Program to hone your skills and talents, to help you reach your career goals. By joining the ACE Early Career Development Program, you will be part of an experience that supports the well-rounded development of critical business skills which turn contribute to the future success of our company. Our blended program is designed to include hands-on business assignments in a variety of disciplines, interactive classroom instruction, team assignments and direct interaction with many of our senior executives. As part of this program you will receive:

• Business training unique to a career at ACE;
• Technical training to deepen your skill level within your chosen discipline; and an understanding of our broader industry
• Interpersonal effectiveness training to help you gain strong communication and interactive skills
• Access to additional training to compliment your professional development.

You, along with your program peers form a unique community of achievers who we believe will become the future leaders of ACE.

Click here for a full job description. To apply, visit our website at and search for Early Career Development Program. Make sure when you apply you include your preferred region, bear in mind that you should be willing to accept roles in any of the following cities: New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Boston, MA, Atlanta, GA, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Wilmington, DE, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA.

Apply Now | Progressive Campaign Job Opportunities for Graduating Seniors

Grassroots Campaigns is currently hiring Assistant Canvass Directors to run field campaigns on behalf of issue based organizations like Oxfam America, ACLU, The Nature Conservancy, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Grassroots Campaigns is looking to interview top students to join our teams as Assistant Canvass Directors! There is no better time get involved and shape the next generation of activists that will take this country in a more progressive direction and see change on issues that matter now.

Students who are interested should apply directly to:
Matt Marquardt

Matt will be at CAL for the "Just in Time Job Fair," Wednesday April 17, 2013. This is an excellent way for you to learn more about the opportunities before a potential interview and hear about the positions available first-hand. Matt encourages all to attend, and bring a friend!

Click here for a full job description.

Apply Now | Forest Ecology Research Assistant, Summer 2013

The Forest Community Ecology Group/Battles Lab at UC Berkeley is seeking two full time field research assistants (RAs) for ecology projects in the Sierra Nevada, summer 2013. The RAs will work with our group to study forest processes in projects located at UC Blodgett Forest Research Station, Baker Forest, Sierra National Forest, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The RAs will be trained in forest measurement methods, data management, tree ring sampling, and other field skills. For Cal students, involvement in these projects can provide opportunities to carry out independent research and/or continued work during the school year.

Click here for more detailed information and how to apply!

March 25 | Toxic Chemicals Research Assistant

As You Sow is seeking a Toxic Chemicals Research Assistant to work closely with the Director of Toxic Chemicals Research in conducting extensive scientific research on the various Prop65 chemicals and related manufacturing processes of personal consumer products, evaluate the use of these compounds, and review company procedures including MSDS sheets. It is critical that candidates understand chemical structures and interactions, materials use, and can translate this information to identify target products.

The ideal candidate will be an independent self-starter who is comfortable researching scientific and technical information, setting benchmarks, and asking questions. Attention to deadlines and milestones for research projects and the ability to communicate about progress are essential. The candidate will have extensive research experience with a keen attention to detail and be comfortable citing all references and sources of information.

Click here for a full job description and application details.

April 1 | Education Outside Corps Member

In 2011 Education Outside, in partnership with San Francisco Unified School District launched the Corps for Education Outside—the first service corps program in the United States dedicated to transforming urban public schools into centers of 21st century experiential learning, environmental sustainability, and innovation. The Corps program is designed to harness the enthusiasm and passion of college graduates who serve as the point people for outdoor experiential education and school greening activities at their school sites. Corps members play a central role in sparking students’ interest in science, building a more eco- and food-literate student population, increasing the energy efficiency of their schools’ infrastructure, decreasing schools’ waste streams, building strong school communities, and promoting outdoor education opportunities.

For more information please visit our website: The deadline to apply is 5pm, PST, Monday, April 1st, 2013.

April 1 | San Mateo County Green Team Internship

San Mateo County Green Team Internship ‐ Summer 2013
Intern Position:Green Team Intern
Department: County Manager’sOffice
Location: Redwood City
Term of Assignment: Part‐time or Full-time for a duration of 8‐12 weeks. Flexible scheduling and start dates.June‐August/September.
Salary: $12.00 per hour
Intern Supervisor: Cara Bautista, Sustainability Coordinator

The Program: Are you creative, energetic and interested in working on climate change and sustainability? Are you a college or graduate student interested in a summer internship? If so,the San Mateo County Manager's Office would like to hear from you. We're looking for a summer intern to market energy efficiency programs to residents and property owners, as well as assist in updating our Environmental Purchasing Policy.Other projects may include helping the County identify new ways to conserve resources and promoting bike sharing, car sharing and flex/telework programs to our employees.

Ideal Candidate:

- Strong interest in sustainability and environmental issues
- Applicants currently in the process of earning an undergraduate or graduate degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy, Environmental Science or a related field; recent graduates welcome to apply
- Excellent interpersonal skills – will be able to conduct outreach and marketing
- Effective written and oral communication
- Strong analytical skills – familiar with conducting research and data analysis
- Able to work independently with direction from supervisor
- Interest in learning more about a career in local government

Salary and Hours: The internship runs 8‐12 weeks;schedule can be full or part‐time and start dates are flexible. Compensation for this internship will be $12.00 per hour.

Anyone may apply for this internship.

How to Apply: Interested applicants will need to submit an online application on, along with a resume and cover letter stating interest in the position by 4:30pm, Monday April 1, 2013.
Indicate whether you are interested in part‐time or full-time. Please attach cover letter and resume as one document. Applicants chosen as finalists may be required to complete a written and verbal exercise during the interview process. Interviews will likely take place in April. Help us make San Mateo County more sustainable! We hope to hear from you!