College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships

March 18, 2013

March 21 | NCRA Jobs Workshop - Environmental Education
March 21 | Internship with Roots of Change
March 22 | City of San José, Environmental Services Department Internship
March 24 | Cal Energy Corps Internships
March 30 | Botany Intern, Sitka Conservation Society

March 21 | NCRA Jobs Workshop - Environmental Education

1537 Webster St
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
May 21, 2013, 5:45pm

Join us for the NCRA Jobs in Recycling Workshop 9, this one on Environmental Education jobs. Our engaging and passionate panel for the evening will be Roberta Miller of, Jose-Luis Martinez of Earth Team, and Eric Havel of Chabot Space and Science Center.

A light pizza/soda dinner will be served so please arrive a bit early. There is no need to print a ticket, a sign-in sheet will be present instead.

If you are unable to afford this event and would still like to attend, please email Jordan at No one shall be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information on this series of events please visit

March 21 | Internship with Roots of Change

Are you passionate about healthy food and farms? Roots of Change is currently looking for a team of unpaid interns to support our work with the California Food Policy Council and our efforts to catalyze the ROC network. Deadline application is March 21, 2013.

Click here for a full description of the internship.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to and include “Roots of Change Internship” in the subject line.

Please be sure to explain why you are applying for an internship and what goals you would like to accomplish as a Roots of Change intern. Make sure to specify which of the areas described in the project description interest you, and why you would like to focus on those tasks.

*Email materials by Word or PDF only.

The Roots of Change Team

March 22 | City of San José, Environmental Services Department Internship

Paid Internship Opportunity
City of San José, Environmental Services Department Integrated Waste Management, Events Program

SEEKING: Student Interns interested in environmental innovation in the City San José (City). Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and students with course work or experience in environmental studies, urban planning or related fields are encouraged to apply. We are looking for candidates with:
- Proficiency with applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Publishing and Mapping
- Strong research, analysis, and writing skills
- Ability to create work products through independent work as well as team collaboration

DUTIES: The interns will be a part of the Environmental Services Department special events program that assists events with waste diversion efforts. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Representing the Zero Waste Events Team at pre-event meetings that include city stakeholders such as the Environmental Services Department (ESD), the Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS), San José Fire Department (SJFD), and San José Police Department (SJPD).
- Conducting on-site evaluations of special events in the City (i.e. San Jose Jazz Festival, Italian Family Festa, Christmas in the Park, etc).
- Assisting with grant contract processing of 2013-2014 Green Event Grant Program.
- Assisting in communicating with Event Organizers, Grantees, Vendors, and other stakeholders.
- Assisting with preparation, implementation and evaluation of Zero Waste Events Program (Green Event Grant, Green Event Certification, Eco-Station Loan, and council adopted policies).
- Assisting with Zero Waste Events Program redesign, including implementation of focus groups.
- Assisting with design and implementation of industry conferences and exhibit halls.
- Assisting with the implementation of professional training for sustainable landscaping.

SCHEDULE: Flexible, up to 20 hrs/wk with some weekend and evening work. Full time hours may be available during school breaks. Commitment of one year is required. Internship may last up to two years. This is a parttime, unbenefited/temporary position, and there is no guarantee of hours or longevity.

SALARY: San Jose pays interns per the City’s graduate/undergraduate pay schedule, from $10.50-$13.50/hr.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please send resume and cover letter describing why you are a good fit for the position to by March 22, 2013. Candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will proceed to the oral interview phase of the selection process. The start date for the position is April 14, 2013. Learn more about the Zero Waste Events Program by visiting

- Gain experience working on a multi-faceted and multi-stakeholder projects involving field work and administrative work.
- Exposure to career development and networking opportunities within the green job sector.
- Gain communications skills translatable for a variety of job fields (writing, interpersonal, negotiation, etc).
- Gain working knowledge of a local government agency while interacting with the public on behalf of the City.

March 24 | Cal Energy Corps Internship

The Cal Energy Corps is an internship program created to engage the best and brightest UC Berkeley undergraduates. Placements are challenging, hands-on assignments with leading organizations.

Check the Cal Energy Corps website in January 2013 for a list of placements. Past participants have worked in:

- Bay Area
- Brazil
- China
- Germany
- Ghana
- Hong Kong
- India
- Nicargua

The Cal Energy Corps helps cover transportation and housing costs, as well as a weekly stipend of $600 for the duration of the internship. All placements are full-time.

Application Deadline:
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Find out more and submit your application at

March 30 | Botany Intern, Sitka Conservation Society

Position Title: Wilderness Botany Intern Position
Host Organizations: Sitka Conservation Society (
Location: Sitka, Alaska
Duration: 12-week internship, June-Sept 2013
Compensation: Paid with stipend for travel from Seattle

Application will close March 30, 2013.

We are seeking an applicant who is comfortable identifying Pacific Northwest flora, documenting and cataloging herbarium quality samples as part of the Sitka Community Wilderness Stewardship Project. The Botany Intern will accompany the SCS Wilderness field crew on expeditions to identify, record, and collect plant specimens.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Adam Andis at

Click here for a full description.