Jobs

Sustainability Career and Job Resources List
Exciting and comprehensive new Sustainability Career and Job Resources list from HEASC, DANS, and the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development - http://tinyurl.com/sustinabilityandgreenjobs 

Careers in Sustainability from Portland State University
Portland State University offers a robust list of environmental and sustainability job resources on PSU's 
"Careers in Sustainability" page

NCSE Environmental Internship Clearinghouse Portal
The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) has created an environmental internship clearinghouse that enables university students to search for internships in the environmental field, and provides a forum for internship providers to tap into a community of qualified applicants.
http://environmentalinterns.ncseonline.org/

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Tip: Brainstorm a list of places you want to work and visit their Human Resources or Job sites directly- many places of employment make you apply directly through their sites or do not post their jobs on common job boards.
Tip: Set up informational interviews with people whose careers interest you.


Job Postings:

January 16, 2014
Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is hiring for multiple positions. Applications deadline is January 31st:
(1) Waste Audit Coordinator

(3) Waste Audit Staff Assistants


(1) SPROUTS Coordinator


(1) SPROUTS Staff Assistant



November 11, 2013
Zero Waste Research Center Staff Assistant
Fall 2013/Spring 2014
The Zero Waste Research Center (ZWRC) is funded by The Green Initiative Fund and housed under Campus Recycling and Refuse Services (CRRS). ZWRC is working toward UC Berkeley's goal of Zero Waste by 2020 through upstream and closed loop solutions. In order to achieve this goal, the ZWRC is hiring one Staff Assistant to help with data collection and compilation, upstream research, and partnership development.
The Staff Assistant will work with the Zero Waste Research Center Coordinator to:
1. Document unsustainable practices and research zero waste alternatives
2. Create and maintain partnerships with campus administration, student groups, local and national businesses, and other universities to collaborate on zero waste projects
3. Implement innovative upstream and closed loop solutions on campus
4. Compile and present research to relevant stakeholders
5. Assist Coordinator on research for the Plastics Disclosure Project
Logistics:
1. Staff Assistant will begin work at the end of the Fall 2013 semester with some work during school holidays.
2. Position will continue into Spring 2014.
3. $11/hour
4. Expected hours: up to 8 hours per week
5. One position available
6. Work Study available
Required Qualifications:
1. Must be a UC Berkeley student.
2. Have strong background in research and analysis.
3. Be self-motivated, organized, and professional.
4. Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
5. Be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
6. Have a flexible work schedule and be available to work during academic breaks, evenings, and weekends.
7. Have a valid Class C Driver's License.
Selection Process:
Please submit a cover letter and resume, highlighting your leadership experience and interest in the position. Please also list your other commitments and activities for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semester.
Send all documents and information to Kristen Klein (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by 5 PM on Wednesday, November 27th. Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview by Friday, November 29.


November 1, 2013
Job Title: CITRIS Sustainability Internship Program Co-Coordinator and Lead Intern

Program Summary: The CITRIS Sustainability Internship program aims to connect four companies with four highly qualified undergraduate interns for summer 2014 internships. Interns will complete a series of on-campus sustainability and environmentally-focused workshops and trainings during spring semester 2014 in preparation for their summer internships. Summer internships will be highly competitive and will offer compensation of no less than $12/hour. Interns will be expected to work for 12-14 weeks for 30-40 hours per week. Read about the 2013 TGIF funded CITRIS Sustainability Internship Program here: http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/funded-projects/grant-cycle/2012-projects/92-citris-champions
Job Duties:

  1. Work to institutionalize the internship program into a campus department or organization.
  2. Work with the Coordinator to plan spring workshops and trainings for all interns.
  3. Communicate professionally with partner companies.
  4. Assist other interns in administrative issues.
  5. Organize and plan meetings for interns and Coordinator.
  6. Complete training for Coordinator position for 2014-2015 or help train a staff member for Coordinator position for 2014-2015.


Job Qualifications:

  • UC Berkeley undergraduate student
  • Interest and/or experience in environmental sustainability.
  • Available to work 2-5 hours per week (unpaid) during spring semester 2014.
  • Available to work 12-14 weeks for 30-40 hours per week (paid) during summer 2014.
  • Organized, responsible, able to communicate in a timely and professional manner, willing to take initiative.
  • This position will be offered the summer internship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with the Chief Sustainability Officer. Experience with coding, data analysis and/or computer science is preferred, but not required.


Number of Openings: 1
Compensation: Pro bono during the spring semester – summer compensation, minimum $12/hr.
Hours/Week: 2-5 hours/week during the semester, 30-40 hours/week during the summer
Reports to: Jacqueline Hsu, CITRIS Sustainability Internship Coordinator
Desired Start Date: ASAP
To Apply: Please send a cover letter expressing your interest and your resume to Jacqueline Hsu, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by Nov. 15 at 6pm.


October 10, 2013
Compost Alliance Staff Assistant

Fall 2013/Spring 2014
Compost Alliance is a student run organization on campus, which collaborates with Campus Recycling and Refuse Services (CRRS) to help reach UC Berkeley's goal of Zero Waste by 2020. Our main goal is to introduce composting as a regular waste stream in campus buildings and to educate staff and students on the importance of efficient waste streams. In order to achieve this goal, Compost Alliance is hiring a Staff Assistant to help with composting projects, waste reduction and education.

The Staff Assistant will:
Work with other staff assistants and interns to:
1. Implement and improve composting systems across campus.
2. Create and carry out education and outreach campaigns for areas with new composting systems.

Logistics:
1. Staff Assistant will begin work in October 2013 with some work during school holidays.
2. Position will continue into Spring 2014.
3. $11/hour
4. Expected hours: up to 19 hours per week
5. One position available
6. Work Study available

Required Qualifications:
1. Students must be self-motivated, organized, and professional.
2. Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
3. Be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
4. Have a flexible work schedule and, in some instances, be available to work evenings and weekends.

Selection Process:
Please submit a cover letter and resume, highlighting your leadership experience and interest in the position. Please also list your other commitments and activities for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semester. Send all documents and information to Amanda Atkinson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 951 323-8565) by 5 PM on Friday October 18th. Select applicants will be contacted for interviews on Sunday October 20th.


September 25, 2013
Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

Early Fall Application Deadline: October 11, 2013
Click here to learn more about Green Corps' paid environmental organizing fellowship.

In Green Corps' yearlong paid program, you'll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You'll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we'll help you find a career with one of the nation's leading environmental and social change groups.
For more information, read on or visit http://www.greencorps.org/findoutmore.

In your year with Green Corps:

  • Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Sarah Hodgdon, National Program Director of the Sierra Club, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.
  • Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, and Toxics Action Center across the country.
  • Make an impact on today's environmental challenges: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped reign in dangerous factory farming; led to new laws to support clean, renewable energy; convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans; and much, much more.
  • Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $24,000. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.
  • Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.


The Application Process:
In the next few months, we'll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2014 -2015. We're looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.
If you think you're one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply to join the 2014-2015 class of Green Corps' Field School for Environmental Organizing.
Green Corps' yearlong program begins in August 2014 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.
For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact
Noah Klein-Markman, Green Corps Field Organizer, UC Berkeley Recruitment – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 510-282-9740


Internship Opportunities at Bay Area Green Tours
Bay Area Green Tours' mission is to provide educational tours and events that demonstrate the sustainable economy in action, inspire support of local green businesses, and empower people to incorporate environmental responsibility and social justice into their personal and professional lives. We connect people to pioneering "solutionaries" in Northern California's environmental epicenter by organizing tours for public, private and educational groups. Bay Area Green Tours provides about 20 different tours, on topics such as: Green Architecture/Building, Green Collar Jobs, Zero Waste, Renewable Energy, Alternative Transportation, Water Sustainability, Sustainable Products/Services, and Shared Solutions.

Bay Area Green Tours invites passionate and dedicated individuals to volunteer to help us further our mission of inspiring and educating people about sustainability. Learn about Bay Area green businesses and farms while building up your resume, collaborating with a fabulous team, making valuable contacts, and getting hands on experience at a cutting edge non-profit! Hours and location are flexible, though we require a minimum commitment of 5 hours a week for one semester (preferably longer). Interns must be comfortable structuring their own time.

TO APPLY FOR OUR INTERNSHIPS, please send your resume and a cover letter about yourself and your interests and qualifications to: Beth Gelfand: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with INTERNSHIP as the subject matter. Please indicate in your cover letter which of the focus areas listed below would best suit your skills, interests and experience. It is possible to help support BAGT's activities in more than one of the following areas.

Research
- Research and document businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and individuals who are front-runners in sustainability
- Help us grow our world-class database of local pioneering people and organizations to be featured on upcoming green tours

Tour Development
- Assist with crafting, organizing and producing tours
- Create personal connections with prospective tour stops
- Establish and maintain professional communications with tour stop contacts and gather information about their preferences and tour logistics
- Maintain detailed and organized communication records

Computer Support
- Help BAGT staff with various computer maintenance and development needs
- Experience with Wordpress would be ideal -- alternatively familiarity with other CRMs, such as Joomla or Drupal, would also be helpful.
- Also desirable is a familiarity or curiosity about Google Apps for non-profits

Graphic Design
- Create new promotional flyers, brochures, ads, etc. and update existing materials

Marketing / Public Relation / Outreach
- Assist with marketing and publicity for tours via blogging, press releases for traditional media (radio, TV, print), and posting on online community calendars
- Research and refine marketing efforts, including social media outreach (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and partnerships (Groupon, etc.)
- Comprehensive screening of incoming groups through Moscone Center
- Newsletter creation, which involves writing and photo placement

Multi-Media Documentation
- Attend tours as a photographer and/or videographer and document tour stops and attendee experience
- Create accessible organization of photos and video footage from tours and events, utilizing existing organization systems (Flickr, etc.) and possibly researching better ones
- Especially needed are volunteers skilled at photo and video organization and editing
- Create educational films about our tours for the BAGT website and other purposes

Office Support
- Update database with new contacts on an ongoing basis
- Administrative tasks as needed

Fundraising and Sponsorship Support
- Research and possibly contact foundations and corporations which could potentially support our work
- Assist with grant writing efforts, collaborating with professionals in the field

Bay Area Green Tours depends on interns and volunteers to forward our efforts to shine a spotlight on our area's sustainability pioneers. We currently have a committed and really fun team, and really enjoy and appreciate each other!!! These positions provide on-the-job experience and networking opportunities, as they connect interns with some of the most inspiring sustainable businesses and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. While they are unpaid positions, they do provide substantial professional benefits including:
- Training and experience working with a unique local environmental non-profit organization and with a strong, spirited and dedicated team
- Experience researching and connecting with innovative and pioneering leaders in the expanding field of sustainability
- Improved research and communication skills and experience
- Community service credit for school, if that is desired
- Letter of recommendation/professional reference, based on performance
- Valuable job networking

For more info about our organization: www.bayareagreentours.org
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!


Breakthrough Communities INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Promoting Sustainability and Justice in Metropolitan Regions 
Breakthrough Communities Initiative (www.BreakthroughCommunities.info) at Earth House Center (www.EarthHouseCenter.org) is committed to building healthy, just, and sustainable communities in an age of global warming -- through education, training and multi-media communication tools, as well as fostering multiracial, multicultural leadership for sustainable metropolitan communities in California, the US, and globally. Earth House is especially focused on creating and implementing models for strategic communication, authentic leadership, and transformative systems to foster responsible solutions to social, political, economic and environmental problems.
Breakthrough Communities works with the private sector, government officials, NGOs, community leaders, and faith-based groups to foster metropolitan regional equity. We promote innovative approaches and policies to ensure that all communities in a metropolitan region share equitably in its resources and opportunities, and engage communities in planning for future generations.
Breakthrough Communities demonstrates that a viable economy, a healthy environment, and social equity are mutually reinforcing, and provide the framework for planning and resource allocation to achieve truly sustainable communities.
AVAILABLE INTERN POSITIONS
System Transformation in a range of institutions from large public hospitals to grassroots community development initiatives
• Facilitate meetings and strategic planning
• Support interdepartmental quality improvement teams
• Research including interviews involving quantitative and qualitative data collection 
Media and Journalism in a range of institutions from large public hospitals to grassroots community development initiatives
• Utilize print, video and web formats to document organizational successes
• Research and help produce case studies about climate change and public health, transportation, housing, food security, water and economic opportunity
• Digital photography, writing and video skills a plus
Research for Publication
• Assist in developing materials on community development, health equity, urban planning and sustainable economy, focusing on investment and public transportation
• Research the feasibility of economic development and job creation within mixed income Priority
Development Areas and along sustainability corridors in the SF Bay Area
• Analyze markets, demographics, and available public financing opportunities, and develop
preferred scenarios
Administration and Community Outreach
• Help with special events, from concept to production
• Help build networks among changemakers in a variety of fields and key regions
• Frontline opportunity to support cutting edge social change work in a variety of administrative
support roles
Tech-savvy Support
• Assess and develop creative solutions for ongoing community development projects
• Troubleshoot technical challenges and offer recommendations about potential solutions and
overall office technology infrastructure
• Experience highly valued with project and content management systems software such as:
Basecamp, Highrise, Smartsheets and Gantt charts
Funding and Resource Development
• Participate in strategic visioning and project development
• Document and track grant-related projects, partners and networks
• Research, write and manage projects related to foundations, corporate sponsors and donors
Social Media, Website and Newsletter Development
• Develop and implement social media strategy for key campaigns
• Improve website and expand interactive capacity for community engagement
• Document and share organizational and movement opportunities, challenges and breakthroughs
Graphic Design and Visual Media
• Assist with branding for new campaigns
• Organize and develop photo library and media assets
• Create new flyers and brochures, and update existing educational tools and resources
CONTACT:
Beth Gelfand, Intern Coordinator
Earth House Center and Breakthrough Communities Project
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please indicate in the subject of your email "Internship", which position you are applying for, and your name.
Websites: www.EarthHouseCenter.org
www.BreakthroughCommunities.info


September 10, 2013
350.org is looking for three interns to work at their national office in Oakland this semester. Details below:

Internship: Digital Archivist with 350.org

The Background: Over the past five years, 350.org has amassed a treasure trove of photos and videos documenting the rise of the global movement for climate action. The problem is that this library is sprawling, cluttered, poorly organized.
The Job: Your mission would be to whip this archive into shape, organizing it thematically and geographically, so that the best content is easy to find and use.
Why this is important: Stories can change the world -- and in the age of Facebook and YouTube, visual storytelling is more important than ever. It's difficult to tell high-quality visual stories without easy access to photos and videos, and a well-organized archive will help 350.org (and any other enterprising videographers, remixers, and storytellers) spread our messages far and wide.
You Are: A focused, organized, systems-thinker with a keen eye for high quality photos and videos.
Required Skills: No hard skills required, but experience with information management, Flickr, and video editing software such as Final Cut Pro will make you a stronger candidate.
Location: Work out of 350.org's Oakland office (a local hub of climate change activism) with possibilities for remote work as well.
Time Commitment and Compensation: 5-10 hours per week (TBD), $8/hour, September 16 - December 20
To Apply: Email a short cover letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Digital Archivist" in the subject line. Application deadline rolling until position is filled.

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Internship: Story Curator with 350.org
The Background: There are hundreds of interesting climate stories, videos, and images that fall through the cracks -- and sharing those stories in a compelling way can help build a big, bold, broad movement for climate action.
The Job: Your mission would be to seek out the most important, interesting climate-related stories on the in on the internet, wrap them in a short and ultra-sharable blog post, and unleash them on the world.
Why this is important: Stories can change the world -- and in the age of Facebook and YouTube, compelling visual storytelling is more important than ever.
You Are: A voracious, web-savvy, information addict with an edgy writing style and a knack for knowing what people want before they want it.
Required Skills: No hard skills required, but experience with Wordpress, Facebook, and basic web analytics will make you a stronger candidate.
Location: Work out of 350.org's Oakland office (a local hub of climate change activism) with possibilities for remote work as well.
Time Commitment and Compensation: 5-10 hours per week (TBD), $8/hour, September 16 - December 20
To Apply: Email a short cover letter, relevant writing sample, and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Story Curator" in the subject line. Application deadline rolling until position is filled.

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Internship: Social Media Coordinator at 350.org

The Background: Fossil Free is an international campaign supporting hundreds of grassroots groups advocating for institutional divestment from fossil fuels. Global Power Shift is a global network of climate activists working to produce a wave of youth climate convergences, direct actions, and mobilizations in more than 130 countries.
The Job: Content creation and management for social media channels associated with 350.org's Fossil Free & Global Power Shift campaigns.
Why this is important: Storytelling is a crucial part of building a powerful climate movement, and social media is one of the key vehicles for our storytelling. Both Fossil Free and Global Power Shift engage a diverse young constituency through social media, but they need a high volume of both found and original content to keep that audience regularly and meaningfully engaged. Grassroots activists in both networks create a lot of their own content, but those activists need the central campaign hubs to elevate their stories and help them see each other.
You Are: An avid social media user with a good visual eye and an engaging voice. No hard skills required, but experience with image editing software is useful. Good writing skills are also a big plus, especially comfort writing in an informal tone for a younger audience. You should be an efficient multitasker and a skilled synthesizer.
Location & Time Commitment: Most of the work can be done remotely, although the ability to attend weekly check-ins in 350.org's Oakland office is preferred. You must be able to commit to at least 5 hours per week.
Time Commitment and Compensation: 5-10 hours per week (TBD), $8/hour, September 16 - December 20
To Apply: Email a short cover letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 'Social Media Coordinator" in the subject line. Application deadline rolling until position is filled.


Unpaid Committee Position- The Green Initiative Fund
Are you a UC Berkeley undergraduate student looking to be more involved with campus sustainability? Apply to be the Student-At-Large Rep on the 2013-2014 TGIF Committee and help select the fall 2013 and spring 2014 TGIF Grants! Applications are due Tuesday, 9/10 by 5pm.

August 20, 2013
Green Schools Initiative – Green Star Schools Intern 2013-2014
Green Schools Initiative's mission is to improve the environmental health and ecological sustainability of the K-12 education sector. We are a non-profit located in the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. GSI works to catalyze and support "green" actions by kids, teachers, parents, and policymakers to: eliminate toxics, use resources sustainably, create green spaces and buildings, serve healthy food, and teach stewardship. We have a new partnership with Berkeley Unified School District to reduce the environmental footprint of Berkeley schools, focusing this year specifically on waste reduction and recycling.
We are seeking an intern to assist with establishing and supporting Green Teams at Berkeley schools, organizing and delivering a training for school Green Teams, supporting environmental audits and student action projects at the school sites, and documenting and evaluating project outcomes.
Specific tasks include:

  • Assist Project Coordinator and Executive Director in organizing a training workshop for Berkeley Unified School Green Teams in October 2013, including developing workshop materials, logistics, catering
  • Assist with improving the recycling systems and infrastructure at BUSD schools, including signs & bins
  • Support the Project Coordinator and Green Teams in doing waste and environmental audits at school sites
  • Support student action projects at school sites, including activities like student skits, recycled art projects, student writing and science projects about waste reduction, and school-wide zero waste contests.
  • Document and photograph project activities, and draft articles for Green Schools Initiative and Berkeley Unified publications
  • Contribute to project evaluation, including focus groups with students, parents, and teachers, as well as online surveys.
  • Generally support Project Coordinator to ensure the project's success.


Intern qualifications:

  • Knowledge of sustainability principles, conservation strategies, and environmental education
  • Strong initiative with solid organizational and project management skills
  • Sophisticated communications, writing and interpersonal skills
  • A relevant undergraduate or graduate field of study (e.g. environment, health, policy, education fields)
  • Ideally, some experience working with children and/or working in a related field of environmental conservation
  • Passionate about environmental conservation, equity, and diversity.


Timeline and compensation:
September 2013 through May 2014, approximately 4 - 6 hours per week, on average
$3,000 stipend
Applications are due by Wednesday, September 4, 2012 – Finalist interviews September 5 - 10, 2013
To submit an application, please email a resume, a letter of interest (1 page max, including your interest in the project, relevant research, and/or work experience), and a short writing sample to: Susan Silber, Project Coordinator @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Learn more about Green Schools Initiative: www.greenschools.net 


August 13, 2013
PowerSave Campus is once again hiring for its OE Energy Management For-Credit Internship Program!

PowerSave is looking for 3-4 interns that will be able to commit to its internship program for a full academic year.
Below are the details:
- Yearlong internship from September to May
- Offered for 2 units under COMPSCI 97/197
- Faculty sponsor: Professor David Culler of EECS department
- Workload is 3-6 hours/week
It is a hands on experience internship about energy and all majors all welcome, no prior experience is needed! Applications are due Friday, September 6th at 8pm. Send in your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Visit the website for more details: http://powersavecal.weebly.com/oe-energy-management-for-credit-internship.html


August 9, 2013
Apply to be a Climate Corps Bay Area Fellow. 
If you are passionate about climate change, committed to making a difference at the community level, and want an exceptional opportunity to develop real world professional skills that are critical to building a career in this field, Climate Corps Bay Area's Fellowship Program may be a great fit.
A Climate Corps Bay Area Fellowship involves 10 months of experiential learning through implementation of climate change resiliency projects hosted by our network of Community Partners.
The Fellowship will start in Late September of 2013 and run through August of 2014. We anticipate starting the Fellow recruitment process in July 2013.
If you are interested in applying to be a Fellow, please review the links below to find out more about CCBA fellowship, and what positions are currently available in the program.
2013-14 Fellow Position Descriptions.
2013-14 Partner Map.
Application Process Details.
During our recruitment period we accept applications on a rolling basis until all placements are filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible in order to ensure the best chance of being placed in an agency that fits your needs and goals.
Once the application is complete and has been reviewed, applicants who qualify will be contacted for an initial interview with CCBA staff prior to referring candidates to Community Partners for specific placement interviews. Due to the high volume of applications, the response time for us to reach out for an initial call can be lengthy.


June 26, 2013
Next Generation is hiring an Energy and Climate Program intern. Current students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. See details here


June 19, 2013
CRRS Design Staff Assistant- Summer/Fall 2013
Campus Recycling and Refuse Services (CRRS) manages the waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, and landfill systems at UC Berkeley.
The Design Staff Assistant will:
• Work closely with CRRS staff and students to redevelop the CRRS website (recycle.berkeley.edu)
• Create and update CRRS web pages
• Create site-specific signage for use in campus buildings or at zero waste events
• Design outreach materials including but not limited to brochures, flyers, and posters
• Assist other staff assistants with designing materials for their projects
• Edit/create PowerPoint presentations for educational purposes
• Manage multiple design projects and complete them by given deadlines
• Other duties as assigned
Logistics:
1. The Design Staff Assistant will begin work in July 2013 with possible work requirements during school holidays and breaks.
2. Position will continue into Fall 2013.
3. $12/hour
4. Work study eligibility preferred but not required
5. Must be a current UC Berkeley student
6. Expected hours: 5-8 hours per week
Required Qualifications:
1. Students must be self-motivated, organized, and professional.
2. Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
3. Be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
4. Be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator).
5. Be proficient in Dreamweaver or equivalent program.
6. Have a valid driver's license and be able to drive a vehicle
7. Have a flexible work schedule and, in some instances, be available to work evenings and weekends.
Selection Process:
Please submit a cover letter and resume, highlighting your design experience and interest in the position. Please also list your other commitments and activities for the 2013-2014 academic year (including the total number of units you will be taking this Fall) Send all documents and information to Emily McKeon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 PM on July 1, 2013. Select applicants will be contacted for interviews.


June 4, 2013
CRRS Student Reuse Assistant Coordinator
Position begins summer 2013, continues into academic year
Campus Recycling and Refuse Services (CRRS), housed under Physical Plant and Campus Services, is working toward UC Berkeley's goal of Zero Waste by 2020 which aims to minimize the amount of recyclable, compostable, and reusable material sent to the landfill. In order to achieve this goal, CRRS is hiring a student assistant coordinator to help manage the reuse program on campus as well as help with general waste reduction including recycling and composting projects.
The Reuse Assistant Coordinator will:
1. Assist the student Reuse Coordinator in overseeing and encouraging reuse on campus including:
a. Performing pick-ups of used office supplies from campus departments
b. Building relationships with various campus entities to encourage reuse across disciplines
c. Managing the ReUSE Stations across campus
d. Finding creative and sustainable ways to redistribute usable but unwanted items generated by campus
2. Give presentations to campus staff on proper recycling and composting
3. Create and carry out education and outreach campaigns for areas with new recycling systems
Logistics:
1. Reuse Assistant Coordinator will begin work this summer
2. Position will continue into the academic year
3. $11/hour
4. Minimum 8-10 hours per week (up to 19 hours per week)
5. Student will be expected to work some weekends, academic breaks, and holidays with advanced notice
Required Qualifications:
1. Students must be self-motivated, organized, and professional.
2. Have excellent written and oral communication skills (ability to communicate with Reuse Coordinator, campus officials, and in front of large groups)
3. Have a flexible work schedule and, in some instances, be available to work evenings and weekends
4. Ability to lift at least 35 pounds
5. Have a valid Driver's license, clean driving record, and be able to drive a truck (automatic)
Freshmen and sophomore students are especially encouraged to apply
Selection Process:
Please submit a cover letter and resume, highlighting your leadership and/or waste reduction experience and interest in the position. Please also list your other commitments and activities for the Summer and Fall 2013.
Send all documents and information to Claire Porter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by 5 PM on Monday June 17th. Applicants will be contacted by Wednesday June 19th to be informed of whether they have been selected for the interview round of the selection process.


May 22, 2013
Food Shift (www.foodshift.net) has launched a program to recover food from schools in Oakland that would otherwise be thrown away and redistribute to students and their families. Too many kids are hungry and too much food is being wasted in our schools. This is the first stage of a pilot project that intends to create a model that can be replicated throughout Oakland and beyond.

Position: Project Assistant, Food Recovery
Type: Intern Position
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours a week
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Must have car and be able to travel to East Oakland schools 3-4 days per week. Or have bike and ability to bike to East Oakland schools from Oakland Coliseum BART (schools are within 1-2 miles of BART)
The Project Assistant will work directly with the Program Director to help coordinate and manage our food recovery program in partnership with Oakland Unified School District. The role will involve school visits until the end of the school year and will begin again in the Fall. Program development and evaluation work will be required throughout the summer on an ad hoc basis.
Duties will include:
- Attending school for distribution times in the morning and/or afternoon (approximately 1 hour each)
- Facilitating process to ensure proper tracking and distribution
- Assisting parent volunteers with distribution
- Taking careful notes, providing feedback on process and helping to implement and communicate updates
- Researching and contacting local food assistance organizations
- Assisting in the creation and dissemination of program evaluations
- Tracking program development and best practices
- Preferably proficient in Spanish.
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Dana Frasz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


May 8, 2013
Strawberry Creek Ecological Stabilization Project is seeking three (3) student interns this summer for part-time, paid work.
Pay scale $13-20 per hour, depending on experience. Part-time summer 2013 work includes about 20 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. Some additional work hours may be available during the Fall 2013 semester.
Applications due Monday, May 20, 2013 at 5 pm.
We are looking for an interdisciplinary team of UC Berkeley students (graduate or undergraduate) who will work on a project to develop design plans to stabilize a section of Strawberry Creek on campus. The project will utilize biotechnical approaches to reduce bank erosion and in-stream measures to reduce flow velocities to improve water quality and habitat for native species.
Students will work collaboratively with UC faculty and staff and a creek restoration consultant to produce professional design plans and supporting documentation that will be submitted to regulatory agencies for permitting and to identify funding sources for project implementation grants.
It is anticipated that the project will move into the implementation phase during the summer of 2014. This is contingent upon completion of the construction documents, environmental permits, and procurement of implementation funding. Therefore, it is preferable for at least one student intern to be committed to the project through the implementation phase of the project.
The student team will accomplish all of the following tasks. In your cover letter, please indicate the tasks you would like to work on and provide examples of any relevant experience. You are not expected to have experience or expertise in all categories; other members of the project team (UC faculty and staff and a creek restoration consultant) will provide technical support and mentoring.

  1. Historical and Literature Research - review existing documentation about Strawberry Creek and identify possible data gaps
  2. Topographic survey – develop base map of existing site conditions, including vegetation, structures, and utilities
  3. Geomorphic Assessment – characterize soils and substrate to determine their erosive potential and evaluate current channel form and function
  4. Engineering Design – hydraulic modeling, and engineering analysis to design in-stream and biotechnical bank stabilization measures.
  5. Outreach – develop and maintain blog and Facebook pages, manage press releases, attend campus events
  6. Documentation - develop visual aids for public education purposes, photo-document phases of the project
  7. Grant Writing – apply for funding for the implementation of the project design.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and at least one strong reference (a professor or employer who can be easily contacted and can attest to your work ethic) by 5 pm Monday, May 20th 2013. Paste "Strawberry Creek Internship" into the subject line of your email.
Indicate your general availability for work during Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Summer 2014.
Contact: Aysha Massell, Master's student in Environmental Engineering, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


March 4, 2013
Program Coordinator, Compost Alliance of UC Berkeley

Applications due at 5 PM on MARCH 13th, 2013
The Compost Alliance is currently looking to hire one (1) organized, energetic, and motivated student interested in waste reduction as a Program Coordinator. Founded in Fall 2010, Compost Alliance seeks to establish a campus‐wide compost collection system. We have already established composting in over a dozen buildings on campus and need a qualified student interested in the cause to help lead the program and implement composting in more buildings!
The Program Coordinator will:
Work with another Program Coordinator and Staff Assistants to implement a campus‐wide compost system at Berkeley to:
1. Train in necessary knowledge and skills relating to composting and/or waste reduction
2. Create educational materials, including newsletters
3. Write grants and compile reports
4. Set up, label and transport compost, recycling and landfill bins
5. Meet and communicate with staff, students, and faculty
6. Work with staff, students, and volunteers to execute the program mission
7. Share findings through reports, professional presentations, conferences, and meetings
Logistics:
1. The Program Coordinator must be available to work during summer 2013, with the ability to work
during winter and spring breaks, nights, weekends and holidays
2. Approx. 8 hr/week at $13/hour (up to $2,340 pay per semester)
3. Flexible hours ideal (5-10 hrs/wk) for easy scheduling
Required Qualifications:
1. Students must be self‐motivated, organized, and professional
2. Excellent written and oral communication skills
3. Demonstrated project leadership
4. Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel (InDesign, Photoshop preferred)
5. Initiative, commitment and passion for sustainability, particularly waste diversion
6. Must work well in group environment, learn quickly, and be flexible with schedule
7. Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
Selection Process:
Please submit a short 2‐3 paragraph cover letter (highlighting your experience and interest in the position), a resume, and 1‐2 references (with name and contact info). Please also list your other commitments and activities for the spring semester (including the total number of units you are taking and number of hours spent on extracurriculars per week). Students of all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please submit one PDF with all pertinent information listed above to Evelyn Hammid (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by Wednesday March 13th, 2013 at 5 PM. Select applicants will be contacted for interviews on Friday March 15th.

Staff Assistant, Compost Alliance of UC Berkeley

Applications due at 5 PM on MARCH 13th, 2013
The Compost Alliance is currently looking to hire three (3) organized, energetic, and motivated, students interested in waste reduction as Staff Assistants. Founded in Fall 2010, Compost Alliance seeks to establish a campus‐wide compost collection system. We have already established composting in over a dozen buildings on campus and need qualified students interested in the cause to help us implement in more buildings!
The Staff Assistant will:
Work with two other program coordinators to implement a campus‐wide compost system at Berkeley to:
1. Train in necessary knowledge and skills relating to composting and/or waste reduction
2. Create educational materials, including newsletters
3. Assist with grant‐writing and compiling reports
4. Perform waste audits and analysis of waste streams
5. Set up, label and transport compost, recycling and landfill bins
6. Meet and communicate with staff, students, and faculty
7. Work with staff, students, and volunteers to execute the program mission
8. Share findings through reports, professional presentations, conferences, and meetings
Logistics:
1. The Staff Assistant must be available to work during summer 2013, with the ability to work during winter and spring breaks, nights, weekends and holidays
2. Approx. 6 hr/week at $11/hour (up to $990 pay per semester)
3. Flexible hours ideal (3‐8 hrs/wk) for easy scheduling
Required Qualifications:
1. Students must be self‐motivated, organized, and professional
2. Excellent written and oral communication skills
3. Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel (InDesign, Photoshop preferred)
4. Initiative, commitment and passion for sustainability, particularly waste diversion
5. Must work well in group environment, learn quickly, and be flexible with schedule
6. Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
Selection Process:
Please submit a short 2‐3 paragraph cover letter (highlighting your experience and interest in the position), a resume, and 1‐2 references (with name and contact info). Please also list your other commitments and activities for the spring semester (including the total number of units you are taking and number of hours spent on extracurriculars per week). Students of all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please submit one PDF with all pertinent information listed above to Evelyn Hammid (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by Wednesday March 13th, 2013 at 5 PM. Select applicants will be contacted for interviews on Friday March 15th.


February 10, 2012
Job Title:
CITRIS Sustainability Internship Program Co-Coordinator and Lead Intern
This position is funded by The Green Initiative Fund.
Job Summary/Job Duties: 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.
http://tgifberkeley.com/index.php/funded-projects/projects/2012-projects/92-citris-champions
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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Feb 12th @ 5pm.
 

January 25, 2013
Job Title: Strawberry Creek and Sustainable Water Infrastructure Education Specialist
This position is funded by The Green Initiative Fund.
Background:
Strawberry Creek on the UC Berkeley campus provides an excellent outdoor classroom for teaching and learning about natural systems in urban water infrastructure. From its history as a sewer for the campus to its current state as a partially-restored habitat, the creek serves an important role on campus that is relevant to students and visitors alike. While some educational materials about the creek exist, much of it needs to be updated and improved.
ReNUWIt is an NSF-funded engineering research center dedicated to re-inventing urban water infrastructure through research, industry partnerships, and education. For more information, please check out www.urbanwatererc.org.
Job Duties: The Education Specialist's primary duties will be to:

  1. Update, expand, and re-write a self-guided walking tour of Strawberry Creek for publication on the Strawberry Creek website (check out the existing tour at http://strawberrycreek.berkeley.edu/tour/hottourmap.html), including more information about the creek's critical role as part of our urban water infrastructure. New material about sustainable water infrastructure on campus, innovative design features that treat and/or detain runoff, and campus ecological restoration projects that maintain creek water quality as well as provide habitat for native plants and animals on campus should be included in the tour. The new tour will be available online on the Strawberry Creek website (strawberrycreek.berkeley.edu). Tim Pine will also publish the new material in the updated version of the "Strawberry Creek Walking Tour," a printed booklet that will be available in the Berkeley Water Center, for class use, and for campus tours.
  2. Condense the revised self-guided walking tour into short bullet points that will serve as a training manual to augment existing campus tours to include elements about sustainable urban water systems. Tim Pine and Dr. Nelson will disseminate the updated training manual to existing tour guides
  3. Integrate and organize existing documents about Strawberry Creek into a cohesive document of background information about Strawberry Creek.
  4. Collaborate with professors and students in the School of Information who are already interested in making apps that guide visitors on thematic tours of UC Berkeley Campus, to incorporate elements of sustainable urban water systems on these tours.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience making scientific and environmental issues interesting and accessible to the public
  • Experience with graphic design

Number of Openings: 1
Pay Rate: $1000 stipend paid in two increments ($500 at a mid-semester check-in, $500 when project is complete).
Hours/Week: The project is expected to take 40-60 hours and should be complete by May 10st, 2013.
Reports to: The Campus Water Infrastructure Educational Specialist will work under the supervision of Dr. Kara Nelson, ReNUWIt Graduate Education Director and Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, and with the support of Tim Pine (Environmental Health and Safety Specialist) and Sasha Harris-Lovett (ReNUWIt graduate student).
Desired Start Date: Feb. 11th
To Apply: Please send your statement of interest, resume, and unofficial transcript to Sasha Harris-Lovett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by 5 pm on February 6th. Please include these documents as Word or PDF attachments to the email.


Job Title: Berkeley Science Review Web Publishing Intern
This position is funded by The Green Initiative Fund.
Job Summary/Job Duties: 
The Berkeley Science Review, http://sciencereview.berkeley.edu/, is a graduate-student run magazine about science at UC Berkeley. We publish two print issues per year. The intern will be responsible for preparing the magazine's archived content for web publication. This internship will provide experience in the world of science journalism and online magazine publishing.
TGIF Project Page for BSR: http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/funded-projects/projects/2012-projects/82-greening-the-bsr
Job Qualifications: Applicants must be organized and have great attention to detail. Experience in web design is preferred.
Number of Openings: 1
Pay Rate: $12/hour
Hours/Week: 3-5 (40 hours total)
Reports to: Anna Goldstein, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Chemistry
Desired Start Date: ASAP
To Apply: Please send a cover letter expressing your interest and your resume to Anna Goldstein, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Feb. 6th, 2013 at 5pm.


January 10, 2013
Job Title: CITRIS Sustainability Internship Program Co-Coordinator and Lead Intern

This position is funded by The Green Initiative Fund
Job Summary/Job Duties:
The CITRIS Sustainability Internship program aims to link five companies with five highly qualified undergraduate interns who go through a two week "Sustainability Bootcamp" this winter (2 weeks of classes on various subjects), 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 Lead Intern will help coordinate logistics of sustainability training for other interns, act as a liaison with companies that wish to participate in the program, and will be offered one of the internship roles (accompanied by a $4000 stipend) for summer 2013. The Lead Intern will be highly organized and have excellent and prompt follow-up to business contacts. The ideal candidate for this job will preferably have significant experience with sustainability at UC Berkeley.
Number of Openings: 1
Pay Rate: $4000 in the summer guaranteed internship. Pro bono during the semester.
Hours/Week: 5-7 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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Jan 28th @ 8:00AM.


January 8, 2013
Parti-time paid positions available with East Bay Bicycle Coalition!

  • Bike Safety Education Intern
  • Campaign Fellow
  • Event Planning Intern
  • GIS/Mapping Intern

You can find them here: http://www.ebbc.org/openings


November 30, 2012
Job Title: TGIF Program Associate

This position is funded by The Green Initiative Fund, http://tgif.berkeley.edu

Job Summary/Job Duties: The TGIF Program Associate(s) will assist the TGIF Coordinator with the documentation of TGIF funded projects. Duties will include recording and calculating both quantitative and qualitative sustainability metrics produced by these projects, and will involve reading project updates, reports, and interviewing project leaders. The TGIF Program Associate(s) will also assist the TGIF Coordinator with displaying and publicizing these metrics in new and innovative ways. There will also be opportunities for the Associate(s) to make recommendations for improving the TGIF program as a whole.

Job Requirements:

  • Be a student currently enrolled at UC Berkeley.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and propose innovative ideas.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Must be able to commit to working 10-12 hours/week for Spring 2013.


The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Experience with web and print design, social media, photography, and/or video-making.
  • Current or past experience with sustainability initiatives on campus, including but not limited to campus internships, research, or student environmental groups.
  • Experience with calculating sustainability metrics, including but not limited to energy and water savings, waste diversion, food production, greenhouse gas emissions, and habitat restoration.


Number of Openings: 1-2
Pay Rate: $12/hour
Hours/Week: 10-12/hours/week, Spring 2013 (mandatory), Summer 2013 (optional)
Reports to: Katherine Walsh, TGIF Coordinator, LEAD Center
Desired Start Date: February 4, 2013

Deadline To Apply: Please send a cover letter expressing your interest/qualifications, and your resume to Katherine Walsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Friday, January 18, 2013 at 5pm. Please put "TGIF Program Associate- Your Name" for the subject of the email.


November 20, 2012
Paid Student Coordinator Job with Building Sustainability at Cal - funded by Facilities Services, application due December 1st

Background: Building Sustainability at Cal is a student-run, campus-funded program that works to reduce the environmental impact of campus buildings by educating students in green building topics, project implementation, and professionalism with an ultimate goal of creating a culture of sustainability on campus.
We are searching for a Co-Class Facilitator for the Spring and Fall 2013 semesters (with the option of continuing after that). During the spring semester the hired student will be co-facilitating under the guidance of other experienced student facilitators and will gradually take on more responsibilities as the semester progresses.
The Class Facilitator will:

  • Help with class and building project planning over winter break (from home)
  • Attend both hour-long class sessions each week (TBD, either MW 3-4 or TR 5-6)
  • Regularly meet (or email) with other coordinators to prepare for class
  • Assign and grade assignments
  • Be able to speak confidently and clearly in front of a class of approx. 20 students
  • Prioritize and respond to time sensitive project planning work appropriately


More detailed description available upon request.

Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated, organized, and skilled with time management
  • Responsive to time sensitive work
  • Able to balance academic and professional responsibilities appropriately
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Professional among peers
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about sustainability


Logistics:
Must be available for class, time TBD: either MW 3-4pm or TR 5-6pm, Spring 2013
Must participate in general BS@C events, conferences and presentations.
Wage: $13/hour, 5-10 hours/week (hours must be logged)

How to Apply:
Send cover letter (no longer than 150 words) and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by SATURDAY Dec. 1 at 11:59pm.
For more information on the Building Sustainability at Cal Program, please visit http://buildingsustainability.berkeley.edu/ or e-mail Patrick Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


November 6, 2012
Campus Bike Plan Update Interns- 2 Paid Positions available, due November 14th

Low Water Irrigation Project Associate- 1 Paid Position Available, due November 14th

Student Sustainability Videography and Photography Positions- 2 Paid Positions Available, Open until filled, review begins November 10th


October 22, 2012
Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is now hiring!
CRRS Staff Assistant

The Office of Sustainability is hiring! (CLOSED)
Curriculum and Research Associate
Green Purchasing Associate(s)

The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability is now hiring! (CLOSED)
Two Green Labs Research Associates

September 19, 2012
Hourly Paid Student Positions with the University Hall Parking Garage "Break-the-Mode" Alternative Transport Marketing & Outreach Program – a 2012 TGIF Grant-Funded Project
Seeking students charged with gathering survey data and overseeing events to assist campus commuters in switching to alternate modes of transportation. The program is as a part of the Campus' new targeted marketing campaign to get people to "break" their driving modes. Description:
These positions will work with the head graduate TDM Project Manager to assist in the effective gathering of baseline information and delivery of marketing and outreach components. Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in gathering baseline occupancy information at garages
  • Publicizing and carrying out "Break the Mode" Parking Garage celebrations in October
    • Securing donations, sponsorships and giveaways
    • Distribute outreach and education material—windshield fliers/postcards, stickers, AC Transit brochures, bike maps, emails
    • Setting up and representing "mode stations" (bike/walk, transit, trip linking, carpool, parking alternatives, etc.) to survey participants and provide commute-matching services to campus
    • Gather pledges for trying alternate modes of transportation to campus
    • Event clean-up
  • Follow up with commute pledges
    • Provide personalized commute planning and outreach
    • Provide telephone and email based customer service regarding transportation options to pledgees—which may include trip matching, forming carpools/vanpools, and responding to individual requests
    • Provide weekly written report of communication with pledgees
    • Complete close-out surveys with University Hall Out-Mode pledges, gather input, answer follow-up questions
  • Assist in gathering follow-up occupancy information at garages in November 2012 and February 2013

Qualifications:
Must be enrolled as a full-time student at UC Berkeley
Experience with outreaching, marketing and communication initiatives
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Ability to both work independently and be responsive to direction from project leads
Enthusiastic about motivating campus commuters to try alternative modes of transportation
Basic knowledge of campus transportation options and commuter incentive programs desirable
Previous experience conducting surveys a plus
Time Commitment:
Available to work in hourly shifts spread out over Oct 2-4, Oct 10-11, Nov 13-15
Available to assist hourly in commute matching services and follow up Oct 15-19, Oct 29-Nov 2
Hours can be flexible, depending on shift / task
Possible extension into the Spring semester
To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Billy Riggs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Describe any experience with surveying, outreach, marketing and/or sustainable transportation programs.

September 13, 2012
Paid Position Available for Students: Waste Audit Staff Assistant with Campus Recycling and Refuse Services. Look up job ID 821176 on Callisto or download the application here.


September 4, 2012
Take Back the Tap Unpaid Internship
TBtT Intern will assist student senators and TBtT Campus coordinator to develop campaign strategies, TBtT education materials, schedule events, and attend meetings with Campus Coordinator for various campaign purposes. Meetings include planning events with various partners and planning collaborations with student government, campus administration, city council, etc. Must be confident and professional. Download the application here and send your responses to Ally Beach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ASUC Green Certification Program is hiring 10 GreenCAT Members
This year we will be accepting ten new student interns into the Green Certification Program as GreenCAT (Green Certification Auditing Team) members. Please fill out the application to the best of your ability. Contact Vanessa Fernandez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions regarding the application and selection process.
Applications are due no later than September 20, 2012. All applicants will be contacted with a confirmation email within a day of receiving the applications. Please email applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the header GreenCAT Application. Interviews will be scheduled a week from the application deadline. In the spirit of sustainability, we will not be accepting paper applications.


August 28, 2012
Two Paid Positions in Building Sustainability at Cal!
Deadline: Sat, Sept 1st, 12pm
Building Sustainability at Cal is looking for two GO! (Greening Operations) team members for the 2012-2013 academic year. The job description is attached. Applications are due by 12 pm on Saturday, *September 1st, 2012*. If you have any further questions, please contact Robin Kim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


August 23, 2012
Graduate Level Zero Waste Fellowship-
Mark Gorrell Zero Waste Fellowship
Submittal Deadline: Until position filled
Purpose: Graduate fellowship award to support graduate student research in plastics as they relate to health, the environment, and global waste and recycling systems.
Awards: Up to $2,000 research award for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Ecology Center invites applicants for the Mark Gorrell Zero Waste Graduate Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. The project of the fellowship will be to research, write, and update the Plastics Task Force Report completed in 1995. The report can be found at www.ecologycenter.org/ptf/report1996/report1996_toc.html. The Ecology Center encourages applications from those pursuing studies in, but not limited to, materials science, zero waste, green chemistry, environmental sciences, public health, or other disciplines that touch upon plastic consumer discards and plastic pollution. Ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and interest in the study subject and ability to commit to the research project.
The Ecology Center is a nonprofit environmental organization that has operated Berkeley's curbside recycling program, the first in the nation, since the early 1970s. The Ecology Center also operates four farmers' markets, a food justice program, a community center and store, and sponsors several projects in the community. The Ecology Center's mission is to inspire and build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond.
To Apply:
Mail or email cover letter, CV, and Ecology Center application (found at http://www.ecologycenter.org/jobs/application.pdf ). Send to:
Beck Cowles, Information Services Program Manager
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
No phone calls please.


August 2, 2012
ECO Core Positions Available for the coming semester/year!
ECO is the coalition of all sustainability-related student groups on campus. We have a monthly, one-hour ECO Forum, in which leaders from the
30+ Environmental Clubs and Organizations at Berkeley collaborate on pertinent environmental campus-related topics, such as Earthweek. The forum also gives leaders of different groups a chance to meet each other and creates relationships between groups. We also have two online forums – a Facebook Group and a Listserv. The Facebook group serves as a public forum for the whole sustainability community at Cal; and the Listserv is for leaders of sustainability clubs to collaborate on.
The positions we are looking to fill are: Publicity Coordinator, External Coordinator, Internal Coordinator, and Social Coordinator
You can either find the application and job information here.


July 27, 2012
Now Hiring: Compost Alliance is seeking to hire three (3) paid Program Assistants.
See job description for details on qualifications, job duties, and how to apply. Application materials are due Aug. 27th.


July 19, 2012
Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is now hiring eleven paid student staff positions to reach UC Berkeley's goal of Zero Waste by 2020!

Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is hiring four Waste Audit Staff Assistants to conduct a campus wide waste audit and three Zero Waste Research Center Staff Assistants to assist in researching UC Berkeley's plastic footprint and how to limit Berkeley's usage of plastic and other materials that cannot be easily recycled or composted!
Interested in an environmental leadership position? Apply to work in one of four new coordinator positions! Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is hiring two Zero Waste Research Center Coordinators to create a report on UC Berkeley's plastic footprint and lead three staff assistants in researching how to limit Berkeley's usage of plastics and other materials that cannot be easily recycled or composted. Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is also hiring a Zero Waste Event Coordinator to lead twelve zero waste events in the upcoming school year and create a best practices documents on how to start Zero Waste Events for the campus community. Finally, Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is also hiring a Waste Audit Coordinator to lead four student staff assistants in conducting a campus wide waste audit.
Please see the attached job descriptions for more information and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. These positions are all paid and are funded by The Green Initiative Fund.
All applications (resume and a cover letter explaining interests and qualifications for the position) must be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday August 15th at 5 PM. Interviews will take place all day on Wednesday August 22nd. Students from a variety of majors and years are encouraged to apply. Students may also apply for multiple positions but must send a separate cover letter for each position they apply for.
Job Descriptions:
Waste Audit Coordinator
Waste Audit Staff Assistants
Zero Waste Event Coordinator
Zero Waste Research Center Coordinator
Zero Waste Research Center Assistant
Zero Waste Research Center Coordinator (Plastic Disclosure Project)


July 17, 2012
CACS Admin Associate- paid position
Working directly with the co-chairs of the committee, the administrative associate will coordinate the committee logistics by publishing the weekly news digest, managing the listserv, keeping website content current, preparing meeting minutes and agendas, supporting sub-groups, and helping to plan the annual sustainability summit. This is a great opportunity to work with campus sustainability stakeholders, while honing valuable working skills. Availability to attend the executive and general committee meetings is essential, while other work hours vary. View the job description for details on how to apply.
Review of applications will begin August 1st and position will remain open until filled.
CACS website


Paid Student Internship with Physical Plant – Campus Services to work on a 2011 TGIF Funded Project, Air Handling Unit Transmitters

Physical Plant – Campus Services is seeking a student intern to assist with a pilot project to install Differential Pressure Sensors on Air Handling Units in four buildings on campus.
Background:
Currently the filters in air handling units are changed based on a prefixed schedule and visual inspection performed by Stationary Engineers. However, this is not the most efficient way to manage filter changes because a filter may look dirty but it still has lifecycle remaining that cannot be determined by visual inspection alone. A more efficient and environmentally sustainable method would be to install differential pressure transmitters on air handling units. These transmitters would communicate and notify our Energy Management System when the filters are at the end of their lifecycle. .
Job Description:
The intern will assist with:
Documenting the progress of this project.
Work closely with the Energy Management Group, Preventive Maintenance Group and Utilities Engineering to implement this project.
Assist with scheduling the work in buildings with facility managers and journey-level trades.
Track various types of metrics such as: records from data loggers, reduction in consumption of energy, reduction in filter costs, and labor hours, etc.
Create reports for management to share with the campus community and the scientific community at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Publish metrics and information on an on-going basis about the project's status and findings
Create a project story board for publication at TGIF events.
Qualifications:
Our ideal intern is interested engineering, sustainability and program management. You should have strong communication and people skills, ability to work independently, and as part of a fast-paced and responsive team.
Time Commitment:
10-15hr/week for about six months
$12 per hr.
How to apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Karen Lobo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible. Position open until filled.


July 3, 2012
Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is hiring a website intern! Deadline to apply is July 24th at 5pm
Campus Recycling and Refuse Services (CRRS) coordinates composting, recycling, and landfill streams on campus. In addition to this capacity, CRRS is also home to two student groups- ReUse and the Compost Alliance. CRRS recently received a grant to pay for an intern to redo the department's website, integrating sub-sites for the Compost Alliance and ReUse.
The Web Design Intern will:

  1. Work closely with CRRS staff and students to redevelop the CRRS website (recycle.berkeley.edu)
  2. Update the CRRS website

Logistics:

  • The Web Design Intern will work from August 2012 to December 2012 with limited work during school holidays
  • $12/hour
  • Expected hours: 5 hours per week for 19 weeks

Required Qualifications:

  • Students must be self-motivated, organized, and professional
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Able to elicit and understand others' ideas for website design and development and to complete work by following these ideas and goals quickly

Required Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Works: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Web design (Dreamweaver or equivalent program)
  • Adobe: Photoshop, Acrobat Professional, Illustrator, etc

Selection Process:
Please submit a cover letter and resume, highlighting your design/computer experience and interest in the position. Please also list your other commitments and activities for the summer and Fall 2012 school year.
Send all documents and information to Julie Brown (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by July 24th at 5pm.
Select applicants will be contacted for interviews during the week of July 30th.


June 26, 2012
East Bay Bicycle Coalition
is hiring for a Membership Coordinator and a Campaign Fellow. Both are paid, part-time positions.


June 21, 2012
The Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) is currently hiring a new Sustainability Coordinator for the 20-house system.

Applications are due TOMORROW JUNE 22. This is a great opportunity and is compensated.
You must be a current BSC member to apply. Please apply for Summer and/or Fall 2012.
Here's the application and JD: https://sites.google.com/a/bsc.coop/hicom/job-descriptions/sustainability-coordinator
If you know anyone who is a current BSC member with some experience in environmental sustainability, they are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.
Please feel free to contact the Hiring Commission Chair, Danielle, with questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Questions about sustainability at the BSC? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


June 14, 2012
Job-themed event: "Green Jobs in Recycling Workshop: Advocacy"
Berkeley Ecology Center, July 11th, 6:30-8:30pm

Job-themed event: "Starting a Business 101"
Richmond Public Library, June 21st, 6-8pm
Sponsored by The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) and Morrison & Foerster     
  

June 12, 2012
Earl's is Hiring an Administrative Assistant!
Earl's Organics is looking for an Administrative Assistant to work in the San Francisco Office.
Earl's Organic Produce, Inc., a leading distributor of organic produce throughout Northern California, is seeking an Administrative Coordinator.
Primary responsibilities include:

  • Answer and direct incoming calls
  • Greet visitors
  • Fax/email price lists upon request
  • Place orders for office, warehouse, and janitorial supplies, & maintain inventory of supplies
  • Manage incoming/outgoing mail
  • Assist with payroll distribution
  • Update internal office documents as needed
  • Update and manage files of organic and other certificates from our growers
  • Provide support to both sales, purchasing, and marketing teams
  • Create ads for trade publications
  • Assist with miscellaneous projects for other departments
  • Facilitate flow of information throughout the company
  • Opportunities for assisting with demos and other events on weekends.

Ideal candidate would have:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, especially Word and Excel
  • Experience with Photoshop or Publisher
  • Ability to work successfully with limited supervision a must
  • Ability to take direction from multiple supervisors and take initiative
  • Knowledge of, or at least interest in, organic agriculture/produce
  • Experience with Facebook
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Punctual
  • Cheerful demeanor, good interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor!

Position requirements include:
This is a full time position. Hours are 7am – 3pm, Monday through Friday
Please submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


June 11, 2012
Volunteer Opportunity with Greenbuild 2012: San Francisco
As the largest green building conference and expo, Greenbuild 2012 is a great opportunity for students and young professionals to learn about and get involved with the green building industry. The USGBC offers free conference attendance to volunteers that complete 8 hours of volunteer time during the conference. To be eligible, volunteers must be full-time students or young professionals (25 and under).
Interested individuals can pre-register at http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/Volunteer/Volunteer.aspx and will be notified when official volunteer registration opens in August.


May 21, 2012
Streets Alive! is looking for a summer intern
(or two). Please see the job description and Idealist post

Part time Manager position with GreenCitizen
GreenCitizen is seeking a part-time assistant manager to help run, operate, and grow its electronics recycling and computer repair centers. As a part-time position, this is a rare opportunity to develop experience in management, customer service, and marketing/business development. See job description for details.

Paid Student Internships with The Green Initiative Fund
Funding for fifty-six student internships has been awarded with the 2012 TGIF Grants. Internships include Green Garden Program Intern with UC Botanical Garden, Food Day Internship, Compost Alliance internships, internships with the Student Sustainability Resource Center, Strawberry Creek Restoration internships, and more. Contact Katherine Walsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on these openings.


April 15, 2012
Position Opening:  Berkeley Student Food Collective Operations Manager
Interested in fixing the food system? Working in a collective environment? The Berkeley Student Food Collective (2440 Bancroft Ave) is looking to hire a new Operations Manager! The Operations Manager is the only paid employee of the Food Collective and ensures that the Collective remains productive and solvent. He/she is charged with ordering inventory, overseeing day-to-day operational tasks at the storefront, and assisting volunteer members as needed. This person should have passion for sustainable food systems and cooperative values, experience working with point-of-sales systems, flexibility to do what is needed for the Collective's success, and willingness to commit for at least one year (Ideally 2-5 years). Click here for a complete job description.   
Compensation is $12/hour for 40 hours/week.
To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with LastName_FirstName_Operations Manager Application as the subject line.


April 11, 2012
Hiring: ReUSE Assistant Manager, PAID
Applications Due Monday, April 16th
The Assistant Manager will assist the ReUSE Manager in overseeing the ReUSE program. This position will be hired under Campus Recycling & Refuse Services to assist with zero waste, and candidates should have some experience or knowledge in sustainability, waste, and reuse.
Logistics:

  • 5 – 15 hours per week, $11/hour (work study available)
  • Starts May 2011, preference for those available over the summer
  • This position can potentially lead to fulfilling the role of ReUSE Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Communicating and collaborating with campus stakeholders, departments and students
  •  Train and support a volunteer base of 10 – 15 students to maintain ReUSE stations
  • Strategic planning and organizing for program development and expansion
  • Coordinate pick-ups from departments and staff
  • Provide logistical and physical support for ReUSE events such as the Reader Giveaway, 2nd Chance Clothing Sale, Move-Out Collections, Earth Week, building surge projects
  • Presentations and educational outreach at meetings and events
  • Write grants, reports, budgets
  • Hefty time commitment at the beginnings and ends of semesters
  • Because this position is hired under CRRS, other secondary tasks include giving presentations to staff on recycling, attending weekly CRRS staff meetings, participating in waste audits, and implementing new recycling/compost signage in buildings.

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled freshman or sophomore at UC Berkeley
  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Able to work weekends or holidays when needed
  • Self-motivated, organized, flexible and professional
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Design skills favorable
  • Ability to carry weights up to 40 pounds

Selection Process:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , highlighting your experience and interest in the position. Submissions after April 16th will not be considered. Select applicants will be contacted for interviews.
Questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://reuse.berkeley.edu  


April 10, 2012
Now Hiring: myPower Energy Associates
Summary:
The myPower Energy Management Outreach Program is looking for currently enrolled UC Berkeley students to serve as Energy Associates. The Interns will support work being done to reduce campus energy use and conduct energy surveys in campus departments and offices. This is a paid position at $10-15/hour, and a total of 100-120 hours of work is possible.
Job Responsibilities:
Assist the myPower Energy Management Outreach Program team in conducting and documenting energy surveys, through actions such as:
• Work in teams of 2-4 to schedule and conduct energy surveys in campus buildings
• Analyze and document results of surveys, along with recommendations on energy-saving actions
• Present findings to building occupants
• Limited work with building occupants to implement recommendations
• Researching energy-efficiency strategies and best practices that could benefit campus
The Ideal Candidate:
• Be a student currently enrolled at UC Berkeley
• Is comfortable doing independent work, is detail-oriented
• Is interested in energy conservation; familiarity with laboratories a plus
• Is a self-starter who needs minimal guidance; leadership experience a plus
• Is comfortable working as part of a team
• Has excellent research and writing skills
• Can commit to working at least 5 hours/week
• Is available at least part of the Summer and Fall 2012 semester
How to Apply:
Please email your resume, cover letter, and availability to Erin Fenley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Position will be open until filled. Questions? Please Call 510-664-4681.
About Energy Management on Campus:
Energy Management at UC Berkeley is a comprehensive program aimed at permanently reducing the amount of energy the campus uses. It also empowers faculty, staff, and students to take smart, simple energy savings measures that will improve our environmental footprint and save the campus money ─ returning those funds to teaching and research. The Energy Management Program consists of four components: The Energy Office, Incentive Program, Energy Policy, and the myPower Outreach Program.
More About Energy Management:
Energy Management Project - Operational Excellence: http://oe.berkeley.edu/projects/energy/index.shtml


March 29, 2012
Alliance to Save Energy: Education Intern

Organization: The Alliance to Save Energy
Position Title: Education Intern
Content Area: Energy Efficiency Education
Location: Downtown Oakland, CA, 19th St. BART Station
Hours: Ideal candidate will be able to commit 10-15 hours per week and support the team for a full program cycle, from approximately May 2012 through May 2013.  There may be heavier times when additional hours will be requested with advance notice, including December-January.
Pay: $11/hour

The Alliance to Save Energy (The Alliance) is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency worldwide through research, education, and advocacy. We encourage business, government, and environmental and consumer leaders to use energy efficiency as a means to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.
The Alliance's California Education Team, based out of our downtown Oakland office, seeks a part-time (10-15 hours/week) Education Intern to support the California Green Campus and Green Schools Programs through the 2012/2013 school year. Starting in May 2012, the Education Intern will contribute administrative and programmatic support to two dynamic programs designed to 1) engage K-16 students in innovative projects that reduce energy consumption in schools, 2) build awareness about the role of energy efficiency in transitioning to a low-carbon economy, and 3) promote pathways to green careers.  
For more information about the Green Campus Program (university) and Green Schools Program (K-12), see: http://ase.org/topics/education

Minimum Requirements: 
Education: Current college student, working toward completion of Bachelor's degree with concentration in environmental or education studies. Graduate students with relevant background who can commit to 10-15 hours a week will be considered on case-by-case basis.
Qualifications:  Passion for and interest in environmental education with a focus on the energy field are the best foundation for a successful Education Intern – relevant coursework and hands-on experience is highly valued. The Education Intern must be comfortable doing a range of team-oriented and independent projects, from supporting logistic planning for program events to helping to edit and compile program best practices for publication.
The ideal candidate will have an eye for detail, want to gain more insight into the energy education field, and be willing to support a mix of administrative and programmatic office work. At least one year of experience with office and administrative tasks preferred, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.  Strong writing and editing skills are also essential for this role, with familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Publisher, website maintenance, and event planning a plus. The right candidate will be a fast learner who can also be trained to take on long-term research and program projects over the year.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Education Intern will be involved in many aspects of the Green Campus and Green Schools programs including:

  • Helping with general office management duties (e.g. tracking and ordering program supplies for day-to-day office needs and program implementation for staff in Oakland and southern California)
  • Preparing materials and assisting with event logistics for program meetings, workshops, and conferences across the state
  • Editing and supporting design of ongoing program publications (e.g. weekly email blasts, annual monthly newsletters, and reports on program best practices)
  • Being trained to support management of ongoing program performance indicators
  • Being trained to take ownership of ongoing Green Campus and Green Schools social media streams
  • Other support tasks, including those related to interests and unique skill set of selected candidate.


Applications accepted on a rolling basis until position filled, with start date in mid-May 2012.
To Apply: Send 1) current resume and 2) cover letter detailing interest and experience relevant to the position via email to: Lani Wild, Senior Program Associate, Alliance to Save Energy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Alliance to Save Energy is an equal opportunity employer.


March 14, 2012
The Berkeley Green Campus Program is now hiring for 2-3 positions!
Please find details below and see attached job descriptions for full details and specific application requirements and deadlines.

1. Paid Project Coordinator
Applications are due by Wednesday, April 4th 7pm
current freshman and sophomores only
two positions available
$11/hr, 5-10 hours per week
Spread awareness and facilitate projects promoting energy efficiency as the quickest, cheapest way to reduce our impact on the environment.
Design and implement technical retrofits and educational outreach projects.
Attend business conferences with sustainability professionals and other Green Campus interns from UC and CSU campuses from across the state.
Save the school money in the process. Since 2005, UCB Green Campus has achieved over 4,190 MWh of energy and $419,000 for the UC Berkeley Campus.

2. Paid Graphic Designer
Applications are due by Wednesday, April 4th 7pm
current freshman and sophomores only
one position available
$11/hr, 5-10 hours per week
Same position as the Project Coordinator, but the Graphic Designer will also be responsible for upgrading the team's website and designing posters, videos, and other publicity materials for all team projects.

Learn more about Green Campus at http://greencampus.berkeley.edu and ase.org/about-green-campus. If you have any questions regarding the positions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


March 1, 2012
Apply to be a HEASC Sustainability Fellow
Contribute to a sustainable future at the national level! The Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) - of which AASHE is a member and the coordinating agency - is seeking Sustainability Fellows who will assist with the important work being done to further the national trend toward sustainability in higher education. Fellows will spend 3-5 hours each week working on high impact projects identified by HEASC. For more information and to apply, see the HEASC Sustainability Fellows Program.


February 29, 2012
Bring Your Own Mug Outreach/Marketing Coordinator
Summary: The campus Environmental Management System (EMS) project for the 2011-2012 year is to launch a BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug) campaign, funded by TGIF. This campaign aims to create a behavior change on campus through education and giveaway / sale of reusable, stainless steel mugs branded with a BYOM logo.
We are looking for an Outreach / Marketing Coordinator that can generate a BYOM buzz on campus. The Coordinator role is critical to the success of the BYOM campaign and will be conducting outreach activities aimed at students, staff and faculty as well as campus cafes. It is expected that the Coordinator use social media as well as more traditional forms of outreach (e.g. tabling, posters, presentations). Salary will be between $10 -15 / hour.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create an insert for the BYOM, explaining the program and benefits of BYOM
  • Create corresponding BYOM outreach materials, including posters, brochures, etc.
  • Collaborate with campus cafes to standardize (as much as possible) discounts offered for BYOM
  • Develop outreach events to promote BYOM (e.g. brownbag lunch speaker, raffle events, "BYOM customer appreciate day at all cafes", etc)
  • Develop, launch and maintain social media campaign for BYOM

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Be a student currently enrolled at UC Berkeley.
  • Is a self-starter who needs minimal guidance.
  • Is skilled at using social media, has experience with outreach events / activities.
  • Is enthusiastic and passionate about BYOM!

How to Apply:
Please email your resume, cover letter and a sample of your work to Rebecca Anderson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).
Position is open until filled. All students are encouraged to apply!


February 28, 2012
Summer Internships available with Cal Energy Corps- deadline is March 18th
The Cal Energy Corps is offering internships around the world — from Brazil to Germany to Ghana to China, as well as in the Bay Area — during summer 2012.
The internships offer UC Berkeley undergraduates the opportunity to pursue challenging, hands-on projects in energy and climate research, according to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, which announced the summer lineup this week.
Among the projects Cal Energy Corps interns will be involved in are efforts to create "green coal" as industrial fuel, helping to produce biofuels, working on improving photovoltaics for integration into the electricity grid, building models to better understand climate change and designing and testing cook stoves.
The internship program provides a $600 weekly stipend for all interns, as well as funding to cover transportation and housing costs. All placements are full-time. More information and application forms are available at the Cal Energy Corps website.
The application deadline is Sunday, March 18.


Febuary 13, 2012
Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP) Fellowships are 10-week, full-time summer positions that pair exceptionally talented students with challenging, real-world projects to advance innovative climate change solutions and leadership.
Deadline February 24th!
Fellows are provided mentorship, networking opportunities and a stipend. Place share the list of 2012 Fellowships, available here http://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/for_campuses/Climate_Fellows_2012.php, with your students. The list is exciting and diverse, and includes the following:Haas Climate Fellowship: Climate Preparedness for Coastal New Hampshire Towns (NH)Lamprey Climate Fellowship: Charting Emissions From Food Services (CHEFS): Supporting Sustainable Dining DecisionsImpact of Climate Change on Population Dynamics of Emergent Pathogens (NH)Fostering Innovation in Financing State and Local Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiatives (CT)Using the Campus Carbon Calculator to Highlight Coal Dependence Impacts and Alternatives for Colleges and UniversitiesClimate Preparedness for New Jersey - Data Directory (NJ)and more...
For details about the projects and application process, please visit http://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/for_campuses/Climate_Fellows_2012.php.
The deadline for accepting applications is February 24th.


February 2, 2012
The Harte Lab at University of California Berkeley is looking for a full-time field assistant
to work on one or more ecology projects at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in the summer of 2012. The assistant will work with the Harte Lab to test ecological theory as applied to plant communities and disturbance regimes, and will be trained in field censusing techniques, herbarium work, data management, and laboratory analysis including soil-core carbon measurements. Preference will be given to applicants who either have plant identification skills, or the desire to learn them. Field work involves long hikes at high altitude (9500'), plant counting and identification, and collection, pressing, andorganization of many plant samples. The assistant must be able to carry up to 30 pounds of gear for 4 miles at high altitude, and have a good attitude about early-season biting flies, and late-season monsoonal lightning. Field conditions can be cold, hot, rainy, muddy, overrun by cows, and also very often just simply wonderful.
The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL http://rmbl.org/rockymountainbiolab/about.html and also see http://rmbl.org/rockymountainbiolab/slideshow/index.php) is located in the ghost town of Gothic, Colorado, outside Crested Butte. The region is known for its gorgeous wildflowers, incredible wildlife, and amazing hiking. Aside from camping, hiking, and fishing opportunities, RMBL also offers a fun and active scientific community with a weekly lecture series, and opportunities to explore longer-term scientific collaborations.
Terms:
Dates of employment: June 11th (approximate)-August 10th
$2000-2200/ month, depending on experience
Travel fees up to $600, and field station fees covered
Cabin rental (approximately $11/day) not included
Please submit a CV and a 1-page statement summarizing your interest, special skills (if any) and previous experience to John Harte (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and Erica Newman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). This offer will remain open until a qualified applicant is chosen.


January 31, 2012
Wanted: Energy Education Interns, hours to earn credit units
The Human Powered Generation (HPG) team, winner of a 2010 TGIF Grant, is searching for energy education interns. The primary goal of the HPG team is to retrofit elliptical machines in the RSF to harness human power and generate electricity. The team also hopes to use the elliptical energy harnessing installation as a springboard for a larger energy education campaign in the gym. The education interns would help RSF users be more energy conscious, promote sustainability in their daily lives, and showcase the sustainability efforts of the RSF. If you would like to help with any of these education tasks, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to apply for the position. It is anticipated that energy education interns will be asked to work 3-6 hours a week and have the opportunity of getting credit units for their help. For more information on the project, please visit http://hpg.berkeley.edu.


January 28, 2012
NOW HIRING: myPower ─ Communications Intern, through the Office of Sustainability
Summary:
The myPower Energy Management Outreach Program is looking for a currently enrolled UC Berkeley student to serve as a Communications Intern. The Intern will support work being done to reduce campus energy use and provide communications outreach to faculty, staff, and students concerning the program. This is a paid position at $10-15/hour, and a total of 100-120 hours of work is possible.
Click here for the job description and how to apply.


Posted January 26, 2012
Yellowstone Wildlife Field Ecology Instructor
Ecology Project International (EPI) is hiring instructors to teach 7 to 9 day field ecology courses to high school students in Montana, USA. Our programs introduce students to real-world scientific study, raise cultural and ecological awareness, and promote international conservation efforts. Each summer, EPI offers residential ecology courses to U.S. and international student groups from June through August in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Students camp in the Gallatin National Forest while working with the US Forest Service to collect data for various wildlife research projects. During the course, students also spend a few days in the Centennial Valley collecting data for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and working on restoration service projects with The Nature Conservancy. Additionally, they explore Yellowstone National Park and go whitewater rafting.
Qualifications:
Required:

  • Desire to make a difference in the world;
  • Proven field teaching and outdoor leadership experience with young adults;
  • Enthusiasm for leading student groups in remote areas;
  • English fluency;
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, the natural sciences, or related field;
  • Field research experience;
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record;
  • Experience and skill camping and ability to teach the same;
  • Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications;
  • Minimum 21 years of age.

Preferred:

  • Wildlife biology research experience, especially with species of the Rocky Mountains;
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the Rocky Mountains, especially the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem;
  • Master's degree in related field;
  • Spanish fluency.

Please visit our website for a full job description: http://www.ecologyproject.org/about/jobs/



Posted January 25, 2012
Cal Dining Now Hiring Student Sustainability Interns, Applications due Feb. 10
Are you passionate about environmental issues? Do you cringe every time you see someone throw away a paper cup? Can you motivate your peers to consider the environmental and human impacts of their dining choices?
Cal Dining is now hiring student interns to implement sustainability initiatives in the dining commons. Responsibilities include auditing dining operations, designing sustainability programs, and collaborating with other sustainability groups at Cal.
Interns will each work 5-10 hours per week. Compensation will be $11.25/hour with eligibility for a $0.25 raise each semester.
Please submit your application by February 10th at the latest to Mike Laux, Assistant Director of Cal Dining, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so to increase your chances, please apply as soon as possible. Include your name in the header of each page and please combine all parts into one Word or PDF document.
1. One-page cover letter
2. Resume detailing your education and experience
3. Your availability
4. Short answers (150 words max for each) to the following prompts:

  • What does food service sustainability mean to you?
  • Pitch an idea for a sustainability project that you would be interested in implementing at Cal Dining

Contact Jenna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions about the program. Click here for more information.


Posted January 24, 2012
Summer 2012 International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Student Sustainability Fellowship and Exchange*
The 2012 IARU Student Sustainability Fellowship provides one UC Berkeley undergraduate student with the opportunity to work on a campus sustainability project at one of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) member institutions. Projects will be institution-specific, but designed with the intention that lessons learned that can be applied at both the home and the host institution. The student exchange takes place for a six to eight week period between May and August 2012. The exact dates depend on the assigned University. To apply to be a 2012 IARU Sustainability Fellow, please submit a resume, a short statement of interest and qualifications, including language skills, availability, and preferred Universities (no more than one page), and two references to Judy Chess (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by 5:00 pm, Monday February 6th. Questions can also be sent to that email address. Finalists will be invited to an interview the week of February 13th. The successful candidate will be notified by February 17th and the Fellow will be matched to host institutions by mid-March. For more information, click here.


Posted December 6, 2011
Paid Student Coordinator Job with Building Sustainability at Cal - funded by Facilities Services, Deadline 12/9/11
Background:
Building Sustainability at Cal is a student-run, campus-funded program that works to reduce the environmental impact of campus buildings by educating students in green building topics, project implementation, and professionalism with an ultimate goal of creating a culture of sustainability on campus.
We are searching for a Co-Class Facilitator for the Spring and Fall 2012 semesters (with the option of continuing after that). We are looking to hire a dependable, self-motivated student with experience in sustainability projects and collaborative work. During the spring semester the hired student will be co-facilitating under the guidance of other experienced student facilitators and will gradually take on more responsibilities as the semester progresses.
The Class Facilitator will:
1. Help with class and building project planning over winter break (from home)
2. Attend both bi-weekly hour-long class sessions (MW 2-3)
3. Regularly meet (or communicate via email) with other coordinators to prepare for class
4. Assign and grade assignments
5. Be able to speak confidently and clearly in front of a class of approx. 20 students
6. Prioritize and respond to time sensitive project planning work appropriately
More detailed description available upon request.
Qualifications:
1. Self-motivated, organized, and skilled with time management
2. Responsive to time sensitive work and balance academic and professional responsibilities appropriately
3. Comfortable with public speaking
4. Able to behave professionally among peers
5. Have a passion for and background in sustainability
Logistics:
1. must be available MW 2-3pm, Spring 2011
2. Participate in general BS@C events, conferences and presentations.
3. Wage: $13/hour, 5-10 hours/week (hours must be logged)
How to Apply:
Send cover letter (no longer than 150 words) and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by FRIDAY Dec. 9 at midnight.
For more information on the Building Sustainability at Cal Program, please visit http://buildingsustainability.berkeley.edu/ or e-mail Tanya Vashchenko at above email.

Posted December 5, 2011
Paid Student Internship with Physical Plant – Campus Services, a 2011 TGIF Funded Project.

Physical Plant – Campus Services is seeking a student intern to assist with a pilot project to install Differential Pressure Sensors on Air Handling Units in four buildings on campus.

Background:

Currently the filters in air handling units are changed based on a prefixed schedule and visual inspection performed by Stationary Engineers. However, this is not the most efficient way to manage filter changes because a filter may look dirty but it still has lifecycle remaining that cannot be determined by visual inspection alone. A more efficient and environmentally sustainable method would be to install differential pressure transmitters on air handling units. These transmitters would communicate and notify our Energy Management System when the filters are at the end of their lifecycle. .
Job Description:
The intern will assist with:
- Documenting the progress of this project.
- Work closely with the Energy Management Group, Preventive Maintenance Group and Utilities Engineering to implement this project.
- Assist with scheduling the work in buildings with facility managers and journey-level trades.
- Track various types of metrics such as: records from data loggers, reduction in consumption of energy, reduction in filter costs, and labor hours, etc.
- Create reports for management to share with the campus community and the scientific community at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
- Publish metrics and information on an on-going basis about the project's status and findings
- Create a project story board for publication at TGIF events.
Qualifications:
Our ideal intern is interested engineering, sustainability and program management. You should have strong communication and people skills, ability to work independently, and as part of a fast-paced and responsive team.
Time Commitment:
- 10-15hr/week (Project runs January through June 2012.
- $12 per hr.
How to apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


November 26, 2011
Paid Position Open with Compost Alliance, a 2011 TGIF Grant Winner
We're currently looking to hire a new program coordinator for the Compost Alliance. We are looking for a highly-qualified program coordinator (someone with experience working with sustainability/environmental work at Cal, with motivation, with professional skills, and with commitment) to work with another coordinator to begin taking over the Compost Alliance Program. This is a great opportunity to lead an established program and make a significant environmental impact at Cal.
Preferably, we'd like a student in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year for continuity.
Applications due December 7th.
The position is paid.
Please see the attached job description for more information about the position and the Compost Alliance.
Questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Posted October 27, 2011
Position Opening: Toxics Reduction
With a grant from the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability, the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry is seeking to hire a graduate student or advanced undergraduate to work on a project to conduct a pilot study of the cleaning products used on campus. The student will use a web-based database to assess the potential hazards of their ingredients, and develop a user's guide to facilitate use of the database as a teaching tool. Please see the full job description and application information attached. Applications are due to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, October 31st.


Posted October 10, 2011
Compost Tea Program Intern UCB/UC Botanical Gardens

8 months, 10 hours/wk, $11/hr.
Description
Under close supervision of the Supervisor of Horticulture and Grounds, incumbent performs a wide variety of unskilled or semi-skilled tasks including: weeding, mulching, pruning, watering, digging, raking, planting and various tasks as needed involved in the day-to-day maintenance of the living collections. In addition incumbents may perform various tasks involved in landscape construction projects including clearing brush and trees, bed preparation, road and path work, and rock work. Tasks may require the use of light trucks and powered tools such as lawn mowers, weedeaters, chippers, and rototillers. Other duties as assigned; training in the preparation, application, and clean-up of compost and compost tea and related equipment.
Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to perform general and strenuous horticultural work on steep, difficult terrain.
Good communication skills and reliability.
Ability to work independently and in teams.
Ability to read, write, follow oral and written instructions.
California Drivers License preferred.
Ability to lift 75 lbs.
Apply to:
Anthony Garza Jr.
Supervisor of Horticulture& Grounds
UC Botanical Garden
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu 

 
Posted September 27, 2011
Position Opening: Custodial Communications Project Intern, a 2011 TGIF Grant Winner
The goal of the Custodial Communications Project is to bridge the gap between custodial staff and building inhabitants in order to promote sustainability efforts and communication, as well as increase mutual respect and appreciation for the work of both groups. The intern's major job will be to facilitate meetings with custodians, Physical Plant staff, and building managers as well as to compile a "Meet your Custodian" newsletter. A yearlong commitment, the intern will receive a stipend of $3000. Applications are due October 7, 2011. Click here for how to apply.

Posted September 21, 2011
Paid Student Internship with Physical Plant - Campus Services, a 2011 TGIF Funded Project.
Physical Plant - Campus Services is seeking a student intern to assist with a pilot project to install Differential Pressure Sensors on Air Handling Units in four buildings on campus.
Background:
Currently the filters in air handling units are changed based on a prefixed schedule and visual inspection performed by Stationary Engineers. However, this is not the most efficient way to manage filter changes because a filter
may look dirty but it still has lifecycle remaining that cannot be determined by visual inspection alone. A more efficient and environmentally sustainable method would be to install differential pressure transmitters on
air handling units. These transmitters would communicate and notify our Energy Management System when the filters are at the end of their lifecycle.
Job Description:
The intern will assist with:
- Documenting the progress of this project.
- Work closely with the Energy Management Group, Preventive Maintenance Group and Utilities Engineering to implement this project.
- Assist with scheduling the work in buildings with facility managers and journey-level trades.
- Track various types of metrics such as: records from data loggers, reduction in consumption of energy, reduction in filter costs, and labor hours, etc.
- Create reports for management to share with the campus community and the scientific community at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
- Publish metrics and information on an on-going basis about the project's status and findings
- Create a project story board for publication at TGIF events.
Qualifications:
Our ideal intern is interested engineering, sustainability and program management. You should have strong communication and people skills, ability to work independently, and as part of a fast-paced and responsive team.
Time Commitment:
- 10-15hr/week (Project runs October 2011 through May 2012.
- $12 per hr.
How to apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Posted September 13, 2011
BicyCal is now hiring two paid interns,
one for a Head Mechanic and one for an Operations Intern. Click on attachments for details and how to apply.


Posted September 12, 2011
Volunteer with the ReUSE Program:
We are assembling our awesome volunteer crew for 2011-2012 school year! Would you like to help maintain our ReUSE stations, develop outreach & educate for the campus, volunteer at our Reader Giveaways and 2nd Chance Clothing Sales, and hang out with fun sustainability-minded people every other week while enjoying FREE FOOD? Volunteer commitments are about 1 hr / week and schedules are flexible. We'll be holding our first introductory Volunteer Meeting this Monday, 9/12 from 7 - 8PM in 223 Wheeler (we'll have dinner food!). Come learn more about our program and what exactly you would do as part of our volunteer crew! If you are interested in volunteering, please reply back to this email by Sunday 9/11 to let us know, and include your preference of Mexican or Indian food (or other)!

Apply to be a Waste Reduction & Recycling Staff Assistant: These 3 positions will be working under CRRS, not ReUSE, but responsibilities include waste reduction, recycling, reuse, outreach, and education programs in buildings and grounds across campus. These positions will engage in activities to increase the amount of recyclables diverted from the landfill. Physical Plant Campus Services (PPCS) will fund these positions using recycling revenues. Position entails giving presentations, tabling, outreach, coordinating volunteers and student staff, event planning, waste assessments, audits, material pickups, and clean ups. These duties are all vital to assure a higher recycling rate and decreased contamination. We will be hiring three PAID positions ($11 / hour, expected 5 - 10 hours/week).
To Apply:- Send us your resume and a paragraph about yourself and why you are interested in this position.
- Deadline to apply is Friday 9/16 at 7 PM.

Apply to be a web design intern with Campus Recycling & Refuse Services: The intern will work closely with students and staff associated with CRRS to plan, create, and maintain the CRRS website. The intern will create an entirely new user-friendly website with information on CRRS services, recycling, composting, and other waste diversion programs at UC Berkeley. The CRRS web design intern will be responsible for maintaining and updating the website based on user feedback for the remainder of the funds. This is a PAID position ($12 / hour).
To Apply:- Send us a paragraph about yourself and why you are interested in this position, and any relevant experience you may have.
- No deadline set yet, but please apply ASAP

As always, check out reuse.berkeley.edu and exchange.berkeley.edu for more information!


Posted September 10, 2011
Internship Opportunities at Bay Area Green Tours
Bay Area Green Tours (BAGT)
invites passionate and dedicated individuals to volunteer to help us further our mission of inspiring and educating people about sustainability. Learn about Bay Area green businesses and farms while building up your resume, collaborating with a fabulous team, making valuable contacts, and getting hands on experience at a cutting edge non-profit! Hours and location are flexible, though we require a minimum commitment of 5 hours a week for one semester (preferably longer). Interns must be comfortable structuring their own time.
Currently we need people to help us with the following:* Agricultural Tours (Farms and Urban Gardens)* Architectural Tours* Re-thinking Waste Tours* Energy and Transportation Tours * SF Waterfront Tours* Downtown Berkeley Walking Tours* Berkeley High School Tours - covering several of these topics including Green Collar Jobs* UC Berkeley Tours
TO APPLY FOR OUR INTERNSHIPS, please send your resume (if you have one) and a cover letter about yourself and your interests and qualifications to: Beth Gelfand: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with INTERN as the subject matter. Please indicate in your cover letter which of these areas would best suit your skills, interests and experience. It is possible to help support BAGT's activities in more than one of the following areas.
Research- Research and document businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and individuals who are front-runners in sustainability- Help us grow our world-class database of local pioneering people and organizations to be featured on upcoming green tours Tour Development- Assist with crafting, organizing and producing tours- Create personal connections with prospective tour stops- Establish and maintain professional communications with tour stop contacts and gather information about their preferences and tour logistics- Maintain detailed and organized communication records Computer Support- Help BAGT staff with various computer maintenance and development needs- Experience with Wordpress would be ideal -- alternatively familiarity with other CRMs, such as Joomla or Drupal, would also be helpful.- Also desirable is a familiarity or curiosity about Google Apps for non-profits
Graphic Design- Create new promotional flyers, brochures, ads, etc. and update existing materials
Marketing / Public Relation / Outreach- Assist with marketing and publicity for tours via blogging, press releases for traditional media (radio, TV, print), and posting on online community calendars- Research and refine marketing efforts, including social media outreach (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and partnerships (Groupon, etc.)- Comprehensive screening of incoming groups through Moscone Center- Newsletter creation, which involves writing and photo placement Multi-Media Documentation- Attend tours as a photographer and/or videographer and document tour stops and attendee experience- Create accessible organization of photos and video footage from tours and events, utilizing existing organization systems (Flickr, etc.) and possibly researching better ones- Especially needed are volunteers skilled at photo and video organization and editing- Create educational films about our tours for the BAGT website and other purposes Office Support- Update database with new contacts on an ongoing basis- Administrative tasks as needed
Fundraising and Sponsorship Support- Research and possibly contact foundations and corporations which could potentially support our work- Assist with grant writing efforts, collaborating with professionals in the field Bay Area Green Tours depends on interns and volunteers to forward our efforts to shine a spotlight on our area's sustainability pioneers.
We currently have a committed and really fun team, and we really enjoy and appreciate each other!!! These positions provide on-the-job experience and networking opportunities, as they connect interns with some of the most inspiring sustainable businesses and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. While they are unpaid positions, they do provide substantial professional benefits including:
- Training and experience working with a unique local environmental non-profit organization and with a strong, spirited and dedicated team
- Experience researching and connecting with innovative and pioneering leaders in the expanding field of sustainability
- Improved research and communication skills and experience
- Community Service credit for school, if that is desired
- Letter of recommendation/professional reference, based on performance
- Valuable job networking (One of our interns recently got a job because of a person she met through her work organizing a BAGT tour.) For more info about our organization: www.bayareagreentours.orgPhone: (510) 704-0379 THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!
 

Posted August 31, 2011
TGIF Committee Looking for an Undergraduate Student-At-Large Rep
Applications due by 5pm 9/16/11.

2010 TGIF Grant Winner GO! Team is now hiring
GO! Team, a branch of Building Sustainability at Cal, is looking for new members who are interested in working to increase sustainability on campus. The Greening Operations (GO!) Team is a student resource group that provides waste, water, and lighting audit services, green event assistance, and educational/outreach services. Building Sustainability at Cal receives many requests for these services throughout the semester and the GO! team members serve as a group of trained students that are prepared to provide these services on a case-by-case basis. The GO! Team is comprised of about ten to twelve students who work on a variety of projects throughout the semester. Times are flexible, and students are paid for their efforts. Please see job description for how to apply. Applications are due by 10am, September 8, 2011.

EPA Undergraduate Student Research Fellowships
Click here for directions on how to apply.

Opportunities with CALPIRG
CALPIRG Internships: Get course credit volunteering for environmental political campaigns or energy efficiency service projects!
Last year we showed big oil companies that they can't tell California what to do when we defeated Proposition 23. This year we’re protecting our oceans by passing a plastic bag ban here in Berkeley. As a CALPIRG Intern you can help us win, learn skills, and get valuable experience working on a campaign.
Find out more and apply online here: http://www.webaction.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=5475
This semester, interns will be: educating kids about energy efficiency, running petition drives to protect Pell grants, and ending wasteful government subsidies for unhealthy food. You'll learn how to build teams of volunteers, organize events on campus, and work with the media.
-Caitlin Catalano
CALPIRG Berkeley Chair
Website: http://www.calpirgstudents.org/berkeley
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/berkeleycalpirg


Posted August 12, 2011
Green Campus hiring paid and for-credit interns. Click here for more info.

Posted July 14, 2011
The Campus Bicycle Initiative, a 2011 TGIF Grant Winner, is seeking an Event Outreach Intern. Paid position, from August 1st through September 16th.

Background:
The Campus Bicycle Initiative is a year-long TGIF-funded campaign to get more UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff to commute by bike to campus and around town.

Job Description:

This is a short-term, fairly self-directed position for someone who loves marketing and outreach. The primary responsibility is to create high awareness of the Campus Bicycle Initiative during Welcome Week events and on Campus Bike Day.

Responsibilities:
- Recruit & schedule volunteers to do tabling at Caltopia (8/21-22), Sproul Plaza (8/22-26), Calapalooza (8/25), Urban Outfitters event (9/1), and Campus Bike Day (9/9)
- Figure out most effective ways to encourage people to sign up for workshops, visit BicyCal, participate in Campus Bike Day, and join our mailing list
- Develop training materials & train volunteers
- Arrange logistics of table banner production
- Arrange logistics for tabling – secure table location, make sufficient copies of all handouts, arrange for table/banner/etc. to be there, do set-up and clean-up
- After the events, enter all participant data into a database, send out follow-up communication to participants, and provide summary report

Qualifications:
- Passion for getting around by bicycle
- Available to work from Mon. 8/1 through Fri. 9/16:
o 10 hrs/wk most weeks
o As many hrs as needed during the weeks of 8/21-27 and 9/5-9 to provide sufficient management to the team of volunteers
- Experience with outreach, marketing, communication, etc
- Experience successfully managing teams
- Excellent people skills (written & verbal)
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to both work independently and be responsive to direction from Committee members

How to Apply:
Send a cover letter & resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 24th. Be sure to describe previous outreach & team management experience, and let us know why you're excited about this position!


Posted July 13, 2011
Job Opening
San Francisco Department of the Environment
9922 Environmental Associate
City Government Zero Waste Associate

Position Description:
The City Government Zero Waste program at SF Environment helps San Francisco City departments implement, monitor and maintain waste reduction, recycling and composting programs. The Mayor and Board of Supervisors have set high landfill diversion and other goals for City departments and calls on them to lead by example. The City Government Zero Waste Associate will report to the City Government Zero Waste Assistant and administer compliance with various aspects of the Resource Conservation, Surplus Disposal and Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinances.

Click here for a full job description.


Posted July 8, 2011
Dining "Real Food" Internship

Under the general direction and supervision of the Assistant Director, Culinary, the student assuming this position will begin work during the summer semester, and will continue through the fall semester researching and assisting in the calculation of Cal Dining's "Real Food" purchases, following the guidelines set forth by RealFood.org. The Real Food Challenge has developed an innovative Real Food Calculator, which provides in-depth definitions of "real food" and a tracking system for institutional purchasing. With this tool, "real food" is broken down into four core categories: local/community-based, fair, ecologically sound, and humane. The student must be willing to begin work with the Real Food Challenge and will attend the Real Food Challenge training summit to be held at UC Davis August 12-14, 2011. A more detailed job description is attached. Interested parties should contact Chuck Davies (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Alex Gomez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


Posted July 7, 2011
Student Research Assistant Opportunity with Dr. Arthur H. Rosenfeld

Want to work with one of the leaders in energy efficiency?
If your answer is YES, then we have the position for you!
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Heat Island Group has an exciting opportunity for a student research assistant to work with Art Rosenfeld. Art is often referred to as the "father of energy efficiency." To learn more about Art, check out the recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle (http://tinyurl.com/3z9rrzk) and Art's website (http://artrosenfeld.org). Be part of cutting edge energy efficiency and climate change projects, including reflective roofs that cool buildings, cool cities and—newly recognized—greatly cool the globe.
Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on energy efficiency, including cool roofs & appliance standards
  • Write summaries and research papers on topics related to cool roofs, cool pavements, and cool cities
  • Communicate with various stakeholders (government agencies, industry partners, research institutions, and home/building owners)
  • In charge of managing and updating website content (blog, pictures, and written content)
  • Assist in the creation of presentations and talks

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidate must be a student enrolled at U.C. Berkeley. Graduate student preferred.
  • Seeking candidates to begin work in Early September 2011
  • Seeking candidates that can work 15 - 20 hours/week mainly during business hours.

Desired Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree in Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, Economics or other related fields
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Detail oriented, well-organized & reliable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Excel, Word, and Access)
  • Experience working with Drupal based website platforms
  • Strong interest in energy efficiency, building science, and energy systems

Application
Submit a cover letter and resume to Cynthia Tast (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 510-486-4764). Please be sure to include your academic transcript, contact information for two references and your available start date.
For questions, contact Haley Gilbert (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 510-486-7325).


Posted July 1, 2011
Now Hiring:
Graphic Design Intern for 2011 TGIF Winner "Bring Your Own Mug".
Click here for details about the internship and how to apply.


Posted June 13, 2011
Now Hiring - Sustainability Communication Associates
The Office of Sustainability is looking for two UC Berkeley students to serve as Sustainability Communication Associates. The Communication Associates will be part of a team implementing the Talking Louder about Campus Sustainability-The Next Generation campaign, which is funded by a grant from The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF). Associates will help produce the Bright Green Newsletter, press releases, and other communications, as well as develop sustainability website content and host the once-a-semester Student Sustainability Forum. Associates will be trained by an experienced student Communications Associate in event planning, web design, and sustainability program outreach. These are paid positions at $10-15/hour, and will be for the upcoming academic year. Learn more about the position. Please email your resume and cover letter, to Kira Stoll (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) Positions are open until filled; preliminary interviews begin Thurs, June 16th. All students are encouraged to apply!


Posted June 7, 2011
Two Paid Student Internships with the Campus Bicycle Initiative, a 2011 TGIF funded project.


Posted June 3, 2011
Bay Area Green Tours Student Internships
Bay Area Green Tours, a Berkeley non-profit located in the David Brower Center, is looking for student interns with:
 - Computer Skills (especially Wordpress)
- PR, & marketing
- Graphic design experience
Join us! Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Posted May 26, 2011
Now Hiring: Green Purchasing Internship
The UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability and Procurement Services are looking for a UCBerkeley student to serve as the Green Procurement Associate. The Associate
will support the work being done to increase campus purchases ofenvironmentally-preferable (or green) products. This is a paid position,and a total of 100-120 hours of work is possible. Click here for more information on how to apply: Application


Posted May 25, 2011
Education Intern

The Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit coalition of business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide, seeks an Education Intern for its Oakland, CA office. The intern will assist the CA Education Team with its California Green Campus and Green Schools Programs. The Green Campus (college-level) and Green Schools (K-12) programs engage students in hands-on projects that save energy in schools, build awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, incorporate energy conservation and efficiency into curriculum through basic changes in the operations and individual behavior, and open pathways to green careers.
For more information about the programs, visit www.ase.org/greencampus and www.ase.org/greenschools.
Position Title: Education Intern
Employment Type: Part-time, approximately 20 hours/week in summer, 15 hours/week in fall, winter, and spring
Pay: $11/hour
Minimum Requirements:
Education: in process of Bachelor's degree
Qualifications: Highly organized, reliable, detail-oriented, and a good team player. Experience with office and administrative tasks. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite. Strong writing and editing skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Publisher, website maintenance, digital archiving, and event planning a plus.
Primary Functions / Principal Duties
Intern will be involved in many aspects of the Green Campus and Green Schools programs including event logistics, maintaining databases, and other administrative support as assigned.
Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Help with general office administrative duties (i.e. filing, photocopying, supplies)
  • Maintain organization of online databases
  • Editing and formatting sections of annual publications
  • Prepare materials and assist with logistics for meetings, workshops, and conferences
  • Review and revise website and print marketing materials· Other administrative support as needed
  • Research to support educational projects, as needed

Deadline to apply: Applications accepted on a rolling basis through June 2, 2011Approximate Start Date: As soon as possible
Send resume, cover letter, and three references via email to: Katie Landeros, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . No phone calls please.
 

Posted: May 17, 2011

Title: Horticulture Support/Compost Tea brewer intern at UC Botanical Garden
Supervisor: Anthony Garza Supervisor of Horticulture & Grounds
Job Description: PLEASE NOTE- This is a work-study position, only work-study students can apply. Under close supervision of the Supervisor of Horticulture and Grounds, incumbent performs a wide variety of unskilled or semi-skilled tasks including: weeding, mulching, pruning, watering, digging, raking, planting and various tasks as needed involved in the day-to-day maintenance of the living collections.  In addition incumbents may perform various tasks involved in landscape construction projects including clearing brush and trees, bed preparation, road and path work, and rock work.  Tasks may require the use of light trucks and powered tools such as lawn mowers, weedeaters, chippers, and rototillers. Other duties as assigned; training in the preparation, application, and clean-up of compost and compost tea and related equipment.
Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to perform general and strenuous horticultural work on steep, difficult terrain. Good communication skills and reliability. Ability to work independently and in teams. Ability to read, write, follow oral and written instructions. California Drivers License preferred. Ability to lift 75 lbs.
Contact Anthony Garza, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested.


Posted: May 16, 2011

Title: Environmental Management System (EMS) Oversight Committee Seeking Student / ASUC Representatives.
The purpose of the campus EMS, implemented by the department of Environment, Health & Safety, is to identify aspects of UC Berkeley's activities which may have a significant negative impact on the environment. The EMS Oversight Committee evaluates how UC Berkeley's activities impact the environment and what significant environmental changes these impacts cause. The Committee then uses this information to set objectives and targets for continual improvement.
Currently the Oversight Committee is in need of student and ASUC representation. If you would like to participate, please complete this application and email Rebecca Anderson in Environmental Protection at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This is an exciting time to serve on the EMS Committee as we will be implementing our BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug) Campaign, recently funded by TGIF. This campaign aims to create a behavior change on campus through education and giveaway / sale of BYOM logo-ed mugs. EMS Committee members will be vital in choosing and testing mugs (stainless steel, leak-proof to-go mugs) as well as crafting the BYOM educational message.
Time Commitment for this committee includes:
- Approximately 2 meetings per semester, including 1 summer meeting.
- 1-2 hours per month, spent evaluating BYOM mugs, performing outreach to campus community on BYOM message and discussing campus environmental impacts via email.
For more information, check our EH&S website for the complete EMS Program.


Posted: April 27, 2011 (now closed)

Title: Lawns to Meadows Summer Paid Internship
UC Berkeley Capital Projects is hiring a student to develop outreach and educational tools for the campus TGIF Lawns to Meadows project. The student will work with the Campus Landscape Architect on an initiative to convert selected turf areas to other groundcovers to demonstrate a reduction in water use, labor and fuel and an increase in plant diversity, colors and textures. The Intern will develop educational materials, including signage, plan, print and presentation graphics that will be used to publicize the projects and educate the campus about the project's intent and green features.
Applicants must be enrolled at UC Berkeley, capable of working independently with minimum supervision, and able to collaborate in groups. The minimum work commitment is 40 hours/month.
Skills and Abilities Required:
· Excellent writing, speaking, computer graphics skills.
· Understands landscape design and plan graphics.
· Ability to work independently and to be a self starter.
Skills and Abilities Preferred:
· Familiarly with UC Campus
· Photography
Demonstrate interest or ability in landscape architecture, environmental awareness, and communication
Pay range $12 -$15 hour commensurate with experience. The position begins June 2011 and concludes no later than August 2011. Applicants should transmit a letter of interest and resume to Jim Horner, Campus Landscape Architect, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TGIF Blog

Mission Statement

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF will allocate funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.