On-Campus

On-Campus Opportunities 


SERC Leaflet Team Writer

The writers are expected to meet as a general staff every other week for one hour; the other two weeks of the month will be spent with their respective teams. All four meetings are mandatory – if a writer cannot make the time of any of these meetings, they are expected to give at least a 24 hours notice to the editor-in-chief and will attend their editor’s office hours. 
 
The writers all expected to write at least 2 articles per month. The topic of these articles will either be chosen by themselves and pitched to their editors and approved during the bi-weekly team meeting or assigned by their editor. Each writer is expected to write one piece covering a local event (protests and strikes, SERC panels, a museum exhibition, etc.) and one spotlight on a UC Berkeley professor, alum, or student per semester. Failure to communicate with their team editor or meet these requirements will lead to a review of the writer’s participation and can lead to their dismissal in the Spring 2021 semester. 
 
This is a paid opportunity for registered UC Berkeley Students. Black, Indigenous, and SOCs, LGBTQ+, and differently abled people are encouraged to apply.
 
 
Apply Today before September 28, 2020 at 11:55 PM PST
SERC Leaflet Team Editor
 
The editors are expected to meet as a general staff every other week for one hour; the other two weeks of the month will be spent with their respective teams. All four meetings are mandatory – if a writer cannot make the time of any of these meetings, they are expected to give at least a 24 hours notice to the editor-in-chief and will attend their editor’s office hours. 
 
Editors are also expected to pitch 15+ stories to their teams weekly, lead bi-weekly meetings with their staff, edit more than five 700+ word pieces a week, format posts to fit the The Leaflet’s Squarespace template, and help with the marketing of each piece online. Editors will work closely with the Editor in Chief of the leaflet to organise and manage the Leaflet’s 18+ staff members. 
 
This is a paid opportunity for registered UC Berkeley Students. Black, Indigenous, and SOCs, LGBTQ+, and differently abled people are encouraged to apply.
 
 
Apply Today before September 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST

The Green Initiative Fund has two open positions on the voting committee.

Undergraduate Student At-Large Representative

The TGIF Committee is the decision-making body for The Green Initiative Fund. The committee chooses which sustainability projects receive money, approves changes to awards, and guides the general direction of TGIF. Voting committee members will: 

  1. Attend monthly committee meetings (You must have some available time to meet during the 9am-5pm/M-F time frame). The time commitment is usually less than 5 hours a month during the non-grant months and 5-10 hours during the grant period months (October, November, February, March, and April)
  2. Select which projects receive funding during grant review.
  3. Vote on issues which require committee approval, such as project adjustments.
  4. Provide feedback to and help support all grantees.

All UC Berkeley undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the TGIF undergraduate student at-large representative position. This is a one-year appointment, hourly-position. The student will be chosen by the other five appointed members of the TGIF committee. Applications may not exceed 3 pages. 

Committee Requirements for the Student At-Large Representative:

  • 2-3 years of current or past experience with sustainability initiatives on campus, including but not limited to campus internships, research, or student environmental groups; and
  • Experience working on a TGIF grant and/or project. 

Environmental Justice Student At-Large Representative

The TGIF Committee is the decision-making body for The Green Initiative Fund. The committee chooses which sustainability projects receive money, approves changes to awards, and guides the general direction of TGIF. Voting committee members will: 

  1. Attend monthly committee meetings (You must have some available time to meet during the 9am-5pm/M-F time frame). The time commitment is usually less than 5 hours a month during the non-grant months and 5-10 hours during the grant period months (October, January, February, and April)
  2. Select which projects receive funding during grant review.
  3. Vote on issues which require committee approval, such as project adjustments.
  4. Provide feedback to and help support all grantees.

All UC Berkeley undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to apply for the TGIF Environmental Justice student at-large representative position. This is a one-year appointment, hourly-position. The student will be chosen by the other five appointed members of the TGIF committee. Applications may not exceed 3 pages.  

Committee Requirements for the Environmental Justice Student At-Large Representative:

  • 1-3 years of current or past experience with sustainability initiatives on campus, including but not limited to campus internships, research, or student environmental groups;
  • Experience working on a TGIF grant and/or project; and
  • Experience engaging with tenets of environmental justice such as equity and inclusion on campus or in the UC Berkeley community, either working directly on environmental justice or on programs designed to benefit marginalized groups. 

Application Details

Apply Today before October 2, 2020 at 5 PM PST


UC Natural Reserve System Field Program, California Ecology and Conservation

California Ecology and Conservation, launched in 2015, has been a tremendous success. Students from across the UC system have gained strong independent scientific research skills while immersed in the training grounds of the UC natural reserves, from Big Sur to the Mojave Desert, from coastal redwoods to California grasslands to high altitude bristlecone pines. Check out this video to get glimpses of what students are calling the most rewarding experience in their undergraduate careers. Here is what some alumni have said about the experience:

California Ecology and Conservation brings together 27 undergraduates from across the UC system for seven weeks of intensive learning at NRS reserves. Experienced field instructors help undergraduates transform into scientists. Students complete a series of increasingly independent research studies while learning to notice natural patterns, frame questions into feasible research projects, and practice standard field techniques. At the conclusion of each project, students analyze their data and present their findings in oral presentations and written reports. Students hone their research, public speaking, and scientific writing skills with constant practice and feedback. All the while, students gain a working familiarity with California’s diverse ecosystems.

All UC undergraduates who have a 2.5+ GPA, are in good standing with their home campus, and have successfully completed an introductory biology course are eligible to apply.

More information is available on the course website

Application Details: Applications can be found here!

Apply Today before October 20, 2020


Tsivanidis Lab: Measuring Slums from Space

Prof Nick Tsivanidis (Haas and Economics) is seeking up to two research assistants for the summer to work on a project using machine vision techniques to measure slums from high resolution satellite imagery. The project – a partnership with the World Bank – will use a convolutional neural network to predict slums across 10 Indian cities. The aim is to see whether a network training in a subset of cities can accurately predict slums for the remainder. If successful, the project will scale measure the change in slums over the past 20 years in all of India and generate a new set of stylized facts about their dynamics.
 
Nick is looking for candidates with strong computer science backgrounds, ideally with coursework or experience with neural networks. Work would be 10+ hours/week; hours and wage negotiable.
 
Application Details: Please contact ntsivanidis@berkeley.edu with the title “RA Position Slum Measurement” with a CV, transcript, availability, and a paragraph about why you are a good fit for the position.
 
Apply Today

Alternative Breaks: Break Leaders and Directors

Alternative Breaks offers service-learning trips for students to explore a social justice issue through hands-on service supplemented with education and reflection. Trips run during winter and spring breaks and explore issues like immigration, environmental justice, public health, or poverty. Participants take a DeCal class before their trip to learn about the issue and the community partners they will be working with and to get to know each other.

Application Details: 

     Leader

     Director

Apply Today


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