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Are you passionate about the environment and environmental justice, and making a positive impact in the community? Consider joining SERC as one of our 20+ student staff! 


Brief overview of SERC:

SERC is the environmental hub on campus, providing resources and support to the environmental community at Cal. We lead membership teams, zero waste initiatives, teach DeCals, and more. SERC cultivates a collaborative space to strengthen the collective effectiveness of the sustainability community, and provides resources for students to actualize their visions of a more equitable, socially just, and resilient future. 

Our phase 1 hiring session will open February 20th! Application deadline is Friday March 10, 2023, 11:59pm

Phase 2 hiring for 3+ additional SERC positions will be held over summer 2023. Dates TBD.


Phase 1 Hiring:

The Green Initiative Fund Program Associate (Hiring Lead: Taylor Atienza)

The TGIF Program Associate assists the TGIF Manager in managing UC Berkeley’s sustainability campus fee-fund program. As part of the TGIF team, the Associate is the main point of contact for all active TGIF Project Leaders, a resource for students, staff, and faculty interested in TGIF, and a subject matter expert on campus sustainability initiatives. 


Community Engagement Associate (Hiring Lead: Jakob Evans) 

The Community Engagement Associate leads recruitment and organization for SERC’s Membership program, leads SERC and TGIF’s Eco Fund, co-facilitates SERC’s Book Club, and facilitates networking and collaboration between Cal’s 40+ environmental organizations through ‘Eco Leaders’ programming. The Community Engagement Associate plans community-wide events such as SERC’s Open House and leads outreach for SERC’s Climate Justice week and Earth week.


Events Associate (Hiring Lead: Allison Curtis) 

The Events Associate is responsible for leading the planning and execution of SERC’s week-long programs: Climate Justice Week and Earth Week. In addition, the Events Associate works with student and outside organizations on space reservations or event resources. The Events Associate is also in charge of promoting other SERC events and updating SERC’s website. 


Vermicomposting Associate (Hiring Lead: Cailin Born)

The Vermicomposting Associates are responsible for running the vermicomposting bin system at the Clark Kerr Campus, educating the public about composting through a DeCal course, and leading a Vermicomposting membership team. Additionally, the Associates are responsible for establishing and maintaining partnerships with groups including Cal Dining, Cal Landscaping, Housing and Dining Sustainability Association (HADSA), and other external partners. The Vermicomposting Team is under the Zero Waste Resource Center (ZWRC) and also participates in ZWRC-wide meetings, alongside duties assigned as an employee of the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC).


Community Resilience Associate (Hiring Lead: Varsha Madapoosi)

Straight from our Green Jobs Form:

  1. Green Team Associate (Outreach) at SERC!

The SERC Green Team Associate will work with the Zero Waste Research Center team on developing and expanding zero waste practices on campus and beyond, leading policy initiatives, zero waste education and programming, vendor/business sustainability, and collaborations with the broader environmental community at Cal.

View the Job Description and Application Process here!

2. Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader at American Conservation Experience

American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and John Muir National Historic Site, is seeking ONE Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Crew Leader to support the YCC Program by leading YCC crew members in a wide variety of field projects alongside NPS Staff.

  1. Education & Communications Fellowship at The Aldo Leopold Foundation.

The Education & Communications Fellowship is a unique opportunity to build upon your education and communications background through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Working side-by-side with experienced staff members, fellows will build a wide array of skills needed to contribute to, conduct, and manage education programs at non-profit conservation organizations through firsthand experience in visitor services, program planning, program marketing, and program delivery. Fellows will also gain experience in mission-based communications to a variety of strategic audiences both in-person and across digital platforms. Visitation and programming vary throughout the year, allowing for both periods of high visitor interaction and times of behind-the-scenes work in the office. Fellows will have opportunities to interact with both a diverse range of conservation professionals and the Leopold family, who play active roles in guiding and executing the foundation’s mission. The Aldo Leopold Foundation seeks applicants who have recently completed their bachelor’s degree in an environmental studies, marketing and communications, environmental education, or natural-resources related field. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, demonstrated leadership capabilities, and a passion for learning about and executing educational programs for non-profit conservation organizations. Applicants should also be willing and able to lead programs while hiking (1 mile plus) outdoors in all weather and insect conditions. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply and have a valid driver’s license. Fellows must commit full-time to the entire 12-month program. Virtual information sessions in December-January; register at Applications are due 2/1. More at:

2. Land Stewardship Fellowship at The Aldo Leopold Foundation.

The Land Stewardship Fellowship is a unique opportunity to work side by side with experienced staff applying your existing knowledge and skills while learning new ones, ultimately enhancing your own land ethic. Surrounding Aldo Leopold’s famous Shack, the property has both restored and remnant native Wisconsin habitat ranging from prairies to floodplain forests to sedge meadows to oak savannas. This diverse outdoor classroom provides opportunities to learn first-hand about native plant communities, identify threats to native landscapes, and gain effective tools and strategies to effectively manage a number of diverse ecosystems. As seasons change, management focuses on different activities including invasive species control, prescribed burning, monitoring, timber stand improvement, educational programming, prairie planting, and more. The Aldo Leopold Foundation seeks applicants who have recently completed a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, environmental sciences, or a natural resources-related field. Applicants should have an interest in and passion for learning about the complex and interdependent world of conservation. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills and be adaptable, energetic, and eager to learn. Fellows must be prepared for physically demanding work in a variety of conditions including extreme heat and cold, standing high water, and exposure to ticks and mosquitoes. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply, have a valid driver’s license and must commit full-time for the entire 12-month program. Virtual information sessions in December-January; register at Applications are due 2/1.

3. Population and Sustainability Associate at the Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time associate to join our team where we use creative media, outreach, organizing and advocacy to highlight and address the connections between human population pressure, reproductive freedom, unsustainable consumption and the extinction and climate crises. The associate will support and lead multiple organizing and outreach campaigns that address patriarchy, capitalism and other systems of oppression. Successful candidates will have a commitment to justice, advancing human rights and protecting biodiversity. Main duties: Event coordination, Volunteer training, Partnership building, Campaign creation including educational and outreach material, Spokesperson duties written and oral.

More info and application link: Population and Sustainability Associate  –

4. Research Associate at CEA Consulting

CEA is looking for a Research Associate. The successful applicant will support the day-to-day management of complex consulting engagements for clients, including large environment-focused foundations, family foundations, NGOs, impact investors, and bilateral and multilateral agencies. Our work environment is collaborative, intensive, and likely to require some travel (if deemed safe). The position requires intellectual rigor, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, independence, attention to detail, and a passion for environmental issues. This exciting opportunity will provide opportunities for interaction with leaders in the environmental field and a wide range of critical environmental issues. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply here!

5. Program Lead (Enteric Methane) at Spark Climate Solutions

Spark seeks a Program Lead for the Enteric Methane Program to lead and manage the development of a strategic, cross-sectoral roadmap. The Program Lead will be expected to translate this work into tangible outcomes, including new government funding priorities and policy changes over multiple years, new research funding programs, and spinning out new non-profit projects and organizations. Livestock enteric methane production is ~25% of global anthropogenic methane emissions, driving ~0.1°C and counting of current warming. Current commercial solutions incompletely address the very small portion of methane emissions from cows on feedlots and similar, globally estimated at ~2-5%. Addressing the remaining 95%+ requires systematic research, international development, and sociology investments. This role would be interdisciplinary, taking science, engineering, talent, society, economics, and policy into account to advance the field across every dimension. Apply here.

6. Program Lead (Methane Removal) at Spark Climate Solutions

Spark seeks a Program Lead for the Methane Removal Program to drive its effort as a leader and manager to develop the strategic roadmap and grow the community needed to develop scalable methane removal. Methane removal could be critical to keeping global temperatures under 1.5°C and preventing potential runaway global warming from releases of naturally stored methane. This role would be interdisciplinary, taking science, engineering, talent, society, economics, and policy into account to advance the field across every dimension. Spark is looking for a candidate who is deeply motivated by climate action and is excited to interface with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to change what’s possible for climate action. Apply here.

7. Program Manager, Atmospheric Oxidation Enhancement at Spark Climate Solutions

Spark seeks a Program Manager, Atmospheric Oxidation Enhancement to develop, and support execution on, a scientific roadmap to better understand the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere and whether it is feasible and safe to enhance that capacity to remove atmospheric methane. Engaging with the scientific community, you will develop a research agenda for potential approaches to atmospheric oxidation enhancement, and the supporting science needed to ensure safety and efficacy, such as climate and aerosol modeling and measurement and monitoring capability. You will manage a science-funding program; design the program, make funding decisions, and work with stakeholders and collaborators to unblock continued scientific progress. Approaches to methane removal could be critical to mitigating the impact of methane-emitting natural feedbacks and tipping points. To unlock methane removal as a potential set of solutions, Spark supports the best science and technology teams in the world to assess the feasibility and safety of various methane removal pathways. Alongside this, we invest in the community, policy, tools, and permitting frameworks to enable transparent and iterative scientific work to build the broader field of methane removal. Apply here.

8. Operations Manager at Roots of Success

Roots of Success is an empowering environmental literacy and green job training/Apprenticeship program that prepares youth and adults for environmental careers and to improve conditions in their communities. We work in prisons, juvenile facilities, job training and reentry programs, schools, and youth programs. Our small team seeks a highly motivated Operations Manager who will oversee all of the day-to-day activities of our mission-driven nonprofit organization. This is a hybrid-remote position. Salary commensurate with experience. Start Date April 17 — Apply here!

9. Development Director at Plan

We are seeking a core team member to oversee relationships with PLAN’s network of funders, alumni, partners, and other community members. They will focus on helping to establish long-term financial stability for the organization through a diversified series of grants and donations. View the full posting here.

  • Hours per week: This is a full-time, salaried position. All full time team members work an average of 35 hour per week with flexible scheduling and open PTO.
  • Start Date: May 2023
  • Location: Most of our work is done remotely. Location for this position is flexible with a preference for candidates in Philadelphia, PA or willingness to travel/relocate.
  • Compensation: Baseline salary of $44,000 – $48,000. The offer amount will be determined by a pay-scale formula used for all full-time salaries at PLAN.


  1. UNH Sustainability Institute’s Sustainability Fellows

UNH Sustainability Fellowships pair exceptional students from colleges and universities across the nation with host organizations to work on transformative sustainability initiatives.  Each summer, Fellows undertake challenging sustainability projects that are designed to create an immediate impact, offer an extraordinary learning experience, and foster meaningful collaboration.

      Become a Fellow and join the next generation of sustainability leaders!

     Work with municipal, educational, corporate, and non-profit partners

     Connect with a growing network of sustainability leaders (mentors, advisors, alumni, and peers)

     Learn through hands-on experience and professional development

     Build resilience

     Earn $8,000 (post-baccalaureates)

Apply by February 10th 11:59 PM (EST)

2. Summer Fellowship Program at the UC Berkeley Othering & Belonging Institute

Remotely held, the Summer Fellowship Program is a paid research experience for individuals seeking to develop their research skills by engaging with the Institute’s multidisciplinary research, analysis, policy, and strategic narrative work. The purpose of the fellowship is to build the capacity and network of the next generation of researchers and community leaders who are committed to social and racial justice by providing mentorship and hands-on experience with social science research. In addition to working directly with their staff supervisor on an individual research project, fellows engage as a cohort in weekly meetings or workshops on Institute frameworks, research methodologies, and contemporary social justice issues throughout the summer. Applications are due January 22, 2023 @ 8pm PST.

3. Climate Corps Fellowship at the UCOP Sustainability Office

The UCOP Sustainability Office has a 6-month Climate Corps Fellowship position open. The Sustainability Reporting and Outreach Coordinator will work in the University of California’s Office of the President (UCOP) on projects that help advance UC locations’ (campuses and health systems) progress toward meeting their carbon neutrality and sustainability goals. The fellow will report to the Associate Director of Sustainability and will be part of UCOP’s Energy and Sustainability team. The position will focus on helping with data collection for the annual report, managing our newsletter, twitter account and other communications, and supporting other initiatives, like the resilience project and the working groups & task forces. Apply here!

4. The Earth Island Institute Fellowship at Re:wild your Campus

Re:wild Your Campus is transforming the land care paradigm and cultivating next-generation leaders to create climate-resilient, biodiverse campus landscapes, for all wildkind. Re:wild Your Campus seeks to eradicate the use of toxic pesticides in collegiate land care through rewilding spaces and the implementation of organic land management. This grassroots movement has a strong focus on equity, environmental justice, and environmental health. The fellowship deliverables will contribute to increased awareness about the issue of toxic pesticide use in land care and will further Re:wild Your Campuses efforts to get the UC System to commit to going organic. In this fellowship, students will have the opportunity to choose what they want to focus on, all with the mission of furthering support and education when it comes to organic land care. The different options for responsibilities include research, social media/communications/marketing, development, and on-campus organizing.

To apply, please send resume and cover explaining why you are interested in this fellowship. Please title the subject line: “Fellowship- (your name)” Attn: Mona Shomali, Director of the New Leaders Initiative at Earth Island Institute | Email: DEADLINE: February 15, 2023


5. Conservation and Clean Energy Fellowship Positions at the Ray Diversity Fellowship

Applications for the ’23-’25 RAY Fellowship are open through March, 27, 2023. If you or someone you know:

  • Identify as a person from a historically marginalized group, with interest in the conservation and/or clean energy field(s).
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity, environmental justice, racial justice, and social change.
  • Are less than one (1) year out of college and have a Bachelor’s Degree by July 2023 (we are not considering individuals with graduate degrees at this time).
  • Have not had a full-time job in conservation or clean energy.
  • Have the ability to work in the United States and commit to the entire fellowship.

Then apply for one of our various Ray Conservation/Clean Energy Fellowship Positions.

6. College Corps Fellow

Apply to be a College Corps Fellow for 2023-2024!
Deadline: Thurs, April 2, 2023

Are you passionate about an issue like food or climate justice, K-12 education or youth well-being? Commit to a year of community service while reducing your college debt. Through an exciting new statewide initiative, students accepted as College Corps Fellows will:

  • Receive $10,000: a $7,000 living stipend & $3,000 Education Award after 450 hours

  • Serve 450 hours (Aug 1, 2023-July 31, 2024) in an in-person community service placement

  • Focus on an issue: Food or Climate Justice, Education, or Youth Behavioral Health & Well-Being

  • Participate in training, professional development, & networking

Check your Eligibility & come to a Zoom Info Session to learn more! Please spread the word!

  1. Student Researcher at UC Berkeley and Nutrition Policy Institute

  UC Berkeley and the Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) are seeking students to support data collection for a research project studying how schools transitioning to scratch cooking and using reusable serviceware can impact dietary intake and environmental sustainability. If you are interested in schools transitioning from pre-prepared packaged meals to fresh locally-prepared meals and reducing food and solid waste, there will be a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience as a data collector to help evaluate the impact of this type of transition.

  Your role and things to consider:

  • Assist with in-field data collection at elementary schools in a school district in Alameda County 
  • This is a paid opportunity, and we will cover the cost of gas/transportation (students with a vehicle preferred)
  • Data collection will begin in the Spring 2023 and will continue in the Fall 2023/Spring 2024
  • Hours will be roughly from 10-2 pm during the week 
  • A 2-hour virtual data collection training is required before entering schools 
  • Background check is required since we will be on an elementary school campus 
  • CITI Basic Human Research Protections Training is required 
  • We are looking for at least one-semester commitment and being available at least one day (2-5 days preferred) a week for up to 4 weeks

  If you are interested or have questions, reach out to Celeste Felix at

2. Intern with the Plan PLANternship Program!

We are hiring two paid, full-time interns to join our PLANternship program! Interns with PLAN can expect to work closely with other young, passionate, creative individuals in a collaborative digital environment.

Social Media Storytelling: The Comms team is seeking a self-driven student to help manage our social media platforms and increase storytelling around students in the Zero Waste Movement.

Atlas Zero Waste: The Atlas team is seeking a student with a passion for zero waste to explore and document a variety of zero waste solutions on college campuses.

  • Hours per week: Full-time, 35 hours/week, including flexible time off
  • Position Dates: May 30 – August 8, 2023
  • Location: Remote, with a paid opportunity to travel to New Hampshire for PLAN’s 10-year celebration taking place June 10th.
  • Compensation: $6,300 stipend paid biweekly


Spring/Summer 2023). Site Manager, Summer Program Manager and more at Rising Sun:

At Rising Sun, we take pride in providing a supportive team atmosphere for our high achieving staff. We encourage high levels of staff involvement in decision-making and host regular team building events, including an annual retreat. Rising Sun Center for Opportunity is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. We are committed to diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability status.


Check out this link from the Berkeley Food Institute listing a whole bunch of local opportunities–full- and part-time, volunteer, general professional development, and more!

The US Forest Service has a number of openings at the moment. Take a look at what’s available on their ongoing opportunities are by clicking here.


The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) is proud to launch Cal Alumni Mentors, a new mentorship program that matches alumni with undergraduate students who are first-generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented. The program will equip students with career and professional skills to succeed at and after Cal.

Student mentees will:

  • Be paired with alumni mentors with similar career interests and identities
  • Connect with their mentors to learn from their Cal experiences and careers
  • Attend monthly workshops on topics including physical and mental well-being, campus resources, professional development, and networking
  • End the program applying to three internships or jobs with guidance from their mentor

Here’s the application link: Email with questions!


CivicSpark is an AmeriCorps program that offers a unique opportunity for individuals passionate about environmental and community resilience to build professional experience in the public sector through national service. By building capacity for local public agencies to address emerging resilience challenges, Fellows create a lasting impact in local communities while building a robust statewide network of peers, and gaining technical and leadership skills. Our team is excited to announce that this year we will be hosting a 7.5-month fellowship for the 22-23 service year. This new group will join and engage with the existing 11-month cohort! We are now accepting applications for this 7.5 month fellowship, our priority application deadline is at 11:59PM PST on November 28th. We encourage interested candidates to submit before the priority deadline so they can be considered for their top project interests.

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