The Student Carbon Neutrality Fellows will engage and communicate about campus and UC-wide sustainability goals and programs with a focus on climate related issues. The fellows will coordinate in-depth campaigns, including green certification programs at Berkeley and work with other fellows across the UC System.
Office of Sustainability, UC Berkeley
UC Student Carbon Neutrality Fellow – Berkeley Campus
The Office of Sustainability is hiring two student carbon neutrality fellows to focus on various aspects of this initiative for the Berkeley campus. Fellowships will begin in fall 2017 and run through May 2018 (with a possibility of extension).
The UC Office of the President has provided this opportunity to each of UC’s 10 campuses, as well as the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, to fund student internship/fellowships in support of UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative and the President’s Global Climate Leadership Council.
Job Summary/Job Duties:
The Student Carbon Neutrality Fellows will engage and communicate about campus and UC-wide sustainability goals and programs with a focus on climate related issues. The fellows will coordinate in-depth campaigns, including green certification programs. The fellows will participate in the UC system-wide related programs as well required trainings and periodic system-wide meetings.
The Fellows will:
- Be part of an important effort to implement carbon reduction and sustainability initiatives
- Gain experience with event planning, web design, writing web and newsletter content, and the implementing sustainability programs
- Interact with faculty, staff, students, and the community
- Expand the impact of sustainability activities on campus and in the surrounding community
- Be available to organize and participate in up to two UC systemwide programs for fellows.
The Ideal Candidate:
- Be a student currently enrolled (through June 2018) undergraduate at UC Berkeley
- Have an understanding of the impacts and issues of climate change and mitigation and adaptation strategies
- Is a self-starter who needs minimal guidance; leadership experience a plus
- Likes working independently and as part of a team
- Is comfortable reaching out to people and has some communications experience; journalism and web or graphic experience a plus
- Has excellent research and writing skills
- Experience with Microsoft Office (especially Excel) a plus
- Can commit to working at least 3 hours/week.
Reports to: Principal Planner, Office of Sustainability
Application Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2017 or until position is filled.