Monday, December 19, 2011

SDSU - Graduate Masters of City Planning (MCP) degree within our School of Public Affairs

I am pleased to introduce you to our Graduate Masters of City Planning (MCP) degree within our School of Public Affairs.   We would appreciate your forwarding this letter on email or otherwise posting it on bulletin boards for any undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in city planning.

Our graduate MCP Program has been in existence for over 40 years.  Alumni with a Masters in City Planning from SDSU range from Directors of planning departments to community planners to Vice Presidents of land use and environmental planning firms. 

Current MCP faculty specialize in a wide array of fields including sustainable urban planning, land use, environmental law, transportation, urban design, GIS , community planning, housing, and research methods.  Our proximity to Mexico allows students to focus on the U.S.-Mexico border and Latin America.  We also emphasize community outreach and internships.

We are pleased to invite students to apply to our Graduate MCP program for Fall 2012 admissions.  The application period runs from October 1, 2011 to February 1, 2012. 

Students can find information about applying on the Internet links at:    
http ://

We look forward to receiving student applications.

Yours sincerely,
 Lawrence A. Herzog
Professor and MCP Coordinator
Graduate Program in City Planning
School of Public Affairs
Thank you,
Nancy Flitcraft, M.A.
Academic Coordinator
San Diego State University
School of Public Affairs
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA  92182-4505
PH: (619)594-6084
FAX: (619)594-1165
Office:  PSFA 101

Are you interested in developing your personal leadership skills, learning more about social justice and connecting with other students committed to social change at Cal?

Then the Blueprint Leaders for Social Justice Program is for you!! 

Blueprint leaders develop their unique leadership styles with the goal of learning to make social change. We start the semester with relationship and community building so that we have a strong base to explore our identities, backgrounds, values, and leadership styles. Interactive and experiential learning workshops take place weekly (Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm) in a 2-unit academic course. Towards the middle of the semester, students are put into groups to carry out team projects. Through the team projects, students learn about how they are perceived in groups and tips for effective team functioning. We end the semester with a panel of current student leaders at Cal discussing continuing leadership opportunities. Blueprint aims to build a community in which students feel safe to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and work together for positive social change.

Blueprint Graduates are eligible to apply to our highly selective Cal Leadership Institute as well as the Cal Facilitation Team.

The application and more information can be found at the following URL:

2012 Gerhardt Internship

1000 Friends of Oregon is pleased to announce that we are currently taking applications for the 2012 Gerhardt Internship. This summer intern program is open to students across the United States and Canada majoring in land use planning or related fields.
For more information regarding 1000 Friends of Oregon you may visit our website at  Or to view the internship description and how to apply go to Please note the deadline on applications is February 20th, 2012.
Feel free to pass this information along to any undergraduate or graduate students who you may feel would be interested in interning with 1000 Friends of Oregon this summer.

1000 Friends of Oregon is a thirty-five year old public interest organization that advocates smart growth through comprehensive land use and transportation planning, using Oregon’s renowned planning program. We work with citizens across Oregon to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities and protecting family farms and forests.  The Gerhardt Internship was established in 1986 to commemorate the life and work of 1000 Friends' first planner, Paul Gerhardt, Jr.
The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for on-the-job experience for planning students or those in similar fields, especially for those interested in public service.
The position is for 35 hours per week for 10 weeks, at the 1000 Friends’ Portland office, with a stipend of $4,500 provided. Limited additional funds are available for assistance with travel expenses to and from Portland.
The intern will work on one or two large projects, such as 1000 Friends’ efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through linking land use and transportation, or to preserve farm land. The intern may also work on smaller, short-term projects to gain a wider acquaintance with Oregon's land use program. Supervision will be provided by the staff member in charge of each project.
The criteria used in selecting the intern include academic excellence, demonstrated interest in public service, evidence of initiative, and the ability to work independently. Preference will be given to undergraduates majoring in planning or a related field and graduates who have not yet begun graduate school. However, students in graduate school will be considered. Law students are specifically excluded.
Applications should include a cover letter, resume, academic transcript, writing sample, and three reference letters, including at least two from professors familiar with the applicant’s work. References should offer a confidential evaluation of the applicant's qualifications as measured against the criteria above and should be sent directly to 1000 Friends of Oregon; references should provide full contact information. The writing sample can be on any topic and need not be lengthy. Complete applications, including reference letters, must be received by Monday, February 20, 2012. The intern will be selected by Monday, March 19, 2012 and will be notified by phone shortly thereafter. Please send applications to:
Gerhardt Internship
1000 Friends of Oregon
133 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 201
Portland, Oregon 97204-2515
For additional information, check our web site,; write to Robin Jennings, Administrative Assistant, at the above address or, or call 503-497-1000, x 125.

Spend a Semester Studying in New Orleans with Magnolia Project

Magnolia Project at UC Berkeley and The University of New Orleans (UNO) are recruiting Cal students for a semester-long exchange program for study in fall 2012!                        
Since summer 2007 Magnolia Project has sent more than 350 Cal students to the Gulf Coast to assist grassroots organizations in rebuilding efforts post-Hurricane Katrina.  MP is the premier student organization on the Cal campus dedicated to seeking justice in the Gulf Coast and connecting relevant social issues of race and class to East Bay communities.
The exchange allows Cal students to take 2 courses at UNO and intern 20 hours/week with a community based organization.  While supporting a community agency through internship activities, students will engage in a community-based research (CBR) project at their internship site with the support of a UC Berkeley faculty member.   CBR projects will take place at host sites participating in our 4-year old community advisory group and include research opportunities with city, university, and nonprofit offices.
Eligibility: Current 3rd or 4th year UC Berkeley undergraduates in good standing.  Students are responsible for meeting with financial aid and academic advisers before the application deadline to ensure aid and credit will transfer!
Applications due: February 17, for fall 2012 study
For more details or for info session dates: Angela Taylor, Internship Programs Coordinator,
Supported by Cal Corps Public Service Center in partnership with the College of Letters and Sciences.

Mike Bishop
Assistant Director
Cal Corps Public Service Center
Physical Office: 505 Eshleman Hall
Mailing: 102 Sproul #2430
Berkeley, CA 94720-2430
Cal Corps is a component of Campus Life and Leadership ( University of California, Berkeley

Summer Business Boot Camp at UC Berkeley

The Haas School of Business and the University of California, Berkeley invite you undergraduate students to apply to the BASE Summer Program (Business for Arts, Sciences and Engineering). BASE is a six-week business boot camp that enables non-business majors to take business courses while earning nine units of academic credit. Some former BASE students have gone on to earn MBA degrees, while others have accepted jobs in marketing, product development, and consulting with Google, McKinsey & Co., IBM, and others.
The ideal participant of the BASE Program is an undergraduate student majoring in liberal arts, sciences or engineering. BASE is the ONLY premier business summer program where students can earn units.

Application Process
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible given the popularity of the Program in the past years. Last year (2011), we had a full program. There is no application fee. To download the application or for more information please visit our website at
BASE Summer Program
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
Phone:   510.642.1421