Thursday, September 19, 2013

Institute of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Description: IIS is seeking to award a series of merit scholarships of up to $2000 each to support undergraduate research in any area of international studies.Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad. The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars. After completing their research projects, Junior Scholars are required to submit a four-page research summary and attend the IIS Junior Scholars Conference held in May 2014. Junior Scholars will present their work in poster format at the conference. Junior Scholars with the strongest research project will each receive an additional $1000 prize. There will also be an opportunity to compete for the Best Poster Award, an additional $250 prize.

Eligibility: Open to any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Award Amount: Up to $2000 with the opportunity to win an additional $1000 for best research project and an additional $250 for best poster.
Due Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Please email with any questions, or call 510-642-2474.

University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Design: Meet & Recruitment Event

The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Design will be traveling to San Francisco for a meet and greet recruiting event on Monday evening, September 30th. It will be hosted by the Catharine Clark Gallery and sponsored by PennDesign Admissions and the PennDesign Alumni Association. Students will have the opportunity to meet with PennDesign alumni and staff and also hear from our featured speaker, Richard Weller, Chair of the Landscape Architecture program.
If any of your students are interested in attending, please RSVP for the event online:

Student Research Internship in San Francisco

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has a student research internship open in our San Francisco office that we would like you to share with your students. RTC conducts research on a national level and employs a research director in Washington DC who is available for collaboration relating to California Infrastructure, Policy, and Community Programming.

Research areas include:
Development, Policy, Community, Health and Environment
 Safe walking/biking access in underserved communities
GIS Mapping – Spatial Analysis of the interconnected system of national trails
Trail-user analysis – Infrared trail-counters provide usage data on pathways
Quantifying carbon emissions reduction by replacing cars with walkers and bikers
MAP-21 – review of legislation and national/regional funding access and effectiveness

If you have any questions, please contact:
Rayna Gordon-Hellman, LEED-AP
Economics, Environment, and Design
Program Assistant
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Western Region
235 Montgomery Street, Suite 769
San Francisco, CA 94104
415.814.1103 |

Reimagining the Urban: Bay Area Connections Across Art and Public Space

September 30, 8:30-5:00 at the Brower Center - Free!
Reimagining the Urban: Bay Area Connections Across Art and Public Space is a daylong symposium examining art, nature, economic development and equity in the Bay Area metropolis. Artists, curators, real estate developers, environmentalists and social justice advocates will gather to discuss the uses and abuses of the region's creative and natural resources.
For schedule, registration, and more information about the event, please visit the Reimagining the Urban website:

Ric Ambrose (Richmond Art Center)
Allison Arieff (SPUR)
Teresa Caldeira (City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley)
Margaret Crawford (Architecture, UC Berkeley)
Deborah Cullinan (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)
Nicholas de Monchaux (Architecture and Urban Design, UC Berkeley)
Raquel Gutierrez (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)
Shannon Jackson (Rhetoric, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, and Arts Research Center, UC Berkeley)
Jake Levitas (San Francisco Mayor's Office)
Brad McCrea (San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission)
Marina McDougall (Center for Art & Inquiry, The Exploratorium)
Alex Michel (5M Project, Forest City)
Judy Nemzoff (San Francisco Arts Commission)
Rebecca Novick (Triangle Lab, California Shakespeare Theater)
Elvin Padilla (950 Center for Art & Education)
Louise Pubols (Oakland Museum of California)
Ava Roy (We Players)
Linda Rugg (Scandinavian, UC Berkeley)
Susan Schwartzenberg (Independent Artist)
Susan Schweik (English, UC Berkeley)
Joel Slayton (ZERO1)
Sponsors: The Arts Research Center and the Global Urban Humanities Initiative at UC Berkeley Contact:, (510) 644-4077
Have questions about Reimagining the Urban: Bay Area Connections Across the Arts and Public Space? Contact Global Urban Humanities, UC Berkeley

Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Sessions

The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in imaginative and effective ways. The "Practice Experience" is a central component of the Minor in which students partner for a minimum of five weeks, with non-governmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs, on various dimensions of poverty action – from community health and food security to economic justice and grass-roots political power. This real world experience, which can take place domestically or internationally, allows students to connect theories and practices of poverty action. Fellowship funding is available to support students’ practice experiences.

The deadline to declare the Minor this semester is Thursday, October 17th. There are no prerequisites to declare.The Declaration Form and additional information about the Minor can be found at:
Our Information Sessions will provide an overview of the Minor and demonstrate how students from all disciplines can benefit from it.Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in Blum Hall 100A/B, on the following dates:
Wednesday, September 18th, 12pm -1pm
Monday, September 23rd, 11am – 12pm
Thursday, September 26th, 10am – 11am
Tuesday, October 1st, 12pm - 1pm (105 Chavez)*
Wednesday, October 2nd, 5pm – 6pm
Friday, October 11th, 11am – 12pm
Tuesday, October 15th, 12pm -1pm
*Held in the Transfer, Re-entry, and Student Parent Center (105 Cesar Chavez). This session will have a special emphasis on completing the Minor as a Transfer student, but all students are welcome to attend.
Contact GPP Minor Advisors at with any questions or meet with an Advisor during the following drop-in hours in 100H Blum Hall:
Monday, Wednesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm; 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 12:00pm

McNair Scholars Program Informational Sessions

The UC Berkeley McNair Scholars Program is now recruiting students!! The McNair Scholars Program aims to increase numbers of groups underrepresented in doctoral programs. Every year, the program prepares selected UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply! The application is now open and the deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
For more information attend an information session, visit our website and/or contact us:

Info sessions:
Tuesday, Sept. 24 12:00-2:00PM 625 Barrows Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 2 12:00-2:00PM 105 Cesar Chavez Center
Thursday, Oct. 3 10:00-12:00PM 9 Durant Hall

Contacts us:
Harold Campbell, Ph.D.
McNair Program Director
(510) 642-8015

Eli Barbosa
McNair Advisor
(510) 643-9582

2014 16th Annual Berkeley Prize


Stage One Essay Competition Entries Due November 1, 2013.

Cal Performance's 4th Fall Free for All Concert: Sept. 29th

On September 29, the UC Berkeley campus will transform into a day-long celebration of the arts, with Cal Performances' fourth Fall Free for All. The entire day is dedicated to bringing together the diverse and stunning talents of world-class musicians, dancers, and performers. Wander through Spieker Plaza and you'll catch the spirited Cal Band; step into Zellerbach, Hertz, and Wheeler halls and Alumni House to experience classical music, Medieval pop music, award-winning jazz, indie folk-rock, and so much more. Children will delight in taking part of shadow puppet creation, or picking up an instrument for the first time in our ever-popular Instrument Petting Zoo.

Fall Free for All, hailed as "the coolest open house on the planet" showcases a sampler of performing arts with offerings for every palette. This event on September 29 is no exception, with more than 15 different performances including:
  • Classical, Vocal and Early Music: New Century Chamber Orchestra, members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, La Danse du Cleves, San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows, Pacific Boychoir Academy
  • Indie folk-rock: He's My Brother, She's My Sister
  • World Stage and Dance: Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts, Crosspulse with Keith Terry and Evie Ladin, La Tania Baile Flamenco, Venezuelan Music Project, TDPS Studio Set, ODC/Dance
  • Jazz: UC Jazz Ensembles, Marcus Shelby Quintet
  • Theater: Theatre of Yugen, TDPS Studio SetFamily Events: Alumni House stage is programmed for family audiences, plus more activities with Prescott Circus, Shadow Puppet Workshop, Instrument Petting Zoo, and more!
  If you've already planned on attending, please RSVP via for a special offer of 25% off a single pair of tickets to one of the 2013/14 events* when purchased at Fall Free for All.
Please visit for a complete list of Fall Free for All events.

APA Northern California Mixer: Sept. 30th

The APA Northern California is having a mixer for planners of color.
When: Monday, September 30 6pm-8pm
Where: Palomino, 345 Spear Street, San Francisco (near embarcadero BART)

ACSA/ALAS Architecture College & Career Expo: September 28th

Attend the ACSA/AIAS Architecture College + Career Expo on September 28, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. High school and college students will have the opportunity to meet with school representatives to learn more about beginning or continuing a career in architecture, and to learn what different programs have to offer. The event will include: school exhibitors, seminars, portfolio reviews, and local campus tours.

+ ACSA/AIAS Architecture College + Career Expo Webste
+ Students register here!

9:00am-10:00am Registration
10:00am-11:00amWelcome + Opening Panel: Careers in Architecture
11:00am-3:00pm Exhibits Open
11:30am-12:00pm Selecting an Undergraduate Program
12:15pm-2:00pm Portfolio Reviews
12:30pm-1:00pm Selecting a Graduate Program
1:30pm-2:00pm Digital Tools for Designers: Graphisoft
2:00pm-3:00pm Tour: Academy of Art University
2:15pm-3:00pm Creating a Portfolio Presentation

Academy of Art University Campus
Morgan Auditorium
491 Post Street (between Powell St & Mason St)
San Francisco, CA 94102

Living Cities: Residential Towers for the 21st Century Design Competition

Design the New York City Residential Tower of the 21st Century & Win $10,000!
Enter the inaugural Living Cities: Residential Towers for the 21st Century Design Competition co-produced by Metropolis magazine, the Steel Institute of New York, and the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York.

Original entries must use a steel structural system with curtain wall enclosure and consider the needs of New York's growing and diverse urban population along with the role that building characteristics play in overall constructability, sustainability, and creature comforts. The proposed site must be within the city's five boroughs.

The winner will be awarded $10,000 and invited to present their proposal at the Institutes' conference in New York City. The winner and runners-up will also be publicized globally, across our media channels. Submissions due January 3, 2014 at 11:59PM EST. For more information and to register, go to:

CAL Set Design DeCal Available

Come to ED 98/198 - Set Design and Installation Art - decal open to undergraduate and graduate students
Tuesdays 3-5pm
Wurster Hall 172

In this decal you will be collaborating with classmates to design and construct a set for a student fashion runway. At the end of the semester we will construct our design for the FAST Fall ’13 Fashion Show.
In its second year running, Cal Set Design will provide FAST (Fast Student Trends) with an installation as the backdrop for their event. We work alongside this organization and student designers to provide circulation diagrams, stage requirements and pull together their fashion theme through visual element.  The decal meets once a week and covers the topics of installation techniques, material research, and collaborative design. 

The American Society Illustrators Conference in San Francisco: Oct. 2-6th

This year’s conference is being held in San Francisco on October 2nd through 6th.
Annual Conference & Awards Banquet
The American Society of Architectural Illustrators challenges its members to become better illustrators, and rewards the architectural community and the community at large with a higher standard for visual communications. Each year in October, ASAI holds a worldwide conference in the home town of the acting president, providing an environment for the open exchange of ideas and practices, as well as many educational opportunities. The conference spans several days and offers workshops, seminars, sketch tours and more for all those interested in the pursuit of excellence in architectural visualization. Illustrators and Architects gather to spend time with industry peers and associates from around the world as they participate in conference events.

Venue and Speakers
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway has been reserved for ASAI programs. We have invited Tia Kratter, Art Director at Pixar Animation Studios, John Shulters and Robert Becker to present lectures. The panel at SPUR titled "Drawing in the Digital Age" will consist of Tim Culvahouse, John Kriken FAIA, Michael Wilis, and Gil Gorski ASAI.

Architectural Illustration Expo
This year, for the first time ever, ASAI will be hosting an "Architectural Illustration Expo" at the San Francisco AIA offices. Meet and greet architectural illustrators and industry professionals involved in the visualization and depiction of buildings and visit vendor/product displays from AEC vendors to portfolio reviews this is sure to be the premier event for those interested in drawing and illustrating architecture in any medium.

Exhibition Opening Reception
Gather for the ceremonial opening of Architecture in Perspective 28. All the award winners and many guests will make this an event not to be missed. Taking place in the beautiful exhibit gallery at Gensler Architects local office. They have generously provided their space for the 2 month long exhibit. Note: office and exhibit space is not open Saturdays.

Awards Banquet
Join awarded architectural Illustrators for the Architecture in Perspective 28 awards banquet. In long standing tradition, the silent auction, will be held before the awards banquet and is an opportunity for everyone to submit a sketch from the week or other piece of architectural illustration to be auctioned off to benefit ASAI.

For more information about the conference,visit our website, ( or contact Tina Bryant if you have any questions. If you would like to continue receiving information from ASAI, please add your name to our newsletter service:
Tina Bryant
Executive Director
American Society of Architectural Illustrators
294 Merrill Hill Rd, Hebron, ME 04238
(207) 966-2062

The Multicultural Community Center Annual Open House: September 19th

This year's Open House will honor our roots with the 45th Anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front (TwLF). Join us September 19, 2013 from 4-7 P.M. (at Hearst Field Annex D) for an amazing
evening of community building, speakers, entertainment, and of course free food!

The Multicultural Community Center serves as a vibrant center that strives to meet the needs and respond to the challenges students and community-members face on a daily basis.With this Open House we look forward to building new friendships and strengthening our community.

What: Multicultural Community Center Open House
When: September 19, 2012, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Where: Multicultural Community Center, Hearst Field Annex-D
Why: To make new friends and get to know our new space!

CalRAD: Rape Aggression Defense for Women Workshop

CalRAD: Rape Aggression Defense for Women*
2 Sundays, Sept 22 & 29, 2013
10:00am - 5:00pm
Foothill Assembly Room, 2700 Hearst Ave at Highland Place above Gayley Way
Fee: $10 for UCB student, staff, post doc, and faculty women; $20 for community

Learn how to increase awareness and assertiveness skills. Develop physical techniques designed for women's specific needs and assets. LIMITED SPACE!!! The R.A.D. System is a 9-12 hour comprehensive, women-only course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Bring a pen for taking notes, a towel, water and food for yourself.
Class may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
* We welcome all persons who ever have, currently or ever will identify as "woman."

To sign-up, please fill out this googledoc - and we will give you instructions, including payment and forms. For more info, contact Christine at 510-643-5727 or
SPONSORED BY Gender Equity Resource Center, Office of Student Development, Recreational Sports and UCPD

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

PowerSave Campus Paid Project Coordinator Internship Position

The Alliance to Save Energy's PowerSave Campus Program seeks a student with an interest in energy efficiency for the position of PowerSave Campus Project Coordinator beginning September 2013.

The Project Coordinator will join a team of fellow student interns to design and implement energy efficiency projects based on low-cost technologies and no-cost behavior changes, as well as the education of campus students, staff, and faculty members on energy conservation. Students will determine their specific objectives and workload through ongoing consultation with teammates, team managers, and Alliance to Save Energy's campus lead. The weekly workload for the Project Coordinator position will vary between 5 and 15 hours per week and is compensate at $11 per hour. Candidates - especially freshman and sophomores - who are interested in a year long position or longer, will be favored. Students with work study are also encouraged to apply. However, other applicants should not be discouraged from applying.
Applications are due at 7pm Monday September 23rd.

Please contact with any questions.

GRADD Northern California 1st Annual Conference: September 21st, 203

GRADDuate School: Moving the Dream Forward:
1st annual conference addressing the unique challenges that undocumented students face in their pursuit of graduate studies.

Event Date & Location: Saturday, September 21st, Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley.
Time: Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Program will run until 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2013.
Have questions? Contact us at: graddnorcal@gmail.comCost: FREE for students. Donations welcomed from educators and supporters.
There will also be a personal statement clinic. If you are interested in having your statement reviewed, please bring a hard copy on the day of the conference!
Register Now at

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Undocumented Student Work-Study Opportunity

Recently, Meng So; Undocumented Student Coordinator and Academic Counselor for EOP, just announced the Directory's Work-Study program to the student community.This program will allow eligible undocumented students to apply for work-study positions that have traditionally been blocked opportunities.
Director's Work Study
Eligibility - Undocumented students who are (1) Dream Aid eligible AND (2) DACA approved. 
Apply - Students who qualify will first need to email with the following:
  • Full name
  • Student id #
  • Indicate that they have DACA approval and would like be considered for director's work-study for 2013-2014 academic year

Apply to be a CalSO Leader: DEADLINE OCT. 7TH

The Cal Student Orientation Program (aka CalSO) is looking for a new group of CalSO Leaders. We’re looking for bright and hardworking undergraduates who reflect a diverse array of student experiences at Berkeley. Do you want to make an impact on the lives of new students and their families, learn a lot about yourself and Cal, and have a great summer? If so, CalSO might be right for you.
CalSO Leader applications and complete details are available online at:
Applications are due on Monday, October 7 @ noon.
Want more info? Come to one of our information sessions from 5:15-6:15pm:
  • Sunday, September 29th Unit 1 All Purpose Room, 2650 Durant Avenue
  • Wednesday, October 2nd TRSP Center Room 100 Chavez Student Center
  • Thursday, October 3rd , Unit 3 All Purpose Room, 2400 Durant Avenue
Got questions? Call 510/642-4970 or email

Course L&S 10: Available Seats

Are you interested in earning one unit for reading Turing's Cathedral and participating in this year's On the Same Page activities? Then sign up for L&S 10, the new On the Same Page course.
The course is still open to enrollments until September 24. You will complete all course requirements by the end of October, leaving you free to focus on your other courses through midterms and finals. And, best of all, you will be earning credit for participating in engaging activities such as socially annotating a text, attending campus events, and discussing the book with faculty and other students.
This course is open to all undergraduates, from any college. And if you have not yet received a free copy of Turing's Cathedral, you can receive one just for enrolling in L&S 10.

Fall 2013 Career Services For CED Students

CED EXCLUSIVE with Maria Dawson
Career Counseling
220 Wurster Hall
Internships, Job search strategies, career exploration ,resume critique ,graduate school ,career fairs,networking ... and more!
Drop-in appointments
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 pm
 Pre-Scheduled appointments
Thursdays 9-12 pm
Upcoming Events
Stay up to date by checking the CED calendar for a comprehensive list of events.
  • ABCs of Licensure for Architects, Tues. 10/1/13
  • Mentorship Mixer, Tues. 10/8/13
  • Grad Student Job Search , Tues. 10/22/13
  • What Architecture Firms want you to know, Tues. 11/5/13
  • Sustainability in Environmental Design, Tues. 11/19/13              
Other resources to keep in mind:
CareerMail: Want to get timely information about jobs, internships, employer events, professional school, workshops, etc. aimed specifically at Cal students?
To sign up for CareerMail, login to Callisto, select "My Profile" and then the "Privacy" tab.
Mentorship: The CED Mentorship program is a great way to enlarge your perspective of the professional world. This opportunity will provide you with valuable experience and insight into your field of interest that will be helpful to you when you begin to seriously consider your career choices in the future.
For more information on the above events or to RSVP, log on to Callisto.
Callisto is the Career Center gateway to:
job, internship, and On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) listings
event, employer information session, and CareerMail sign-ups
career fair information
industry and employer guides
and more!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

American Institue for Architecture Students: First General Meeting September 12th

Come to AIAS's first general meeting of Fall 2013! Thursday, September 12th, 7:30pm in 101 Wurster Hall.
AIAS, or American Institute for Architecture Students focuses on introducing students to the professional field of architecture and promoting architectural excellence through firm tours, national conferences, workshops, lectures, and socials.
At the first general meeting we wil discuss the events that we hold and the benefits of being an AIAS member such as:
- having and maintaining a direct link to the professional organization, AIA
- firm tours of architecture and design firms (we have many successful local firms lined up for Fall 2013!)
- workshops
- internship panels
- and much more!

Job Opportunity: Two Paid Student Staff Positions Available

Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is now hiring two paid student staff positions to reach UC Berkeley’s goal of Zero Waste by 2020!
Campus Recycling and Refuse Services is hiring two Staff Assistants to help with waste reduction, recycling, and composting programs on campus.
Interested in an environmental leadership position? The Staff Assistants will meet with various campus stakeholders to design and implement new composting and recycling programs in campus buildings, as well as create and carry out education and outreach campaigns.
Contact with questions. These positions are paid.

All applications (resume and cover letter explaining interest and qualifications) must be emailed to by Friday, September 20th at 5 PM. Select applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews on Sunday September 22nd. Students from a variety of majors and years are encouraged to apply.

CED Student Job Opportunity

Looking for a part-time contractor to do piecemeal work in Vectorworks. The ideal candidate is:
o Up to speed with Vectorworks.
o Can create construction details.
o A plus is the ability to use Sketchup 3D.
o 20-30 hours a week.
o The person will be able to, at least part of the time, work from home.
o Ideal if they had their own Vectorworks license. We are on 2013.
o Hourly compensation depends on experience.

If Interested, please email Mick Coonan
McCutcheon Construction

CAL Career Fair Sept. 17th-19th, 2013

Cal Career Fair
September 17-19, 2013
Recreational Sports Facility, Field House Gym
Sponsored by the Career Center, come join UC Berkeley's premier career fair-- the Cal Career Fair! This fair will kick-off the academic year and the on-campus recruiting season. Recruiters from business, industry, non-profits and government will bring information about entry-level career and internship positions. Recruiting all majors!
This is a new location for the Cal Career Fair! Please use the Special Event Entrance to the RSF, located on the west side of the building closest to Edwards Stadium.

Don't miss the opportunity to speak with employers such as: Accenture, Cisco, Dropbox, DEA, eBay, General Electric, General Motors, GoDaddy, JusticeCorps, Kaiser Permanente, LinkedIn, Macy's, Motorola, NASA, Pandora, Peace Corps, Procter & Gamble, SpaceX, US Department of State, Walt Disney, Yelp...and many more!
Different employers will attend the fair each day! Make sure you don’t miss your favorite employer - Log into Callisto at to review this year's Career Fair Directory. Directory information is updated up to the day of the fair - be sure to check frequently.

Be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID and many copies of your updated resume to the fair.Prepare in advance to make a great first impression:
1. Update your Callisto profile to make sure your major and graduation date are correct - they will appear on your nametag!
2. To view participating companies (so you can research firms and opportunities ahead of time), view the Career Fair directory from the Shortcuts menu in your Callisto account. Use the advanced search feature to search by day attending, major(s) sought, or type of job
3. Use the Career Center's resources to update and polish your resume
4. Watch Career Center Quick Clips on Career Fair Do's and Don'ts

The Career Center is proud to co-host this fair with Partnership for Pre-Professional Pilipinos (P4), Regent's & Chancellors Scholars Association (RCSA), and Tau Beta Pi (TBP).

Public Policy Internship Opportunity at Washington D.C

Public Policy Intern
Reports: Public Policy Director
Location: This position is based in GLSEN’s Washington, D.C. office

Objectives: The Public Policy Intern will assist Public Policy staff in both state and federal work, ranging from legislation, legal cases, and organizational outreach.
o Assist with lobbying efforts for the Safe Schools Improvement Act and other federal legislation efforts
o Develop and forge relationships with key organizations, offices, and members
o Monitor state-level legislation via Statescape or other legislative tracking tools.
o Create and maintain of resources for state partners and local activists.
o Develop, publish and monitor state and local action alerts.
o Support and research certain federal policy projects.
o Other duties as assigned.

o Excellent written and oral communications skills
o Strong research skills
o General knowledge of the legislative process
o Experience with the Internet and Microsoft Word (Excel, Powerpoint, and Office recommended)
o Background or strong interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, civil rights and/or education issues
o Demonstrated experience with or commitment to work in diverse communities
o Willingness to travel as required

o Full-time and part-time internships are available.
o A commitment of 6-8 weeks is required.
o Internships may take place during the school semester or the summer.
o We will interview and select interns on a rolling basis.
Location: Our office is based in downtown Washington DC, convenient to the Blue/Orange and Red line Metro trains.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Sarah Munshi, Public Policy Associate, Please send a 1-3 page writing sample (can be about any academic topic/current news event you want it to be about), along with a cover letter when submitting your application for this internship.

SLC Writing Program Fieldwork Opportunities

Want to learn how to become an effective writing tutor at UC Berkeley?
Enroll in a fieldwork internship at the SLC, you will have the opportunity to help students increase their skills and confidence as writers while receiving training in composition theory and valuable experience in educational practices.
We are now accepting applications for enrollment in fieldwork courses, Education 97/197 or English 310.  Priority review will be given to applications received by the second week of classes.

For more information, visit or contact Alberto Ledesma ( and Carolyn Swalina (
As always, if you have any questions about tutoring opportunities at the Student Learning Center, or you have questions about Writing Program tutoring services, or we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to let us know.  You can reach us via email at (Carolyn) and/or (Alberto).

LGBT 100: Trans Studies, Seats AVAILABLE

LGBT 100: Trans* Studies
Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-5 pm/190 Barrows
Instructor: Christine Quinan
This course will explore understandings and experiences of trans bodies and identities, including transgender, transsexual, and gender-variant individuals and communities. While the course will be largely U.S.-focused, we will approach topics related to gender non-normativity through a trans-cultural lens. We will begin by historically situating gender and sex in conceptual frameworks, looking at sexology research that emerged in the late-19th and early 20th centuries. We will then move to examining a first-person account of transition alongside secondary sources that touch upon a wide range of issues, including pathologization, desire, and visibility. Finally, we will discuss how gender is controlled, confined, and policed by structural institutions, including the legal system, the medical establishment, and the prison industrial complex. Throughout the semester, we will also interrogate what is at stake in including 'T' in LGBT as well as critical trans studies' relationship to queer theory and feminism.

UC Berkeley Admissions Office: Student Communications Internship Available

The Admissions office is looking for student interns to assist with our social media marketing/communications efforts. Ideally, we'd like students to represent a broad range of academic and extracurricular interests. This posting is available on Callisto.
OUA Student Communications Internship.pdf
This is a paid (stipend) position for the 2013-14 academic school year that requires 10-12 hours per week. Applications are due Friday, September 13.

The internship is designed to:
1. Inform our office and prospective students about the UC Berkeley student experience from a first-person perspective.
2. Provide current students with exposure to (a) functional areas of social media marketing and communications and (b) tools and strategies for growing and maintaining an online presence.What's unique about this opportunity is that it is designed for the intern to walk away with a creative portfolio of multimedia/communications projects as it relates to their own interests and strengths.

If you have any questions, please email Ashley Villanueva at

Center For the Built Environment: Seeking Volunteers for PAID Research Study

Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley is seeking students to participate in a research study.

PURPOSE· To evaluate the effect of indoor thermal environment on occupants’ comfort and satisfaction
ELIGIBILITY· Undergraduate/Graduate Students (18+)
WHAT· An experiment on thermal comfort
           · You will spend 2 hours at a time in our environmental controlled room, during which you can read, work on computer related work.
           · You will answer questions on your thermal comfort
           · Eight visits within one month
PAYMENT· $15 per Hour. You are expected to participate in all tests (16 hours)
WHEN· September 15th to October 15th, 2013
WHERE· Building Science Laboratory, 272 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley

For more information, please email
  They will contact you with more details and arrange a time that fits your schedule

Centennial Alumni Dinner: Show your Work!

How would you like to put your work in front of working professionals? Here's your chance!
The upcoming Centennial Alumni Dinner needs tablescapes--something that provides visual interest and lights the tables.One design will be chosen and replicated to be featured on all the tables at the Alumni Dinner at Campanile Plaza on Saturday, 9/28.Entries are due by 9am Monday September 16th in 315C. A faculty jury will decide the winner later that morning.

Parameters are as follows:
22" diameter max
must use cardboard or e-flute
must be in auto cad format and imported into CADCAM laser template
must take no more than 10-15 minutes to build
must build one example for judges
must have a light source or space for a small battery-powered light
winner must commit 5-6 hours to build replicas of design the weekend of 9/21-22
individuals or two-person teams allowed to enter

CAL's Music Plublication, Resound Maganize, is Recruiting New Members

Are you interested in music, writing, promoting, photography, videography, graphic design, or the entertainment industry? Are you devoted to attending shows but you're a business, engineering, economics, or non-liberal arts major? Maybe music is your life, and you're looking for an outlet that's mightier than your tumblr or personal Wordpress blog.Cal's foremost source for music news, Resound Magazine, might be the perfect club for you.

Resound Magazine is an online publication that covers all-things music, including but not limited to: album and artist reviews; gear talk; music events on campus and throughout the greater Bay Area; music listening and exchange; and news and features creatively related to music. This semester Resound Magazine is looking for a strong, committed, and passionate staff of writers, promoters, social media managers, videographers, and photographers.

As a writer, photographer, and/or videographer, you'll have the chance to act as member of the press at local and nationally-renowned shows, as well as receive a byline for your published work or photography in Resound, a nationally respected music magazine. If you'd like to get your feet wet corresponding with promoters, this is also a great opportunity to discourse with PR agents in the industry. And if you love music and haven't found your niche, this is where the forum-viewing, bedroom recording, b-side freaks are channeling their creative energies and fanatical music knowledge.

Join us for our interest meetings on September 10 and 12 at 7:00pm in front of the Free Speech Movement Cafe. For additional information contact editor-in-chief of Resound Magazine, Audrey Gertz at

Zeus Design Build Firm: Part-Time Paid Internship Available

The Zeus Design Build Firm is seeking the right student for a part-time paid internship at their small but busy design/build firm. Zeus Design Build works on a variety of projects and budgets, but mostly in Bay Area home remodels in Craftsman and Modern styles, with Eco-conscious choices whenever possible. Zeus Design Build Firm has been featured in magazines, including the cover of Fine Homebuilding’s Kitchen&Bath Design Issue last year.

As a part-time Intern, you would assist the chief designer with drafting, bids, project management and client communications. Opportunity to get hands-on site experience too, if desired.Pay will be a living wage; the exact hourly amount depends on your skills and experience.

Zeus Design Build is located in the tiny community of Canyon, a half-hour drive from UC Berkeley. (Or a 10 mile, hilly bike ride, You can also access through bus from Orinda BART to Moraga and then ride 4 miles from there, one steep climb at the end.) Much of the work could be done remotely, so you wouldn’t have to commute regularly, though some days you would also need to figure out how to get around to various job sites. Therefore having a car is a plus.

If Interested, please introduce yourself via and include links or attachments of your portfolio.

BEACN (Bay-Area Environmentally Aware Consulting Network)

BEACN is an interdisciplinary undergraduate student organization that provides consulting services to local green businesses, and it is design for the interest of Architecture and Sustainable Environmental Design majors. However,BEACN is currently recruiting students from all years and majors to join the consulting project teams. This semester specifically, BEACN has two projects that involve working with sustainable design and architecture businesses.

For more information, come to one of our information sessions next week:
Info Session #1: Monday, 9/9 at 7pm in 140 Barrows
Info Session #2: Wednesday, 9/11 at 7pm in 24 Wheeler

Check out BEACN's Facebook page, visit or email for more information.

CED Students of Color

The College of Environmental Design Students of Color (CED-SOC) is a student-run group with
representation from all CED departments - Architecture, Landscape
Architecture, and City and Regional Planning- that hope to increase
awareness and participation in issues of diversity.

The CED-SOC Mission: To develop and expand the academic and social
support, mentorship, career networking, and advocacy efforts for students
of color and other underrepresented students within the College of
Environmental Design. Students of color include those who identify
themselves as African-American, Native American, Asian American, Latina/o,
and Pacific Islander, however CED-SOC is inclusive and embraces all forms
of diversity including LGBTQ students, low-income students, and allies who
value and work for equity and justice within low-income communities and
communities of color. CED-SOC also promotes and advocates for greater
attention and leadership toward social justice and equity within our
respective fields.
The CED-SOC hosts career talks for professional networking, fun socials, and an annual justice panel dedicated to current issues of equity in our urban world.
If you know that you are interested in joining/participating in CED-SOC,
please contact Lauren Ivey:

Ethnic Studies 199/299 (1 UNIT): Community Enagaged Scholarship

Ethnic Studies 199/299: Community Engaged Scholarship
The Public Service Center is partnering with Victoria Robinson, faculty member in Ethnic Studies, to offer a Directed Reading Group focused on Community Engaged Scholarship. The Reading Group is for any student interested in participating in an interdisciplinary discussion of community engaged scholarship. We will meet every other Friday beginning September 6, and participants will receive 1 unit of pass/no-pass credit.

Ethnic Studies 199/299 - Community Engaged Scholarship Directed Reading Group
Open to undergraduate and graduate students, this course will serve as a guided study of the field of community engaged scholarship. Students will learn basic principles, theory, best practices, and existing questions in the field of community engaged scholarship. Students will deepen their knowledge of community-based work, discuss the role and place of community engaged scholarship in the academy, and consider ethical implications of the work. The course will consider the nature and definition of “the public” and “community,” existing barriers and opportunities for community engaged scholarship as an academic endeavor, and institutional and racial complexities of the work.
For enrollment contact Victoria Robinson at

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

CED Student Internship with the Bio-Manufacturing to Market Program

A UC Berkeley led internship program that provides UC Berkeley students with the opportunities to work with local East Bay industries--start ups, mid-size enterprises as well as large companies.

Bio-Manufacturing to Market program is run through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and guided by PI, Professor Phil Kaminsky, Chair, of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research on campus. It's funded by DOE's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office for Advanced Manufacturing and is part of a multi-partner grant awarded in late 2012 called the "Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge grant." Here's a link to award announcement if you're interested in more context:

So what does Bio-Manufacturing have to do with students in the College of Environmental Design?

Two of our "bio" industry partners for Fall 2013 have proposed projects that require a knowledge base and skill set of students within CED. Specifically, the two industry clients are FARMATIC, a German company with an East Bay location that provides biogas and waste water design, engineering, and technology to plants, and Mango Materials, a start-up in Albany that produces environmentally friendly bio-based, bio-degradable plastics from renewable resources such as methane, are looking for students with a background in architecture, urban planning and geographic information systems.
The listing of the Fall 2013 student internship offerings as well as an on-line application page are now on the website. The deadline for applying is Friday, September 20th.

Oakland Community Builders Internship Program- Student DEADLINE SEPT. 6TH 2013

Oakland Community Builders Internship Program Accepting Student Applications for 2013-14
Interested in grassroots community organizing?
Want to gain experience working on pressing social justice issues on the ground in the East Bay?
Apply to be an Oakland Community Builders intern!
Application Deadline: September 6, 2013
Preliminary Interviews September 10-13, 2013

Oakland Community Builders (OCB) is a yearlong internship program that trains students in what it means to be a community organizer while addressing the needs of communities in the East Bay. OCB will:
· Challenge you to analyze community organizing tactics and social issues rather than just read about them
· Offer you a chance to contribute to your local community
· Let you meet and interact with other students who share your interest in civic engagement.

You will leave the program with tools and experiences that will be useful and applicable to your own community organizing projects. In addition to interning in the community 8 hours/week, students (in fall) engage in skill-based trainings and participatory dialogues and (in spring) enroll in a faculty-led course (course menu provided) to deepen understanding of community organizing, its connection to local government and public policy, and/or the historical, social, economic, and cultural history of the East Bay.

· Fall 2013 trainings provide a foundation for interning in the public interest sector, and take place on Tuesdays from 6-8pm, in conjunction the Public Interest Internship Program and interns from local government and traditional nonprofits.
· For spring 2014 OCB will provide interns with a list of faculty-led courses to choose from, based on student interest and schedule.

Web Management and Graphic Design Opportunities within the ASUC

ASUC looking for students who are interested and experienced in web content management and graphic designing.
Ensuring the transparency and promoting the opportunities of the ASUC, the Communications Department of the Office of Executive Vice President Nolan Pack is looking for students who are interested and experienced in web content management and graphic designing. The specific positions needed are webmaster, graphic designer, and social media coordinator, although students are welcome to set up a meeting to discuss their goals and interests in communications. If interested, please email or for more information, as well as check out this link <>for details about the positions.

CED Recent Graduates: Project Manager/ Project Architect Needed

McCall Design Group, an award-winning architectural firm, creates innovative spaces for a variety of local, regional and national clients. With specializations in adaptive reuse, retail and hospitality, McCall Design Group is an exciting, fast-paced work environment with incredible opportunities for growth.
We are looking for an experienced Project Architect / Project Manager, responsible for multiple, concurrent projects, develop technical and graphic presentations to communicate design intent, work with project team, client and consultants from code research through initial design studies and into construction documents, and lastly ensure design intent is maintained through construction, in coordination with the client and general contractor

  • M. Arch or 5-year professional degree from an accredited university, with ability and desire to pursue California licensure
  • 5+ years (minimum) of professional experience in all phases of design and documentation, from concept development through construction administration
  • Exceptional design and technical skills
  • Able to manage multiple, individual projects with minimal supervision, and work in the context of a larger studio / team
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office required
  • Proficiency with BIM, 3D rendering capabilities preferred
  • Collaborative team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Innovative problem solver for complex design issues and willingness to take on the unique challenges of each project
How to Apply
Please provide a cover letter, resume and work samples (PDF format only, limit 5 MB) to No phone calls, please.

PowerSave Campus Paid Project Coordinator Internship Position

The Alliance to Save Energy's PowerSave Campus Program seeks a student with an interest in energy efficiency for the position of PowerSave Campus Project Coordinator beginning September 2013.

The Project Coordinator will join a team of fellow student interns to design and implement energy efficiency projects based on low-cost technologies and no-cost behavior changes, as well as the education of campus students, staff, and faculty members on energy conservation. Students will determine their specific objectives and workload through ongoing consultation with teammates, team managers, and Alliance to Save Energy's campus lead. The weekly workload for the Project Coordinator position will vary between 5 and 15 hours per week and is compensate at $11 per hour. Candidates - especially freshman and sophomores - who are interested in a year long position or longer, will be favored. Students with work study are also encouraged to apply. However, other applicants should not be discouraged from applying.

Please upload a resume, cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to Applications are due at 7pm Monday September 23rd.
Please contact in order to request a full job description and ask any questions.