Friday, October 28, 2016

History Research Internship!!!

Tellhistory.com is currently working on an oral history project about the history of housing and neighborhood change in the Bay Area. They are looking for an intern who would be interested in continuing their project that's already collected dozens of interviews with local residents, community leaders, and politicians. 

If Interested, contact Alex Whitcomb: alex@tellhistory.com


10-Day Renewable Energy Iceland Program, Summer 2017

This summer, The GREEN Program invites you to join us in Iceland for our 10-day Renewable Energy & Sustainability program to gain exclusive education, industry access, and authentic bucket-list experiences in one of the greenest countries on the planet! 
Enhanced by a growing community of do-ers, risk-takers, and change-makers committed to sustainability and lifelong learning, we invite you support join our team and support our mission.


Take a Semester On Fellowship: Sustainable Architecture in Rural India

Background Information:
At Project Potential, we are creating an alternative university for rural youth to pursue conscious living and to find a balance between the self, community and environment.  We don't have any teachers, syllabus, or degrees, and instead, Swayam Seekhis (self-learners) pursue self-designed learning--including apprenticeships, workshops and collaborative projects--in a rich intellectual community.

Project Potential University Campus:
We are working on building our 20 acre campus, incorporating principles of eco-architecture (using bamboo and mud), permaculture, water management, waste management, natural farming and others.


Take a Semester On program:
Under this program, we invite youth from across the globe to take a semester off and to come and work with us. They will be free to undertake their own self-designed learning projects, under the larger umbrella of our campus design and in collaboration with our architect.


To apply follow the direct link below:
http://www.projectpotential.org/fellowship.
For more details, you can visit: http://www.projectpotential.org/take-a-semester-on/
Any  additional questions? contact: zubin@projectpotential.org.  

Friday, October 21, 2016

Spring 2017 Architecture internship opportunities at Gensler

Description:
Spring 2017 Intern – Architecture or Interior Design 

 Gensler’s new Oakland, CA Architecture studio is currently accepting applications for our 2017 Spring Internship.  You will have the unique opportunity to work on large scale ground-up projects in Downtown Oakland and the broader Bay area while learning the drivers behind projects of varying types, from tech campus masterplans, to mixed use high rises, and transit oriented urban infill.  Come join our new office as we engage our local community, and build a creative and inquisitive office culture.
http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GENSLER&cws=1&rid=9751
http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GENSLER&cws=1&rid=9722


Monday, October 10, 2016

Project Potential

At Project Potential is creating an alternative university for rural youth to pursue conscious living and to find a balance between the self, community and environment. There are no teachers, syllabus, or degrees, and instead, Swayam Seekhis (self-learners) pursue self-designed learning--including apprenticeships, workshops and collaborative projects--in a rich intellectual community.

Project Potential University Campus:
Working on building 20 acre campus, incorporating principles of eco-architecture (using bamboo and mud), permaculture, water management, waste management, natural farming and others.

Take a Semester On program:
Under this program, youth are invited from across the globe to take a semester off and to work with Project Potential. Youth will be free to undertake their own self-designed learning projects.

For more details, visit: http://www.projectpotential.org/take-a-semester-on/
One can also, read Founder - Zubin Sharma’s write up on the program here.

Any questions can be addressed to zubin@projectpotential.org.  

CED's Open House for Prospective Students


The College of Environmental Design actively seeks to diversify the urban design field, planning field, and related graduate studies at UC Berkeley. We invite you to attend Open House for Prospective Graduate Students on Monday, October 17.
Registration begins at 8:30am on the first floor lobby of Wurster Hall (event ends at 12PM w/ lunch provided).

Come meet our faculty, students and staff. Ask questions that are important to you and learn about the graduate programs that meet your needs. All prospective students welcomed.
RSVP BY EMAIL

Please visit our website for more information on Graduate Admissions.  


Green Urbanism

 
LAEP Student Registration is free and includes lunch but is limited. Email laepchair@berkeley.edu and register by Thursday, Oct 13

DeCal Start-Up Workshops and Advising

Departmental deadlines for Spring 2017 courses occur now through early November, with the campus deadline set by the Academic Senate as November 9th.

Start-Up Workshop dates are listed below, and Workshops can also be arranged for departments, programs and student organizations. Individual appointments are also available for those who can't make the workshop times, or who just prefer a one-to-one session.

DeCal Start-Up Workshops
Have an idea for a course of your own?
Want to put your ideas into action?

Attend a DeCal Start-Up Workshop
http://slc.berkeley.edu/startup-workshops

October Dates:
Mon. 10/10, 12-1:30pm
Tues. 10/11, 1-2:30pm
Mon. 10/24, 12-1:30pm
Tues. 10/25, 1-2:30pm

These 90-minute workshops provide an overview of the campus process and requirements for starting a student-facilitated 98/198 course. We'll also wade into the topics of courses design, syllabus creation and choosing an effective teaching style. Each course idea is unique, so individual follow-up appointments are also available and encouraged. Deadlines for Spring 2017 courses are approaching quickly, so early sign-up is advised.

To rsvp and for more information, including departmental deadlines:
http://slc.berkeley.edu/startup-workshops

or e-mail Liz Keithley at keithley@berkeley.edu

Want some money? Have an idea to improve sustainability at UC Berkeley?

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) has been providing grants to campus sustainability projects for 9 years, ranging in topic from education & behavior change, energy conservation & efficiency, food justice & sustainability, transportation, water conservation, to waste reduction, and much more.
 
Past projects you might have seen around campus include the Berkeley Student Food Collective, BicyCal, the CoC chemical recycling program, the Berkeley Art Studio clay recycling program, the Student Organic Garden Association, and even those awesome water bottle refilling stations around campus. 
 
Applications are due Friday, October 21st.
 
For more information on past grants and the application process, visit our website here. For any questions and concerns, feel free to email us at tgif_info@berkeley.edu
 
Office Hours will be held in 102 Sproul on the following days:
 
Monday October 17th
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Sharon Daraphonhdeth | TGIF Coordinator
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Madeline Green | TGIF Program Associate
Tuesday October 18th
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Sharon Daraphonhdeth | TGIF Coordinator
Wednesday October 19th
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Sharon Daraphonhdeth | TGIF Coordinator
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Madeline Green | TGIF Program Associate
 

One Heart Source- 2017 Experiential Learning Programs

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2017 Experiential Learning Programs in Cape Town, South Africa and Jamaica. A variety of 2 and 4-week volunteer programs and internships  are offered  next summer
As an OHS Volunteer/Intern you will:
  • Gain international experience for graduate school and employment.
  • Develop skills in international communication, mentorship and community outreach.
  • Mentor students to achieve academic growth and cultivate lasting relationships.
  • Immerse yourself in local communities and broaden your global perspective.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
Apply here for Volunteer Programs: 2017 Application
Next Application Deadline: October 14, 2016
Learn more about our Programs here.

Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Design

Meet and greet reception on Friday evening, October 21st.
 It will be hosted by Catharine Clark Gallery and sponsored by PennDesign Admissions and the PennDesign Alumni Association. You will have the opportunity to meet and speak with PennDesign alumni, faculty, and staff about graduate programs in six academic areas of study:

Architecture
City & Regional Planning
Fine Arts
Historic Preservation
Landscape Architecture
Urban Spatial Analytics


If interested in attending, please RSVP for the event online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/penndesign-in-san-francisco-tickets-27609384412?aff=erelexpmlt

CED's Diversity Platforms Committee announces the 2nd Call for Proposals

The College of Environmental Design’s Diversity Platforms Committee (DPC) is pleased to announce the 2nd Call for Proposals for funding to mount activities that promote and enhance the critical examination of the intersections between race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, power and privilege, poverty and inequality, restorative justice, and other aspects of human identity and relations within the built environment.

Proposals for the categories noted below may be submitted by CED faculty, students (one student cannot be part of multiple proposals) and staff as individuals or teams representing CED organizations, student groups, degree programs, or departments. They may also involve collaborations between members of the CED community and representatives from other units on the Berkeley campus or partners in the local community:

Curricular Enrichment
Exhibits
Special Events

An information session about the award categories, application and selection process will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 5:00-6:00pm in 106 Wurster Hall. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend and must register here.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Tuesday, October 25, 5:00pm.

PolicyLink

We are seeking a skilled policy researcher and advocate who brings experience and passion around issues of racial economic inclusion and equitable economic development to join our Equitable Economy efforts. This associate would work on the new All-In Cities initiative (www.allincities.org), providing capacity-building support and policy research to local governments and community organizations/coalitions as they craft and implement equitable growth and development strategies. The associate would also work on research and policy development projects undertaken by the National Equity Atlas team which is a partnership between PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (www.nationalequityatlas.org).

This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is eager to work in a creative, fast-moving environment to advance an equity agenda. The Senior Associate will report to the Director of Equitable Growth Initiatives.
Responsibilities would include:
  • Implementing and informing the research agenda for the All-In Cities initiative and National Equity Atlas, both of which focus on understanding current issues at the intersection of race, place, and economic growth and inclusion, and identifying and advancing effective and winnable strategies for equitable growth.
  • Working with team members to implement a suite of offerings (bootcamps, trainings, webinars, office hours, etc.) to build capacity for inclusive growth as a part of the All-In Cities initiative.
  • Conducting qualitative research and data analysis and authoring research briefs, analysis, and articles, including comparative analysis and equity profiles/research reports focused on particular regions/communities.
  • Providing research and technical assistance to local partners and to inform place-based engagements.

Upward Bound Program


Institute of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Description: The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad.

Application Details: 
Applicants must submit a one-page research proposal and unofficial transcript. A letter of recommendation from a GSI or faculty member must be emailed directly to iis.grants@berkeley.edu. Further application details can be found on the IIS website: http://iis.berkeley.edu/funding-opportunities/undergraduate-merit-scholarship.

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. (Note: concurrent enrollment students are not eligible to apply.)

Award Amount: Merit scholarships will be up to $2000 each.
Application Deadline: Monday, November 14, 2016.

Please email iis.grants@berkeley.edu with any questions.

Berkeley Hyperloop


Berkeley Hyperloop is searching for driven graduate and undergraduate students to join our team and develop technology at the cutting edge of aerodynamics, safety, and clean transportation. If you haven't heard of Hyperloop, it is an idea pioneered by Elon Musk; effectively a levitating bullet train capable of traveling at 750mph. SpaceX is to launch a 60% scale Hyperloop Pod at the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition this January, with the ultimate goal of traveling from SF to LA in under 30 minutes.

If you want to hone your skills and make ultra-high-speed transport a reality, view open positions at http://www.berkeley-hyperloop.com/.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Oakland is Hiring After-School Instructors

Oakland Unified School District - Recruitment 

Application deadline December 31, 2016

Job Description:

Program Instructors bring their subject matter expertise to develop a responsive curriculum and facilitate classes that emphasize: youth empowerment/voice, project-based learning, community awareness, cultural literacy, leadership development, social justice and reflection.
Minimum Qualifications

Steps to apply vary depending on the desired school site. For more information on how to apply, email recruitment@ousd.org. In your email, please specify if you are open to any school site or list the school site(s) you are most interested in. Also include resume, cover letter, and three professional references.

Transfer Student Success Workshops