Undergraduate Student

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Undergraduate students working on the project

Website Support

Duties: 

The CoolCalifornia Challenge is a competition between California cities to motivate and reward residents for reducing their carbon footprints and helping to build more vibrant communities.

Participants track transportation and home energy use to earn points for being green and triple points for going greener. Each point counts as a raffle ticket for cool prizes and can also help participants' cities earn sustainability funding from Challenge sponsors. Teams of up to 5 households are eligible compete in city team rankings for awards and prizes.

The Challenge is funded by the State of California Air Resources Board and administered by researchers at the CoolClimate Division of the University of California's Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory.

• Email correspondence with users who have tech questions
• Test new site when available
• User unsubscription
• Report and fix bugs
• Update email addresses
• Write Step by Step Tutorials

Required Qualifications: 

• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Available to volunteer 8-12 hours per week.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Self-directed and able to work independently.
• Passion for reducing carbon emissions!

Email resumes or questions to: 
cmjones@berkeley.edu
Listing end date: 
Friday, June 20, 2014

Journalism Internship

Duties: 

We are looking for an intern who has some news writing experience (whether through school newspaper, blog, etc.) and who is passionate about combating global warming! The journalism intern will be responsible for posting biweekly blog articles about climate change, initiatives to reduce carbon, and highlight program success strategies.

The CoolCalifornia Challenge is a competition between California cities to motivate and reward residents for reducing their carbon footprints and helping to build more vibrant communities.

Participants track transportation and home energy use to earn points for being green and triple points for going greener. Each point counts as a raffle ticket for cool prizes and can also help participants' cities earn sustainability funding from Challenge sponsors. Teams of up to 5 households are eligible compete in city team rankings for awards and prizes.

The Challenge is funded by the State of California Air Resources Board and administered by researchers at the CoolClimate Division of the University of California's Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory.

Required Qualifications: 

• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Available to volunteer 4-8 hours per week.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Self-directed and able to work independently.
• Passion for reducing carbon emissions!

Email resumes or questions to: 
cmjones@berkeley.edu
Listing end date: 
Friday, June 20, 2014

Social Media Internship

Duties: 

Social Media Intern Role & Responsibilities
The Social Media Intern will be responsible for developing and maintaining an online presence for the Cool California Challenge and keeping participants engaged. Intern will post regularly to social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to create a Challenge personality, which is friendly, informative, smart, charming, interesting, and witty. The intern will report to the Cool California project manager.

The CoolCalifornia Challenge is a competition between California cities to motivate and reward residents for reducing their carbon footprints and helping to build more vibrant communities.

Participants track transportation and home energy use to earn points for being green and triple points for going greener. Each point counts as a raffle ticket for cool prizes and can also help participants' cities earn sustainability funding from Challenge sponsors. Teams of up to 5 households are eligible compete in city team rankings for awards and prizes.

The Challenge is funded by the State of California Air Resources Board and administered by researchers at the CoolClimate Division of the University of California's Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory.

Required Qualifications: 

Intern Qualifications
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Passion for reducing carbon emissions!
• Available to Volunteer 4-8 hours per week.
• Familiarity with communication tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, etc).
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Self-directed and able to work independently.

Email resumes or questions to: 
cmjones@berkeley.edu
Listing end date: 
Friday, June 20, 2014

Journalism Internship

Duties: 

The CoolCalifornia challenge is looking for a journalism intern to take charge of our newsletter!

We are looking for an intern who has some news writing experience (whether through school newspaper, blog, etc.) and who is passionate about combating global warming! The journalism intern will be responsible for posting biweekly blog articles about climate change, initiatives to reduce carbon, and highlight program success strategies.

Required Qualifications: 

• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Available to volunteer 4-8 hours per week.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Self-directed and able to work independently.
• Passion for reducing carbon emissions!

Email resumes or questions to: 
matesta@berkeley.edu
Listing end date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Website Support Intern

Duties: 

• Email correspondence with users who have tech questions
• Test new site when available
• User unsubscription
• Report and fix bugs
• Update email addresses
• Write Step by Step Tutorials

Required Qualifications: 

• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Available to volunteer 8-12 hours per week.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Self-directed and able to work independently.
• Passion for reducing carbon emissions!

Email resumes or questions to: 
matesta@berkeley.edu
Listing end date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Social Media Internship

Duties: 

The Social Media Intern will be responsible for developing and maintaining an online presence for the Cool California Challenge and keeping participants engaged. Intern will post regularly to social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to create a Challenge personality, which is friendly, informative, smart, charming, interesting, and witty. The intern will report to the Cool California project manager.

Required Qualifications: 

• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Passion for reducing carbon emissions!
• Available to Volunteer 4-8 hours per week.
• Familiarity with communication tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, etc).
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Self-directed and able to work independently.

Email resumes or questions to: 
matesta@berkeley.edu
Listing end date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kamini Iyer

Undergraduate Researcher
Bio and Research Interests: 

Kamini Iyer was an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley majoring in Environmental Science. project lead for Open Geo Mapping on the CoolClimate Team. Her interests include climate change education through a variety of media as well as the human impact and role in climate change.

Outside of work her interests and activities include dancing, painting, and working with the non-profit Project RISHI.

Read Kamini's CoolClimate GIS Blog

Education: 

UC Berkeley, B.S., Environmental Science

Email Address: 
kaminiiyer@berkeley.edu
Past Experience: 
  • President, Project RISHI May 2012 - Present
  • Student Assistant II - Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley September 2012 - Present
  • Vice President - Project RISHI Berkeley May 2011 - May 2012
  • Co-Director of Health Education - Project RISHI Berkeley May 2010 - May 2011

Email Marketing Wiz Internship

Duties: 

These internships are UNPAID because it takes us significant time and effort to coordinate working with you and ensure we meet our mutual needs (yours, ours, society's etc). What we do provide is guidance, templates, and a supportive environment. We expect a lot of work and a lot of laughter; we all pitch in for constant snacks and ways to rejuvenate each other. If this sounds like an environment you could also thrive in, please send us an email with your interests, your resume and if you/your university is willing to provide any funding for you.

Build Your Resume: Intern at the CoolClimate Network Summer 2012

We have a large email list as part of the CoolCalifornia Challenge that
needs to be subjected to prettier emails, and we'd like to know more about our end user's statistics.

Required Qualifications: 

You don't have to know everything a web designer would know about HTML emails (ex. http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/tutorials/ultimate-guide-html-emails/ ) but you need to be willing to develop this skill. This shouldn't be hard since you're a fast learner and dedicated to sending out 10 unique formats by the end of the summer from graphics we've already developed.

Email resumes or questions to: 
miayamauchi@berkeley.edu
Listing end date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Drupal Themer Intern

Duties: 

These internships are UNPAID because it takes us significant time and effort to coordinate working with you and ensure we meet our mutual needs (yours, ours, society's etc). What we do provide is guidance, templates, and a supportive environment. We expect a lot of work and a lot of laughter; we all pitch in for constant snacks and ways to rejuvenate each other. If this sounds like an environment you could also thrive in, please send us an email with your interests, your resume and if you/your university is willing to provide any funding for you.

Build Your Resume: Intern at the CoolClimate Network Summer 2012

We need to re-brand coolclimate.berkeley.edu to better show folks how we research to create tools in order to support programs. We know what we want to highlight - and are open to suggestions but just don't have to implement these into a website. We also know what coding best practices are and will make sure you follow them.

Required Qualifications: 

Looking for a good learning experience for those of you who know the basics of HTML and CSS and just ready to learn to theme (i.e. bringing Drupal and its PHP quirks into your toolkit).

Email resumes or questions to: 
miayamauchi@berkeley.edu
Listing end date: 
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fundraising Intern

Duties: 

These internships are UNPAID because it takes us significant time and effort to coordinate working with you and ensure we meet our mutual needs (yours, ours, society's etc). What we do provide is guidance, templates, and a supportive environment. We expect a lot of work and a lot of laughter; we all pitch in for constant snacks and ways to rejuvenate each other. If this sounds like an environment you could also thrive in, please send us an email with your interests, your resume and if you/your university is willing to provide any funding for you.

Build Your Resume: Intern at the CoolClimate Network Summer 2012

Main duties include assisting with outreach and fundraising efforts for the CoolCalifornia Challenge http://www.coolcalifornia.org/community-challenge.

Required Qualifications: 

You may be new to the business world but are charming and have lots of creative ideas on how to attract and retain funders for the
You're a pro at online social networking, love both cold calling and developing longer-term relationships with companies doing good deeds that you think should be involved in our unique State-wide campaign.

Email resumes or questions to: 
miayamauchi@berkeley.edu
Listing end date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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