[EnviSci] Announcements 12/1/08

Rian, Sigrid srian at ioe.ucla.edu
Mon Dec 1 16:11:00 PST 2008

***PETITIONS: New form for majors and minors. 
For consideration of courses outside the regular curriculum, please download the petition form posted on the Institute of the Environment website: http://www.ioe.ucla.edu/academics/article.asp?parentID=417


1) PROGRAM UPDATES: Environmental Health Minor 
2) PROGRAM UPDATES: Environmental Engineering Minor
3) STUDY ABROAD: UCLA Travel Study
4) STUDY ABROAD: EAP Environmental Programs
5) INTERNSHIP: UC Center Sacramento
6) LECTURE: "The Financial Meltdown Does Not Slow Global Warming: Israel's Environmental challenges and innovative emerging solutions"

1) INTERNSHIP: Green Hotel Certification
2) INTERNSHIP: Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce - Public Policy Department
3) INTERNSHIP: Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health
4) JOB: Field Technicians, USDA Forest Service, Sierra Nevada
5) FIELD STUDIES: Northwest Connections' Landscape and Livelihood Fall Field Semester


1) PROGRAM UPDATES: Environmental Health Minor 

The minor is still not formalized, and there are some important scheduling issues you need to be aware of if you are a graduating senior in 2009 and pursuing the Environmental Health minor. 
Additional restrictions have been placed on some courses, so several students have not been able to enroll. Please contact Rebecca Greenberg for enrollment requests in EHS courses: rgreenberg at ph.ucla.edu
We are working on finding substitutions, please feel free to look for relevant courses that you think would fit in the minor

The required class C135  Environmental Policy for Science and Engineering will unfortunately not be offered during this academic year. I am really sorry we are not able to offer the class as listed.
Urban Planning 121 will be accepted as a C135 substitute (offered in winter 2009)
Environmental Health Sciences 185B will be accepted as a C135 substitute (offered in winter 2009) (Same as Graduate class C200B) 
You may be able to use Environment 160 for this requirement if you have already taken it, and instead fulfill your Environmental Management requirement with Environment M134 (winter 09 and tentatively summer 09), Environment M135 (spring 09) or Environment 163 (winter 09). 
Please contact me and I will address each request individually. 

2) PROGRAM UPDATES: Environmental Engineering Minor

A new Guide to the Environmental Engineering Minor including a list of acceptable course substitutions is now available. Please contact me if you would like a copy of the minor guide. 

3) STUDY ABROAD: UCLA Travel Study

***Please make sure to submit an advisory petition if you want to apply study abroad courses that are not pre-approved for your major or minor. 

UCLA Summer Travel Study: 
*Environmental Science in Thailand: Sustainable Communities and Ecosystems
-Environment 131SL: Application for ES major: Humans and Environment OR Policy and Politics.
Application for ES&S minor: One UD
-Environment 188: (new course) Application for ES major: To be determined, probably Ecology and Conservation Biology	
Application for ES&S minor: To be determined

*Urban Planning: Global Change and International Governance (Designed for graduate    students) 
-UP 239 (grad)/UP 130 (undergrad): No application for ES major or ES&S minor: By petition only.
-UP 266 (grad)/UP 160 (undergrad):	Application for ES major: Policy and Politics	
Application for ES&S minor: One UD
-UP 499 (grad)/UP 166 (undergrad): 	Application for ES major: Humans and Environment
Application for ES&S minor: By petition only.

For more information, visit: http://www.ieo.ucla.edu/travelstudy/

4) STUDY ABROAD: EAP Environmental Programs

***Please make sure to submit an advisory petition if you want to apply study abroad courses that are not pre-approved for your major or minor. 

In Denmark, "It's All About The Environment"

In fall 2009, the United Nations Climate Change Conference will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Around this event, the University of Copenhagen will be offering conferences, lectures, and courses that relate to climate change. 

The UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) can get you there!
-Study at one of Europe's finest universities. 
-Take climate change-related courses in English in a wide variety of fields, from the life sciences to economics, anthropology, and many more. 
-Experience the vibrant city of Copenhagen, with a full range of cultural activities, popular music venues, coffeehouses, clubs, and restaurants of every variety. 

Don't miss out! Apply by January 2009.
More Information: 

Other EAP options for environmental studies/science majors: http://eap.ucop.edu/prospective_participants/disciplines/environmental_studies/

5) INTERNSHIPS: UC Center Sacramento

Every quarter, dozens of students from all over the UC system travel to Sacramento to spend 10 weeks living and interning in the capital while learning the ins and out of state politics and public policy formation.  While there, they remain full time students and receive academic credit for both their internships and coursework.  They leave Sacramento with a well-developed suite of professional skills and extensive research experience into today's most pressing issues.  From Art History to Engineering, Political Science to Pre-Law, Economics to International Relations, the UC Center Sacramento can help any UCLA student get on track for a successful career, whatever that turns out to be.

To see where previous students have interned, follow this link: http://uccs.universityofcalifornia.edu/InternshipListing.html
To learn even more go to http://uccs.universityofcalifornia.edu/studentpage_ucla.html or email Joaquin Feliciano at joaquin.feliciano at ucop.edu.

6) LECTURE: "The Financial Meltdown Does Not Slow Global Warming: Israel's Environmental challenges and innovative emerging solutions"

You are cordially invited to a special guest lecture by Dr. Miriam (Miki) Haran, former Director General of the Israel Ministry of the Environment, Head of the MBA Environmental Management Program at Ono Academic College and Chief Scientist of Tamarix Ventures which focuses on Israel-related Clean-tech investments.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Miriam (Miki) Haran
"The Financial Meltdown Does Not Slow Global Warming: Israel's Environmental challenges and innovative emerging solutions"
Tuesday, December 2, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Reception & Hors d'oeuvre: 6:45 PM, Cornell Hall Atrium (D Building), UCLA Anderson School of Management
Opening words: 7:15 PM Room D301, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Mr. Ryan Matulka, Co-Director of Net Impact Sustainable Technology, UCLA Anderson Net Impact
Ms. Alma Gadot-Perez, Israel Center Project Manager, Milken Institute and Net Impact Ambassador to Israel
Discussion and Q&A:
Prof. Matthew E. Kahn, UCLA's Institute of the Environment, the Departments of Economics and Public Policy

Free admission, Please RSVP at: 


1) INTERNSHIP: Green Hotel Certification

Green Hotel Certification is looking for a (at least) bi-lingual (future) employee with environmental and commercial background, able to travel. 
What we would like to receive is not a CV but the following: A one-page document with contact information on the left (top), photo scanned on the right (top) answering the following questions:

What is your "connection" to the environment?
Where do you see the advantages of a business to undergo a internationally recognized Green Certification?
What have you personally done for the environment?

Languages spoken should be mentioned below contact information. 

Internships are paid depending on commitment. Green Globe accreditation for auditing are provided if necessary (no cost to student). Travel paid. Student should have access to high-speed internet and should own a laptop. 

I am very much looking forward to hearing from you and/or any of your students. We have immediate openings as we have several projects.

Guido Bauer, CEO
Green Hotel Certification

Green Certifications Inc.
gbauer at greenhotelcertification.com
phone       +1-310-929-7460
fax             +1-310-626-9982
skype        gbauerusa1125

703 Pier Avenue, Suite B286, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, U.S.A.

2) INTERNSHIP: Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce - Public Policy Department

Immediate Opening - Spring 2009

Internship Responsibilities
*Support the Public Policy Department in developing the Chamber's advocacy agenda, position papers and lobbying materials.
*Attend meetings with Chamber members and regional policy leaders/elected officials including at Los Angeles City Hall and the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
*Help write advocacy letters to elected officials, government agencies and Chamber members.
* Research important legislative and policy issues at all levels of government.
* Write policy briefs and legislative analysis on key business issues.
* Assist staff with Chamber committee policy meetings and special events.
* Database entry of clients, preparation of mailing lists and mail merge databases to letters.
* Meet and interact with top business people, civic leaders and lawmakers.
* Assist with planning lobbying trips to Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
* Work with staff on other special projects as needed.

Reporting Relationships:
The student intern reports to the Public Policy Assistant who will provide daily supervision and
assignment coordination as needed by specific projects.

Goals and Objectives:
A student intern in the Public Policy Department will be exposed to a wide range of activities that will contribute to preparing him/her for a career in government relations, politics and public affairs.
Specifically, an intern will get hands-on experience and gain knowledge of how advocacy and public policy are conducted via one of the region's oldest and largest non-profit, membership-based

Work Schedule & Requirements:
The Chamber's regular business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The student intern's regular schedule will be a mutual decision between the intern and the Public Policy Assistant. Strong
writing and research skills, ability to work independently, and experience with Microsoft Office are required. Applicants who can work at least 12 hours per week will be given priority.

Application Process:
Please email a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample (1-3 pages; academic papers acceptable) to Public Policy Assistant Janine Glass at jglass at lachamber.com.

3) INTERNSHIP: Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health

*** One of our seniors in Environmental Science participated in the first incoming class for this program during Summer 2008. I'll be happy to pass on questions you may have regarding the program. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites qualified applicants to apply for a ten week summer undergraduate internship program in Environmental Public Health at the National Center
for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a full time summer opportunity for rising juniors and rising seniors to get real-world experience in Environmental Public Health activities at the federal level. Students will participate in individual projects and will be paired with mentors to gain experience in the fascinating field of Environmental Public Health. Students that are majoring in Environmental fields are encouraged to visit our website at http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh.

Stipend: $500 per week
Deadline for application: February 18, 2009 * Program dates: June 10 -August 14, 2009
For more information, visit our website, email Cory Moore at Cmoore3 at cdc.gov, or call 770-488-0593.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Center for Environmental Health/
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Website with the information and application:

4) JOB: Field Technicians, USDA Forest Service, Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada Research Center (USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station) is seeking qualified field biologists to fill seasonal positions for a scientific investigation of the responses of wildlife, particularly California spotted owls, to large-scale fire, fuels, and timber management strategies in the Sierra Nevada.

Biologists will perform the following work: 
(1) systematic night surveys for spotted owls and other owl species; 
(2) follow-up surveys to identify color-banded birds and to determine spotted owl nest/roost locations, nesting status, and reproductive success; and
(3) other tasks as assigned (e.g. collecting vegetation data, assisting with other wildlife surveys, and data entry). 

All project biologists perform most of their duties at night and will often be required to hike on steep, rough terrain in remote areas. 
All candidates must have good hearing and full night and color vision, be physically fit, be able to follow a scientific protocol, have a valid driver's license, and be willing and able to exercise good scientific and safety judgment in the field. 
We will be filling Biological Science Technician positions at the GS-4, 5 and 6 levels.

Start dates will range from March 1st thru June 1st and end in mid- to late August, with the possibility of work extending into September. Work is conducted in northern California on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests (based in Quincy, CA and Chester, CA, respectively) and in southern California at Sequoia National Park, and on the Sierra National Forest (based in Trimmer, and Shaver Lake, CA).

Official job announcements are posted on the USAJOBS website, www.usajobs.opm.gov. Follow the link to the AVUE website to apply. 
Vacancy announcement numbers are, 
for GS-4: TEMP-OCR-404-4-SNRC-SO, for GS-5: TEMP-OCR-404-5 SNRC,
for GS-6: TEMP-OCR-404-6-SNRC, and for GS-7:  TEMP-OCR-0404-07-SNRC-SO. 
Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are identified with the first review of applications starting 03 December, 2008. 
Interested candidates should apply online.
For more information on positions in Quincy, contact Paula Shaklee at (530) 283-7806 (EM: pashaklee at fs.fed.us); 
for Chester, contact Gretchen Jehle at (530) 721-0011 (EM: gjehle at fs.fed.us); 
for Trimmer, Shaver Lake, or Sequoia NP, contact Sue Sutton at (559) 323-3224 (EM: ssutton01 at fs.fed.us).

5)  FIELD STUDIES: Northwest Connections' Landscape and Livelihood Fall Field Semester

Northwest Connections' Landscape and Livelihood Fall Field Semester: intensive two-month, field-based educational program focused on ecology and community-based conservation.
The program offers 15 semester credits from the University of Montana. 
Students learn experientially, while living in the wild landscape and rural community of the Swan Valley. Base camp for the semester is the historic Beck homestead, on the Swan River, nestled between two wilderness areas, 50 miles south of Glacier National Park.

Northwest Connections' instructional philosophy recognizes the value of hands-on learning outside of the traditional academic model. Students spend every day of the semester outdoors, in the field, gaining tangible skills. 
With the Swan Valley as their classroom, students have the opportunity to work with land managers and rural citizens towards an understanding of the common ground between the needs of the land, rural communities and local economies.

Landscape and Livelihood's residential program operates seven days per week, creating time for classroom lecture, field work, reading, reflective writing, journaling, and involvement in community activities. Fifteen semester credits are earned from the University of Montana in five separate courses through the College of Forestry and Conservation; the Departments of Environmental Studies; and Geography.

The Field Semester runs from August 31st - October 29th, 2009.  Cost includes:
- Tuition
- Wilderness First Aid certification
- Room and board
- All course materials
- Transportation during the semester
A $500 tuition break is being offered to students who apply by February 1st, 2009.  Check out the NwC website for further information and to find out how to apply at http://www.northwestconnections.org/ 

For more information, please contact:
Maureen 'Mo' Hartmann
Program Director
Northwest Connections
Box 1309  Swan Valley, MT 59826
(406) 754-3185
mo at northwestconnections.org

Sigrid Rian, Ph.D.
Student Affairs Officer
UCLA Institute of the Environment
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Box 951496
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

(310) 206-9193 phone
(310) 825-9663 fax


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