Com­mu­nity Organizations 

We love con­tribut­ing to the pub­lic good with other great orga­ni­za­tions!  Thus, we have a lot of friends. Please check out the won­der­ful work of:

Fel­low­ships in Energy and Sustainability

We also know that it can be hard to enter and stay in this field. We have com­plied a num­ber of oppor­tu­ni­ties in the fol­low­ing spread­sheet doc­u­ment. It can be down­loaded in three for­mats, Open OfficeMicrosoft Office, and pdf. ( OODOC PDF

Intern­ship Oppor­tu­ni­ties

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 Fall 2012


At present, our pri­mary needs include:


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
Cool Cal­i­for­nia Chal­lenge​cal​i​for​nia​.org/​c​o​m​m​u​n​ity–chal­lenge. 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. Please e-​​mail challenge@​coolcalifornia.​org to find out more.



We need to re-​​brand cool​cli​mate​.berke​ley​.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… so it could be 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). Please con­tact miayamauchi@​berkeley.​edu to find out more.

API ADDICT (unpaid)

We have data that the world wants to use, and we want to share, but we need to set up an
infra­struc­ture to do so. In this intern­ship you would have the oppor­tu­nity to open up our GHG foot­print data using best prac­tices on open and linked data. The Cool­Cli­mate Team cool​cli​mate​.berke​ley​.edu has numer­ous mod­els and tools of GHG emis­sions at zipcode-​​level gran­u­lar­ity that we want to grow, and the world to be able to use, but we need help mak­ing this dream come true. We know the basic best-​​practices, but just don’t have the time to imple­ment the project. If you do, this would be a won­der­ful con­tri­bu­tion to soci­ety, and look excel­lent on your resume. You don’t need to be a cod­ing genius but rel­e­vant expe­ri­ence with basic
stan­dards would be ideal. Please con­tact miayamauchi@​berkeley.​edu to find out more.



You’re a moti­vated under­grad­u­ate media stud­ies or grad­u­ate school of jour­nal­ism stu­dent look­ing to build their resume and make a real impact on a live, on-​​the-​​ground pro­gram with jour­nal­ism genius and edi­to­r­ial imag­i­na­tion. Assis­tant edi­tors with the Cool­Cal­i­for­nia Chal­lenge gen­er­ate buzz, inter­est and excite­ment around the chal­lenge to main­tain momen­tum that is cru­cial to sup­port­ing community-​​based sus­tain­abil­ity efforts. Tell the Chal­lenge story through con­duct­ing inter­views, fol­low­ing up on story leads, gen­er­at­ing story angles and writ­ing Chal­lenge news updates, blogs, social media posts and newslet­ter con­tent tai­lored to var­i­ous audi­ences and goals.



Take a look at http://coolclimate.berke​ley​.edu/  and http://​rael​.berke​ley​.edu/. It should be obvi­ous that we need aes­thetic aid. We could use both web
and print stu­dents, but we have most expe­ri­ence on user-​​interface and inter­ac­tion design (not that you could tell by the tools that are
cur­rently dis­played ;)). While we can offer your resources on best-​​practice web-​​design, we’re hop­ing that you’ll be able to bring your aes­thetic eye to a vari­ety of print and web media. This would be a fan­tas­tic and var­ied port­fo­lio builder for numer­ous good causes. Please con­tactmiayamauchi@​berkeley.​edu to find out more.

MARKETING MANAGER for the Cool­Cli­mate Cool­Cal­i­for­nia Chal­lenge (unpaid)

You may be new to the mar­ket­ing com­mu­nity but you’re a self-​​starter and have lots of cre­ative ideas on how to sup­port  the Cool Cal­i­for­nia Chal­lenge​cal​i​for​nia​.org/​c​o​m​m​u​n​ity–chal­lenge. You’re a pro at online social net­work­ing, are or want to become famil­iar with the adobe suite and love com­ing up with clever slo­gans,
graph­ics and guer­rilla adver­tis­ing ideas. If you don’t know about behav­ior change sci­ence you’re a quick learner and are ready to read a few books to get on board with this team’s fun-​​loving, but behavior-​​changing game-​​plan.  Most impor­tantly, you’re super excited to be involved in devel­op­ing  our unique State-​​wide cam­paign. Please con­tact challenge@​coolcalifornia.​org to find out more.

COMMUNITY LIAISON for the Cool­Cli­mate Cool­Cal­i­for­nia Chal­lenge (unpaid)

Are you inter­ested in sus­tain­able com­mu­ni­ties, cli­mate action plans, and good ol’ fash­ioned fun? If so, then this is THE oppor­tu­nity for you to apply proven behav­ioral psy­chol­ogy tech­niques to gar­ner inter­est, gather peo­ple, and get results for the larger envi­ron­men­tal good in the Cool­Cal­i­for­nia Chal­lenge! The Chal­lenge is a lively, inno­v­a­tive com­pe­ti­tion between eight Cal­i­for­nia cities to reduce their community-​​wide car­bon foot­prints and build more vibrant and viable com­mu­ni­ties. You will be THE nexus between between UC Berke­ley, Cool City Offi­cials, Vol­un­teers, and Par­tic­i­pants. Using a Com­mu­nity Based Social Mar­ket­ing frame­work, you will be assist­ing one Cool City (Davis, Sacra­mento, Tracy, or Chula Vista) with var­i­ous respon­si­bil­i­ties such as social out­reach, event coor­di­na­tion, tar­geted mes­sag­ing, and more! Set your own sched­ule in a fun work atmos­phere, flex­i­ble hours, and an oppor­tu­nity for excel­lent rec­om­men­da­tions while you learn new skills and build your pro­fes­sional expe­ri­ence. We’re located on the UCB cam­pus in the CITRIS build­ing and have lots of friends. If you’re inter­ested in join­ing the Cool­Cal­i­for­nia Chal­lenge team, please send us an email with a cover let­ter your inter­ests and your resume.


In exchange for some hard work, on your own sched­ule, we would pro­vide a fun work atmos­phere, flex­i­ble hours, and excel­lent rec­om­men­da­tions. We’re located on the UCB cam­pus in the CITRIS build­ing and have lots of friends. These intern­ships are per­fect learn­ing expe­ri­ences to enhance your resume while learn­ing new skills. We make sure you work with us to come up with a list of skills you’ll learn by the end of the sum­mer (we have some ideas ;)), and then help you get them, via weekly to do lists and check-​​ins accord­ing to the num­ber of hours you’re will­ing to com­mit. There are also numer­ous poten­tial avenues for advance­ment and per­son­al­ized expe­ri­ences. Please con­tact us to learn more. If you’re a graphic designer and want to make what we’ve got bet­ter — we’re all for it, just work with us to help us meet our pri­mary needs too. The more you give the bet­ter our rec­om­men­da­tions will be (but we’re pretty darn nice to begin with ;)!

For ques­tions or sug­ges­tions, please con­tact raelmanager@​yahoo.​com

Spe­cific Projects 

Cool Cli­mate Network

Want to cre­ate a peer-​​reviewed, trans­par­ent and accu­rate car­bon cal­cu­la­tor for your country’s actors (indi­vid­u­als, busi­nesses, house­holds, local gov­ern­ments, “com­mu­ni­ties” etc…) ? We want to help! Through the Cool­Cli­mate Con­sor­tium (http://​cool​cli​mate​.berke​ley​.edu/) we would like to recruit train and sup­port interns from all con­ti­nents to use our data and tools (in con­junc­tion with their own unique local sources) to develop their own country-​​specific GHG cal­cu­la­tors to facil­i­tate deci­sion sup­port across the globe.

Although we plan to col­lect data on over 100 coun­tries in which to imple­ment our cal­cu­la­tors, and wel­come appli­ca­tions from all con­ti­nents, based on our cur­rent projects, we are espe­cially inter­ested in researchers from the fol­low­ing countries:

  • Aus­tralia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Ger­many
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Nor­way
  • Nether­lands
  • Sin­ga­pore
  • Swe­den
  • United King­dom


from where we need folks!

Opin­ion Edi­to­ri­als & Pol­icy Briefs

We encour­age our stu­dents to make their opin­ions known and par­tic­i­pate in their com­mu­ni­ties. We have included links to some of their work here:


Open Edu­ca­tion Resources

Access to Pub­lished Information

We sup­port open access jour­nals and open edu­ca­tional resources at all lev­els of achieve­ment. Check out Envi­ron­men­tal Research Let­ters, a jour­nal that allows ANYONE to see it’s arti­cles and the data attached to each pub­li­ca­tion.  Unfor­tu­nately, ERL requires a cost placed on authors to pub­lish in this peer-​​reviewed out­let , but these fees are of lit­tle con­se­quence to aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tions and are often waived.

We also try to post all of our arti­cles via this web­site. If you’re look­ing for an arti­cle we’ve pub­lished, that you can’t seem to find, let us know, and we’ll do our best to get it to you (and others!)

Turn­ing our Stu­dents into Teachers

One of the best ways to mas­ter mate­r­ial is to teach it. Some of our stu­dents also share their find­ings and les­son designs via our course web­sitesthese por­tals:


A larger list­ing can be found here: http://​en​.wikipedia​.org/​w​i​k​i​/​O​p​e​n​_​e​d​u​c​a​t​i​o​n​a​l​_​r​e​s​o​u​r​ces and a coor­di­nated, world­wide effort to increase and con­nect these dis­trib­uted knowl­edge por­tals is in the process of being out­lined. (Open can mean a lot of dif­fer­ent things to dif­fer­ent seg­ments of the pop­u­la­tion and open access, does not nec­es­sar­ily con­note “free as in beer”. We do not want to get into this long, com­plex and cru­cially impor­tant debate here. How­ever, we do want to point you to some var­ied resources about how to choose how to pub­li­cize your work.)

As always, we try to work hard, play nice, and do our best.… please let us know if you have other sug­ges­tions we should incorporate!

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