Job and Internship Posts

Kirk Underhill Graduate Prize

DEADLINE MAY 31. The Kirk Underhill Graduate Prize of $250 will be awarded for the best research paper on a British Studies topic by a UC Berkeley graduate student prior to advancing to candidacy. Papers must be nominated by a faculty member by May 31. More

4/26 Townsend Center Workshop: "Inside Dope: Life as a Humanist"

DEADLINE TO APPLY ONLINE IS APRIL 12, FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. To showcase the variety of lives and livelihoods of humanities and humanistic social science PhDs, the Townsend Center and the Graduate Division invite ten Berkeley PhD graduates working in a range of careers to lead small group discussions with current and recent PhD students. These discussions give doctoral students the opportunity both to learn about others' career experiences and to gain insight into their own paths. UCB PhD students at any stage and recent UCB PhD graduates whose field of study is in the arts, humanities or humanistic social sciences are eligible. More

Berkeley History, Literature and Publishing Internship

DEADLINE 3/1. SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO PATRICIA WAKIDA, Want to learn more about the city of Berkeley? Interested in publishing? The California Institute for Community, Art and Nature is an organization based in Berkeley, CA devoted to bringing together creative vitality, historical and cultural context, and social innovation through publications and public events. We are currently offering spring internships where you will gain valuable experience in diverse aspects of book publishing by working in the research, editorial, production, marketing, and special events stages of an anthology of Berkeley literature. 3 month internship (Mar-May with flexibility), approximately 8 hrs/wk. Unpaid internship but can receive course credit. More

Apply to LA Review of Books Publishing Workshop

DEADLINE: MAR 1, APPLY HERE. The LARB/USC summer program on careers in the publishing industry is a three-week workshop that gives attendees the chance to meet and learn from some of the leading figures in the worlds of digital and print publishing. It will be held on the campus of the University of Southern California from July 7-26. Participants can expect to learn about best practices in the publishing industry and to make contacts at institutions like the LARB. The workshop will also offer attendees guidance on resumes, cover letters, and networking skills. More

Describe your project or research for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card and be published in GradNews

DEADLINE MAR 11. Every day, on and off the Berkeley campus, thousands of our graduate students conduct fascinating research or pursue professional projects and the Graduate Division wants to know what you are discovering. Submit an essay about what you are doing and discovering this semester to GradNews and receive a $100 Amazon gift card, plus your essay will be published in GradNews, which reaches more than 10,000 Berkeley graduate students each month. More


Berkeley Undergraduate Journal of Classics (BUJC) is looking for editors for Spring 2019

DEADLINE FEB 14. The Berkeley Undergraduate Journal of Classics (BUJC) is excited to announce that we are seeking new editors for Spring 2019. BUJC publishes papers and translations expanding the field of Classics and study of the ancient Mediterranean world. We seek to establish a channel for interdepartmental exhange and collaboration by providing a common medium through which undergraduates from all relevant disciplines can actively engage in one another's work. The application for the position consists of a writing sample, which must be emailed to Please also relay any questions and concerns to this email. 

GIS Mapping Student Assistant Position for Fall 2018

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society is hiring a GIS Mapping Student Assistant for Fall 2018. To apply, send as one electronic document, your resume, letter of interest (no more than 2 pages), and project samples to with subject line "EM Student Assistant Application."

HAAS Institute Artist in Residence 2018-2019

DEADLINE: Sept 10, 11:59p. The Haas Institute is pleased to announce an open call for its first Artist in Residence program, a new position that will advance the Institute's focus on arts and culture as a primary way to further our collective vision of inclusion and belonging. The first Artist in Residence will be selected by a diverse group of public artists, advocates, and partners from the Haas Institute and its netowrk. The work will be presented at the Institute's bi-annual Othering & Belonging conference in 2019, but should engage a broader audience through process and/or outcomes.

2018-2019 CAA Internship Programs

Beginning in September 2018, the College Art Association will begin a new internship program in its New York office for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates. The program is designed for those who wish to gain experience and devlops kills in the following areas: Events and Conference Programming, Publications and Digital Publications, Marketing & Communications, and Membership Development. More

Global Urban Humanities is hiring for a Work-Study Accounting and Administrative Assistant

We are looking for a detail-oriented accounting and administrative assistant to work in our office at Wurster Hall. Tasks will include making purchases and submitting reimbursement requests to Bearbuy, general office and event support, and updating the program website and social media. The position is 8-10 hours week and we are seeking someone who can work through the 2018-2019 academic year. (Work-Study Job ID: 2642186127) More

TNDC Hiring Community Organizing Manager

Affordable housing developer, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development (TNDC), is hiring a manager for its Community Organizing Department. This is a great opportunity to work on a variety of community development and community engagement issues with a really amazing team in the Tenderloin, "the most interesting neighborhood in San Francisco." More


Summer-Fall 2018 Arts Internship with Love the Bulb

Internship Dates: June 11 - December 31, 2018

Application Deadline: Monday, June 4, 2018

Love the Bulb is a community arts organization that presents performance and participatory art projects at a public park known as the Albany Bulb, about 4 miles from the UC Berkeley campus. Love the Bulb is seeking an intern to help plan and execute a September dance festival and other events. 5-10 hours per week. Position is unpaid but the organization will help the intern assemble a strategic portfolio of work that can help with future employment. More

UC Irvine Job: Assistant Professor, International Studies

The International Studies Program at the University of California, Irvine invites applications from outstanding scholars involved in critical interdisciplinary global research with substantive foci in political, sociocultural, historical, legal, geographical and economic issues to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position. All candidates with a research agenda that engages complex global issues and cuts across foci in creative ways will be considered. Candidates should address explicitly how critical and global perspectives are deployed and/or local-global dimensions feature in their research. More

UCLA Faculty Position in Latina/o Urban Issues

UCLA's Department of Chicana/o Studies and Department of Urban Planning invite applications from Urban Studies scholars for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Scholars with varied research interests including but not limited to neighborhood change, community development, social mobility, race and ethnicity, immigration, and urban planning in minority communities are encouraged to apply. More

California Institute for Community, Art, and Nature
Position: Part Time Administrative and Operations Associate

Reports to:  Malcolm Margolin, Project Director

Salary: $20 hourly wage

Hours: 20 per week. (More hours are possible, depending on applicant’s needs and abilities, the flow of work, and the availability of funds.)

Overall: The Administrative and Operations Associate will be responsible for the internal operations and administrative functioning of the organization. She/he will report to the Director and work closely with the Director, Associate Director, and with the staff and managers of specific Institute projects. This is an exciting opportunity to join some of California’s most innovative, well-respected, and in some cases world-renowned writers, thinkers, environmentalists, advocates for social justice, and visionaries of a better world in launching a new organization. The Administrative and Operations Associate will be instrumental in supporting the organization’s impact and strategic expansion.


The California Institute for Community, Art, and Nature is a fiscally sponsored project of Earth Island Institute. The work revolves around topics such as California Indian cultural heritage; balancing preservation of endangered places and species with the inevitability of change; Bay Area history, ecology, and the importance of the literary arts in shaping our deepest values; and how we provide inspiration and support to those who are fighting for a more sustainable and spiritually abundant world.

The work is guided by a few core beliefs: that in the long run, the battle for a sustainable, healthy, diverse, and beautiful world is not only a battle for land-use laws and policies, but is a battle for the human imagination; that the arts are the doorway into the human imagination; that the human race is capable of embracing change and achieving greatness; and that great work can best be done with joy and laughter.

Job Description: As the first staff member, fulfilling this position will require skills that range from the nuts-and-bolts of routine office work—filing, data entry, responding to emails, scheduling appointments, light bookkeeping, etc.—to more advanced, creative, and challenging work. Specifically

Help establish and maintain procedures for dealing with telephone calls, emails, and written inquiries from supporters, collaborators, donors, the public, etc.

Help institute and eventually maintain simple bookkeeping systems for monitoring budgets, tracking income and expense, paying bills, etc.

Work with the Director and Associate Director to create and eventually service a website and appropriate social media to effectively communicate with supporters and the general public.

Drawing on the database and the Director’s personal contacts, help assemble an advisory committee.

Work with the Director and the Associate Director to solicit funding from individuals and grants from foundations. Maintaining calendars for grant reporting and benchmarking, as well tracking project budgets.

Project management. There will be several semi-independent projects, each with its own budget, project leader, and staff, each operating on its own schedule. The administrative associate will serve as a communication link between the Director, the project staff, and the funders or supporters, with additional guidance and support from the Associate Director.

Coordinate events, panels, receptions, presentations, tours, etc. This will involve helping the Director line up speakers or performers, dealing with logistics, helping publicize the event when open to the general public, and often attending the event as well.

Provide back up and support to the Director as needed.

Take initiative to make improvements to systems and processes wherever possible.

Other possibilities: Depending upon interest, experience, and ability hours may be expanded with involvement in research and implementation for specific projects.

Required skills and experience:

Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to take initiative, prioritize, complete work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines.

Ease, transparency, and social grace in dealing with diverse people.

Desirable skills and experience

Proficiency in various computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Facebook, Salesforce, WordPress, and bookkeeping software such as Quicken or Quickbooks.

Experience in events management, project management, grantwriting, fundraising, and bookkeeping.


Those wishing to discuss the position further should submit a resume and a covering letter to California Institute for Community, Art, and Nature, attn. Malcolm Margolin. Please send it electronically to

Earth Island Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.