The Discovery Hub helps transfers quickly search and connect with the wide range of opportunities on campus for research, public service, entrepreneurship, creative projects, and more. We’ll log into the Discovery Opportunities Database, preview deadlines for Spring 2024 research opportunities and connect you with our getting started guides. Participants will be entered into gift card giveaways and food is provided. There will be two workshops offered and a quick questions table. Register for this event with the link attached here.
Serve as a UCAN Student Ambassador
Deadline: October 15
Want to make UC better for all students? Interested in getting experience with advocacy and public affairs? As a UCAN Student Ambassador, you’ll join a committed group of students from across UC who will represent student interests with state and federal lawmakers.
Serve as a Campus Compact Student Design Fellow
Deadline: October 27
Student Design Fellows will work alongside Campus Compact staff, member campuses, and national partners to design initiatives dedicated to enhancing student civic leadership development across the country. Fellows will receive stipend, opportunties to present at conferences, and network with leading practitioners in the civic engagement field. Celebrating our diverse communities
We invite everyone to honor and celebrate our diverse communities this month and every month - Latinx Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15), Filipino American History Month (FAHM), and Disability Awareness Month.
CALPIRG is hiring a passionate, dedicated, and organized campaign associate to help lead our campaign to move Beyond Plastic in California.
Every day Californians throw away millions of single-use plastic containers, wrappers, packaging and other plastic “stuff.” The big problem with all that plastic is that it can take hundreds of years to fully degrade and the vast majority of it can’t be recycled. That means that almost every piece ever made is still out there piling up in our landfills, littering our streets, and polluting our environment.
CALPIRG is working to eliminate the single-use plastics we’ve known for decades we can all live without. We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our experienced team of advocates, researchers, and digital and communications experts.
Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to like-minded organizations and affected constituency groups to demonstrate support for our campaign goals.
Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on social media for your campaign.
Lobby elected officials: Meet with decision makers - from city council members to state legislators - to make the case for our campaign goals. When a critical vote is happening on your campaign, work to demonstrate the support you’ve been building on the ground to help line up the votes needed to win.
Research and write reports: Catalog and analyze data relevant to the issue and our policy proposals to help influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund your campaign.
Recruit new people to your team: Help build your team by recruiting volunteers, interns and full-time staff.
Run a grassroots campaign office each summer: Run a campaign office for the summer to raise money to support our campaigns, build our organization and membership, and help build critical and timely grassroots support to win key campaigns while honing your organizing and management skills.
Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply. Though we expect you to take your campaign and run with it, we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight by an experienced advocate. Ideal candidates will have leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, an eagerness to learn, and be ready for a challenge. We value organizing experience, including building campus or community groups.
CALPIRG is an advocate for the public interest. We speak out for the public and stand up to special interests on problems that affect the public's health, safety and wellbeing. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students in state capitals across the country, we take on special interests on issues such as product safety, public health, environmental threats and consumer protection, wherever those interests stand in the way of reform and progress. We recently helped pass the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act to reduce waste from single-use plastics in California.
Compensation and Benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $35,000. CALPIRG offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, paid time off, our commuter benefit program, a 401(k) plan with employer match, parental leave, long term disability insurance, and may include needs-based student loan assistance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Apply online here: https://pirg.org/jobs/calpirg-beyond-plastic-campaign-associate/
Our Mission and Values
If you care more about making a positive difference in people’s lives than you do about labels like progressive or conservative; if you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and work hard; and if you’re willing to do what it takes to win on the issues—then we want to talk to you.
Why work with CALPIRG? Check out 10 reasons: https://pirg.org/why-work-with-us/
CALPIRG Is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Visit https://pirg.org/core-values for things you should know about our network when you apply.
CALPIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
COVID-19: We take COVID-19 safety very seriously. Employees must follow our COVID safety protocols and be fully vaccinated and boosted. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.
- Central Valley - Immigration & Farmworker Rights
- San Francisco - Economic Justice*
- East Bay - Environmental & Food Justice
- Los Angeles - Urban Health
- Puerto Rico - Sustainability and Community Building
- San Diego - Immigration Rights
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal - Paper Submission Fall 2023
Looking for a chance to publish your excellent work? Please consider working with Berkeley Undergraduate Journal to share your research and writing. As Cal's oldest undergraduate research journal for the social sciences and humanities, BUJ publishes carefully reviewed and edited scholarly work from the humanities and social sciences on the University of California’s eScholarship website, highlighting the strength of undergraduate scholarship on the UC Berkeley campus from a variety of disciplines.
To submit your paper, please follow the guidelines listed on our website https://buj.berkeley.edu/submit. The deadline for Fall 2023 paper submission is Monday, October 16th. If you have questions regarding paper submission, please contact our staff advisor Keila Diehl (firstname.lastname@example.org). For all other inquiries, please email email@example.com with the header [BUJ] Author Fa23 Submission Inquiry.
We look forward to working with you and getting your work published!
This event will be an engaging and interactive session, serving as a platform for meaningful dialogue between students, members of the Berkeley community, and Superintendent Thurmond. Our program will unfold as a captivating 1-1 discussion, followed by an open audience Q&A to foster further discussions.
Date: October 10th
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: ASUC Senate Chambers (eshleman hall)
Students who are selected for the program will participate in a series of workshops throughout the semester - scheduled for Mondays in the afternoon from 12 to 2:00 pm and will be advised on pursuing research opportunities as an undergraduate. There may also be an opportunity to receive mentoring from graduate students and faculty. Students who pursue this may earn one credit unit for completing the program. Elective credit only.
The virtual Graduate and Law School Career Fair is a great opportunity to meet with representatives from 40+ university programs. This fair will be hosted virtually within Handshake. Connect with university reps to gain a real advantage in the application process by getting to know admissions representatives, learn about application procedures, prerequisites and what makes an applicant successful, and find out where graduates from their programs are landing jobs. Check out the list of universities attending.
Registration is required to sign up for sessions and will open on October 5th. This fair will be hosted in Handshake!
Education, Equality and the Supreme Court
Thursday, October 19, 2023
12:50 PM – 2:00 PM | Hybrid: Special Event + CRG Sponsored Event
In Person - Room 100, Law Building – Click here to registerVirtual - Zoom – Click here to register
with Tolani Britton (Associate Professor, School of Education, UC Berkeley), Cary Franklin (McDonald/Wright Chair Of Law; Faculty Director, The Williams Institute; Faculty Director, The Center On Reproductive Health, Law, And Policy; UCLA School Of Law), Jonathan D. Glater (Professor of Law; Faculty Director, The Center For Consumer Law & Economic Justice; UC Berkeley School of Law), Jerry Kang (Distinguished Professor of Law & Distinguished Professor of Asian American Studies, UCLA School of Law), and moderated by Russell K. Robinson (Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Center On Race, Sexuality & Culture; UC Berkeley School of Law).
School of Education, UC Berkeley
McDonald / Wright Chair of Law
Faculty Director, The Williams Institute
Faculty Director, The Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy
UCLA School of Law
Jonathan D. Glater
Professor of Law
Faculty Director, The Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice
UC Berkeley School of Law
Distinguished Professor of Law & Distinguished Professor of Asian American Studies
UCLA School of Law
Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture
UC Berkeley School of Law