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Student Opportunities: November 2017 List

November 2017 

This is an informal list of opportunities offered in the Arts + Design units on campus and in similar fields off campus that is assembled each month. This list is not comprehensive, nor is it updated when a position is filled. If you are interested in an opportunity, verify that it is still available before applying. If an opportunity does not have an external link, a description is provided below the title of the opportunity. 


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Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Public and Media Relations Assistant

Cal Performances & SMA

Marketing Administrative Assistant
Marketing and Advertising Assistant


Technical Assistant and a Facilities Assistant

Center for Environmental Design Research


College of Environmental Design

Wurster Facilities

College of Engineering-Dean's Office

Assistant III

Engineering Research Support Organization

Assistant III

Graduate School of Journalism

Career Services Coordinator

Lawrence Hall of Science

Program Prep Assistant


Library Student Employee (Doe/Moffitt Affinity Groups)
Library Student Employee (Doe/Moffitt & Subject Specialty Libraries)

School of Information & Management Systems

Events Assistant
I-School of Information Marketing - General

University and Jepson Herbaria

Herbarium Curatorial Assistant


American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants and Fellowships
Deadline: 11/1/17

Art of Writing Curriculum Grant (Graduate students only)
Deadline: 11/17/17

Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program
Deadline: 12/1/17

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
Deadline: 11/15/17

George Bennett Fellowship in Writing
Deadline: 11/30/17

The Institute of International Studies (IIS) at UC Berkeley Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
Deadline: 11/13/17

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship
Deadline: 11/26/17

Michel David Weill Scholarship
Deadline: 11/30/17

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences
Deadline: 11/30/17

Overseas Press Club (OPC) Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: 12/1/17

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: 11/1/17

Paul J. Alexander Memorial Fellowship — 11/3/2017 (Graduate students only)
Deadline: 11/3/17

Stanford Creative Writing Program Stegner Fellowships
Deadline: 12/1/17

Yenching Scholars Program
Deadline: 12/1/17


Academy of American Poets Prize
Deadline: 12/1/17

Dorothy Rosenberg Memorial Prize in Lyric Poetry
Deadline: 12/1/17

Elizabeth Mills Crothers Prize in Literary Composition
Deadline: 12/1/17

Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize in Poetry
Deadline: 12/1/17

Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize
Deadline: 12/1/17

Jeanne P. Steager Memorial Prize in Folklore
Deadline: 12/1/17

Joan Lee Yang Memorial Poetry Prize
Deadline: 12/1/17

Julia Keith Shrout Short Story Prize
Deadline: 12/1/17

Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Prize
Deadline: 12/1/17

Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes in Poetry and Prose
Deadline: 12/1/17

Samuel C. Irving Prize for American Wit and Humor
Deadline: 12/1/17


Bay Area Book Festival
(on and off campus)

Interested in learning the ins-and-outs of creating a world class literary festival? Intern with the Bay Area Book Festival for academic credit! The festival, which will take place April 28-29 in downtown Berkeley, is now accepting interns to receive course credit through Rhetoric 197 enrollment. The internship is an excellent opportunity for students to learn what is required to produce a major literary event, and can be tailored to suit a variety of interests. For example, a student may choose to focus on marketing and communications, theater management, sponsorship development and management, or international author programming, among other areas. To learn more about the internship — including how to apply — email Applications are competitive and open now; don’t hesitate to reach out!

Opportunity to Support Big Ideas: Call for Judges and Mentors!
The Big Ideas Contest is an early-stage innovation competition, now spanning 11 University campuses, that connects interdisciplinary teams of graduate and undergraduate students with the mentorship, training, and resources needed to successfully conceptualize, deploy, and scale social innovations. Since its launch at UC Berkeley in 2006, Big Ideas has inspired more than 5,000 students to propose 1,800+ high-impact projects aimed at solving the world’s most pressing problems. The success of the contest and the teams and ideas it produces is made possible by the 300+ enthusiastic professionals who serve as judges and mentors each year. The student teams applying to the Art & Social Change category would especially benefit from your expertise! The aim of this category is to develop innovative art projects that meaningfully engage with issues of advocacy, justice, and community-building. The projects may use any art form—visual/conceptual art, photography, new media, video, dance, theater/performance art, music, creative writing, or other forms. With the pre-proposal deadline rapidly approaching, we are actively seeking high-quality pre-proposal judges and would love to have you join us. Feel free to reach out to Francis Gonzales ( at the Big Ideas Contest with any questions.

Key information about pre-proposal judging:
Ideal judges and mentors will have a passion for innovation, 5+ years of relevant entrepreneurial or industry experience, and an interest in engaging with highly motivated and talented students.
Time Commitment: Pre-proposal judges commit 5-6 hours between mid November to early December.
Responsibilities: Pre-proposal judges evaluate, score, and provide valuable written feedback on 6-8 three page proposals in a chosen category.
Location: You can participate from anywhere! All pre-proposal judging is done remotely via our online platform.
If you are interested in serving as a judge or mentor, please fill out this application form by November 13th.

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Hearst Museum

Essig Museum of Entomology

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

University and Jepson Herbaria



Embark Arts

Gallery Opportunity: Interns Wanted! Embark Arts at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture is seeking 1-2 interns in the areas of curation, arts administration, education and digital media. The program provides interns with the opportunity to lead projects such as creating educational programs, conducting curatorial walk throughs, writing articles to be published in our exhibition catalogs, designing Embark media materials and/or expanding our professional development goals. The internship lasts the length of the fall semester and all interns are required to do one day of gallery sitting each week on either Saturdays or Sundays from 12-5pm. To apply email with your CV and a single paragraph cover letter explaining why you want to work with Embark Gallery and what area(s) you would like your internship to focus on.