Types of Opportunities with CCCI

California-China Climate Institute (CCCI) offers various opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, visiting scholars and professionals to engage in our work accelerating climate solutions in California and China. Opportunities address a range of research and policy areas, and different levels of commitment. Below is a summary of some of the types of positions possible. Opportunities will be posted here as they become available.

Graduate Research for Credit. For graduate student researchers working towards a PhD, Master’s degree or Law degree at UC Berkeley, with an interest in CCCI research projects. Positions can focus on a specific research or policy project and other tasks as they arise. Graduate students can receive credit for their work.

Undergraduate Researcher (UR). Undergraduate Researcher positions are for undergraduate students at UC Berkeley working on a project under the supervision of a faculty or a staff member. This could be for research or policy projects. Positions can be taken for course credit or work-study.

Volunteers. CCCI offers volunteer opportunities for students and/or professionals outside of the GSR or UR, who are interested in CCCI and willing to participate in other projects at the Institute. Volunteers are unpaid positions and course credit is not provided.

Visiting Scholars. Visiting scholars are temporary appointments for individuals with doctoral degrees earned at least five years prior to the time of the applicant’s proposed appointment start date, and who want to advance their research on topics related to CCCI’s research portfolio. Visiting Scholars must have their own source of funding for the duration of their stay with CCCI, and must be in-residence in Berkeley, CA. Visting Scholars appointments range between 2 and 12 months. Learn more about the Visiting Scholars program at Berkeley Law and its requirements here. Request for an application form

Affiliated Researchers. Affiliated researchers are scholars or technical experts who work with CCCI as co-leaders on specific research and/or policy projects. Research affiliates are employees of other institutions but work collaboratively with CCCI faculty affiliates or staff members on a temporary basis ranging from six months to one year. Compensation is provided for affiliated researchers.

We welcome questions and expressions of interest. Contact us at (ccci@berkeley.edu).