Recently returned from summer sojourns, 32 UC Berkeley undergraduates shared experiences and adventures interning on myriad sustainability projects around the world during the second annual Cal Energy Corps symposium at the David Brower Center Thursday.
Launched in 2011, the Cal Energy Corps provides undergraduates with practical research and experiential-learning opportunities through internships with partner organizations across the academic, corporate and nonprofit sectors. Modeled on the U.S. Peace Corps, the program aims to engage Berkeley students tackling alternative energy, climate change and sustainability issues around the world.
Mauricio Castillo, a senior majoring in conservation and resource studies, interned in Nicaragua with blueEnergy, a sustainable-development nonprofit co-founded in 2003 by Berkeley alumnus Mathias Craig. “Working so closely with the blueEnergy team, I gained a real insight into rewards of development work and the challenges of running an NGO,” said Castillo, whose family comes from Nicaragua. Read the whole article at UC Berkeley News Center
|Mauricio Castillo was on hand to talk about his internship with |
blueEnergy in Nicaragua. (Roibín Ó hÉochaidh photo)