Are you a current Berkeley student looking for ways to get more involved with the Jacobs student community? This page describes some avenues for you to help build the community at Jacobs Hall.
The Jacobs Institute Student Advisory Board (SAB) helps to ensure that the opinions, needs, and interests of the student community are taken into account during strategic planning and program development. Though the Jacobs Institute may not be able to act upon all of the suggestions offered by the SAB, its input will be taken seriously. SAB members should be invested in the design community at Berkeley and represent diverse perspectives from the student community. Members commit to:
SAB members receive a complimentary Maker Pass during their tenure and are listed on the Jacobs Institute website. Students can stay on the SAB for multiple years, provided that they can fulfill board commitments. We recruit new board members at the beginning of each academic year.
The Advanced Prototyper program is a volunteer program for the experienced Maker Pass holder who is ready for the next challenge. Are you ready to take the skills you have learned in the makerspace and give something back to your peers? Do perks like a free Maker Pass, lockable storage, and increased access sound exciting to you? Then apply for the program and we will be in contact with you about next steps! To be eligible for the Advanced Prototyper Program, you should:
The Jacobs Student Supervisors are undergraduate student staff who are responsible for helping Jacobs Hall run smoothly and safely. Primary responsibilities to achieve this include monitoring makerspace access, enforcing safety and usage policies, regularly maintaining resources, and providing assistance to Maker Pass holders. Experienced Student Supervisors have the opportunity to advance to the Student Supervisor II role, which entails additional equipment maintenance and training responsibilities; each Student Supervisor II apprentices with a Jacobs Design Specialist and gains specialized knowledge of a particular area of the makerspace. New Student Supervisors are hired in August, and occasionally in January, before the start of the semester. If you are interested in joining the Student Supervisor team in the future, contact Mary Catherine Richardson, Design Specialist and Manager, Student Supervisor Program.
A small team of students supports the Jacobs Institute’s work in graphic design, content production for web and print, and creative storytelling. Graphic Design Assistants primarily focus on design outputs like posters and print collateral, illustrations, infographics, and brand applications, while Student Reporters primarily focus on outputs like written stories, video and photography, and web and social media content. Both roles involve the opportunity to work on long-term special projects, propose new ideas, and work as part of a collaborative team. Positions on the Jacobs creative team are currently filled.
The Program Assistant works with the Jacobs program staff to help courses and programs at Jacobs Hall run smoothly. The primary responsibilities to achieve this include maintaining class, event, and office supplies, formatting announcements for the student community mailing list, supporting event marketing and operations, and maintaining our collection of collateral and student projects. This position is currently filled.
Each semester, the Jacobs Institute hires dedicated, knowledgeable graduate students to serve as academic student employees (ASEs) for the Design Innovation (DES INV) courses. Available roles range from graduate student instructors (GSIs), readers, and tutors, depending on the course.
Interested students should apply through the ASE application portal. Please review information about the course(s), including meeting time and content, before you apply. Course instructors manage the search process for their ASEs and will contact applicants whom they would like to interview. We aim to fill spring 2020 roles by October 31st.
Spring 2020 ASE positions
To join the general candidate pool and receive an email when the ASE application opens for the next semester, fill out this interest form. To learn more about graduate student academic appointments, including fee remission policies, visit the Graduate Division website.