The Environmental Services Intern is a nine-month position at the Coastal Conservancy. The incumbent will assist Conservancy staff with management of projects that restore coastal habitats, increase public access for all Californians, help communities adapt to climate change and sea level rise, and also assist with outreach and communication about the projects and programs of the Conservancy. The internship provides entry-level experience in the conservation field at a state agency, with opportunities to network with many other organizations engaged in work to protect and restore the California Coast and San Francisco Bay Area and increase opportunities for public access to natural areas, especially for urban communities. Specific tasks include the following:
Project Management Assistance: Assisting Project Managers with management of grants to nonprofits and public agencies for habitat restoration, public access, and planning efforts (reviewing work plans, invoices, deliverables).
Project and/or Property Monitoring: Visiting completed public access or habitat restoration projects to assess whether they are still meeting their goals, completing the monitoring forms and database entries, and following up with Regional Managers if there are issues that need to be addressed with grantees.
Explore the Coast web app: Developing content about the California Coastal Trail and coastal access for a new web app.
General Communications: Updating Conservancy brochures and web site, using WordPress. Posting Conservancy activities and accomplishments to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Science Support/Data Entry:
Data Entry: Adding Southern California Wetlands Restoration Program and Conservancy projects to EcoAtlas, an online project database.
Final Filing Date: 4/28/2017
Who May Apply
This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.