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, and help communities adapt to climate change and sea level rise. The incumbent will 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:
Assist Conservancy Project Managers with review of grant applications and management of grants to nonprofits and public agencies for habitat restoration, public access, and planning efforts. Review work plans, invoices, and deliverables.
Project and/or Property Monitoring:
Visit completed public access or habitat restoration projects to assess whether they are still meeting their goals, complete the monitoring forms and database entries, and follow up with the Regional Managers regarding issues that need to be addressed with grantees.
Develop, create and maintian Conservancy brochures, fact sheets, and web site, using InDesign, Prezi, Power Point, web based tools and/or WordPress. Assist the Conservancy’s Public Information Officer with the development of communications plans and with outreach to legislators, stakeholders and grantees. Assist in the managment of Conservancy social media accounts. Develop content about the California Coastal Trail for a mobile web app.
Science Support/Data Entry:
Entry of data into the Conservancy’s project database and mapping of land acquisition, habitat restoration, or public access projects using GIS or other mapping programs.
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