North Coast Environmental Intern

  • California State Coastal Conservancy
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • May 03, 2019
Internship- Paid Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description

Job Description and Duties  

“Love the California coast and the environment?  This might be the job for you!”

The position is located in Oakland, CA

The Environmental Services Intern is a nine-month position at the Coastal Conservancy. The incumbent will assist Conservancy staff with management of projects in the North Coast region that restore coastal habitats, increase public access for all Californians, and 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 increase opportunities for public access to natural areas. Specific tasks include the following:

Project Management Assistance: Assist Project Managers in the North Coast with review of grant applications and management of grants to nonprofits and public agencies for habitat restoration, public access, education programs, and planning efforts. Prepare draft grant agreements or amendments. Review work plans, invoices and deliverables.

Project and Property Monitoring: Visit completed public access and habitat restoration projects and Conservancy-owned properties, throughout the California coastal region and San Francisco Bay Area, to assess whether the projects and properties are still achieving their goals. Complete the monitoring forms and database entries and follow up with Regional Managers regarding issues that need to be addressed.

Community Engagement and Outreach: Assist Project Managers in the North Coast with development and implementation of a community engagement and outreach strategy for Climate Ready Coastal Dunes Study.

Research / Data Entry:

Entry of data into the Conservancy’s project database and GIS mapping of land acquisition, habitat restoration, or public access projects using web-based mapping systems. Research on topics of concern to the Conservancy, such as funding accomplishments, project results, and other relevant conservation or public access topics.

Working Conditions

Willing to travel by rental car and/or plane to coastal sites in California, sometimes staying overnight.  Able to work in urban and rural settings.  Works in a climate controlled office setting. 

In order to be considered for the pay range "B " you must:  Possession of a master's or two years of graduate work towards a Doctorate Degree in Urban, Regional or Environmental Planning, Economics, Natural Resource Management, Ecology, Geography, Earth or Natural Science, Engineering, Architecture, Law, or a related field or possession of another advanced degree with significant graduate course work in these fields. Relevant, environmentally-related work experience may be substituted for the graduate work on a year-for-year basis.

In order to be considered for the pay range "C" you must meet the qualifications of range B out-lined above and have twelve (12) months of related environmental work experience.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

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Job Level



Government- State/Provincial


$2,345.00 - $3,126.00