Lake Berryessa Boater Outreach Intern (Temporary Position)

  • Solano Resource Conservation District
  • 1170 N Lincoln St, Dixon, CA, USA
  • Mar 27, 2020
Internship- Paid Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation Environmental Protection

Job Description


The employer is the Board of Directors of the Solano Resource Conservation District (Solano RCD), and supervision will be from the Education Program Director.  This is a temporary position providing environmental outreach and water quality education at Lake Berryessa.


Employment Duration

The program runs May 11 – September 11. Required hours will be Saturday and Sunday from approximately 7:30AM to 5:00PM at Lake Berryessa and Monday meetings at Dixon Field Office from 9AM to 1PM. Interns are expected to work all holidays and holiday weekends (including Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day). Internship duration and schedule may be flexible depending on student availability.



This position is currently located in the Dixon Field Office of the Solano Resource Conservation District in Solano County, California.


Essential Job Functions

  • Approximately 80% Field, 20% Office
  • Administer surveys and distribute information on watersheds and “clean and green” boating practices to boaters and day-users; deliver one-on-one outreach on water quality issues.
  • Organize and maintain an inventory of program materials and supplies.
  • Create, organize, and manage data and photos collected each week.
  • Prepare weekly and final summaries of the data collected.
  • Compose newsletter articles about watershed protection and the Lake Berryessa Boater Outreach program.
  • Enthusiastically wear the “Bilgee” costume to inform boaters of Lake Berryessa’s bilge pad program as well as keeping watersheds clean and healthy; serve as an assistant to others wearing the Bilgee costume while simultaneously conducting surveys.
  • Help analyze and create a final report on data collected; present findings to partner agencies at the end of the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Benefits for Lake Berryessa Outreach Interns

  • Resume and cover letter development.
  • Enhanced presentations skills.
  • Professional growth in teamwork, leadership, data management and public relation


Minimum Qualifications

  • Student in the process of an undergraduate or graduate degree or a recent college graduate.
  • Focus of study or declared major in: environmental science, environmental planning, watershed science, biology, ecology, horticulture, geology, hydrology, public relations or similar field.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office.
  • Prior experience in customer service preferred but not required.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to multi-task.
  • Must be comfortable working alone, with a partner, and on a team.
  • Must be able to work in extreme heat and inclement weather.
  • Environmental education and outreach experience encouraged but not required.
  • Possess a car, valid CA driver license, current auto insurance, good driving record and a reliable vehicle.
  • Applicant should be a team player with an ability to work with staff and students who have a diverse range of backgrounds, motivations and interests.


Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

 Must possess mobility to work in the field and in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium physical work; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.  Internships listed above bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work. Interns must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects necessary to perform job functions.

Interns work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, possible road hazards, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.



Internships are temporary positions ($16 per hour). Medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits are not provided.  Candidates will be required to drive to their primary reporting locations, and mileage will be provided for work-related driving.  A work vehicle will be provided on most occasions.


To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to:

Attn:  Marianne Butler

1170 N Lincoln Suite 110 Dixon, CA 95620

Office: 707.678.1655 ext 114/Cell: 567.674.5611


Final Filing Date: Open until Filled

Job Level



Government- Local/Regional



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