Job Opening: Environmental Services Intern

The Coastal Conservancy is seeking an Environmental Services Intern for a nine month, full-time, paid position in our Oakland offices.  All applications must be received through the CalCareers website: 

Job Description and Duties

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.

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.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

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$2,255.00 – $3,006.00

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Work Location:
Alameda County
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Department Information

The Coastal Conservancy is a State agency established in 1976 to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, help people get to and enjoy outdoors and sustain local economies along the length of California’s coast and around the San Francisco Bay. The Conservancy is a very small department of 64 employees located in Oakland near BART. The Coastal Conservancy is funded by bond funds, special funds, federal funds, general funds, trust funds and private reimbursements.
Department Website:

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

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.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

State Coastal Conservancy
Attn: Ashlee Sentman
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
OaklandCA 94612

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Ashlee Sentman
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
OaklandCA 94612
09:00 AM – 04:30 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • School Transcripts

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
The internship offers the opportunity for the incumbent to pursue their interests within our organization over the course of 9 months.  The ideal candidate will bring a background in environmental science or a related field, and an interest in project management. They should be able to work collaboratively as well as individually, be flexible and creative in their approach to work, and enjoy detailed-oriented processes.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Ashlee Sentman
(510) 286-0552

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Amy Hutzel
(510) 286-4180

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.


Once a significant candidate pool is received, an internal cutoff period will be established and interviews will be scheduled , and only the most qualified candidates will be invited to the interview.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.