Jobs: Environmental Interns
The Coastal Conservancy is hiring two Environmental Interns: one working with our North Coast team based in our Oakland headquarters, and one assisting with native plant propagation, planting, monitoring, and invasive species management at the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project in Novato, CA. Please click on the links below to find out more and to apply.
North Coast Environmental Intern (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.
Hamilton Nursery Environmental Intern (located in Novato, CA)
The Environmental Services Intern is a nine-month position at the Coastal Conservancy. The incumbent will assist with native plant propagation, planting, monitoring, and invasive species management at the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project in Novato. The internship provides entry-level experience in the wetland restoration field, with a specific focus on tidal wetlands and seasonal wetlands of San Francisco Bay. Additional tasks include environmental education, interpretation, volunteer coordination, and outreach associated with Hamilton Wetlands, monitoring of public use at Hamilton Wetlands, and general assistance with monitoring other Coastal Conservancy projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. Specific tasks include the following:
Hamilton Native Plant Program Support: Support staff and volunteers in the propagation, planting, and monitoring of native plants at the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project, which includes the former Hamilton Airfield and the Bel Marin Keys Unit V properties. Propagation occurs in a standard nursery shadehouse environment and in-ground beds. Manage invasive plant species via mechanical and cultural methods, including monitoring experimental trials.
Public Outreach: Support the Coastal Conservancy Project Manager, the Hamilton Nursery Manager, and others with efforts to provide environmental education, interpretation, guided walks, and other public outreach activities at Hamilton and Bel Marin Keys, in order to increase public engagement in the wetland restoration effort, recruit volunteers, and increase understanding and support for this large-scale wetland restoration effort.
Monitor public use of the Hamilton and Bel Marin Keys properties and report activities and any concerns to the Hamilton Nursery Manager and Coastal Conservancy Project Manager. Monitor impacts of public access on the wetlands and wildlife. Assist with efforts to educate the public about guidelines for trail use.
Support for Maintenance Agreement:
Assist the Coastal Conservancy Project Manager with management of an agreement with Marin County Parks for trail maintenance work. Assist with invoicing, workplans, and communication with Marin County Parks staff. Ensure timely and effective management of invasive plant species along the trail.
Visit completed public access or habitat restoration projects that have been funded by the Coastal Conservancy in the San Francisco Bay Area to assess whether they are still meeting their goals. Complete the monitoring forms and project database entries and follow up with the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Manager regarding issues that need to be addressed with grantees.
Able to work in outdoor, natural settings. A significant amount of work is outdoors, in a muddy, wet setting, with uneven surfaces and limited or no protection from the elements.
Additional work is in a concrete building used for native plant propagation, with no heat or air-conditioning. Willing to travel within California, sometimes staying overnight. Willing to work weekends and evenings as needed for public outreach events.
To learn more and apply, please click here: https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=155064