Habitat Restoration Internship-California

Salmon Protection and Watershed Network
Lagunitas, CA
Job Category
unpaid, but with room and board
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Position Description: SPAWN is offering a Habitat Restoration Internship to assist with planning, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of habitat restoration projects in the Lagunitas Creek Watershed. Under supervision from SPAWN staff, the Habitat Restoration Intern will be responsible for assisting with native plant propagation and out-plating, irrigation and watering, restoration site preparation, recruiting and training volunteers, data collection and entry, and project management. The intern will gain technical skills in stream and riparian restoration practices, vegetation monitoring, and volunteer management. Beyond working in habitat restoration interns will all learn about the dynamic inner workings of a non-profit. This includes fundraising, community development, outreach, database management, and campaign support. Responsibilities Include: Habitat Restoration: assist SPAWN staff with planning, design, implementation, and monitoring of riparian restoration projects including native plant propagation and out-plating, irrigation and watering, restoration site preparation, data collection and entry, and project management Volunteer Outreach and Management: recruit and train volunteers to assist with habitat restoration projects. Fundraising and community development Native Plant Nursery Management Press and Media Outreach Some evening lectures and advocacy events required Campaign development and support
Qualifications and Skills Desired: Experience in native (and exotic) plant identification Interested in stream/ riparian restoration practices Experience collecting, entering, and organizing biological data Experience in volunteer management Experience with Microsoft Access and Excel Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to communicate effectively to members of the public Ability to work independently and organize oneself Ability to use PC or Mac proficiently (Windows Office) Driver’s license (own vehicle a plus) Ability to project a positive image with community Organization skills with attention to detail.
Contact Person
Preston Brown
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