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.
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.