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Habitat Restoration Internship

Organization: Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Location: San Francisco, CA

Unpaid

Duration: 12 months

Start Date: September 1

Application Deadline: July 31

 

Description

Community Engagement and Restoration Internship
Park Stewardship Program
Golden Gate National Parks
12 month full-time internship

The Park Stewardship Program is seeking a motivated intern to work in a dynamic, community-based, habitat restoration program in the Golden Gate National Parks in the San Francisco bay area.

The Park Stewardship Program works to restore vital habitat for threatened and endangered species within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area through community and educational partnerships. Our goal is to connect people to the land by developing a sense of place, an understanding of interconnection, and opportunities for service and learning. We engage our community through hands-on ecological habitat restoration as well as through educational and service-learning opportunities.

Overview of internship

The internship position will support the outreach, volunteer management, and service-learning components of the restoration program. This involves organization and coordination of educational programs and specialized volunteer workdays for youth, adults, school groups, corporate groups, and community organizations.

Description of Duties

• Organize and facilitate service-learning and educational programs. This includes:
o Lead high school service-learning programs.
o Assist with regular Wednesday workday at Oceana Native Plant Nursery.
o Develop and perform in-classroom presentations to promote conservation and habitat restoration.
o Organize and plan special student recognition events.
o Assist with facilitation of Summer High School Programs.

• Assist with all aspects of managing a volunteer program and coordinating outreach. This includes:
o Plan for and assist with weekly habitat restoration volunteer workdays.
o Recruit, coordinate, train and retain volunteers.
o Develop and distribute flyers and outreach materials to promote participation in the Park Stewardship Program and protection of park resources.
o Develop, edit and produce monthly electronic newsletter.
o Enter volunteer program records into database.
o Import and organize digital images.

• Time provided, assist other team members with habitat restoration activities including removal of invasive plants, planting of natives and other site maintenance activities.

Minimum qualifications

• Enthusiasm for environmental education, and for working with both students and community members.
• A love of nature, outdoor work, and getting your hands dirty.
• A willingness to work long and hard days as needed.
• Interest in ecological restoration.
• Ability to work well within a team; sense of humor, flexibility and collaboration a must!
• Ability and desire to work with a diversity of people with different backgrounds, ethnicities, races, genders, sexualities, ages, and viewpoints.
• Ability to work independently and finish projects on time.
• Ability to take on a leadership role as needed.
• Desire to work both outdoors and indoors.
• Great verbal and written communication skills.
• Basic computer literacy, Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with database operations or Photoshop and a plus.
• A valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and willingness to obtain a Class B commercial driver’s license.

Other desired qualifications

• Familiarity with biological and ecological concepts.
• Experience working with culturally and economically diverse people.
• Bi-lingual skills are a plus.

Compensation

• Free housing in the Golden Gate National Parks.
• $125 a week
• Personalized training and marketable work experience.

Terms

• Desired Start Date: September 2011.
• Length of Position: 1 year.
• Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday, full-time.

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Eddie Araujo atearaujo@parksconservancy.org.

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