Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Watershed Project's Internship Program, Richmond

Internship Program

The Watershed Project's Internship Program offers talented undergraduates, graduates, and beginning professionals hands-on work experience and specialized training in the fields of non-profit management and operations, environmental education, marketing and communications, and watershed program management. Interns will work under the guidance of our professional staff and will have the chance to contribute directly to meaningful and exciting projects, learn new skills, and gain valuable experience working for a well-respected and growing non-profit.

Our internship program is designed to provide the maximum educational benefit to participants by placing interns in positions that fit their professional interests and skill-sets. We welcome individuals with a variety of backgrounds to apply. We especially seek interns who have been directly involved in environmental work and have a demonstrated commitment to watershed and community stewardship.

Practical details:
The Watershed Project internships are unpaid; however, we are happy to help you receive academic credit for your work. In some cases, we are able to provide certification in a variety of EPA protocols. Hours and internship length are flexible to your schedule. All internships will be based out of our office on the lovely UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station, which is right on the San Francisco Bay. Travel expenses to and from project sites will be reimbursed by The Watershed Project.

Current needs:
We are always looking for talented and dedicated individuals with an interest in watershed issues. At the moment, we have a specific organizational need for:

Watershed Ambassador: Join the outreach team and represent The Watershed Project at public events. Run activities for adults and children and inspire community members to get involved in the watershed movement.

Web Development Intern: Help us develop and expand our website and online communications, including Facebook, Google AdWords, and YouTube.

Community Organizing Intern: Work with local schools, community groups, and residents on our Richmond Watershed Awareness and Action Program. Help recruit volunteers for restoration workdays and maintain important projects to improve the health and beauty of Richmond.

Outreach Intern: Help raise watershed awareness and expand the reach of our award-winning programs. Build solid and useful communications skills including web-based networking and social media.

Environmental Education Curriculum Development Intern: Join the education team and develop fresh content for our Oyster Program. The content will be used in schools across the Bay Area to teach students the importance of protecting subtidal habitat.

Landscape Design Intern: Work with our restoration team to design a park in Richmond utilizing Low Impact Design Techniques like bioswales. Your designs will actually be used to benefit the local community and environment.
To apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter expressing your professional interests, skills and experience by email to Femke Oldham at femke@thewatershedproject.org with "TWP Internship Program" in the subject line, or by regular mail to:

The Watershed Project Internship Program
1327 South 46th Street
155 Richmond Field Station
Richmond, CA 94804

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