Water Quality Intern

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Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

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Guadalupe River Park Conservancy is looking for an enthusiastic, passionate individual interested in water quality monitoring. You don't need experience... we'll train you! All you need is interest and a willingness to learn. The intern will be responsible for weekly water quality testing, data entry of water quality results, and formatting the information gathered to share it with the public and partner organizations.

This is a long-term commitment. Please only apply if you are able to commit to weekly shifts until at least July 2020. You must be available for a 1-2 hour shift at a time of your choosing between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Weekend shifts are not available. Working remotely is not possible for this position.

Special items to consider are that interns may need to lift 20 lbs occasionally, be able to stand up/reach down for extended periods of time, be able to walk across the street and back, and be able to work independently and with minimal direction.

Our ideal candidate would be someone who has some experience with any of the following:

  • water quality testing (minimal and basic tests)
  • nature monitoring
  • plant and animal identification
  • data recording
The volunteer should be detail-oriented, passionate about the environment, and willing to learn and help others to do so. We would also love to have someone who is enthusiastic and positive to complement our current volunteer and staff teams.

Time Frame

1 day commitment during the week

long-term (required availability until at least July 2020)

Desired Skills and Experience

This position requires the following skills: organization, attention to detail, environmental knowledge/interest

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About Guadalupe River Park Conservancy


438 Coleman Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110, US

Mission Statement

The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy provides community leadership for the development and active use of the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens through education, advocacy and stewardship.


We are a community advocacy group for the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens dedicated to the completion of the River Park and Gardens as well as maintaining the park and providing educational opportunities.


We'll work with your schedule.


438 Coleman Ave.San Jose, CA 95110



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • 1-2 hours per week, in one shift between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday only.
  • must be able to bend/reach/sit/stand for extended periods; walk across the street and back & climb 2 flights of stairs; detail-oriented, organized; willing to work independently or in a team

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