Environmental Monitoring Intern

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Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

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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.

Guadalupe River Park Conservancy is looking for enthusiastic, passionate individuals that are interested in water quality and/or environmental monitoring. You don't need experience... we'll train you! All you need is interest and a willingness to learn.

This is a long-term (1 year+) commitment. Duties will be decided upon together by the intern and supervisor with the end goal of further understanding the changes in our urban park and recording this data. Citizen science, where nonprofessionals record data about the world around them, is an important part of our dedication to environmental justice! We are envisioning both water quality testing and species monitoring as part of our efforts; these tasks could be shared between one intern or split between two.

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.

The time commitment varies, but candidates must be able to commit to a regular shift during the week.

The time of the shift depends on the individual, but can be any 2 hour shift from 9 00 AM - 4 00 PM. Specific shifts will be discussed with the supervisor. Ideally, the intern will be able to commit to two to three, 2-hour shifts per week.

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
  • databases
  • IF YOU DON'T HAVE EXPERIENCE, WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
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 - 3 day commitment during the week

long-term (1 year+ required)

Desired Skills and Experience

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

Industry
  • Civic & Social Organization
  • Non-profit Organization Management
Employment Type

Volunteer

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

438 Coleman Ave.San Jose, CA 95110

(37.34148,-121.90295)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • 2-6 hours per week, with 2-3 shifts of two hours each
  • must be able to bend/reach/sit/stand for extended periods, detail-oriented, organized, willing to work independently or in a team

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