Environmental Monitoring Intern
10 people are interested
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
- IF YOU DON'T HAVE EXPERIENCE, WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
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
- Civic & Social Organization
- Non-profit Organization Management
We'll work with your schedule.
438 Coleman Ave.San Jose, CA 95110
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Policy
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Science
- People 55+
- 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