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Paid Internship: Research BIPOC History in San Francisco East Bay Watersheds

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Wholly H2O

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We are creating super cool on-line and in-person sets of creek tours in the San Francisco East Bay. We're seeking 1-2 people who have the capacity and ability to commit to doing deep research into this history of BIPOC folks in various watershed areas of Berkeley and Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. There is a small stipend for the position.

You'll be doing online research, going to archives at the Oakland Library and East Bay Regional Park District, as well as a host of museums and historical societies, and once ready, conducting some interviews. We'd greatly prefer a BIPOC person for this role.


(You can see the livestreams that will be embedded in Temescal Creek: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgQpdHgRKqZix9UxkboVxyQ)

Work includes:

  • Really interesting research into the creek's history, community groups and activities, primary species, restoration activities, social and environmental justice.
  • Writing text, gathering existing images for website and for printable creek guide
These tours are planned for use by social studies and science teachers and students, kids in after-school programs, and the general public.

Please be
  • a capable researcher
  • able to take initiative and be creative in finding info
  • able to keep to a schedule
  • organized
  • a good team communicator
  • enjoy your work
  • Big plus if you are a good writer
Loving creek ecology isn't a bad add-on.

https://whollyh2o.org/walking-watersheds-2/

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About Wholly H2O

Location:

339 15th Street, Suite 208, Oakland, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

Wholly H2O catalyzes dynamic, informed connections between people and their watersheds via community and citizen science, art & green infrastructure education.

Description

What about reimagining watersheds as neighborhoods large and small literally Waterhoods? In order to deal with climate change, we have a great need for people to get reconnected to the ecosystems and their waterhoods so that we have a better understanding of what we ALL need - humans other animals and plants together. Rather than seeing the natural world, of which we are a part, as a series of resources to extract, we’re encouraging you to get to know your waterhood and all your neighbors.

Community
Environment
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Oakland, CA 94609

(37.83212,-122.26255)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • Research
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 5 hours a week for three months.

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