The Colorado River Alliance is a great organization full of amazing people on an important mission!
Interning as an environmental education intern has been a wonderful and fulfilling opportunity for me to gain experience working with kids while expanding my knowledge about water and its related issues. Professional development is offered within the program to ensure interns receive a well-rounded and meaningful experience. Perfect internship for someone who is:
1. interested in conservation/environmental science
2. seeking teaching or public speaking experience
3. interested in non-profit operations, fundraising, and event planning
4. energetic and naturally curious
I am a university student and volunteered with the Colorado River Alliance as an education intern for 3rd-5th graders during the whole 2016 Spring semester. I have an environmental science background but had never really taught kids before. However the knowledgeable and friendly staff at the Alliance (they really are the best co-workers) made it super easy to feel comfortable in the teaching role. They have a great support structure for new docents and interns with a fun curriculum that you get the hang of pretty quick. Not to mention the super rewarding experience of working with the kids and teaching them the importance of water!
I interned as an environmental educator in the Fall of 2015. Working with the Colorado River Alliance has been one of the greatest decisions I have made for my career path. Through this internship I learned how to work in a small, fast-pace working environment and developed some practical professional skills. The Alliance team is very well organized and not once did I feel bored or out of place. Everyone is very relaxed but, at the same time, has a clear goal and are all hard working, ambitious people. I left this internship with more knowledge, advice and skills that went above and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend this internship to anyone who would like some well-rounded, satisfying work experience. Even if the environmental sciences is not a career direction you are interested in, working with the Alliance will teach you many valuable skills that can be used in any career line!
The Colorado River Alliance is an amazing organization that is devoted to educating children through out the Austin area on various water science concepts and water conservation. I had the most rewarding experience being an environmental education intern for this non-profit during the Fall 2015 semester. The CRA staff are the most kindhearted and dedicated people I have ever met that absolutely love their jobs.
Throughout the week I looked forward to going to my internship because of the staff and what fun I had teaching/interacting with the children. Furthermore, their outreach events like green-gardening workdays, creek clean-ups, and creek restorations furthered my knowledge on various concepts, and it made me feel like I was giving back to the community.
So, if you want to volunteer for an organization that is dedicated, welcoming, fun, and active then the CRA is the perfect organization to work with!
I just finished an amazing internship working with CRA this past spring semester. They have great programs to teach children and families about their community. I learned so much about my community and grew a passion to teach everything that I was learning about the Austin community, water stewardship, and green gardening practices.
This team consists of very passionate, encouraging, and amazing people! I feel very privileged to have worked with them this year! I encourage you to seize every opportunity to volunteer or work with CRA because they make every event/program educational, worthwhile, and fun.