The program runs mid-May through mid-September. Required hours are Saturday and Sunday from approximately 7:30AM to 5:00PM and Monday meetings at Dixon Field Office from 9AM to 1PM. Interns are expected to work all holidays and holiday weekends (including Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day). Internship duration and schedule may be flexible depending on student availability.
Individuals selected for this position will report to the Solano RCD office located in Dixon, CA, and will conduct public outreach at marinas and boat launches at Lake Berryessa, San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, and the Delta.
Environmental Outreach Interns work on the Boater Outreach Program which promotes environmentally sound boating practices to protect local waterways from pollutants. Interns conduct one-on-one outreach by administering the Dockwalker survey, in partnership with the CA Coastal Commission, between Memorial Day to Labor Day. The program also includes reducing oil pollution by ensuring hundreds of boaters install oil absorbents that physically capture potential pollutants such as boat oil and fuel.

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Student in the process of an undergraduate, graduate degree, or a recent college graduate.

Focus of study or declared major in: environmental science, environmental planning, education, watershed science, biology, ecology, horticulture, geology, hydrology, public relations, or similar field.

Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to multi-task.

Must be comfortable working alone, with a partner, and on a team.

Ability to work outdoors in variable summer

Preferred Skills:

Experience in customer service preferred, but not required.

Experience with Google drive, Microsoft Excel and associated apps, but not required.

Environmental education and outreach experience encouraged, but not required.

About Solano Resource Conservation District

Solano Resource Conservation District (Solano RCD) is a special district to the State of California which works closely with a variety of local and regional partners to enhance and protect Solano County watersheds through strategic restoration activities, water education and outreach programs, and by offering conservation planning and watershed coordination services to local residents and landowners. Solano RCD staff and its Board of Directors strive towards excellence, equity, inclusion, collaboration, and appreciation in the work performed and welcome candidates who share these same values.

Application Instructions

Submission: Submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position and a detailed resume with three professional references to Caitlyn Morrissey at [email protected]. Mailed application materials are also accepted. Priority application review on Monday April 22, 2024. Final application review and position closes on April 30, 2024.