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Arundo Restoration Project Intern

Job Type: volunteer position

Location: California

Posting Date: 30 May 14

Closing Date: 31 Jul 14

The Delta Conservancy seeks an intern to assist with the Arundo restoration program. The internship will focus on project planning to prepare for on-ground work commencing this fall. The project requires a diverse skill set and may include tasks such as networking with project partners, composing CEQA documents, GIS mapping and analysis, working to obtain environmental permits, and field visits. The intern will work to support a $3 million project and interact with people in a variety of federal, state, and local agencies and nonprofits. The position will be fast-paced and demanding but will reward the intern with excellent experience and contacts.

The intern will work between 10-15 hours per week for the summer and possibly fall. The work schedule is flexible within normal business hours. The position is unpaid and located in West Sacramento.

Minimum Qualifications:
• excellent writing, communication, research, and organization skills
• possess or working towards a degree in a related scientific field (physical, natural, environmental science)
• strong work ethic
Preferred Qualifications:
• experience writing and communicating technical scientific material
• undergraduate or graduate degree in a related scientific field
• GIS skills
• knowledge or experience with CEQA or environmental permits
• knowledge of ecology, water quality, threatened and endangered species, ecosystem restoration
• experience working in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is the West Coast’s largest estuary and is home to thousands of acres of river channels and wetlands and more than 800 species of fish, wildlife, and plants. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy is a state agency charged with ecosystem restoration in the Delta and has developed a project to combat an invasive plant called the Giant Reed, known to scientists as Arundo donax. The Delta Conservancy is working to eradicate Arundo and restore native plants in its place to improve wildlife and fish habitat.


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