2009 intern "Get your hands involved in anything and everything you can. There is so much to learn here."
Dan Grannan "My internship reassured me of my career goals and encouraged me to venture down a career path related to true environmental work."
Internships & Careers
The need for talented and passionate people who are dedicated to environmental careers has never been greater. At The Watershed Project we are proud of our track record training and inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders.
As an intern, you will contribute directly to meaningful and exciting projects, learn new skills, and gain valuable experience working for a well-respected and growing non-profit.
The Watershed Projectís internship program is tailor-made for talented undergraduates, graduates and beginning professionals looking for hands-on work experience and specialized training. It is a great way to test the waters for a career serving the environment.Interns learn about and gain experience in:
Our program gives interns the maximum educational benefit by placing them in positions working under the guidance of our professional staff that fit their professional interests and skill sets. We encourage individuals with a variety of backgrounds to apply. We especially seek interns who have been directly involved in environmental work and have a demonstrated commitment to watershed and community stewardship.
The Watershed Project internships are unpaid; however, we are happy to help you receive academic credit for your work. In some cases, we can certify interns in a variety of EPA protocols.Hours and internship length are flexible to meet your schedule.
All internships are be based out of our office on the UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station, located right on the San Francisco Bay.
The Watershed Project reimburses travel expenses to and from project sites.
We are always looking for talented and dedicated individuals with an interest in watershed issues. At the moment, we need:
The Watershed Project is looking for a Development Intern to assist with special events including our annual event in May. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to learn about event planning and implementation, and the fine art of the Ask. The ideal candidate will be wildly enthusiastic and creative with a passion for environmental issues and making the world a better place. The Devo Intern reports to and works closely with the Executive Director, host committees, event planner and will enjoy delectable bites throughout their internship from some of the finest restaurants that San Francisco has on offer. Time Commitment – 10 hours per week. A small stipend will be awarded to the winning candidate with the possibility of an expanded role if funding permits.
Please send a resume and cover letter expressing your professional interests, skills and experience by email to Juliana Gonzalez at email@example.com with "TWP Internship Program" in the subject line, or by regular mail to:The Watershed Project Internship Program
1327 South 46th Street
155 Richmond Field Station
Richmond, CA 94804
Environmental Educator and Climate Associate
The Watershed Project is hiring! We are looking for an Environmental Educator and Climate Associate for a 10-month position. This is a Climate Corps Bay Area fellowship, to find out more about this opportunity, visit this site.
The Fellow will advance our mission of inspiring Bay Area communities to understand, appreciate, and protect their local watersheds. Under the direction of the program staff at TWP, the fellow will provide support for a host of volunteer and environmental education efforts such as classroom and field-based environmental programs, coastal cleanups, and restoration events.
The main projects that the fellow will assist with are:
- Developing a zero-waste school to be a model for a school district.
- Applying climate adaptations strategies within the Richmond community by installing and maintaining rain gardens, bioswales, and urban trees.
- Coordinating and helping lead community volunteer restoration workdays
- Developing and teaching curriculum with a climate change focus for existing K-12 school programs
- Preparing and presenting on The Watershed Project’s programs at workshops, schools, fairs, and community meetings.
The fellow will spend approximately 50% of their time on education programs (curriculum development, outreach, and teaching,) 35% on the Greening Urban Watersheds Initiatives, and 15% on general outreach and communications.
- Strong interest serving a diverse set of youth
- Experience in delivering environmental curricula preferred
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Willingness and ability to take initiative
- Ability to multitask in a fast-paced nonprofit environment
- Passionate about conserving their environment
The Fellow will receive the following benefits:
- Living allowance stipend of approximately $1500 per month (before taxes).
- End of program award.
- Assistance with putting applicable student loans into forbearance if desired.
- Health insurance subsidy if needed.
- Extensive professional and personal development training with a Climate Change Protection
- Professional Certificate awarded by Skyline College upon completion of training.
To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org