SAGE ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNSHIPS


2016 Interns 'Jumping' at the Opportunity to Learn

Career Building from the Ground Up

Some of our interns grew up here. They all love the outdoors. So it is no surprise most are environmental studies majors in college. They're here to help make a difference for our natural world.

"I like that we are able to actually see the difference our work makes on the lagoon and how we contribute to local wildlife while doing so," said intern Chase Clark. Our Sage Environmental Interns jump at the opportunity to learn from conservancy experts ion our award-winning and nationally recognized conservation programs. These future leaders are trained in best practices on how to restore nature and how to inspire our next generations through conservation education.

Mentoring is a priority. We have supported many interns who went on to achieve advanced degrees and careers in the fields of life science and environmental education. 

Volunteer internship opportunities include water quality, conservation education, land management, community habitat restoration and Annie's Canyon Trail monitors.

Past projects include:
 
Support the Sage Environmental Leadership Program. Contact:

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Applications for 2018 Internship Opportunities will be accepted as noted below.

 

Conservation Education Volunteer Intern

  • Internship now accepting applications.
  • Assist Naturalists with school programs in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. These hands-on experiential field-based programs are for grades K-12, with a majority of the school groups participating from grades 3-5.
  • Assist Education staff to develop hands-on environmental activities for school and public programs
  • 10-12 hrs/week, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, W, Th, F, minimum five-month commitment.
  • Stipend available upon completion.
  • Great opportunity for emerging naturalists and educators to get hands-on teaching experiences.
  • Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, and cover letter to Elayna Flanders, Education Manager.

Community Habitat Restoration Volunteer Intern

  • Accepting applications for January 2018.
  • Assist with habitat restoration activities in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve.
  • Learn about local ecology and habitat restoration techniques.
  • 10-12 hours per week, five-month commitment.
  • Stipend available upon completion.
  • For further details, see attached flyer.
  • Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, and cover letter to Joe DeWolf, Habitat Management | Associate Biologist

Water Quality Volunteer Intern

  • Internship will be open for applications in April 2018.
  • Water quality sampling in the San Elijo Lagoon and office-based database management.
  • Applicants must have already completed their freshman year of college and be familiar with environmental issues.
  • 10-12 hours/week, five-month commitment.
  • For more details, see attached flyer.
  • Stipend available upon completion.
  • Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, and cover letter to Bradley Nussbaum, Habitat Management Director.

Annie's Canyon Trail Monitoring Volunteer Intern

  • Internship will be open for applications in January 2018.
  • Work closely with SELC Biologists and Education staff to monitor game and human trails throughout the reserve.
  • Field duties include wildlife camera maintenance and placement, graffiti removal, and managing volunteers in graffiti removal.
  • Applicants must be comfortable performing tough work in outdoor conditions that may be challenging.
  • 10-12 hours per week, five-month commitment.
  • Stipend available upon completion.
  • For further details, see attached flyer.
  • Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, and cover letter to Elayna Flanders, Education Manaager.

Land Management Volunteer Intern

  • Internship will be open for applications in March 2018.
  • Duties include vegetation surveys, photomonitoring, and resource mapping.
  • Applicants must be familiar with native and exotic plants, be prepared to work in outdoor conditions, and have some GIS experience.
  • For further details, see attached flyer.
  • Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter, and a letter of recommendation to Bradley Nussbaum, Habitat Management Director.
  • This internship is made possible by Alan B. Thum