Become a Living Arroyos intern!
Learn by doing. Every year, a handful of college students from the local community are selected as paid restoration interns for the Living Arroyos Program. As interns for the Program, they learn real-world stream management techniques that complement their in-class learning. Interns are given hands-on responsibility for implementing environmental improvement projects for the City of Livermore and Zone 7 Water Agency. Interns also interact with and guide volunteers, gaining leadership skills and reinforcing their own knowledge by teaching others.
This internship is a paid position and is largely field-based. Our interns work 2-3 days each week doing a variety of tasks. Typical duties include:
- Working outdoors on multiple sites around the Livermore-Amador Valley in teams of 2-4 people under the professional leadership of a field coordinator.
- Learning and applying stream maintenance techniques.
- Implementing planting plans, maintain restoration sites, and conduct monitoring as needed.
- Training and leading groups of 10-40 volunteers.
- Working with hand tools, and equipment such as string trimmers, augers, and water trailers.
Interested in applying, or know a college student interested in natural resource management and community engagement? Application materials are listed below!
- Current course schedule
- Park Enhancement Aide –>On-line application<–
Learn about all our interns — past and present!