Living Arroyos

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 the 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 2-4 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!

  1. Resume
  2. Current course schedule
  3. Restoration Intern  –>On-line application<–


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Learn about all our interns — past and present!