Turtle Island Restoration Network’s California-based initiative, the 10,000 Redwoods project, takes direct action on climate change by planting 10,000 redwoods in the San Francisco Bay Area to sequester carbon and restore habitat where ancient redwood forests once grew. The program also supports the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) whose mission is to protect endangered, wild Coho salmon and the ecosystems they need to survive in West Marin County, California.
This is a six-month position, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
SPAWN is seeking a reliable and independent intern with a passion for environmental restoration and education to join our team. Under supervision from the Native Plant Nursery Manager, the Redwood & Climate Change Intern will be responsible for assisting with the 10,000 Redwoods program by collecting redwood seeds; stratifying and planting redwoods; helping implement classroom education projects; gathering materials for events; teaching lessons for a variety of ages; monitoring the health and status for the out planted redwood trees; periodically monitoring, measuring, and photographing the trees; and keeping the donor database and out planted trees database up to date.
Additionally, the Redwood & Climate Change Intern will assist with volunteer coordination, volunteer event planning and leadership, and organizational outreach. The intern will gain technical skills in stream and riparian restoration practices, vegetation monitoring, volunteer management, and fundraising and event planning skills.
Other responsibilities can include assisting with native plant propagation and out-plating, irrigation and watering, restoration site preparation, planning, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of habitat restoration projects in the Lagunitas Creek Watershed, grant work, recruiting and training volunteers, data collection and entry, and project management. Beyond working in habitat restoration, interns will all learn about the dynamic inner workings of a non-profit. This includes fundraising, community development, outreach, database management, and campaign support.