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"Friendly Faces of the Laguna Foundation"
- Alaina Rodriguez, Student Intern, Communications & Public Outreach.

 

Internship Opportunities

Our internship program offers professional work experience that will help you find a career after graduation! The Laguna Foundation is seeking interns to support a wide variety of ongoing programming:

Restoration
Interns will assist with installation, maintenance and monitoring of restoration plantings; invasive species control with heavy use of light machinery such as mowers and weed-whackers; irrigation installation and maintenance; native plant nursery propagation; and collecting and compiling restoration project data depending on the season. Work will be conducted entirely outdoors. This internship requires at least one full 8 hour day a week from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Please note, this internship involves physical labor for prolonged periods of time in all types of weather conditions.Application deadline for the spring semester internship is February 15, 2019.

Camp Tule Intern Counselors
We are recruiting high school through college-age student interns to assist in the facilitation of Laguna Explorers: Camp Tule at the Laguna Environmental Center, Summer 2019. Camp Tule is a nature-based day camp for children aged 6-10 years. Each camp day (9-3, M-F) will be spent outdoors and filled with exploration, discovery, creativity and nature games all designed to connect children to the environment. Interns help lead nature walks and crafts, help keep campers safe by using positive discipline techniques while working within the Camp prescribed codes of conduct and supporting the Camp philosophy of encouraging nature connection through inquisitiveness. Review position overview here. Position application is located here. Applications are currently being accepted. Positions open until filled. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2019.

Environmental Education
Interns will research, write & report on potential grants; assist with development of interpretive projects, including programs for school children; provide existing programs assistance including public education classes, website maintenance & materials management. Opportunities for curriculum development and alignment for specially qualified candidates. Work primarily occurs in an office setting.

Communications & Public Outreach
Interns will help increase the public’s awareness and understanding of the Foundation’s mission, programs, and events by assisting with diverse outreach efforts including social media, press releases, online community calendars, and researching new markets and approaches. Work will be conducted primarily in an office setting.


To Apply: Submit a brief letter of interest indicating your availability, objectives, how you meet the internship qualifications, and a resume to: volunteer@lagunafoundation.org. For interns interested in more than one program area, please indicate interest to work across program areas in your letter of interest.

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