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Paid Summer Internship Opportunity in Chico and Turlock

Dates: 6/20/18 through 8/20/18
Duration: 8 weeks
Location: Two positions in Turlock, CA and two positions in Chico, CA
Salary/Rate: Full time $12/hr
Application Deadline: May 11

Position Description

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River Partners’ Turlock and Chico offices are looking for qualified students to help us at our habitat restoration projects on the San Joaquin, Tuolumne, Sacramento and Feather Rivers. Summer interns spend time hiking outdoors collecting and analyzing plant and wildlife data which helps us design better habitat restoration projects in the future.

This position entails long strenuous days monitoring vegetation in the Central Valley heat, data entry and management, and a self-directed research project pertaining to riparian restoration. To qualify, you must be a student working towards a degree in biology, natural resources or related field.

This is a paid opportunity for eight weeks over the summer of 2018. Successful employment through this position provides a great opportunity to learn about large scale horticultural restoration, vegetation monitoring techniques, riparian ecology, GIS software and riparian plant and animal identification. Forty hour work weeks will be expected and early morning work days starting at 6 am are not uncommon for this position.

We will be accepting applications until May 11. Start dates for the position are flexible. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references in a single word document saved with applicant’s last name to: info@riverpartners.org


Intern must be a student pursuant of a B.S. degree (or a recent graduate) in biology, natural resources or related fields. U.S. citizen with valid driver’s license required. Successful applicants must possess the ability to hike long distances over rough terrain often in summer temperatures exceeding 90 degrees (F).

Successful applicants must also have the ability to take direction, work independently, possess a strong work ethic, and maintain a willingness to learn and a desire to gain experience. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must. Preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge of native and invasive riparian plants and wildlife, experience with handheld GPS units and GIS software, and experience with data entry (using excel, ArcPad, ArcGIS) and management. Previous field experience is desirable, but not required.

To apply send your resume & cover letter to:

River Partners
Attn: Internship 2018
580 Vallombrosa Ave
Chico CA 95926

Or e-mail info@riverpartners.org

No phone calls, please.