Share the Beach Internship
6-10 hours per week, $13/hour. Seasonal (May 15 – August 15)
4 positions available
Interns will spend two 3-5 hour shifts a week, on weekends and holidays throughout the summer, conducting outreach activities and gathering data on local beaches. Working in teams of two, interns will roam the beach surveying people and wildlife. Interns will be responsible for educating the public on topics that include beach regulations, beach ecology, and natural history on the threatened Western Snowy Plover. Interns will also table in parking lots, sharing beach ecology and outreach materials such as maps and brochures. Additionally, interns may be asked to participate in community events such as the Sand Sculpture Festival and North Country Fair (if they take place in-person this year).
Minimum Qualification: Available to work on weekends, excellent communication skills, and enthusiastic learners
Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of beach ecology and shorebirds, coursework or experience in natural resource interpretation, and a passion for coastal ecology
Work Conditions: Interns will be interacting with the public using COVID safe protocols such as mandatory mask-wearing. Interns may be walking on sandy beaches. We can make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with limited mobility.
Mandatory training will be held via Zoom on the evening of April 29th and an in-person field trip on May 1st. The field trip will be held in Big Lagoon County Park Beach, Trinidad CA.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume with names and contact information for 2 references to email@example.com by midnight April 19, 2021.