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Due to COVID-19, all of our volunteer programs (except for Garden Volunteer Days) are currently on hold. We will continue to monitor the situation and aim to resume these vital programs as soon as itís safe to do so. Until then, please sign up to receive our e-News and stay current on our volunteer opportunities. We hope to see you and the rest of our wonderful community of volunteers soon!

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 7:30am to 3:30pm. Please note, this internship involves physical labor for prolonged periods of time in all types of weather conditions.

Native Plant Nursery


 
Interns will assist with plant propagation in the native plant nursery which grows a variety of locally sourced plants for habitat restoration projects throughout the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed. Interns will receive training in nursery best management practices, native plant identification, seed collection and cleaning, irrigation systems, watershed ecology, and many other subjects. Interns will also have the opportunity to be involved in habitat restoration projects and may assist the field restoration team. This internship requires at least one full 8 hour day a week from 7:30am to 3:30pm. Please note, this internship involves physical labor for prolonged periods of time in all weather conditions.

Camp Tule Intern Counselors


 
High school through college-age student interns (called Camp Aides) assist in the facilitation of our summer environmental education day camp program for 6-9 year old children called Laguna Explorers: Camp Tule based at the Laguna Environmental Center. Each camp day (9-3, M-F) is spent outdoors, exploring and interacting with the natural world during adventure walks, through art, and nature games designed to connect children to the environment. Camp Aides have the opportunity to learn environmental education techniques, build skills for working with children and develop leadership strengths. Aides assist with leading nature walks and crafts, and help keep campers engaged and safe while working within the Camp prescribed codes of conduct and supporting the Camp philosophy of encouraging nature connection through inquisitiveness. Position description, application period, camp dates and details can be found on the Camp Tule page on our website.

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 but fieldtrips to restoration program sites for the purpose of collecting PR material may be available. Opportunities for special outreach and communications projects are possible depending intern's interest and organizational to be determined by Laguna Foundation supervisor.


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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For more information, contact Maggie Hart, Outreach Manager
(707) 527-9277 xt. 100 or by email at MaggieHart@LagunaFoundation.org

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