The 2020 Putah Creek summer internship is accepting applications!
Now in its eighth year, this popular Putah Creek Council program offers hands-on training in habitat restoration and plant propagation to students and community members interested in pursuing careers and/or learning what it takes to contribute to conservation. In the One Creek | Putah Creek Summer Restoration Internship Program, interns from Putah Creek Council, the U.C. Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve (UCD), and the Solano County Water Agency (SCWA) work together at a native plant nursery and at multiple project sites in the Putah Creek watershed. Working with experts in habitat restoration, native plant landscaping, outdoor recreation management, native plant propagation, and nursery operations, interns are offered an introduction to and receive basic hands-on experience in these career paths.
Internships are a valuable way to gain job skills, learn about a profession, receive mentorship, and be part of an important local community effort. Interns who successfully complete their internship receive a stipend.
The 2020 internsip program is set to run for 8 weeks from June 17 through August 13. There will be a week off July 13-17. Similar to last years’ Internship program we will meet 2x a week from 8:30-11:30 AM. This year we will be meeting every Wednesday at the native plant nursery in South Davis, and on Thursdays, we will meet at various restoration sites in Yolo and Solano Counties with Putah Creek Council partners. The Interns will work under the supervision of Putah Creek Council staff to get hands on experience with plant care and planting, but also gain knowledge and experience from meeting and working alongside other regional restoration professionals. As an intern you will also be challenged with opportunities for developing individual leadership skills and to understand the value of working as a team. This program is very popular for the enrolled interns and for the partners we work with because we complete projects and then when the program is over it is not unusual for some of the interns to transition directly into restoration jobs.
To apply for the 2020 One Creek | Putah Creek Restoration Internship, please complete this ONLINE APPLICATION. Rolling applications will be accepted, with priority given to earlier applications. Interns will be notified of their acceptance beginning May 14.
Last years' participants offered these words to keep us motivated:
"The one creek internship was a really enjoyable and valuable experience. I was almost constantly learning, from plant ID to restoration practices to general job skills. It's also a great way to gain job experience related to natural resources and introduce oneself to career paths in the field."
"I want to thank you guys so much for being awesome leaders! This is a great program with a lot of work put into it and I will definitely recommend it to others."
If you are interested in learning more, watch for the upcoming announcements for this year’s program or email Brian Keeley, Putah Creek Council Stewardship Program Manager, at email@example.com, or call: 530-795-3006.