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One Creek | Putah Creek Restoration Internships

Putah Creek Council offers summer internships to community members ages 16 and older. Interns in the program work closely with Putah Creek Council staff and interns working at the U.C. Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve (UCD) and with Solano County Water Agency (SCWA). They also work with, and learn from, our restoration partners who are experts in the fields of habitat restoration, native plant landscaping, outdoor recreation management, native plant propagation, and nursery management.

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 (prorated - up to $600) and letter of recommendation from Putah Creek Council, which can be an asset for college and job applications.

The 2019 Summer Intern schedule is 18 June - 14 August; on Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30 AM at the Putah Creek Native Plant Nursery in South Davis, and on Wednesdays, 8:30–11:30 AM at various restoration sites in Yolo and Solano Counties. Interns will work with Putah Creek Council partners under the supervision of Putah Creek Council staff. There will be no work days scheduled on July 16th or 17th.

In the nursery, interns will learn native plant identification, propagation, and other aspects of nursery operations. In the field, interns will learn how to run, maintain, and repair drip irrigation, care for field-planted native vegetation, build and maintain trails, and manage other public recreation resources.

  • Training will be provided. 
  • Interns must provide their own transportation. Carpools may be available.
  • Interns must be physically fit, able to lift twenty-five pounds, able to walk and stand on uneven ground, and willing to work in an outdoor setting without access to air conditioning during the months of June-August.
  • Interns will be expected to participate in all events; 8 nursery events on Tuesday mornings, and 8 restoration events on Wednesday mornings. 

If you are interested in learning more, please email Brian Keeley, Putah Creek Council Stewardship Program Manager, at, or call: 530-795-3006.

To view a great "blast from our past" article about our 2013 summer interns, click here.