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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 $575) and letter of recommendation from Putah Creek Council, which can be an asset for college and job applications.

The 2017 Summer Intern schedule will be 20 June - 9 August; on Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30 AM at the native plant nursery in South Davis, and on Wednesdays, 8:30–11:30 AM at various restoration sites in Yolo and Solano Counties with Putah Creek Council partners. Interns will work under the supervision of Putah Creek Council staff. 

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 to the native plant nursery in south Davis. Vanpools from UCD may be available to some restoration sites.  
  • 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. 

To apply for the 2017 One 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 15.

If you are interested in learning more, please email Amy Williams, Putah Creek Council Stewardship Coordinator, at amy@putahcreekcouncil.org, or call: 530-795-3006.

To view a great article about our 2013 summer interns, click here.