Ecology Intern Crew



Hours per week

40 hours per week, for approximately one year



Application Deadline


Start Date


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27 Larkspur Street
San Rafael
United States




Conservation Corps North Bay Mission: Develop youth and conserve natural resources for a strong, sustainable community.

 We achieve our mission by:

• Providing a diverse group of youth and young adults with opportunities to transform their lives through education, employability, civic engagement, and leadership.

• Caring for our environment by conserving and restoring natural resources, and by improving recreational areas.

• Creating the environmental leaders of the future by teaching environmental ethics and behaviors to children, teens and adults. 

• Making communities safer by reducing fire and flood hazards and by responding to public emergencies and disasters.

Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB) is seeking an enthusiastic, professional individual that is interested in building his/her career in Ecology for a specialty Ecology Intern crew beginning November 2018. This work/learn program will complete projects in ecological monitoring, natural resources surveys, the interpretation of ecological data and other natural resources management projects.

The Ecology Intern will be part of a crew of four, supervised by one leader. Pay is $15-$17/hour with benefits, along with the chance to obtain a $5,500 Americorps scholarship. The position is full-time, 40 hours a week, and will last for approximately one year.

Work/learn opportunities on the crew include:

·       Forest Surveys

·       A one-week GIS course

·       Redwood Creek cross-sections

·       Wildlife Photo Index

·       Bird Nest Survey class

·       Eel grass surveys

·       Oyster surveys

·       Erosion surveys

·       Bird identification

·       Sea Level Rise nature-based adaptations learning


Candidates will have a college degree in environmental studies or equivalent experience, excellent verbal and writing communication skills, knowledge of data collection, be able to work in a safe and efficient manner and can work well with a team. Crew members will work and learn with organizations including but not limited to: The Estuary and Ocean Science Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, San Francisco State University, Point Blue, National Park Service, and Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work cooperatively as a team to complete scientifically oriented projects. 
  • Complete all daily tasks associated with natural resources monitoring, training exercises, data input, research and writing, surveys, interpretive materials creation, and natural resources management.
  • Implement projects, which includes: Conducting projects in a safe manner; Producing at a level that meets the expectations of CCNB and the sponsor; Provide project specific training to others as necessary; Ensure that all equipment is properly used and cared for; track work hours daily; Document project accomplishments.
  • Complete physical and strenuous work in all kinds of weather.
  • Gain and develop skills related to ecology, implement the skills and produce the final product identified. 
  • Work with a team to complete a project and participate in a rotating leadership role as assigned. 
  • Assist in crew supervision


o  A passion for a career in ecology and willingness to learn a variety of skills associated with those careers.

o  A degree in environmental science, natural resources management, forestry or related field, or equivalent experience

o  Demonstrated maturity, competence, and technical abilities, a self-starter

o  Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team

o  Previous experience in collecting and analyzing data and writing a report

o  Promote safe and careful work habits, and serve as a role model for other team members

o  Interest in leadership skills and in working as a team to complete projects

o  Physical ability to hike, swim and use manual and mechanical equipment

o  Professional and courteous demeanor

o  Committed to accuracy, attention to detail, consistency and thoroughness

o  Excellent customer service skills

o  Punctual and strong organizational skills

o  Previous experience in natural resources with a Marin County land management agency preferred

o  English speaker and Bilingual Spanish/English a plus


  • Build employment skills through professionally taught field classes
  • Learn a wide range of ecology-oriented career paths
  • Improve team-building skills
  • Leadership/Supervisory experience
  • Assistance with progressing to your next employment opportunity



           Walk in: 27 Larkspur Street, San Rafael, CA

           Fax: (415) 454-4595


Conservation Corps North Bay

27 Larkspur Street, San Rafael, CA

(415) 454-4554

Fax (415) 454-4595


Conservation Corps North Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer


  • Benefit package
  • Potential to obtain a $5,500 Americorps scholarship.

How To Apply

Provide resume and a cover letter.