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Join The San Diego River Park Foundation Team



The San Diego River Park Foundation’s mission is to champion the creation of a river park system along the 52-mile San Diego River and advance understanding and appreciation for this amazing natural and cultural resource. We are on our way to accomplishing our mission through our dedicated team, our wonderful volunteers, staff and interns. Please return to our website often for involvement opportunities.

EMPLOYMENT AND CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

Major and Planned Gifts Officer - Posted 3/29/2016
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Please click here for a calendar of upcoming volunteer opportunities. We also have many other opportunities. To learn more, contact our office at (619) 297-7380 or email volunteer@sandiegoriver.org. We look forward to involving you in the improvement of our community and a healthy future for the San Diego River.

INTERNSHIPS

We have opportunities to intern with the River Park Foundation throughout the year, and we accept internship inquiries on an ongoing basis. San Diego River Park Foundation internships are fun, rewarding and great resume-builders.

Unpaid internships are available across many of our programs. Interns are asked to work approximately 10 hours per week. A 3-month commitment is requested. The opportunities are a mix of office and field work. School credit is available if offered by your learning institution.

Please email your resume and a well written cover letter to volunteer@sandiegoriver.org. You can also call us at 619-297-7380 to discuss our opportunities. With your email, please indicate in the subject line the internship for which you are applying. Descriptions are listed below.

Urban Restoration Field Intern: Perfect opportunity for those with a background or interest in environmental field work, especially for those studying human interactions with the environment. Duties include data collection and processing, site visits and logistics, as well as volunteer leadership and field assessments. For a complete intern description, click here.

Park and Coast Habitat Field Intern: Support volunteer leaders with the operations, functions and events at our public gardens, while also supporting the health of the river near the coast through volunteer leadership and restoration. For a complete intern description, click here.

Ecological Restoration and Monitoring Intern: Assist the field staff with research, riparian and upland ecological restoration and monitoring program development within our preserve system. For a complete intern description, click here.


RiverWatch Water Quality Program Intern: RiverWatch is our program to monitoring and document the health of San Diego River water quality. The RiverWatch intern will maintain water quality equipment and databases and attend monthly monitoring outings. For a complete intern description, click here.

Riparian Field Survey and Park Assessment Intern: Conduct field surveys and assessments with special emphasis on RiverBlitz, a 20 mile survey of the River’s riparian habitat. Lead volunteers on weekly field assessments and assist with Park Watch data management and volunteer support. For a complete intern description, click here.

 

Graphic Design Intern: Design and layout all graphic communication pieces for all programs and special events. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, including In-Design, Photoshop and Illustrator is required. For a complete intern description, click here.

Education and Outreach Intern: Dedicated to engaging students in the community to help rebuild a connection between our youth, and the San Diego River. Responsibilities include leading youth K–12 in education programs, working with teachers and participating at community outreach events. For a complete intern description, click here.

River Coalition Intern: Attend Coalition meetings, and take meeting notes. Help prepare for meetings, work on advancing projects on Coalition work plan. Must be able to attend Coalition meetings which are the third Friday of the month 3PM - 4:30PM at the Mission Valley Library. For a complete description, contact us!

 

Social Media Intern: Capture, create, and monitor social media content. Attend public events on behalf of the organization and assist with special events. For a complete intern description, click here.

 

Special Event Intern: There are opportunities throughout the year to support our special events. Internship duties vary depending on the event. For full descriptions of all of our special event internships, click here.

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