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Join The San Diego River Park Foundation Team



The San Diego River Park Foundation is dedicated to creating a better future for the San Diego River and its ecosystem and to find a synergy between people, water and wildlife. We seek to inspire, engage and connect people to this incredible natural and cultural treasure.

If you are wanting to make a difference by being part of our dedicated team, we encourage you to consider opportunities we have available.

 

TO APPLY: Read the posted job description and follow the steps provided.

 

The San Diego River Park Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: we are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Manager - Public Engagement; Events and Communications
Job Description (PDF)

This position is ideal for someone who loves putting on events of different sizes and has some experience doing so for nonprofit fundraising and relationship building. The ideal candidate will also have experience shaping and implementing communications growth strategies and enjoy being a media point person. To apply, please email your resume and share some reasons why you would be great at this position. APPLY BY EMAIL


INTERNSHIPS

San Diego River Park Foundation internships are educational, fun, and great resume-builders. Interns have the opportunity to see how an environmental nonprofit organization operates on a day-to-day basis as well as to participate hands-on in real-world projects that affect change in their communities.

Unpaid internships are available across many of our programs. The opportunities are a mix of office and field work. School credit is available, if offered by your learning institution.

 

Internship application periods vary depending on position availability. Inquiries are accepted all year round. To learn more about which positions are available, their required time commitments, and application instructions, please view the descriptions below. If you have any questions, please contact us at volunteer@sandiegoriver.org or (619) 297-7380.

 

Clean River Program Field Intern: The Clean River Program Field Intern conducts field surveys to quantify trash along the River, helps plan removal activities, and works with volunteers to clear trash. For a complete intern description, click here.

 

Community Outreach Intern: Do you like working with people? Become a community outreach intern to help engage community members in our work to create a better future for the San Diego River. For a complete intern description, click here.

 

Social Media and Marketing Intern: Are you interested in improving your social media and marketing skills? Help the San Diego River Park Foundation reach a larger audience to bring awareness to the San Diego River ecosystem and allow us to create an even bigger impact. For a complete intern description, click here.

 

Copywriter/Editor Intern: The Copy Writer/Editor Intern focuses on drafting, editing, writing blog articles, conducting interviews, and developing premium content consistent with the voice of the River Park Foundation. These efforts will support efforts to recruit volunteers, forward our programs, promote events and communicate to our future donors. In addition, interns will help with community outreach at various locations along the San Diego River. For a complete intern description, click here

Ecological Restoration and Monitoring Intern:
Assist with riparian and upland habitat restoration, research, and wildlife monitoring in the lower and upper sections of the San Diego River Watershed. For a complete intern description, click here.


Outdoor Education Intern: You can help connect students with nature and create the next generation of River Stewards. 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.

 

Graphic Design Intern: Help tell the story of the San Diego River Park Foundation by designing and laying out graphic communication pieces such as brochures, flyers, mailed invitations, newsletters, signage, and more. This is a great opportunity to build your design portfolio. For a complete intern description, click here.

 

Riparian Data Mapping Intern: This is a great position for interns interested in community science and leveraging digital tools for collecting and sharing data. Interns will work in the field to gather data using a special mapping app. For a complete intern description, click here.

 

Riparian Field Survey Intern: Work with volunteers to collect valuable data on River habitat health. This is a great opportunity to get outdoors and hike along our urban River as well as to learn about environmental data management and analysis. For a complete intern description, click here.

 

Riverbed Homelessness Survey Intern: Play a key role in an innovative and intersectional partnership between environment and homeless outreach organizations in the riverbed by monitoring and mapping the presence of homeless encampments, as well as trash, stormwater debris and other types of litter found within the sensitive habitats of the San Diego River watershed as we work toward long-term solutions. For a complete internship description, click here.

 

RiverWatch Water Quality Program Intern: The RiverWatch intern will maintain water quality equipment and databases as well as attend monthly monitoring outings. The collected information helps us to form, and publically share, a complete picture of the health of the San Diego River. For a complete intern description, click here.

 

Special Event Intern: Interns will assist with the development of a community-focused special event to celebrate our San Diego River and raise local awareness about SDRPF activities. Tasks include event planning, promotion, and coordination. For a complete intern description, click here.

 

Special Projects Internships: The San Diego River Park Foundation often has special project opportunities for interns. To see open Special Projects Internships, click here.

 

VOLUNTEER CAREER TRAINING PROGRAM

Designed for recent graduates or professionals looking to add to their resume, this training program includes mentorship and hands on field experience that allows candidates to build specific skills, strengthen their resume, and work alongside environmental professionals.

 

Geospatial Data Collection and Analysis: Develop skills in data collection and field work while collecting valuable data on River habitat health. This is a great opportunity to get outdoors and hike along our urban River as well as to learn about environmental data management and analysis. For a complete description, click here.

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