Watershed Planning Intern

WCA is seeking a Watershed Planning Intern to help with planning, development, and maintenance of diverse conservation projects related to open space, recreation, trails, habitat enhancement and watershed protection and improvements to achieve the Authority’s mission of “connecting communities through nature!”  Come join our team of dedicated professionals and help lead our region in forwarding sustainable recreation and holistic watershed planning!!

Watershed Conservation Authority (WCA) vision is to “Connect Communities through Nature.” Founded in 2003, the WCA is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (LACFCD). Our purpose is to provide increased accessibility and availability of open space and recreational opportunities for the conservation, restoration, and environmental enhancement of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers Watersheds.


THE POSITION:
The WCA is currently seeking a Watershed Planning Intern for our Azusa, CA office as a Summer 2017 Internship opportunity. Applicant will be asked to work a minimum of 10 hours per week for a period of at least three months (approximately 100 hours). This is a volunteer position with no relocation or housing benefits. Under close supervision, candidate will assist the project team with a variety of assignments, including assisting with graphics and GIS mapping that support the mission of the WCA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Assists with community outreach efforts, including communication with project partners, meetings, and organizing community input for reporting.
• Assists in production and inventory of mapping information for a regional planning study.
    o Gathering and organizing data.
    o Developing graphic communications, including flyers and informational graphics.


INTERN QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Geography, Communications, or related program.
• Graduation June 2017 or later
• Strong written, verbal, and graphic skills and the ability to function well in a collaborative, team-orientated environment
• Proficient with Microsoft Office, GIS, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter addressed to Roxana Marashi, Project Manager,  email to rmarashi@wca.ca.gov. Short writing and graphic samples are welcomed.


Those applicants who appear best qualified, based on resumes and cover letters, will be invited to an interview to further evaluate their abilities.


The Watershed Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties as needed to this position.

 

 

 Above: WCA at the WRD Groundwater Festival (5/20/17)--An example of an outreach event.