OPC 2022 Summer Internship Program- apply by March 17, 2022

OPC is hiring up to five Student Assistants for its 2022 Summer Internship Program. The purpose of the Summer Internship Program is to provide undergraduate college students with an opportunity to gain hands-on-experience with a small State agency focused on protecting and enhancing the state’s coastal and ocean ecosystems and ensuring easy, affordable access to and along the coast for all Californians.

The OPC Summer Internship is a 10-week, full-time paid internship that includes experiential learning, multidisciplinary collaboration, mentorship, professional development, and opportunities to work with multiple stakeholders. Up to five interns will be hired for a ten-week internship between May 20 and September 30, depending on their university’s academic calendar. All of the interns will work on projects and efforts related to advancing the OPC’s Strategic Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Ocean.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants shall be actively enrolled at a California college or university as a rising junior, senior, or upper-level transfer student, in good academic standing (a current GPA of 2.7 and higher is preferred, but not required), and majoring in biological, chemical, physical, environmental or marine science, natural resource management, political science or a closely related policy or scientific discipline.
  • Students in STEM majors with environmental working, volunteer or research experience are also eligible.
  • No prior job experience is required; any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the desired skills is qualifying.
  • Applicants must have a strong interest in protecting California’s coasts and oceans and an interest in state policy and management.

The application deadline is March 17, 2022.  For more details and to apply, please visit:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=293866