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Incredible Interns

Through the heat, the mustard, and even some vandalism, Alisa Marks and Bethany Hadley both completed 120 hour summer internships with the Escondido Creek Conservancy. Alisa Marks completed our Land Conservation internship and helped our Land Managers remove invasive species, collect seeds, and monitor our wildlife Preserves. Bethany Hadley completed our Outreach Internship and helped with social media, graphic design, and volunteer recruitment. We were lucky to have such exceptional volunteers and we’re hoping to recruit a few more this Fall! Applications are due September 15th!

Bethany and Alisa helped clean graffiti off of our Escondido Creek Mural in Escondido when it was vandalized this summer.

Fall Internships

Our internships are unpaid, but we do write all of our interns letters of recommendation and have helped many get jobs before they’re even finished with their internships! While schedules are flexible, most of the projects will take place Mon-Fri between 7am and 5pm.

Land Conservation
Help our Land Managers with monitoring our preserves and complete various restoration projects, including our new seed collecting efforts. Interns must commit to completing 90-120 hours.

Education Internship
Join our Education Team with outdoor fieldtrips for third grade students at Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. Other projects might include developing new curriculum, visiting schools for classroom assessments, and helping with future educational exhibits. Interns must commit to completing 60-120 hours.

Marketing/Outreach Internship
Help our marketing and development staff by designing flyers, managing social media, and organizing group volunteer events. Other projects might include maintaining local gardens, creating videos/digital content, and writing stories for our audience. Interns must commit to completing 90-120 hours.

Water Quality
Help our Water Quality Team collect samples from 4 points along Escondido Creek and run tests at the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center. Testing occurs once a month on a Friday and is coordinated with the rest of the water quality team. Interns must commit to 4-8 hours monthly.

Where are our Interns Now?

Jordan Luts started out as a Trail Patrol Volunteer and went on to complete our Spring 2018 internship and became a habitat technician at Habitat West. Currently, she is a Park Attendant at Dos Picos Park. Thanks for starting your journey with us!

Ana Lutz completed our Education Internship in 2017. She is now the Education Manager with our partners at the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy.

“During my time at TECC, I learned how to use my love of nature to educate and empower others through outdoor education. The staff members led by example through excellent teaching abilities, organization, teamwork, and communication skills. Without this experience I wouldn’t be equipped with many of the skills I have today, which has allowed me to secure a full time job in an industry I love.” – Ana Lutz, Environmental Education Intern