The CWH Intern Program provides future engineers, landscape architects, scientists and policy makers with valuable experience in applied environment sustainability projects. CWH's internship program builds on strong, historic relationships with public and private unviersities in the Los Angeles area and gives traditionally underrepresented students in STEAM fields the opportunity to gain the skills and connections needed for environmental careers.
Interns participate in water quality measurements at recreation sites and are taught the standards of how to collect water and soil samples to document field observations.
Interns accompany staff memebers to watering holes and streams in the San Gabriel Mountains and collect stormwater runoff from urban infrastructure projects in the Greater Los Angeles region.
GIS and SPATIAL DESIGN
Interns collaborate with GIS Analysts and Managers in GIS projects that range from mapping green infrastructure and watersheds in the region to creating web applications to show the connectivity of active transportation in the city to green space.
Database work directly relates to preparing data for input into ArcGIS and involves analyzing constitutent levels in groundwater to evaluate the effect of a Best Management Practice (BMP) on water quality over time.
POLICY and RESEARCH
Interns track ongling legistlation that will affect water policy in Los Angeles and investigate emerging opportunities for multi-benefit projects.
Research also entails reviewing the Council's completed and archived projects to further explore findings and examine unanswered questions.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT and EDUCATION
Interns work on graphic design projects to showcase the Council's work (such as developing content for publications: WatershedWise and Landscaping Lightly.
Participate in community meetings and fundraising efforts, both at the city and community levels.
CWH Internship Program
For more information contact Yareli@watershedhealth.org