The Conservancy offers undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to build skills, participate in fieldwork and to learn about land management techniques on The Preserve. Our interns work on field research including monitoring and trapping wildlife, collecting and processing soil and water samples, monitoring our wildlife cameras around The Preserve, analyzing data and using the latest technologies. Internships at the Conservancy are unpaid, however, we work with students to take advantage of programs within their schools when possible.
California State University Monterey Bay Undergraduate Research Opportunity Center (CSUMB UROC): The Conservancy has had 4 students and a total of 7 semesters of internships funded by the UROC program at CSUMB. This program provides funding for 2-3 semesters while the students assist with research at the Conservancy. Students can be part time when classes are in session or full time in the summer (mid-May to mid-August).
- Bill Lane Center for the American West: The Conservancy has partnered with the Bill Lane Center for the last three years to support a summer student at the Conservancy. This full time position runs from mid-June to the end of August.
- Volpert Scholars Program: The Conservancy has partnered with the Earth Systems Department to fund a second summer student at the Conservancy this year, 2018. This fulltime position runs from mid-June to early September.