Every year, the Office of Environment, Health and Safety hires student interns for the Strawberry Creek Restoration Program. These positions are made possible by a combination of funds, including the Steve Maranzana Fund for the Environment, the UC Berkeley Strawberry Creek Fund, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Interns work together to:
- Manage the native plant nursery and demonstration garden (Giannini Hall)
- Coordinate and manage volunteers for creek restoration events (weeding, planting, trash pickup), including at least one public event per semester
- Conduct regular creek tours for students and community members
- Maintain a regular presence on the creek and at the nursery
- Other duties as required
Ideal candidates possess some or all of the following:
- Familiarity with California native plants
- Teaching and/or public outreach experience
- Experience with habitat restoration projects (invasive species removal, native planting, ecological/biological field work experience, etc.)
- Educational experience with biology, ecology, education or community engagement
- Ability to lift 25 lbs.
- Valid driver’s license
How to Apply:
2016 - 2018
Interns Megan Bradley and Gino Gresh are in the midst of working for two school years leading the Strawberry Creek program. Among their many accomplishments, they:
Megan is from Lake Arrowhead in southern California's San Bernardino Mountains and has always wanted to make a positive impact on the environment. Mountain bike racing has given her a unique perspective on the use of outdoor space. She is majoring in Landscape Architecture and hopes to design landscapes that benefit ecosystems and recreational areas.
Gino (not pictured) is a junior at Cal and is in his fourth semester of working for Strawberry Creek. Originally from San Francisco, he has a great appreciation for the native flora and fauna of the Bay Area and wants to get the students further involved in restoring Strawberry Creek to a more native ecosystem. Studying for Molecular and Environmental Biology, he hopes to someday work with wildlife and outdoor education.
2015 - 2016
Interns Pheng Lor, Elynn Hagelshaw, and Natalia Mushegian contributed to the Strawberry Creek Restoration Program by: