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Sierra Club-Arizona Water Sentinels Internship

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Company Name: 
Sierra Club- Grand Canyon Chapter
Application Due Date: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Various locations in AZ
Federal Work-Study Eligible Site: 
Qualify for WIRCCS Scholarship: 

The Sierra Club is one of the oldest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. The Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter was formed in 1966 in order to focus attention on stopping dams in Grand Canyon. Our work to protect the Colorado River and Grand Canyon National Park continue today and have been joined by a number of programs to safeguard other areas and issues.

The Grand Canyon Chapter seeks to engage its members and the public in protecting our communities; public lands including national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges; rivers and streams; and wildlife; plus promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in order to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change; and support transit, bike and pedestrian friendly communities to reduce air pollution and energy use.

This opportunity is only available to Estrella Mountain Community College students. Applicants are REQUIRED to submit and online application, a resume, and a cover letter. Free resume/cover letter/mock interview assistance is available by appointment only at the EMCC Career & Transfer Center. To schedule your appointment please visit or call 623-935-8740 or email ctc.frontdesk@estrellamountain.edu.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Water Sentinels are interns who do hands-on conservation work to protect Arizona’s rivers and streams. We’re part of the national Sierra Club Water Sentinels program whose mission is to protect, improve, and restore the nation’s waters.  Water Sentinels do this by fostering partnerships to promote citizen water quality monitoring, public education, and citizen action to protect local water bodies and watersheds.  Currently, we have over 100 Water Sentinels and many more who participate in periodic clean-ups and monthly projects.

An internship with our Arizona Water Sentinels program entails learning about the waters and watersheds on which we are working, learning about and assisting with the water quality monitoring we are currently doing on both the Verde and San Pedro Rivers, engaging volunteers in the urban watershed via our Rio Salado service project and other hands on activities, and helping organize periodic clean-ups along the Verde, San Pedro, and Rio Salado, among others. We also engage in some invasive species removal as part of this project and conduct flow monitoring on the upper Verde River. Interns can also participate in efforts to help get the upper Verde protected as a Wild and Scenic River.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.