We want your help to study the impacts of fire in Orange County!
About Our Fire Ecology Internship
As fires in California have become more common, they play an increasing role in shaping Orange County’s landscapes. We invite you to help Crystal Cove Conservancy, Crystal Cove State Park, and Irvine Ranch Conservancy study the impacts of fire in Orange County by joining us for the Fire Ecology High School Internship Program for the 2023-2024 school year!
Throughout the Fire Ecology Internship, high school volunteers will collaborate with land managers to study the impact of fire on our ecosystems in open spaces across Orange County. Student interns will gain valuable experience in restoration, fire ecology, and land management. You’ll be able to help local land managers address real conservation challenges.
The 2023-2024 internship program will run from October 2023 through May 2024. The program will include in-person field days on Saturdays and virtual meetings over Zoom on weekdays after school.
We want to thank Edison International, California State Parks Foundation, Crystal Cove State Park, and the Irvine Ranch Conservancy for their support. We couldn’t make this internship happen without their help.
2023-2024 Program Dates (in-person dates subject to change)
Session 1- October 21st, 2023 from 9:00-12:30 pm in Person
Session 2- November 11th, 2023 from 9:00-12:30 pm in Person
Session 3 – December 6th, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 pm on Zoom
Session 4 – January 10th, 2024 from 4:00-6:00 pm on Zoom
Session 5 – January 27th, 2024 9:00-12:30 pm in Person
Session 6 – February 7th, 2024 from 4:00-6:00 pm on Zoom
Session 7 – February 24th, 2024 from 9:00-12:30 pm in Person
Session 8 – March 9th, 2024 from 9:00-12:30 pm in Person
Session 9 – March 23rd, 2024 from 9:00-12:30 pm in Person
Session 10 – April 3rd, 2024 from 4:00-6:00 pm on Zoom
Session 11 – April 24th, 2024 from 4:00-6:00 pm on Zoom
Session 12- May 1st, 2024 from 4:00-6:00 pm on Zoom
Session 11.5 – Scheduled Check-Ins about Presentations
Session 13 – May 22nd, 2024 from 4:00-6:00 pm on Zoom
9th-12th grade students attending high school in Orange County are eligible to apply. We are particularly seeking students interested in environmental science or environmental policy careers.
To apply for the Fire Ecology internship, complete this form by September 22nd, 2023. Short Interviews for qualified applicants are scheduled over Zoom from September 25th to October 3rd.
If you have questions about the Fire Ecology internship program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.