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 year after year, fire plays an increasingly large role in shaping Orange County’s landscapes. You’re invited 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 2021-2022 school year! 

Over the course of 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 working in the field of restoration, fire ecology, and land management, and help local land managers address real conservation challenges. 

The 2021-2022 internship program will run from December 2021 through May 2022. The program will include a combination of in-person field days on Saturdays and virtual meetings over Zoom held on weekdays after school. 

2021-2022 Program Dates

Saturday December 18th 1-4pm
Saturday January 8th 1-4pm
Wednesday January 19th 4-5pm
Wednesday February 2nd 4-5pm
Saturday February 12th 1-4pm
Saturday March 12th 1-4pm
Saturday March 26th 1-4pm
Saturday April 9th 1-4pm
Wednesday April 20th 4-5pm
Wednesday May 4th 4-5pm
Wednesday May 25th 5-6pm

How to Apply

9th-12th grade students attending high school in Orange County are eligible to apply. We are particularly seeking students with an interest in environmental science or environmental policy careers.

To apply for the Fire Ecology internship, fill out this form by October 25th, 2021! Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule a short interview over Zoom during the first 2 weeks of November. 

If you have any questions about the Fire Ecology internship program, please contact georges@crystalcove.org for more information.

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