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Sustainable Forest Intern
City of Morgan Hill, South Bay


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(408) 779-7278
Close Date: Apr 21, 2010


DEPARTMENT: Public Works – Environmental Programs
LOCATION: Development Service Center
TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: May – September, 2010 (flexible)
HOURS PER WEEK: 15-20 hours per week
The Environmental Programs Division develops and implements a wide variety of environmental protection programs designed to promote the health of the community and the environment. With the City’s adoption of the Environmental Agenda in 2007, the Division now implements several new programs designed to lessen the impact that Morgan Hill residents and businesses have on the local and global environment. These include programs to enhance air quality, conserve energy, reduce the community’s carbon footprint and make greener purchases.
  • Conduct research and a literature review on tree planting projects implemented by other communities including street trees, trees planted in parklands, and sustainable forests
  • Apply research results to the specific attributes and resources of the Morgan Hill community
  • Prepare detailed recommendations on the steps the City should take to fund the planting and maintenance of additional trees on City property and the surrounding community

If time allows, the intern will begin implementation of the recommendations. The goal of this internship experience is to provide detailed recommendations that City staff and the Council can use to assist in implementing the City’s Environmental Agenda.

  • Related undergraduate coursework preferred
  • The ideal candidate will have familiarity with modern research methods, the ability to analyze opportunities and constraints, and the aptitude to prepare written materials at a near-professional level
  • Successful completion of a Department of Justice criminal records history check and reference check required prior to hire


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