The Aquaculture and Blue Technology program was created to explore environmental and economic opportunities for aquaculture and blue technology in and around San Diego Bay. The program also includes a Blue Economy Business Incubator that provides a launching pad for innovative pilot projects and serves as an incubator for sustainable aquaculture and emerging blue technology businesses. By offering support services for these pilot projects this program is building a sustainable portfolio of new businesses that can deliver multiple social, environmental, and economic benefits to San Diego.
The Environmental Conservation program supports projects and programs that conserve and enhance natural resources by expanding native habitats and ensuring regulatory compliance through sound resource management, to advance a thriving and sustainable waterfront.
Intern tasks may include but are not limited to assisting with a variety of current and upcoming pilot projects to support shellfish and seaweed aquaculture in and around San Diego Bay. This work may include research and literature review, data analysis, etc. Other duties may include researching relevant grant opportunities and drafting grant proposals, planning, permitting and entitlements (CEQA, Coastal, Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board), coordination with partners, and outreach activities.
Education, Training and Experience:
Intern I: College level students currently enrolled in at least twelve (12) semester units at an accredited college or university, majoring in a field of study closely related to current vacancies, may qualify for Intern I appointments. Students in their final semester/quarter who need less than full-time enrollment to graduate with a 2 or 4-year degree need only be enrolled part-time in courses required for degree completion, with verification from the college or university registrar.
Intern II: Students in a graduate program leading to an advanced or doctoral degree enrolled in an accredited college or university, majoring in a filed of study closely related to current vacancies, may qualify for Intern II appointment with verification from the college or university registrar. Full-time student status is not required for students in a graduate program.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A current, valid California Class C driver's license at time of appointment and maintained at all times thereafter in order to operate a vehicle on District business.
If assigned to perform work at any of the District's maritime facilities you must be able to pass a background check in accordance with current Federal and State requirements.
If assigned to perform work at any of the District's Harbor Police facilities you must be able to pass a background investigation that includes, but is not limited to a polygraph examination.