San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
(BCDC) protects and enhances San Francisco Bay and encourages the Bay's responsible and productive use for this
and future generations. BCDC has played a major role in making the Bay and its shoreline a national recreational
treasure by providing strong support for the maritime industry, preserving and restoring Bay wetlands and marshes,
and protecting shorelines since its establishment in 1965. The
Adapting to Rising Tides Program at BCDC
provides staff support, guidance, tools and information to help agencies and organizations understand, communicate
and begin to resolve complex climate change issues.
Location: San Francisco (planning for in-person participation but hybrid or remote participation
may be offered or required based on circumstances).
Internship Dates: June 1 - August 16, 2022; start and end dates flexible with regard to student’s
Stipend: $6,000. Up to $2,000 in additional funding will be available to students who must relocate
to participate in the internship.
Time Commitment: The internship is a full time, 11-week commitment. Over the 11 weeks, the intern
may take up to five days off for personal reasons, vacation or illness. If participation is less than 100%, the
stipend will be prorated.
Position Description and Responsibilities: One (1) internship is available to work with a team of
adaptation scientists on a variety of tasks related to sea level rise adaptation and climate resilience for the San
Francisco Bay Area. The intern will work on a variety of projects across the entire Adapting to Rising Tides (ART)
program, including sea level and climate science synthesis, nature-based adaptation strategies, adaptation mapping,
and implementation of
Bay Adapt. The ART intern will be encouraged to incorporate
their own interest and expertise into the ART program projects and internship.
Possible tasks and responsibilities (dependent on funding, timing, and interest)