Johnson Creek Watershed Council hires dozens of interns every year that range from data entry, to invasive species removal, to outreach and engagement. We are thrilled to welcome each and every one of them to the JCWC family, and work to make sure their career paths are supported by the connections they make in the environmental sector, as well as in the community!
Our Community Science program trains volunteers to collect monitoring data on beaver, dragonflies and damselflies, salmon, lamprey, and steelhead. We also hold Eco-Blitz events throughout the year that teach identification skills for wildlife and plants including salamanders, birds, moss, lichen, etc.
Meet Shreya, JCWC’s 2017 Dragonfly Data Entry Intern, who has just published a renovated Dragonfly Science page on our website.
“My name is Shreya and I am a community science data intern at JCWC. I will be starting my Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University this fall. I studied Environmental Science for my undergrad at PSU and became really interested in urban environmental issues and sustainable development, and I hope to have a career in environmental or transportation planning.
During my internship, I helped edit and update the Dragonfly Science web page, made graphs, and cleaned up data from the community science salmon surveys. I enjoyed taking scientific information and turning it into more concise and visually appealing formats. I have enjoyed my time as an intern at JCWC, and learned a lot about data visualization, how to use WordPress, and the challenges and joys of HTML programming!
Be sure to check out our updated Dragonfly Science web page, where you can learn key information about dragonflies and damselflies, how our community science surveys are conducted, as well what we have learned from our surveys over the past two years! The 2016 and 2017 full reports are also available on our web page if you’d like the complete scientific details.
Thank you to Shreya, and to all of the interns we have worked with over the years. Your contribution to the organization does more than you may know. We wouldn’t be able to get so much done without you! The community science program is generously funded by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Portland Bureau or Environmental Services, and Meyer Memorial Trust. If you or anyone you know is interested in internship opportunities, check out our current open positions and watch for more opportunities year round!