***Thank you for your interest in the Spring Stream Team. The application is now closed.

If you are an Oakland high school student interested in a summer position, please fill out our summer 2024 job application here.***

The 2024 Spring Stream Team is a paid environmental training partnership between the Youth Employment Partnership (YEP) and Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC). YEP provides job training, education, and housing for Oakland youth and young adults, and FOSC works to conserve, restore, and enhance the Sausal Creek Watershed by educating future generations, involving the community in environmental stewardship, and collaborating with agencies and nonprofits. We support Oakland’s biodiversity and are working toward a climate-resilient future.

The Spring Stream Team will be responsible for learning about local ecology and working to protect it. As an intern, you will be trained and paid for your participation, earning a stipend and hourly wage.

What to expect

  • We’ll be visiting and working outside in several of our local Oakland parks and green spaces in our neighborhoods: hiking, using tools, planting, getting a closer look at plants and wildlife.
  • Wear clothes and shoes with good tread that you don’t mind getting dirty. Wear layers, bring a reusable water bottle.
  • We’ll be in a mix of classroom training and outdoor training. You will be given a schedule with all the details once accepted.

Program dates and times

  • March 25 – 29 | 4:30pm-6:30pm | Monday-Friday
  • April 1 – 5 (during Spring Break) | 10am-4pm | Monday-Friday
  • April 8 – May 31 *every other week* | Group 1 | Tues. & Thurs. 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • April 8 – May 31 *every other week* | Group 2 | Saturday 10am-2pm
  • *One week on, one week off beginning April 8 and ending May 31*
  • *On the off week, Friday employability workshops at YEP from 4:30pm-6:30pm*
  • June 3 – July 31 | 4-hour shift in the morning or afternoon | Monday-Friday

This program leads into YEP’s Team Oakland summer program, where you’ll be automatically enrolled, earn a higher pay rate, and get to hold a peer leadership role as Assistant Team Leader.

Pay Structure

  • $100 gift card for completing Job Readiness Training
  • $500 stipend for completing Environmental / Vocational Training (April 1 – 5)
  • $500 in hourly wage for 30 hours of environmental + Friday employability workshops ($16.50/hour) (April 8 – May 31)
  • $1,750 in hourly wage for 100 hours of environmental work ($17.50/hour) (June 3 – July 31)
  • $300 stiped for completing environmental field trips ($50 per field trip x 6 field trips)
  • TOTAL=$3,150

Are you eligible?

  • Oakland resident
  • Entering your junior or senior year in fall 2024
  • Commitment to working both spring or summer
  • Desire to learn, grow, and participate in improving our environment!