CivicSpark: Water fellows are placed in teams of 2-3 in regions across the state. Fellows serve with local leaders responding to statewide priorities in water management, such as implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and the California Water Action Plan.
CivicSpark: Climate capacity-building projects can include:
CivicSpark: Water capacity-building projects can include:
Regardless of the specific project focus, fellows provide this support through a 4-step “intervention.”
Projects will likely focus on either research, planning, or implementation, though depending on the timeframe and beneficiary, it is plausible that a single project might include multiple stages of more than one.
Water: Similar to climate, the Site Supervisor is the person who has been assigned by the host agency to directly supervise the fellow(s); however, they also play a role similar to the Climate Regional Coordinators in that they will assist with professional development.
Depending on the state you’re from, the out-of-state background check results may take between 1 day to 4 weeks to reach us. Livescan results can also take between 3 days to 3 weeks, so we encourage you to complete these checks as soon as you decide to accept a position with the program. To find a Livescan location near you, please visit: https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locations.
*Fellows must pass ALL of the background checks required of them before they can begin logging hours for the program. Fellows cannot receive a stipend check until their background checks pass.
We encourage applicants to apply by the priority deadlines as there is a preference for those who apply earlier. There is also a greater likelihood of being considered for the projects that you are more interested in.
In exchange for their service, each fellow receives the following benefits:
SNAP (Food Stamps) – for those eligible