Students

Hiring Now!

Accepting applications from 10th - 12th grade youth (Ages 16-18).

Read full position description HERE

Session 1: June 13 - July 13, 2023

Session 2: July 18 - August 17, 2023

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A meaningful summer experience

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment offers this exciting program to help restore areas impacted by forest fires. You’ll gain new experiences and job skills while working with project partners such as Plumas and Lassen National Forest.

 

What is P-CREW?

  • Paid summer job for high school students (10-12 grade) - Earn roughly $2,100 at the end of the session depending on hours worked
  • Use hand tools to perform restoration projects including invasive plant removal, fuel reduction, trail maintenance, and more with Forest Service specialists and staff (wildlife biologists, fire ecologists, hydrologists, wildland firefighters, botanists, etc.)
  • Weekend recreation trips with the entire crew: backpacking, hiking, climbing, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, etc.
  • Educational lessons and field studies to understand forest ecology, wildfires and watersheds
  • Everything (food, transportation, gear, even outdoor clothing) is free (gear and clothing must be returned at the end of the session)

Why Should You Apply?

  • Complete valuable restoration projects in areas impacted by human-caused fire
  • Gain job experience and valuable work skills
  • Build your resume
  • Introduce you to new career ideas
  • Work with students from very different backgrounds to reach on a common goal
  • Learn about the Feather River Watershed; the headwaters of the California State Water Project
  • Receive college credit towards an Associate’s Degree from Feather River College
  • Have fun!!!

P-CREW Reflections

“Invasive species removal made me realize that I have a talent for identifying plants and have a love to grow and nurture them. Botany may be my thing.” 

Cincinnati~ Oakland Charter
Cincinnati~ Oakland Charter

“I’ve gained an appreciation for the little things, like cookies or a popsicle after a long week in the woods.  Furthermore, P-CREW has helped me to gain a newfound appreciation for the stuff I usually take for granted like a mattress, toilet paper, and running water.” 

Django~ Berkeley
Django~ Berkeley

“My favorite part was meeting such a diverse group of people and being able to befriend them.”

Isaiah~ Paradise
Isaiah~ Paradise

“My highlight of P-CREW has been accomplishing goals and challenges I assumed I would never achieve.” 

Julia~ Quincy Charter
Julia~ Quincy Charter

“Let me just tell you this is going to be one crazy, fun, amazing, emotional, memory making and life changing experience! You’re going to work HARD, play harder, live, eat, do chores, everything together with these strangers, and just before you know it these strangers are gonna become family.”  

Kaila ~ Beckwourth
Kaila ~ Beckwourth

“I didn’t have my phone so I became more comfortable disconnecting and I got in better shape by hiking a lot, and pushing through tough times!”

 Sage~ Paradise
Sage~ Paradise

“P-CREW helped me a lot because I feel like I gained a lot of perspective through meeting new people, and I was put into situations where I had to take care of myself.”  

 Tia~ Berkeley
Tia~ Berkeley

“What made P-CREW worth it for me was seeing the work we accomplished, whether it was miles of trail, feet of fencing, or vast amounts of burn piles! On top of that, it’s really great to understand the impact of what you’re doing.”  

Jovi~ Berkeley
Jovi~ Berkeley