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Sponsorships & Partnerships

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Sponsorship Program

Watershed Resiliency Career Pathway Fellowships 

The IWR can assist matching student learning with agency and organization needs. Students are also eligible to receive course credit for their apprenticeship (internship). Apprenticeships offer diverse learning and workforce readiness opportunities that may include GIS, field resources monitoring, strategic communications, marketing, community outreach, education and much more.

Semester Apprenticeships $7,000/ student/~17 weeks

Academic Year Apprenticeships $15,000/student/~35 weeks

This program supports diverse student learning activities across numerous and diverse career pathways experiences including service learning volunteer activities, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) certification, Project WET training, watershed monitoring, attending professional conferences, supporting K-12 environmental education events, environmental monitoring and much more. 

Professional Development Incentive Programs (P-DIP)

Student Professional Development 
$2,500+/student/per experience

Support students with obtaining professional experiences including certifications, conference presentations, attending workshops and other professional experiences.

Faculty-Student-Community Research Collaboration

Provides short term funding support for faculty-student research teams to collaborate with a community partner to develop a research agenda and identify longer term funding support.

Faculty-Student Field Experiences
$3,000+/field experience/semester

Support faculty-student-practitioner field experiences that explore the application of field-based methods to interdisciplinary resolving watershed issues.

K-12 & Public Environmental Education Curriculum Development
$2,000+/curriculum project

Supports students and faculty with developing K-12 and general public environmental education curricula as well as an interdisciplinary lesson plan database for K-12, public and higher education educators to utilize across teaching efforts in the Inland Empire.


CSUSB has a long and diverse history of supporting and sustaining community partnerships. Our partnerships have included providing administrative support for faculty, student and community research projects, student apprenticeships and K-12 to public education and outreach. Current partnerships include, but are not limited to the following:

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (SBVMWD) 

The Inland Empire Resources Conservation District (IERCD)

United State Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest (USFS)

Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF)

Rivers and Lands Conservancy

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

CSUSB Office of Community Engagement

CSUSB Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI)

CSUSB Coyote Garden


We welcome new partnerships and collaborations where we can pool resources to meet the dynamic watershed environmental, social, economic, education and workforce needs of the Inland Empire region.

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