Why Work With Us?
Sonoma Land Trust is more than just a nonprofit — we’re a community working together toward the vital goal of protecting the land forever. Each of our dedicated staff members, interns and volunteers plays an important role in the acquisition and preservation of Sonoma County’s open landscapes.
The Land Trust has been voted one of the Best Places to Work by the North Bay Business Journal. We’re proud of this distinction and what it signifies about our culture and commitment to our mission. We endeavor to be a place where our successes are celebrated and all staff are acknowledged for their efforts toward our shared goals. We strive to create an environment of mutual respect and appreciation.
Current Job Opportunities
To apply for an open position, please download the position announcement below and follow instructions to submit your application. Sonoma Land Trust welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities and beliefs to join us in achieving our mission to protect the land forever. We strive to build a diverse and inclusive culture of mutual respect, equal treatment and opportunities for success. We hope you’ll join us at Sonoma Land Trust!
Intern With Us
Sonoma Land Trust offers internships each semester. Depending on the time of year and our current projects, internships range from fieldwork in our stewardship department to outings with the On the Land program to office assistance opportunities and more. Interns who are also currently enrolled at an accredited school are eligible to receive 1 to 2 units of academic credit.
Outings Intern (1 unit)
Description: Gain experience bringing groups into the outdoors by assisting with Sonoma Land Trust’s On the Land hikes program. Interns will interact with participants, provide information about Sonoma Land Trust’s preserves and assist with general safety.
Qualifications: A love of the outdoors, a basic knowledge of ecology, an enjoyment of people and the ability to hike up to six miles carrying up to 25 pounds. Intern must be reliable and have own transportation. Spanish-speaking a plus!
Hours: Weekend days, scheduled in advance.
Location: Various preserves throughout Sonoma County.
To apply: Please send a resume that includes any volunteer and internship experience and relevant coursework to email@example.com.
Stewardship Intern (1-2 units)
Description: Gain experience in stewardship and natural resource management by assisting with the management of Sonoma Land Trust’s preserves in Sonoma Valley. The intern will work alongside staff and volunteers on oak woodland monitoring, data collection, mapping, invasive species management and potentially other tasks.
Qualifications: Attention to detail, reliable, basic knowledge of ecology and botany, and the ability to hike up to four miles carrying up to 25 pounds.
Hours: Intern will set a schedule to work 4-8 hours a week based on availability.
Location: Combination of field work near Glen Ellen and some office work at SLT office in Santa Rosa.
Stipend: $500 upon successful completion of internship.
To apply: Please send a resume that includes any volunteer and internship experience and relevant coursework to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIS Intern (1 unit)
Description: Gain experience working with authoring and managing GIS data used to support decision-making and planning in nonprofit environmental organization. Intern will digitize vegetation observations by botanists into feature classes and work with GIS Manager to check quality of work, complete metadata, and promote completed work to organization-wide use. Intern will also work with scripts and models in ArcGIS Pro to process large county-wide vector data sets into parcel-scale subsets compatible with the processor capabilities of desktop workstations used by acquisition and stewardship staff.
Qualifications: Attention to detail, confidentiality, strong work ethic, and experience with ESRI ArcGIS Pro 2 or ArcMap 10.
Hours: Intern will set a schedule to work 4 hours a week on Wednesday or Thursday from 9 AM to 1 PM, or 12 PM to 4 PM (with some flexibility of beginning time)
Location: Sonoma Land Trust Office in downtown Santa Rosa
To apply: Please send a resume that includes any volunteer and internship experience and relevant coursework to email@example.com.