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Internships with SLT

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Sonoma Land Trust offers internships each semester. Internships can range from field work in stewardship to outings with the On the Land program to office assistance opportunities and more. Students at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College are eligible to receive 1 to 2 units of academic credit.

Please email intern@sonomalandtrust.org for more information about our internship program.

2017 Winter/Spring Internships


Outings Intern

(1 unit, with stipend)
Description: Gain experience bringing groups into the outdoors by assisting with Sonoma Land Trust’s outings program. Interns will interact with participants, provide information about Sonoma Land Trust’s preserves, and assist with general safety protocols.

Hours: Weekend days from January to May, scheduled in advance.

Location: The spring outings program includes a variety of wildflower hikes across Sonoma County as well as hikes to Pole Mountain and other activities.

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.

To apply: Please send a resume that includes any volunteer and internship experience to intern@sonomalandtrust.org.

Sonoma Valley Wildlife Corridor Project Intern

(1-2 units, no stipend)
About the project: Sonoma Land Trust and its partners are working to protect a critical chokepoint within a high-priority wildlife corridor in the Sonoma Valley in order to expand protection of wildlife habitat, optimize free movement of species between habitat cores, and enhance resilience of wildlife in response to climate change. In order to assess the use of culverts by wildlife in the area, we have installed 8 cameras at several road culverts. The data collected from these cameras will help us document the animals occupying the region, track occupancy rates over time, and gain a better understanding of how wildlife move through the region.

We are seeking a qualified intern to help us with this important work. The internship position involves documenting the wildlife captured in the culvert cameras and recording species movement through the structure. It is an exciting opportunity to learn local wildlife, behavioral characteristics, and be a part of an important study for the North Bay.

A successful intern will:

  • be adept at following established data management protocols
  • possess and maintain a strong attention to detail through repetitive observations
  • be able to schedule and commit to hours in the office
  • be experienced with computer operations, especially the Microsoft Office suite

To apply: Please email jen@sonomalandtrust.org to ask for an application.


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