Get paid to learn and work in the Feather River Watershed!

Feather River Land Trust (FRLT) is proud to announce an internship opportunity for one local student age 18-26 interested in gaining real world experience in natural resource managment, land conservation, outdoor education, and community outreach.

riparian restoration project at the Leonhardt Outdoor Classroom

This paid summer employment program is in partnership with the California Council of Land Trusts. Feather River Land Trust was one of four California land trusts selected to participate in the Land Trust Training and Apprenticeship Program. FRLT was selected to participate in this program because of our successful implementation of the outdoor education program Learning Landscapes, and our expertise in land management and stewardship. 

 

Land Trust Training & Apprenticeship Program: The Land Trust Training and Apprenticeship Program, is an opportunity for young adults, ages 18-26, to get paid for on-the-job training working with organizations dedicated to environmental, land and water conservation programs and causes. The goal is to create a pathway for students to enter the rewarding non-profit conservation profession and to grow the future workforce dedicated to environmental stewardship. Student interns will be placed at four different land trusts throughout Northern and Central California: Fort Bragg, Visalia, Quincy and Lincoln. The selected interns will receive land conservation education, job training and a living stipend of $400 a week for an 8-to-10 week internship at a land trust.

What is a land trust? Land trusts are nonprofit organizations working in local communities to conserve natural areas, parks, farmland, wildlife corridors, and open space for the publics benefit. These protected lands enhance the local economy, provide educational opportunities, and improve environmental and public health.

Feather River Land Trust Internship description: One intern will be selected to work with the Feather River Land Trust and to assist with all aspects of land trust operations from natural resource restoration, field monitoring, record keeping, communication, event planning, land protection, and fundraising. The intern will be paired with staff performing “real world” duties, up to 40 hours a week. Applicants should be well organized, have a willingness to learn new skills, be comfortable with public speaking, and working in a wilderness setting. Interns should also have a passion for conservation and a desire to work to preserve natural and cultural resources while helping the public learn and love wild landscapes.

The deadline to apply for this apprenticeship program is May 22, 2017

Read the full program description with application requirements.

Important dates:

 Deadline to apply: May 22

 Phone/in person interviews: May 30-June 2nd

 Applicants Selected and Notified: June 5th

 Mandatory Training in Sacramento: June 9-11 ($500 travel stipend provided)                                                 

Internship period: (approximately) June 12 to August 4 (intern receives a $400 per week stipend)      

How to Apply

-Read the full internship program description and criteria (or visit the FRLT office at 75 Court Street, Quincy to request a print copy).

-Email your resume and cover letter expressing interest in the program to ehinrichs@frlt.org

-For questions call Shelton Douthit, Executive Director at 530-283-5758

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017