McKinleyville Land Trust Summer Intern

Williams College CES Summer Internship Program
McKinleyville Land Trust Summer Intern
The McKinleyville Land Trust is interested in having a summer intern to
assist the all-volunteer board with a variety of tasks including:
• Updating and expanding the current mailing and volunteer list
• updating records on existing properties
• developing website content and updating the website
• expanding our social media outreach
• developing interpretive talks for our three properties
• converting key documents to electronic files
• assisting with required documentation for the Land Trust Alliance accreditation program
• coordinating and leading volunteer work days at properties
• researching and writing grant applications
The McKinleyville Land Trust is dedicated to the conservation of our local open spaces for their
ecological, historical, agricultural, educational, recreational and scenic values. It was started in 1994 as a
result of local residents’ response to the development of a shopping center in McKinleyville, CA and its
potential impacts on the adjacent Mill Creek. The McKinleyville Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization operated by a part-time all-volunteer board of directors which relies on donations and
fundraising to raise money to cover the cost of keeping its three parcels open to the public.
The dates of the internship are flexible depending on intern availability. We are looking for someone to
spend 6–8 weeks with us between June and August.
There are several options for affordable housing locally including renting a room from a board member
(low or no cost), sub-leasing apartments from current students at Humboldt State University (located 10
miles south of McKinleyville). There is also the potential for on-campus housing at Humboldt State. We
would love to work with the intern to determine what would best suit their needs.
McKinleyville is located in a scenic, remote area on the coast of Northern California approximately 5
hours north of San Francisco just north of the city of Eureka. The community has close ties to the
surrounding environment including miles of wild, open coastline and preserves of ancient redwoods
located just 20 miles north at Redwood National Park. The region is very bike friendly and there is
regular bus service between McKinleyville, Arcata, and Eureka.
Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to: [email protected].
You can also mail your application to:
McKinleyville Land Trust
Attn: Summer Internship
P.O. Box 2723
McKinleyville, CA 95519
If you would like more information about the internship or the McKinleyville Land Trust, please contact
Emily Teraoka, Board Member (Williams class of 1999) at 707.845.5349 or [email protected].