Shasta Land Trust


2019 Summer Internship Opportunity


Deadline to Apply: April 5, 2019

Date of Internship: June 10 – August 11 (dates are flexible based on academic schedule)

Hours: Flexible hours, roughly 40 hours a week


Since our founding in 1998, the Shasta Land Trust has protected nearly 25,000 acres of farm land, open-space, and wildlife habitat.  As an accredited land trust SLT has worked with willing landowners, partners, local communities, and donors to achieve meaningful and lasting conservation of local lands.  The scenic beauty, rich natural resources, and open spaces of far northern California are essential to the health and vibrancy of our families and local communities.  Through conservation a lasting impact for future generations has been created.


Position Description: The goal of this summer internship is to promote regional, conservation-minded stewardship while at the same time providing a rewarding and educational experience for future environmental leaders.  This program provides successful candidates the opportunity to develop a connection to the work of land conservation, event management, marketing and communications, and fundraising.  Students will learn about our conservation mission and the benefits that our projects provide to the community.  Internships are flexible and will be designed to match the organization’s needs with the skills and interests of the intern.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in environmental studies, biology, forestry, or a related degree (or equivalent experience); other majors will be considered
  • Personal interest in the conservation mission of the Land Trust
  • Robust understanding of social media
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Commitment to teamwork and ability to work creatively and independently

Housing/Transportation: Arrangements have been made with a host family to provide free housing for accepted candidates.  Please contact the Shasta Land Trust for additional details.


Rate of Pay:  There is no pay associated with this position, unless stipend provided by university.


How to apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to the address below by April 5, 2019.  Staff will review application materials.


Contact Info:

Paul Vienneau, Executive Director

[email protected]