Sierra Business Council

Climate, Energy and Advocacy Internships in the Sierra Nevada

 Sierra Business Council accepts interns year-round on a case-by-case basis for the Advocacy, Climate and Energy programs based out of Truckee, California. Internship positions, timing, and responsibilities with SBC are flexible and can be tailored to meet an applicant’s interests as long as they are in line with programmatic goals. Interested applicants should reach out to our office manager, Tyra Frizelle, and indicate they are interested in a summer position with the Advocacy or Climate and Energy programs, which are detailed below, and request an interview with their program(s) of interest. SBC staff is able on a limited basis to assist interns with identifying housing and transportation.

Sierra Business Council is a non-profit in the Sierra Nevada that pioneers and demonstrates innovative approaches and solutions to increase community vitality, economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada.

  • The Climate Planning/Sierra Nevada Energy Watch team assists communities throughout the Sierra to proactively plan for climate change by reducing emissions now and adapting to changes that we are experiencing today. The team works closely with local governments and community members to conduct greenhouse gas inventories and develop emissions reduction plans that will make their communities more resilient, efficient and vibrant.
  • The Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (Sierra CAMP) is a collaborative effort designed to support vibrant communities, a climate-resilient environment & improve quality of life in the region. Sierra CAMP achieves this by empowering and convening Sierra leaders from government, business, academia, and community groups to share best practices; develop strategies for action; and leverage efforts and resources. Furthermore, CAMP aims to build connections with urban downstream users of Sierra ecosystem services to develop broader support for protection and enhancement of resources that are critical to the rest of the state.
  • The Government Affairs department advocates on behalf of the Sierra Nevada Region in California legislative and executive affairs. Advocacy efforts include tracking and weighing in on new bills, state policies and plans, the state budget, and more pertaining to affordable housing, climate change, energy, land conservation, and sustainable community development.

For more information about Sierra Business Council, visit our website at or contact the office at 530-582-4800/.