The McKinleyville Land Trust

The McKinleyville Land Trust is interested in having a summer intern to assist the allvolunteer
board with a variety of tasks including:
• developing interpretive talks for our three properties,
• coordinating and leading volunteer work days at properties,
• developing website content and updating the website,
• updating and expanding the current mailing list,
• developing volunteer lists,
• updating records on existing properties,
• converting key documents to electronic files, and
• assisting with required documentation for the Land Trust Alliance accreditation
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 because of local residents’ response to the development of a shopping
center in McKinleyville, California and its potential impacts on the adjacent Mill Creek.
The McKinleyville Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operated by an allvolunteer
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 4–8 weeks with us sometime between June and August.
There are several options for affordable housing locally including renting a room from a
board member and sub-leasing apartments from current students at Humboldt State
University (located 10 miles south of McKinleyville). There is also the potential for oncampus
housing at Humboldt State. We would love to work with the intern to determine
what would best suit their needs and budget. Public transportation in the area is limited –
it is recommended that the intern have their own means of transportation.
McKinleyville Land Trust
The purpose of the McKinleyville Land Trust is to conserve local open spaces for
ecological, historical, agricultural, educational, recreational and scenic values.
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.
Please apply by sending a resume and cover letter to: [email protected].
Though electronic submissions are preferred, 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 at 707.845.5349 or [email protected].
We look forward to hearing from you.
Emily Teraoka
Board Member
Williams Class of 1999