Internships with SLT

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Sonoma Land Trust offers internships each semester. Internships can range from field work in stewardship to outings with the On the Land program to office assistance opportunities and more. Students at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College are eligible to receive 1 to 2 units of academic credit.

Please email for more information about our internship program.

2018 Summer/Fall Internships

Development Intern (3 units)

Description: Gain hands-on fundraising experience in a dynamic development department during one of our busiest seasons. This intern will work closely with the membership program manager to support our annual year end fundraising campaign, assist with donor outings and help manage donor data.
Qualifications: A keen interest in fundraising. Effective communication style. Attention to detail. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Reliable.
Hours: Interns can set their own schedule to work ~8 hours a week based on their availability. Most hours will fall Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm. Some evenings and weekends likely.
Location: Sonoma Land Trust office in downtown Santa Rosa.
Stipend: $350 / unit
To Apply: Email a letter of interest and resume to

Stewardship Intern (1-2 units)

Description: Assist with various stewardship tasks at Sears Point on the San Pablo Bay including: burrowing owl habitat creation, native seed collection, watering native plants and removing invasive plants.
Qualifications: Enthusiasm for working in the outdoors and gaining experience in restoration work. Intern must be reliable and have own transportation.
Hours: May through October; hours variable depending on tasks
Location: Juncture of Hwy 37 and Lakeville Hwy
Stipend: $350/unit
To apply: Please send a resume that includes any volunteer and internship experience and relevant coursework to

Outings Intern (1-2 units)

Description: Gain experience bringing groups into the outdoors by assisting with Sonoma Land Trust’s On the Land hikes program. Interns will interact with participants, provide information about Sonoma Land Trust’s preserves, and assist with general safety protocols.
Qualifications: A love of the outdoors, a basic knowledge of ecology, an enjoyment of people, and the ability to hike up to six miles carrying up to 25 pounds.
Hours: Weekend days from September to mid-November, scheduled in advance.
Location: Various preserves throughout the county.
Stipend: $350/unit, paid upon completion of internship.
To apply: Please send a resume that includes any volunteer and internship experience and relevant coursework to

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