Community Organizing Intern
Community Organizing Interns will undertake various tasks and projects that
will support the efforts of the organization’s NeighborWoods initiative. NeighborWoods
is Sacramento Tree Foundation’s deep engagement process to connect with communities
in Sacramento to improve public health and environmental sustainability through
grassroots-level action. The internship will support one of two regional focus
areas: South Sacramento and North/East Sacramento County.
Duration of internship
Number of hours/week
commitment of 10-15 hours. Most time will be dedicated to weekday, daytime work
(days/times are flexible), though there will be some weekend events as well.
Approximate start date
- Work closely with staff on various projects related to, but not necessarily including: asset mapping, community event preparation and support, volunteer event preparation and support, writing web and print materials, supporting evaluation of tree planting projects, and meeting support.
- Participate in relevant meetings.Respond in a timely manner to email and phone inquiries.
- Support other tasks as needed.
- Submit a resume and interview for the position.
- With the internship supervisor, establish a regular schedule, and then follow that schedule. Communicate any needed alterations to that schedule to the internship supervisor.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of community and staff members.
Attitude, Abilities, and Skills
- Interest in community organizing, social justice, and environmental sustainability.
- Skilled at research and sharing research.
- Interest in following structured systems, and making improvements where needed.
- Able to drive/have own vehicle – helpful but not necessary.
- Flexibility, an interest in learning, and a willingness to share opinions.
- Bilingual (Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Laotian, Thai, or Vietnamese) – desired but not essential.
This is a volunteer unpaid
internship position and is primarily based at the Sacramento Tree Foundation
office (191 Lathrop Way, Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95815). Both outdoor and in
office work is required for this position; therefore, the Community Organizing
Intern may be exposed to extremes in weather including heat, rain, and freezing
temperatures as well as extended periods of sitting and standing. Mileage will
be reimbursed for travel to locations other than the Tree Foundation office.
The Intern Will Receive
to the Sacramento Tree Foundation, non-profits, and the social sector.
personal learning plan designed to highlight personal and professional goals of
the intern/volunteer and how those goals will be supported by the project.
of Completion or Letter of Recommendation upon successful completion of the
internship credits, as desired and approved by your school.
gratitude and thanks!
To apply, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Community Organizing Internship Application".
For more information, contact our Volunteer Specialist at 916-974-4310 or email@example.com. Please include "Community Organizing Internship" in your subject line.