Internship Connections

Our City Forest

8/14/2015 - San Jose, CA
O'Malley - (408) 998-7337 x 100

Urban Forestry Specialist Position Available -- September 2015 through August 2016 (must be available for entire term and 1700 service hours) AmeriCorps service positions ( Up to $16,000 Living stipend/$5,7300 Education award) Our City Forest is a non-profit urban forestry and environmental action organization. The focus of this program is to organize neighborhood and school tree care and tree planting projects, promote environmental education, raise awareness about the drought and recruit and train volunteers. 

Learn more and apply at

City of Albany

5/20/2015 - Albany, CA
Tony Wolcott -

I am looking for an intern to accompany Albany’s Urban Forester (me) on the typical duties of this urban forester. It is a paid position (not lucrative). Days and hours are negotiable. Candidates should have an interest in municipal urban forestry and forestry in general including urban landscapes. An interest in the written word would also be helpful.


Start as soon as possible and run through August is the probable time frame.


Resume’ and references are necessary.

Contact Tony Wolcott at

City of San Mateo

4/29/2015 - San Mateo, CA
Matthew Fried - 650-522-7422

 The Parks and Recreation Department at the City of San Mateo has an opportunity for an intern to have a dramatic influence on San Mateo's tree canopy. The urban forestry program is responsible for the planting, maintenance, and preservation of over 20,000 public space trees. The Urban Forestry Intern, working under the supervision of the Department's Managing Arborist, will be responsible for researching and reporting on opportunities for enhancing the City's tree planting program. This includes compiling and presenting information on effective tree planting and establishment programs at other municipalities and non-profit organizations; identifying and prioritizing available tree planting areas, and developing systems and outreach materials (web and print) to educate the public; and support the best practices recommended by the Intern and approved by the Managing Arborist. The duration and start date of the internship are flexible, though summer interns typically start in mid-May and finish in August.

Read the full internship description here.

Sacramento Tree Foundation

4/24/2015 - Sacramento, CA
Meredith Holkeboer -

This summer we are offering eight Urban Forest Assessment internships.

This assessment includes field data collection and data entry into i-Tree Eco software. The software is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban and community forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. i-Tree Eco provides a broad picture of the entire urban forest. It is designed to use field data from randomly selected plots throughout a community along with local hourly air pollution and meteorological data to quantify urban forest structure, environmental effects, and value to communities. The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate the makeup, condition, and benefits of the regions urban forest and then use that information to track changes over time.

See the full description here: 

Applications are due May 15th, 2015

Sims Tree Learning Center

3/26/2015 - Jurupa Valley, CA
Susan Sims - 951.453.2651

If Interns need experience we have our Arboretum, the Sims Tree Learning Center.  Everything associated with arboretum care; pruning, planting, irrigation, fertilizing, weeding, sign making, display making.  Workshops and our new “Events and Weddings in the Gardens”. Some opportunities may exist, depending on the season, to go out on a truck with a technician or assist Susan.

Jan C. Scow Consulting Arborists, LLC

3/26/2015 - Santa Monica, CA
Jan Scow - 818 789-9127

Jan Scow, Consulting Arborist, is offering a learning experience for future arborists, horticulturalists, or landscape architects. The internship is not meant to be menial clerical work (although there would be some of that).  

If you or a student you know is interested, email

ValleyCrest Seeks Interns in Four Offices Throughout CA.

5/20/2013 - Ventura, Martinez, Pleasanton, Sacramento
Elly Levin - apply online

WHERE CAREERS IN NATURE BLOOM. Grow your career in the green industry with ValleyCrest, the nation’s leader in landscape architecture, installation and maintenance. Put your talent to work alongside the industry’s brightest minds, working on some of the country’s most exciting landscape projects. Our entrepreneurial culture and numerous locations nationwide provide countless opportunities to succeed.
– Tree Care Ventura – Tree Care Martinez – Tree Care Pleasanton – Tree Care Sac

CA Urban Forests Council seeks intern

3/26/2013 - San Rafael, CA
Sonali Shah -

We are looking for an intern or volunteer that is interested in sustainability and greening. We work on promoting urban forestry—trees! You’ll have the opportunity to work on a range of communications activities for the organization. Plus, you will work on an exciting new state-wide campaign called Invest From the Ground Up which is spreading awareness and education throughout California on the value of caring for our trees and green spaces to create healthier wealthier communities.

Read the full internship description here.

Arbor Entities, Inc. seeks Field Assistants

3/26/2013 - Sacramento, CA
Analisa Stewart - 916.718.1395

Field Assistants work with arborists/tree risk assessors on tree inventory projects. Field Assistants primarily gather dimensional tree data including diameter at standard height (DSH), total tree height (THT), bole height and crown spread. Field Assistants can expect to use the following equipment: D-tape, range finder, surveyor’s wheel (all equipment is provided). At the arborist’s discretion the Field Assistant may be called upon to use geodata collection devices (Trimble Juno series) to enter data. You will be trained on how to collect data and will be working side by side with an experienced arborist if you have questions about a measurement.

Terrain is generally manicured park land. Occasionally there are undeveloped areas, riparian corridors or urban landscape corridors/streets. Field Assistants are expected to dress appropriately for rough terrain by wearing pants, closed toed shoes and shirts without vulgar/inappropriate slogans on them. Uniforms are not provided. Hiking boots/shoes are encouraged and light weight field pants are encouraged but not required. Occasionally there will be work areas with poison oak or blackberry that you must be able to traverse.

Field Assistants must be able to walk, stand, squat and bend for a minimum of 4 hours in a variety of weather conditions.  

Candidates with tree ID skills or previous geodata experience are preferred, but not required. Candidates who can read a map, are punctual and easy to work with are strongly preferred.

I expect the positions to be available beginning in May. Field Assistant positions will continue until the project is complete (approximately 2 years). Some Field Assistants work summer only, some work until the project is complete.

Pay is $8.25 per hour. No benefits. Unpaid time off is possible with enough notice. Positions are generally 8 – 20 hours per week. Schedule can be flexible around classes.  I won’t be interviewing until the week of April  22, and positions won’t open until May 6th.

Mosaic Consulting, Inc. seeks Tree Counters

3/25/2013 - Orange County (near Mission Viejo)
Lott Steffey - 949-338-2344

Mosaic has an immediate need for tree counters.  We have recently approved a project in the Master-Planned Community of Ladera Ranch, located in Orange County (near Mission Viejo).

We simply need to count trees, by species, by location, in the field, as part of a project team. Short term work…  part-time is OK, actually preferable.

It would have to be somebody on Spring Break, or that lives in this area.

Lott Steffey
Mosaic Consulting, Inc.
(949) 338-2344