Trust for Public Land

At the Trust for Public Land, we don't just save land—we save land for people to enjoy, from neighborhood parks to national parks.

Our mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Every park, playground, and public space we create is an open invitation to explore, wonder, discover, and play. We're proud to say that we've been connecting communities to the outdoors—and to each other—since 1972. Today, millions of Americans live within a 10-minute walk of a park or natural area we helped create, and countless more visit every year.

Join a diverse team of dedicated and passionate people working toward a mission you can believe in—creating parks and protecting land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Get to know more about us.

Trust for Public Land Sacramento, California, United States
Jan 19, 2018
Internship- Paid
The Trust for Public Land is seeking interns in our Sacramento office to join our Government Affairs team! The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national organization working in all 50 states. In California, TPL is working for a healthy, climate-smart California with access to nature for all. We do this through urban planning, creating parks, and protecting natural resources to ensure healthy, livable communities for generations to come. For more information, please go to: . Internship Overview   An internship with the Trust for Public Land is an exciting way to help impact California's future. This is a historically significant time with the nation's first Cap and Trade program in implementation in California, and this position has the opportunity to help shape Cap and Trade auction revenues to create an equitable and sustainable precedent nationwide. This is a great opportunity to become familiar with environmental policy in California and network with environmental non-profit organizations, government representatives, and other stakeholders. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Policy research and analysis - including statutes and legislation; Report and letter writing - including position letters to Agencies, Departments and Legislators and reports and update-documents to TPL staff; Scheduling, meeting logistics and preparation, and event planning; and, Outreach and relationship cultivation with nonprofit partners, legislative offices, and government agencies. Interns work on a variety of projects to create support and resources for urban greening in underserved communities, land and water conservation in natural areas, and climate policy locally and statewide. Interns will often provide support to TPL staff on other projects and will get the chance to do work in the Capitol attending hearings and meetings. This is a friendly, flexible, and fast-paced office, and interns have the opportunity to provide key support to our environmental and social justice mission. Qualifications   We are looking for law or graduate-level students in related fields for these positions; however, outstanding undergraduate interns will also be considered. All candidates should possess excellent research and communication skills, good oral and written communication skills, and be well suited to work in a high impact environment. Familiarity with the Public Resource Code and the legislative process is preferred, but not required. Campaign or other legislative experience is a plus. We are looking for 15-30 hour per week availability, with 4 months to a year time commitment. These are unpaid internships. And we will provide reimbursement for travel cost. Remember to say you found this opportunity at