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: www.tpl.org.
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:
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.
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