Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 8, 2020

Positions Available: Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program

Application period now open! Scroll down to see Host Sites

Interested in a career in forestry? Love the Sierra and want to help conserve and restore Sierra forests? Apply to join the Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program!

Sierra Corps is a Forestry Fellowship program implemented by the Sierra Nevada Alliance that aims to increase workforce capacity for forest health restoration and biomass utilization projects in the Sierra.  Fellows will bring their education, skills, and expertise to engage in paid 10 month fellowships that provide assistance in assessment, planning, project permitting, project management, grant writing, technical assessment or monitoring and other essential forest restoration implementation tasks.

2020 Positions Available and Open for Applications:

Click on a Host Site to view the position description details including location.


Priority Application period is through 8:00pm (PST) on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Positions available until filled.


To apply, submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the program to Nicole Lutkemuller via email at nicole@sierranevadaalliance.org AND complete the online application which can be accessed here.

The program is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year-long fellowship working to restore Sierra forests and build resilient communities. The Sierra Corps Fellowship Program is not an entry level internship program. Applicants are expected to have experience in conservation planning, monitoring and assessment, and/or restoration implementation, ideally with a forestry emphasis.

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or other related field OR at least2 years of forestry vocational training and education
  • At least 1​​year of experience with forest health monitoring and assessment
  • At least 2 years combined experience in:
    • forest health monitoring and assessment
    • conservation planning
    • project management
    • environmental analysis and research
  • Knowledge of CEQA/NEPA regulations and documentation
  • Strong desire to work in a forest health related career, ideally in the Sierra
  • Passion for conservation of the Sierra

To apply, submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the program to Nicole Lutkemuller via email at nicole@sierranevadaalliance.org AND complete the online application which can be accessed here.


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