Jobs & Internships

Jobs & Internships

Turn your passion for the environment into a career!

For more than 40 years, we have planted trees, strengthened communities, educated children and worked with local agencies to solve the environmental challenges that threaten LA.

Jobs

If you share our vision for a green city, consider applying for a job with us. The rewards are plentiful: competitive pay and benefits, a beautiful work setting, and the deep satisfaction of knowing you’re making a difference.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking an Eco Educator Assistant to join Earth Environmental Education team on a part time basis (20 hours per week). This position will assist in delivering environmental and sustainability education and tours/hikes at our Coldwater Canyon Park location. These educational programs and tours inspire, educate, and train others, especially youth, to connect and create climate resilient communities by planting and caring for trees, water capturing and infiltration and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Senior Manager of On-Site Tours to perform basic clerical, administrative and general office tasks to support the workflow within the Eco-Tours department and staff.
  • Support the Tours department and our Eco-Tours program for elementary through high school students as well as moonlight hikes, family tours and other events.
  • Perform routine administrative tasks for on-site and virtual tours, including data entry, sign in sheets, processing payments, email inquiries and visitor requests.
  • Maintain a high volume of complex calendars including scheduling multiple events on the same day.
  • Assist in delivering other educational programs as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining all equipment, displays and props.
  • Participate in educator and staff gatherings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience working with youth, teens and adults in an education or performing arts environment is a plus.
  • Basic understanding of administrative duties, project management, ability to prioritize assigned tasks.
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors in a open natural space/urban forest environment.
  • Strong communication skills that include public speaking, and intra-personal communication.
  • High computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and other internet-based programs. Working knowledge of Salesforce Software is a plus.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking a Foundation Grants Manager to join our development team and support the organization. The ideal candidate will convey our mission and vision in grants, proposals, reports and other written communication.  This position will support the private foundation grants portfolio from identification to submission to ensure we maintain $2 million + per year in private funding. This role is responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of all grant’s administration including but not limited to supervision of the Grants Writer, maintaining existing private and corporate partnerships, researching, and building new relationships with potential funding sources, and supporting team’s communication needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the day-to-day leadership of grant preparation, execution, submission, and reports.
  • Develop and write (or co-write) interim and final reports for funded programs, including meeting with/interviewing directors, managers, and staff regarding progress of grant funded projects.
  • Maintain strong relationships with TreePeople’s current foundation grant personnel connections and forge new relationships through cultivation and networking.
  • Actively and regularly identify potential funding sources and opportunities for TreePeople and TreePeople Land Trust programming.
  • Develop, plan, write, and submit grant proposals for new and existing foundation/private programs.
  • Manage the grants calendar, ensuring timely and accurate completion of the grant’s life cycle: research, outreach, LOIs, proposals, site visits, and reporting.
  • Advise on grant acknowledgments and other funder communications to ensure both compliance and relationship-building.
  • Represent TreePeople and TreePeople Land Trust in negotiation of resulting grants, contracts, and agreements
  • Assist in the development of the annual fundraising plan and projections for revenue from foundations sources.
  • Create donor and funder education materials and work with leadership to prepare for funder meetings and creative ways to expand TreePeople and TreePeople Land Trust reach and impact.
  • Work closely with Grant Writer to review and seek to improve current grant process and workflow to ensure timely and smooth collaboration across the organization.
  • Stay abreast of significant funding trends related to the environment, climate change and equity including specific opportunities that are in preliminary stages of development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 5 years of successful grants management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully cultivating foundation grantors and existing working relationships with prospective grantors.
  • BA/BS or higher degree in public policy, urban planning, English, environmental studies (water, forestry, urban sustainability), public health, or a related field.
  • Excellent, concise, and persuasive writing skills.
  • Fundamental understanding of nonprofit budgeting and/or proficiency in basic bookkeeping.
  • Excellent organizational skills and familiarity with grant research and tracking systems.
  • Exceptional management abilities with the ability to model positive influence within the team.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications desired.
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce is preferred.
  • Excellent oral communications and public presentation skills.
  • Positive attitude, passion for the environment and equity and team spirit.
  • Experience in nonprofit fundraising, program management, or volunteer leadership is highly valued.
  • Must be flexible in work schedule to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

Please apply here →

* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking a Grant Writer to join our development team and support the organization. This position will support the government grants portfolio from identification to submission, which includes completing grant applications, writing proposals, coordination of requisite reports, developing strategies and supporting the research or grant opportunities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement effective strategies to proactively identify, apply, and execute public funding opportunities, including federal, state, local and private grants.
  • Actively and regularly identify potential funding sources and opportunities for TreePeople and TreePeople Land Trust programming.
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance relationships with public funding agencies, professional governmental associations, and other public funding entities.
  • Develop, interpret, and apply TreePeople and TreePeople Land Trust policies and procedures for grants and projects.
  • Coordinate with other team members to develop, plan, write, and submit grant proposals for new and existing programs.
  • Advise and coordinate on the development and writing of interim and final reports for funded programs.
  • Work with program and finance team to maintain records of activities, compliance, and budgets as they relate to reports on awarded grants.
  • Work closely with other departments and management across the organization to prepare proposals, follow up on deliverables and reports as needed.
  • Support special campaigns and initiatives.
  • Stay abreast of significant funding trends related to the environment, climate change and equity including specific opportunities that are in preliminary stages of development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 3 years of successful grant writing, strong project management and supervising experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge working within public agencies and the nonprofit sector.
  • BA/BS or higher degree in public policy, urban planning, English, environmental studies (water, forestry, urban sustainability), public health, or a related field.
  • Excellent, concise, and persuasive writing skills.
  • Ability to translate and give guidance on grant requirements and purpose to other team members.
  • Excellent organizational skills and familiarity with grant research and tracking systems. Knowledge of Salesforce or ability to quickly learn Salesforce.
  • Excellent oral communications and public presentation skills.
  • Positive attitude, passion for the environment and equity and team spirit.

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

Please apply here →

* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking a Policy and Research Associate and to join our team.   This position will provide strategic policy and research analysis and work with the members in the department to assist in refining and executing TreePeople’s policy agenda.  This role will write plans to create, amend, and implement new regulations, guidelines, ordinances, policies, or laws relating to urban and wildland forestry and wildfire issues, urban greening, school greening, stormwater capture, and climate change. Other essential duties include, coordinating and supporting department initiatives, cultivating and managing critical relationships with elected officials, agencies, nonprofits, private sector partners and community leaders.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Actively research and track progressive local, state and federal policies, laws and practices related to climate resilience, including wildfire restoration and water initiatives, and identify opportunities to influence them.
  • Research leading models in other cities and regions throughout the world to help advance policy concepts for California.
  • Write and edit policy briefs, reports, talking points, and other material as necessary.
  • Work with technical experts such as consultants and academics to expand the breadth and technical aspects of TreePeople’s climate-related policy and research work in collaboration with TreePeople’s leadership and programmatic team.
  • Provide knowledge, recommendations, and research as needed, particularly in urban water-related topics such as drinking water, sanitation, stormwater management, flood control, water contamination, water recharge and consumer cost.
  • Write and testify on issues related to TreePeople’s work before governmental bodies.
  • Prepares reports, white papers, literature, public testimony, and research analyses.
  • Present research findings to key stakeholders and relevant audiences.
  • Manage projects and support research in the areas of urban forestry, urban soils, and climate resilience.
  • Develop work plans, organize, and facilitate events, workshops, webinars, meetings, and calls.
  • Conduct outreach, build and maintain relationships with partners, policy-makers, stakeholders, academia, nonprofits, community organizations, and private sector.
  • Support all implementation phases of projects, including conducting research, literature review, performing data analysis, and writing reports from conception to completion.
  • Identify funding opportunities and support proposals from concept through timely submission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in public policy, budget, legislative, regulatory, legal, or ordinance analysis.
  • A master’s degree in an applied field such as public policy, public health, urban planning, urban forestry, urban ecology, environmental science, public administration, law, or a related field desired.
  • Advanced experience in program development, management, or implementation.
  • Ability to plan and execute projects, from concept to completion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate scientific and technical ideas or findings clearly with diverse stakeholders in simple language.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of urban forestry, urban greening, urban soils, urban planning, climate action plans, community plans, and approaches to build climate resilience in an urban setting.
  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills, exceptional critical thinking capabilities.
  • Ability to work in teams as well as independently, and to adapt in a rapidly evolving field.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including efficient handling of deadlines, ability to respond gracefully to quick-turnaround projects, and produce high-quality results with attention to detail.
  • Comfortable presenting information in a compelling, informative, and culturally relevant manner to a variety of audience members.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to handle challenging situations professionally.
  • Commitment to equity, environmental justice, and social justice.
  • Advanced experience with producing deliverables with Microsoft Office 365 programs including SharePoint, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, along with Google Suite.

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

Please apply here →

* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking an Outreach Coordinator that will be a key team member within our Generation Earth Environmental Education Youth Leadership program.   This program inspires, educates, and trains K-12 students to become leaders in their communities, in helping their school campuses and surrounding communities to become green and to become agents for climate resilience.  This position will assist in development of the program strategy and delivering the Generation Earth Program to Los Angeles County educators.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build, establish and maintain partnerships with schools, administrators, school districts, and youth to strengthen our goals and map to targeted regions identified by TreePeople and Los Angeles County.
  • Recruit and network with teachers and students to encourage them to work with the Generation Earth program.
  • Facilitate outreach opportunities at educator conferences and community events.
  • Present at school district meetings and local events to educate attendees on the benefits and goals of the Generation Earth Program.
  • Represent TreePeople and the Generation Earth program in the community.
  • Discover Corporate Sponsorship opportunities and build relationships to bring in-kind support to Generation Earth.
  • Maintain contact database.
  • Coordinate with the Marketing and Communications team to update and manage program’s social media and newsletter outreach as needed.
  • Provide program support through teacher facilitators, on-site visits, telephone, fax and email.
  • Administer professional development workshops provided to secondary educators across Los Angeles County.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Recent experience with public speaking, event planning and facilitation.
  • Experience in outreach, engagement and networking with schools, teachers and communities including but not limited to social media and newsletter outreach.
  • Project management skills such as accountability, time management, prioritizing tasks, and meeting high-pressure deadlines.
  • Understanding of equity, inclusion, and cultural relevancy.
  • High-level of familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and other internet-based programs.
  • Knowledge and usage of Salesforce Software platform is a plus.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and on a team.
  • Strong communication skills that include professional writing, public speaking, and intra-personal communication.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.
  • Experience working in South LA, Southeast LA, and/or Northeast San Fernando Valley is a plus.
  • Valid California Driver License and reliable transportation is required.
  • Must be able to visit school sites across Los Angeles County to communicate with school district personnel, administrators, educators, and youth.

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

Please apply here →

* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking a Senior Manager to oversee our Generation Earth Youth Leadership Program. This program focuses on inspiring and educating K-12 students to become leaders in their communities, in helping their school campuses and surrounding communities to become green and to become agents for climate resilience. The ideal candidate will develop strategies and relationships within the Los Angeles County school community, oversee the program and mange the team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead strategy and implementation of the Generation Earth Program in alignment with TreePeople’s strategic priorities.
  • Supervise and support team in developing protocols and ensuring project completion and quality.
  • Build partnerships with schools, administrators, and youth that strengthen our goals and map to targeted regions identified by TreePeople and Los Angeles County.
  • Manage program support through teacher facilitators, on-site visits, telephone, fax and email communications.
  • Create and maintain programs and toolkits to align with current academic standards, i.e. Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Assess program to ensure equity, inclusion and cultural integration and relevance.
  • Facilitate, support, and coordinate Generation Earth Program: ensuring the accomplishment of environmental service-learning projects by teachers involved within the professional development program and assisting the campus community in successfully completing environmental projects.
  • Administers evaluation instruments and collecting assessment data.
  • Work closely with Director of Education and Community to assist in fundraising for the department via government grants, foundations, individuals, etc.
  • Lead special projects as needed including managing grants. 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Recent experience working with teens and schools, ideally on environmental projects.
  • Experience mobilizing and prioritizing the needs of a community.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team.
  • Understanding of equity, inclusion, and cultural relevancy.
  • Understanding of ecological systems and awareness of current environmental issues, including the impacts of urban development and green solutions.
  • Project management skills are desired, such as accountability, time management, prioritizing tasks, and meeting high-pressure deadlines.
  • Some background in educational theory and methodology. Background or knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards is a plus.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience with fundraising and writing grants.
  • Strong communication skills that include professional writing, public speaking, and intra-personal communication.
  • High-level of familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and other internet-based programs.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.
  • Experience working in South LA, Southeast LA, and/or Northeast San Fernando Valley is a plus.
  • Valid California Driver License and reliable transportation is required.
  • Must be able to visit school sites across L.A. County and communicate with school district personnel, administrators, educators, and youth.

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

Please apply here →

* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking a Systems Administrator that specializes in the Salesforce platform to join our I.T. team. In this position, you will work closely with management, staff, and subject matter experts to support day-to-day configuration, maintenance, and improvement of our Salesforce platform and related integrations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as primary administrator for our Salesforce.com NPSP environment with 60+ users, as well as other Salesforce-integrated software
  • Handle all basic administrative functions including user account maintenance, reports and dashboards, workflows, duplicate management, and other routine tasks
  • Manage the integration of third-party software / systems into Salesforce (ex: finance software connectors, Conga, Pardot, Volunteers app, FormAssembly, company website, etc.)
  • Complete regular internal system audits and prepare for upgrades
  • Coordinate the evaluation, scope, and completion of new development requests
  • Work with our leadership team to establish suitable processes to support administrative, development, and management activities
  • Assist in the training of new users, create documentation for departmental processes, and grow the Salesforce.com skill set across the organization
  • Effectively act as the liaison between our users, vendors, and related application development teams
  • Troubleshoot and work with end-users to ensure the applications meet their needs and keeps pace with changes in the organization
  • Lead the identification and implementation of new Salesforce features and functionality to increase adoption and automation
  • Work independently with members of the user community to define and document development requirements
  • Manage daily support and maintenance of internal Salesforce instance, and conduct long-term improvement operations to ensure compatibility with evolving mission requirements
  • Aggressively work to provide solutions to challenges as they arise
  • Other duties to support the I.T. department, as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in Salesforce Administration and hands-on I.T. end-user troubleshooting experience
  • Certified Salesforce Administrator credential required
  • At least 5 years of I.T. experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Customer-centric approach – not all users are technology experts
  • Excellent troubleshooting and resolution skills
  • Strong understanding of Salesforce.com best practices, functionality, and configuration
  • Ability to design and implement new processes and determine best Salesforce automation tools

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking an Urban Forestry Associate to join our Community Forestry team.   This program engages, inspires, and supports residents to take environmental action in their communities. This position will support the Urban Forestry Team tree planting and maintenance efforts within communities within the Los Angeles area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support organizing community planting and tree care events with local volunteers.
  • Plant 15-gallon street trees and driving a truck/water tank to water those trees on a regular basis.
  • Assist with community workshops and volunteer-led events, attend site visits, and help manage and maintain TreePeople’s tool inventory.
  • Maintain communication with community volunteers to carry out necessary tree care until the community is self-sustaining in the stewardship of their trees.
  • Gather, monitor and track data of tree plantings through GPS and site maps to comply with funding reporting and to ensure successful implementation of tree maintenance plans.
  • Participate and represent TreePeople at meetings, fundraising, marketing, membership and volunteer events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick-learner.
  • Literate and interested in local climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities throughout Southern California.
  • Spanish fluency is highly desired.
  • Valid CA Driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.
  • Requires frequent heavy lifting over 25 lbs., often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces, and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking a Waste Management Youth Leadership Coordinator to join our Generation Earth Environmental Education team.   This program inspires, educates, and trains K-12 students to become leaders in their communities, in helping their school campuses and surrounding communities to become green and to become agents for climate resilience.  This position will educate teachers, students, and community groups on waste management topics, such as recycle, compost, reuse, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with teachers and students in professional development workshops and environmental service learning projects focused on waste and waste management systems in schools.
  • Build, establish and maintain partnerships with schools, administrators, school districts, and youth to strengthen our goals and map to targeted regions identified by TreePeople and Los Angeles County.
  • Assist with updating programs and toolkits to align with current academic standards in relation to waste and waste management systems.
  • Assess program to ensure equity, inclusion and cultural integration and relevance.
  • Support teachers with the accomplishment of waste-related environmental service learning projects and the campus community in successfully completing environmental projects.
  • Assist in managing program support through teacher facilitators, on-site visits, telephone, fax and email.
  • Responsible for maintaining all tasks related to waste education workshops (including, but not limited to, Professional Development, Technical Assistance workshops).
  • Assist with the administration of evaluation instruments and collecting assessment data for all workshops and service learning projects.
  • Track and report all service learning tasks on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to ensure proactive progress.
  • Represent TreePeople and the Generation Earth program in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience and background in waste related issues and waste management systems.
  • Experience in educational theory and methodology with an understanding of ecological systems and awareness of current environmental issues, including the impacts of urban development and green solutions.
  • Waste Management Certification desired.
  • Recent experience working with teens and schools, ideally on waste-related environmental projects.
  • Project management skills such as accountability, time management, prioritizing tasks, and meeting high-pressure deadlines.
  • Understanding of equity, inclusion, and cultural relevancy.
  • via telephone, email and fax.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and on a team.
  • Strong communication skills that include professional writing, public speaking, and intra-personal communication.
  • High computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and other internet-based programs.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.
  • Experience working in South LA, Southeast LA, and/or Northeast San Fernando Valley is a plus.
  • Valid California Driver License and reliable transportation is mandatory.
  • The ability to visit school sites across Los Angeles County and communicate with school district personnel, administrators, educators, and youth.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internships

Are you interested in learning about one of LA’s premier environmental nonprofits?

TreePeople staff works with interns to give them a leg-up in the environmental field and specialized training across our departments’ specialities. Come join us and help green our city!

 

THE ORGANIZATION:

TreePeople's mission is to inspire the people of Los Angeles County to take personal responsibility for the urban forest - educating, training and supporting them as they plant and care for trees and improve the neighborhoods in which they live, learn, work, and play. We work to help nature heal our cities in the neighborhoods, schools, communities and mountains of the greater Los Angeles area. Our office is located in Coldwater Canyon Park between the Los Angeles basin and the San Fernando Valley.

DESCRIPTION:

The Angeles Forest Restoration Program is a wildland restoration effort led by TreePeople, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the US Forest Service in the Angeles National Forest. This program aims at restoring areas devastated by fire to reclaim their pristine beauty, habitat, and benefits. Through the participation of many volunteers, TreePeople seeks to engage, train and educate all Angelinos who aspire to help maintain the vital qualities of the Angeles National Forest watershed. The program encompasses a wide scope of work, including native species seed collection, nursery work, invasive non-native species removal, seedling planting and maintenance, along with surveying and data collection designed to enhance practices and provide stakeholders with valuable information.

REPORTS TO:

Forest Aid Angeles Manager

DUTIES:

  • Help prepare campaigns of events through site preparation
  • Map areas with GIS information ahead of planting events
  • Collect field data on soil, moisture, and seedling health and growth
  • Organize data in comprehensive reports
  • Support the Angeles Forest Restoration program at weekend events
  • Work independently and with volunteers and TreePeople employees in restoration zones
  • Learn nursery procedures, inventory, etc.

REQUIRED:

  • Some week AND weekend availability (schedule may be tailored to the individual)
  • Own personal transportation
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Related field experience and or education
  • Complete our Wildland Restoration Supervisor training

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Some knowledge and understanding of GIS systems and mapping
  • Understanding of our mediterranean ecosystem and local native plant species, familiarity with the Angeles National Forest, or a strong commitment to quickly learn both

TYPE OF POSITION:

Part-time, unpaid internship, minimum 4 month commitment and 20 hours (flex) per week. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Luis Rodriguez at: LRodriguez@treepeople.org. No phone calls, please.

Are you interested in working outdoors and need more experience? Want to learn more about our local plant and animal species? Want to fight the climate crisis and contribute to our community?

THE ORGANIZATION:

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of LA to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. We unite with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure city at homes, neighborhoods, schools and in the local mountains. We work with volunteer leaders using our unique Citizen Forester model, and we influence government agencies for a healthy, thriving Los Angeles. Born from the efforts of a teenager over 40 years ago, we have involved more than 3 million people in planting and caring for more than 3 million trees.

In order to support fire mitigation and other habitat restoration projects, TreePeople’s nursery has adopted new Best Management Practices (BMPs) to prevent the spread of destructive Phytophthora pathogens into our wildlands. TreePeople is part of a voluntary nursery evaluation process, and this facility is the second nursery in Los Angeles County qualified to grow native plants for the Forest Service.

DUTIES:

  • Participate in ecological restoration projects, training, fundraising, and outreach events as needed.
  • Learn how to collect, clean, store, and propagate native plant species.
  • Help protect our local ecosystems from non-native, invasive species.
  • Learn about Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Learn how to mix and pasteurize soil.
  • Help monitor TreePeople’s wildlife camera.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Due to the type of work the individual must be at least 18 years old.
  • The individual must have their own transportation to get to the work site.
  • The individual must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds due to the nature of the work.
  • The individual must be able to hike off-trail and on mountainous terrain.
  • Strong critical thinking ability and organizational skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and punctual.
  • Must possess a desire to investigate a range of topics including native and non-native plants, local non-profit and community events/workshops, et cetera.
  • Friendly with good writing skills. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite.
  • Field experience and/or relevant education is highly desired in a candidate but not necessary.

TYPE OF POSITION:

Part-time, unpaid internship. 2 months commitment, 2-3 days per week, approximately 10 hours per week. Minimum 4 hour shifts. Internship can be performed to gain college credit with college approval. Length of internship can be customized to candidate’s and organization’s interest.

For each work day, wear clothing you can get dirty, closed-toed shoes (boots recommended), a hat, water bottle, and a snack/lunch.

Reports to Ecological Restoration and Nursery Manager.

If you are interested please send your resume and introduce yourself to Luis Rodriguez at LRodriguez@treepeople.org