San Francisco Bay Chapter Sierra Club

Staff & Internship Opportunities

As part of the San Francisco Bay Chapter's multi-year plan to expand Chapter services and increase our environmental grassroots work, the Chapter is taking applications to fill the following open positions:

Conservation Intern

Conservation Intern

This is an outstanding opportunity for students interested in local grassroots environmental politics to gain references and resume-building experience in the environmental field.

Job Scope:

The San Francisco Bay Chapter serves four Bay Area Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Francisco. The Conservation Intern works closely with our Community Organizers to recruit and organize Sierra Club volunteers and activists to work on local environmental efforts. Some of our current campaigns include protecting critical habitat and open space, promoting clean renewable energy, and working directly in elections to pass environmental ballot measures and elect environmental leaders. The Sierra Club provides and important role in the environmental movement by getting our 38,000 local members directly involved in grassroots lobbying and elections.

Preferred Experience:

  • Some experience and interest in organizing and recruiting volunteer grassroots efforts
  • Commitment to environmental issues
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexible schedule, ability to work 15-20 hours per week for 3-4 months, and occasional evenings and weekends

Pay and Compensation:

This is a volunteer internship experience. Students with work-study are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter via email to Jess Dervin-Ackerman at .

If you are primarily interested in working in Contra Costa or Marin Counties, contact Ratha Lai at

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

For information about Sierra Club jobs and internships at the Club's national office in San Francisco and elsewhere in the country, see


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