Internship Opening: Heartland Tree Alliance

Bridging The Gap is offering the following unpaid internship. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking an opportunity to gain experience in community outreach and environmental advocacy. We will begin interviewing for this position in January.


Program: Heartland Tree Alliance

Name of Internship: Heartland Tree Alliance Intern

Length of Internship: January – May, 2019

You need not be a student to apply for the Heartland Tree Alliance internship – professionals seeking more experience in the environmental sector are welcome to apply.Meet Matt and Joe

Basic Internship Description: This internship supports Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA) to promote a healthy community forest by training volunteers to plant and maintain trees in the Kansas City metro. This position would support the Street Tree Planting initiative in Kansas. The intern would work with the program manager and program associate to canvas for tree planting locations and assist with volunteer coordination and recruitment.

Major Responsibilities: Identify appropriate tree planting locations in Westwood, Lenexa, and Kansas City, Kansas. Communicate the importance of trees and get buy-in from adjacent property owners to adopt the tree for a two-year period. Coordinate volunteers for tree plantings and assist with volunteer oversight during the workday. Track and utilize ArcGIS to inventory newly planted trees as well as assist in contract reporting.

Skills/Experience Needed: Strong written and oral communication skills. Basic computer skills with ArcGIS experience preferred. Experience working with volunteers preferred. Ability to lift 50 pounds and willing to use own vehicle for transport when needed. Ability to work some weekends and evenings if needed.

Time Commitment: Flexible   Days/Wk: 2-4   Hours/Wk: 8-12

Equipment Needed (include all needs including phone, computer, etc.): Computer

Ability to Work From Home: No

To apply for an internship, please email a cover letter and resume to Amy Smith, Volunteer Services Manager. In the letter, please state the internship you are applying for, why you are interested in interning with BTG, your availability (how many hours a week you are available/which days or hours), relevant skills and experience you have, and the timeframe during which you will be available for the internship. We will contact you if we wish to schedule an interview.