Interested in a career in forestry and natural resource management? Love the Sierra and want to help conserve and restore Sierra forests while becoming an environmental leader?

Application Period Opens June 2020

The application period for 2021 Fellowship positions will open in June 2020. Sign up for the Sierra Corps email list to be notified when the application period opens.

Host Sites and specific positions for the 2021 term will be announced in July. If you are interested in applying to host a Fellow visit the Host Site Application website here.

How to Apply

  1. Submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the program to Nicole Lutkemuller via email at and
  2. Complete the online application form.

Now Accepting Applications

Advance your career in environmental conservation and forest health by working as a Sierra Corps Fellow.

Fellows will be placed to work at environmental organizations throughout the Sierra to help build their organization and region’s capacity to complete meaningful forest health work. 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.

Required Qualifications: Each Fellowship Position has unique requirements related to the position’s function and these will be included in the Host Site specific position descriptions when they become available on October 4, 2019.  The Sierra Corps Program has the following general requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
  • Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are strongly recommended)
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check

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

Additional qualifications are dependent on specific positions and will be noted in Host Site Position Descriptions that will be posted to the website on XXXX, 2020.

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