Now Hiring: Forest Restoration Interns

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Urban Forest Restoration Program Internship
15 hours a week
2 positions available


Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association is a registered 501c(3) Seattle-based not for profit organization.

Organization Description: The Nature Consortium Forest Restoration Program is part of the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, which promotes growth in the Delridge corridor by providing vital resources for all our neighbors. These resources include access to affordable housing, green space, healthy food, education, arts and culture.

Position Description: The Urban Forest Restoration Program Interns support the work of the Nature Consortium Forest Restoration Team to advance the restoration of the West Duwamish Greenbelt and Longfellow Creek watershed by conducting and leading volunteer-based forest restoration efforts. This position reports to the Restoration Program Coordinator.

Schedule: The internship will run from June 2020 to December 2020 (precise start and end dates are negotiable). The ideal candidate will be available for the following schedule:

  • Tuesdays 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Wednesdays 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Thursdays 9:00am-2:00pm

This schedule is designed to have interns lead weekly forest restoration volunteer events, and have an additional weekday to conduct field work and complete office-related tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Efficiently complete forest stewardship activities (invasive removal, native planting, and mulching) during scheduled work days, either individually or with other staff
  • Supervise, motivate, educate, train and inspire volunteers to efficiently complete forest stewardship activities (invasive removal, native planting, and mulching) during habitat restoration work parties.
  • Ensure a safe and healthy working environment that complies with current COVID-19 public health guidance and organization policies


  • Ability to work with a wide range of volunteers, community groups, partners and staff.
  • Basic knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecology and/or willingness to learn.
  • Physically able to work long days in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. (tools, plants, trees, etc) and walk in uneven terrain.
  • Willingness to follow up-to-date public health policies concerning COVID-19, including physical distancing and wearing of personal protective equipment.
  • Good driving record and current driver’s license.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification or ability to obtain.
  • Positive attitude, energetic personality and sense of humor.

Status: This is an hourly position paid at the rate of $16.69/hour.

Applications and Inquiries: This position will officially open on May 7, 2021. After that time, please submit your resume and cover letter to DNDA’s Restoration Program Coordinator Ben Antonius at

Please note that the selected candidate must submit to a background check.

Persons of Color strongly encouraged to apply
DNDA is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental or physical disability.