Intern for Urban Forestry organization in Boston

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Speak for the Trees, Boston, is a nonprofit focused on the size and health of the urban tree canopy in Boston. We currently work at the community level by engaging people in appreciating and advocating for their neighborhood trees. We do this through plantings, stewardship, and education. Our aim is to build and empower a network of residents to value and protect their local urban forest. SFTT is a small organization made of 4 staff..

This internship position will expand our outreach in the community through several possible projects:

  1. Developing marketing material such as social media, newsletters, and blog posts
  2. Researching and writing grant opportunities
  3. Assisting in the organization of fundraising events
  4. Assisting staff in the development of programs, curriculum, and engagement sessions.

Potential responsibilities include:

  • Social media / outreach, including:
    1. writing newsletter
    2. updating website
    3. creating a social media calendar
    4. populating our different social media channels
  • Supporting community outreach work by coordinating, attending, and taking notes at meetings
  • Developing and managing a tree giveaway or other events
  • Translation services (esp. in Spanish) are a big plus!
  • Collecting past data on tree hearings and removals (eg,
  • Organizing “tree walks” in diverse neighborhoods throughout the city.
  • Additional projects are possible, depending on the intern's interest and availability.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Weekly meetings with staff (either in person or via phone / zoom) to provide regular updates.
  • The team is small and committed to our mission. We are new to this and wear many hats, often learning and creating on the fly. We expect the intern to be able to do the same.
  • The intern should feel comfortable working independently for the duration of the internship. We are looking for a go-getter!
  • Strong people skills are preferred.
  • Hours are flexible, with expectation that tree tours will be held during weekends on a semi-regular basis.
  • Basic computer skills in GoogleDocs and MSOffice Suite.
  • Knowing Canva a plus!
  • Fluency in a second language (for translation) also a BIG plus!
  • Currently work is remote as informed by public health guidelines.


  • Opportunities to network and meet other professionals in the field.
  • Ability to be creative in building new opportunities for residents to connect with their urban forest.
  • Get in on the ground floor of an organization that is getting started and growing rapidly. Your work will make a big difference!
  • Financial compensation.
  • The internship will run from either September through December (Fall term) or January through May (Spring term), or May through August (Summer term) and will align with expectations and requirements of the intern's program and requirements.

How to Apply

  • Please email resume and brief cover letter listing interest and skills to David Meshoulam, Executive Director at
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
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