In 2014 the Mendocino Land Trust began an annual and evolving summer internship program to provide hands-on educational opportunities for students interested in conservation. In recent summers, donor funding has enabled multi-student internships, providing environments that vibrantly showcase the value of teamwork and experiential diversity.
Enjoy this inspiring video made by one of our interns during summer 2021:
In 2021 interns included Finn Newman from Reed College joined us as the Paul Siegel Conservation Intern as well as Fort Bragg locals Tauren Brown (maker of this video) and Esme Plascencia, our first Latino Outdoors Outreach Intern.
Since it began, this program has hosted 14 students — and with your support, we will look forward to hosting many more. The MLT team gains inspiration and young energy from our interns and they gain valuable hands-on conservation experience in the form of a paid internship that will prepare them for future environmental work.
Please consider donating in support of the work MLT does to prepare future generation for conservation work.