Career Opportunities

Sierra Business Council is now recruiting CivicSpark Fellows for the 2018-19 service year!

SBC is currently recruiting two CivicSpark Fellows to assist us with our Climate Planning and Gold Country Broadband Consortium projects. CivicSpark is a Governor's Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address sustainability in California. Fellows in the program will serve for 11 months and gain real-world experience as they start their career in the sustainability field, all while making a lasting impact in the local community. 

SBC's Climate Planning Fellow will 1) assist in the development, education/outreach and implementation of regional resilience strategies, guidelines and actions; 2) engage with Sierra leaders in government, business, academia and community groups to share best practices, identify critical needs, and conduct research, education and outreach around regional adaptation strategies toward climate change; 3) engage with other California climate colalborative organizations to build and strengthen connections with downstream cities that rely on mountain resources as a means of building a stronger collective voice for investment in community and resource resilience; and more. The Fellow will also assist the City of Grass Valley with the development of their Energy Action Plan. Learn more here

SBC's Gold Country Broadband Consortium Fellow will work with project staff to prove the business case for internet connection through fixed wireline or wireless technology and assist in community outreach efforts. The Fellow will work with the GCBC project team to identify feasible solutions for "unserved" and "underserved" communities within the beneficiary counties as defined by the California Public Utilities Commission and assist with implementation. The Fellow dedicated to broadband will help build new capacity for the program by increasing "boots on the ground", deepening impact in speed test data collection and analytics, task force leadership, program outreach and solutions development. Click here to learn more. 

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Volunteer and Internship Program


Volunteering with Sierra Business Council enables you to develop key skills for your career, network with professionals from all over the state, and work with a reputable organization that creates positive change for the Sierra Nevada. Our opportunities seek to offer rich community benefit to a diversity of individuals looking to give back to their community or enhance a resume.

Opportunities are not limited to the categories outlined below. We are interested in tailoring a position and experience to meet your needs and interests. Please be prepared to outline this tailored experience to our Volunteer and Intern Program Manager, justifying how this benefits your needs and the needs of the organization. The following opportunities are available:

Administrative Support
Communications and Outreach
Event Planning
Government Affairs
Grant and Research Writing

For Volunteer opportunities, please email our Office and Operations Manager, Tyra Frizelle, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..