Career Opportunities


Planning Technician

The Climate Planning and Energy Services teams at Sierra Business Council are rapidly expanding and currently looking for qualified applicants to join our growing team of passionate individuals. If you would like to work in a collaborative non-profit dedicated to enhancing the environmental, economic, and social capital of the Sierra Nevada we encourage you to apply. The Climate Planning team is seeking a full-time Planning Technician based in Truckee that will support the development and implementation of Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Energy Action Plans and Climate Action Plans in the Sierra.  

Please send resume and cover letter to Tyra Frizelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the position title in the subject line.

Stay tuned for additional announcements from the Energy Services team on exciting opportunities to join our expanding organization.

Volunteer and Internship Program


Volunteering or Interning 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

Volunteer opportunities are distinguished from Internship opportunities based on varying levels of commitment as well as expected time in the office.

Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership Program
Sierra Nevada Energy Watch

It is our expectation that internships will be fulfilled in 3-12 month periods. Commitment can vary between 10-20 hours per week, however, because they are tailored to specific projects with SBC that are timeline and deadline driven, require a high level of consistency. Unless specified, all internships are unpaid.

For Volunteer or Internship opportunities, please fill out the short application below and we will contact you.