Become a TreeFolk

Would you like a job where you work to bring people and trees together? TreeFolks is a fun, professional workplace full of folks who love trees. We post our seasonal positions in late Summer and post our regular positions as they come available.

We offer internships for year-round specific projects. If you are a student but don’t see an internship for your skill set below, please email to inquire about alternative projects with your cover letter and resume. These internships are unpaid but are applicable for course credit.

If you have a particular skill set, or would just like to plant some trees, visit our volunteer page for more opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in working with TreeFolks!


TreeFolks is a local nonprofit that empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. This year, we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary in Austin and have begun preparations for extensive growth as we plan to launch our Million Trees and Counting Campaign. As TreeFolks’ Development and Marketing  Intern, you would support the planning and advancement of the organization through communications and community engagement. 

Brief description of project and associated tasks:

  • Researching and maintaining a database of potential corporate sponsors and partnerships 
  • Writing content to support creative for social media platforms
  • Contributing to newsletter content
  • Keep track of social media and website analytics 
  • Support event scheduling, coordination, and promotion
  • Assisting with tabling at events and attending volunteer engagements
  • Help to facilitate development practices 
  • Assist with the creation of promotional materials 

Preferred Qualifications (if any):

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and familiarity with analytics tracking  
  • Impeccable grammatical, spelling, and proofreading abilities
  • Effective communicator – both written and oral
  • Comprehension of social media marketing 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to define and work against deadlines
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the organization 

Although this is an unpaid internship, you will be introduced to TreeFolks’ professional network, which includes local governments, school districts, civic organizations and private corporations and businesses. We ask that interns dedicate themselves to fulfill the entire intern period beginning in September and ending in December.


September – December 2019 With potential for extension into Spring.

10-15 hours weekly

Preferred days:  Tuesday- Friday & Saturdays (with flexibility)


To apply, send a letter of interest and your resume directly to Margot and Tori (see addresses below).

Points of Contact: 

Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Tori Bloom.

TreeFolks is a local nonprofit that empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. TreeFolks works with local municipalities such as Travis County to aid in maintaining trees in public parks. As a Tree Watering Assistant, you would support the CommuniTrees program by watering and maintaining a total of 210 trees in three Travis County Parks (Webberville Park, Barkley Park, & East Metro Park).

Brief description of the project and associated tasks: 

  • Coordinate the logistics of delivering water to all trees at all sites in a timely manner
    • The schedule is 4 days a week – 10 hours each day with a two 30 minute break periods 
  • Monitor weekly forecasts to understand workload for that week (watering will not take place if there are 2 inches of rain that week) 
  • Maintain park trees by pruning, mulching, etc.
  • Drive the TreeFolks truck and watering trailer
  • Drive the TreeFolks flatbed truck with mounted watering skid 
  • Coordinate the maintenance of the TreeFolks trucks and watering equipment 
  • Assist in reporting on program impact and data – this includes reporting on the number of trees watered, mulched or maintained after each park visit in an excel file or similar tracking document 
  • Communicate to the Tree Planting & Volunteer coordinator of any dead or dying trees at parks 
  • Ensure TreeFolks organization and programs are represented in a positive and engaging manner
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications: 

  • Clean driving record & valid driver’s license 
  • Ability to drive truck and trailer 
  • Ability to stand for 7+ hours a day 
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds 
  • Ability to work outdoors and in the elements 
  • 18 years or older 
  • High school Diploma 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office & Google Suite
  • Effective communicator – both written and oral 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively 
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative and detail-oriented
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the organization 
  • Flexible and able to switch between tasks 
  • Mechanical knowledge 
  • Basic tree knowledge 
  • Bilingual 

Dates: July 27th, 2020 through July 31st, 2021 

Schedule: 36 hours weekly, 4 days a week, 10 hours a day with two 30 minute breaks 

Preferred days: M-TH July 27th through August 14th, T-F August 17th through October 31st 

To apply, send a letter of interest and your resume directly to Sydnie Tafolla. 

Points of Contact