Do you want to help out our ocean, coastline, marine life and community? Orange County Coastkeeper offers a wide selection of volunteer and internship opportunities throughout the year. Activities can range from coordinating a beach cleanup or collecting water quality samples, to community outreach and film production. Keep a lookout on this page or join our mailing list to hear about upcoming volunteer opportunities, or how to start an internship.
The Coastkeeper volunteer internship is extensive and fulfilling where volunteers will get to learn and grow more than a typical internship opportunity. A Coastkeeper intern will gain experience that will further your education or career search, and provide a high profile reference for resumes and job applications. As such, the expectations and responsibilities for interns are similar to those found in a standard job setting. The minimum commitment for an official internship is 100 hours.
- Film & Media Production Internship
Coastkeeper hosts a film & media production internship program, with the goal of training the next generation of film makers and film editors by providing “real-world” experience related to environmental issues. While interning at Coastkeeper, film students research and investigate issues, develop stories, film interviews, edit content, update our website and work on a large media platform.
To learn more about this internship opportunity or submit your resume contact Pamela or call 714. 850.1965
- Law & Policy Clinic
This competitive legal internship program with the Coastkeeper Legal Department has the hopes of training the next generation of environmental attorneys by providing “real-world” experience in the field of environmental advocacy. Through this semester long internship, law students learn the intricacies of environmental law and how local, state, and federal regulations impact the environment and the people who rely and enjoy our beautiful inland and coastal areas.
Please submit your Application, a resume, and a brief writing sample to our Staff Attorney.
- General Internship
Interning with an environmental non-profit like Coastkeeper can open doors by providing experience to college students and individuals pursuing new career paths. As a general intern, you may focus on a specific project that is timely and piques your interest, or you could delve into a variety of tasks throughout your time with us. You might work in areas such as scientific research, advocacy, event planning, marketing, education, website editing and the Coastkeeper garden. To be considered for a 100-hour intern position, please send your resume to Pamela. All intern positions are currently filled. If interested for summer 2013, please submit your resume and intent by May 1, 2013.
- Development & Communications Internship
Coastkeeper seeks interns for our development and communications division to assist with community outreach and fundraising events, conduct research on potential donors and media contacts, and editing and writing grant proposals. We ask that interns contribute 5-10 hours per week. To be considered for this volunteer opportunity, please send your resume to Ellen or call 714-850-1965 for more information.