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The Angler Outreach Team Member will educate the shoreline angling community and general public on fishing health risks associated with consuming fish caught in LA and Orange County. The principal method of outreach will be interviewing anglers. In addition to interviewing anglers, outreach members will disseminate appropriate literature (health advisories, fish catch limits, etc.) to the all public contacts. The outreach program will be conducted at local piers. Read More »

The Angler Outreach Team Member will educate the shoreline angling community and general public on fishing health risks associated with consuming fish caught in LA and Orange County. The principal method of outreach will be interviewing anglers. In addition to interviewing anglers, outreach members will disseminate appropriate literature (health advisories, fish catch limits, etc.) to the all public contacts. The outreach program will be conducted at local piers.

Heal the Bay will orient team members on fish identification; fishing regulations and health advisories for Southern California; and the contamination history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This is a great opportunity for college level students or concerned members of the community to get involved and make a difference.

Specific Responsibilities
Educate the angler community and the general public regarding:

  • Risks of eating DDT, PCB, and mercury contaminated fish;
  • Proper techniques for cleaning & cooking fish that minimize contamination risks;
  • Bag and size limits for fish commonly caught;
  • Handing out informational materials and filling out tracking sheet forms;
  • Supporting Angler Outreach Program in any other capacity, such as attending tabling events;
  • Educating anglers about issues facing the Santa Monica Bay.

Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with many people in outdoor settings
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task
  • Interest in environmental health or marine science issues
  • Bilingual preferred, especially Spanish and Asian languages (Tagalog, Chinese or Vietnamese)

Salary: $12/hour

Hours: Part-time positions available. Weekend hours required. No benefits.

Start Date: ASAP

For additional information: Frankie Orrala, forrala@healthebay.org, (310) 451-1500 ext. 156


El Equipo Educacional de Pesca de Heal the Bay busca nuevos integrantes para educar a los pescadores de muelles del Sur de California, acerca de la contaminación de peces causada por químicos que se encuentran en el mar. El principal método de trabajo será entrevistar a los pescadores. Además de entrevistar a los pescadores, los miembros del Equipo Educacional Pesquero difundirán material apropiada (avisos de salud, límites de captura de peces, etc.) a todos los pescadores que visiten los diferentes muelles del Condado de Los Angeles y Condado de Orange. El programa educacional se llevará a cabo en los muelles locales.

Heal the Bay entrenará a los miembros del equipo educacional acerca de la identificación de peces, reglamentos de pesca, historia de la contaminación de la Península de Palos Verdes y avisos de salud para el sur de California. Esta es una gran oportunidad para estudiantes universitarios o personas interesadas en hacer la diferencia en sus comunidades.

Para mayor información comunícate con Frankie Orrala al 310-451-1500 x 156

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Aquarist Department Interns will assist with exhibit maintenance, animal feeding and care, occasional collecting, and perform other duties related to the Aquarist Department. Read More »

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium offers school groups, families and visitors a unique view into the ocean world right outside our doors. It is home to more than one hundred organisms native to the Santa Monica Bay. Interactive displays, touch tanks filled with tide pool animals, a shark tank exhibit, and a microscope lab are some of the main features of the Aquarium. As Heal the Bay’s marine education facility, the Aquarium also strives to teach visitors about the importance of environmental stewardship and marine conservation.

Aquarist Department Interns will assist with exhibit maintenance, animal feeding and care, occasional collecting, and perform other duties related to the Aquarist Department.

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is looking for responsible, dedicated, assertive interns to work with our Senior Aquarist, other staff and volunteers. Interns are required to attend the six-evening volunteer/intern training course.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn more about marine science, marine life support systems, and aquatic animal care and to gain experience working for an environmental group.

Responsibilities include:

  • General care & maintenance of aquarium exhibits and life support systems
  • Food preparation and feeding of organisms
  • Water quality analysis
  • Aid in the development of marine biology & environmental education signage
  • Special project(s)

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of environmental, marine science, and education issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with many people in diverse settings
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Ability to operate hand and power tool
  • Ability to commit to an internship for at least 6 months
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

This is an unpaid internship that requires a time commitment of at least 8 hours per week for a period of at least 6 months. Ask your instructors about course credit!

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The Citizen Science Intern will be part of the Public Programs Department and will assist with the development and operations of the Aquarium’s public visiting hours and programs. The Citizen Science Intern will primarily be responsible for running our weekly sand crab monitoring program. This program is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. every Wednesday. This includes setting up data collection, working with the public to sample at the beach, entering data, updating graphs, and communicating results. Interns can also pursue projects including: creating and conducting presentations for visitors, mentoring volunteers, developing activities and interactive displays, creating new arts and graphics, and other projects. Read More »

The Citizen Science Intern will be part of the Public Programs Department and will assist with the development and operations of the Aquarium’s public visiting hours and programs. The Citizen Science Intern will primarily be responsible for running our weekly sand crab monitoring program. This program is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. every Wednesday. This includes setting up data collection, working with the public to sample at the beach, entering data, updating graphs, and communicating results. Interns can also pursue projects including: creating and conducting presentations for visitors, mentoring volunteers, developing activities and interactive displays, creating new arts and graphics, and other projects.

We are looking for responsible, dedicated, and outgoing interns to work with the public programs department. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in marine science, environmental education, citizen science, data collection, and working for an environmental non-profit group.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing data collection with public guests
  • Entering data into Excel and finding additional data from online references
  • Assisting with the daily operations of the public programs department
  • Preparing Aquarium for public hours; welcoming guests to the Aquarium including handling entrance fee transactions
  • Interacting with and educating aquarium visitors
  • Developing and designing presentations and program activities
  • Learning to develop and mentor volunteers

Qualifications:

  • College age or above preferred
  • Friendly and professional manner for working with the public
  • Passion for education, science, and/or communications
  • Experience working in outdoor education is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organized with a high attention to detail
  • Advanced math and computer skills – including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Data analysis skills and experience is a plus
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Enthusiasm for teaching public visitors including children about marine life and conservation

This is an unpaid internship that requires a time commitment of at least 8 hours per week for a period of 6 months or more (continuing to intern or volunteer after internship is encouraged). Interns must be available to work Wednesday afternoons.

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We are not accepting Education Department Summer Internships at this time. For spring 2017 and Fall 2017 Internships, please apply below.

Education Department Interns will have exposure to the process of organizing, planning, and teaching the Aquarium education programs. They will assist staff with classroom and beach activities and instruction. In so doing, they will be helping children from all over the greater Los Angeles area to gain a greater awareness of the importance of keeping the ocean clean, safe, and healthy for animals and people. Read More »

We are not accepting Education Department Summer Internships at this time. For spring 2017 and Fall 2017 Internships, please apply below.

Education Department Interns will have exposure to the process of organizing, planning, and teaching the Aquarium education programs. They will assist staff with classroom and beach activities and instruction.  In so doing, they will be helping children from all over the greater Los Angeles area to gain a greater awareness of the importance of keeping the ocean clean, safe, and healthy for animals and people.

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is looking for motivated, dedicated, and responsible interns who wish to acquire the skills to effectively communicate with an audience of diverse ages and backgrounds.  If you love to spend time on the beach, work with animals, and interact with children, this is the internship for you!  Interns are needed to assist in the multifaceted processes of organizing and facilitating our education school field trip programs

Education internships require availability during our program times of 8:45am-2:30pm Monday through Friday. Internships run for a minimum of 10 weeks @ a minimum of 6hrs per week.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn more about marine science & environmental education and to gain experience working for an environmental group.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Education Specialists and other staff members with daily operations of the school programs
  • Help organize materials for the school programs
  • Help with the supervision of students in the classroom and on the beach
  • Research curriculum activities, and aid in the development of marine biology & environmental education curriculum
  • Lead field trip program lessons
  • Special project(s)

Qualifications:

  • College age or above
  • Experience working with children
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good computer skills – including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to commit to an internship for at least 10 weeks @ min of 6hrs a week
  • Education and/or Marine Biology background preferred
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

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The Aquarium Programs Intern will assist with the development and operations of the Aquarium’s public visiting hours and programs. Interns will also pursue projects including: creating and conducting presentations for visitors, mentoring volunteers, developing activities and interactive displays, creating new arts and graphics, and other projects. Read More »

The Aquarium Programs Intern will assist with the development and operations of the Aquarium’s public visiting hours and programs. Interns will also pursue projects including: creating and conducting presentations for visitors, mentoring volunteers, developing activities and interactive displays, creating new arts and graphics, and other projects.

We are looking for responsible, dedicated, and outgoing interns to work with the public programs department. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in marine science, environmental education, program development and management, operating and working at an Aquarium, and working for an environmental non-profit group.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing Aquarium for public hours; welcoming guests to the Aquarium
  • Handling entrance fee transactions (cash and credit)
  • Interacting with and educating aquarium visitors
  • Conducting public presentations and/or leading public activities
  • Assisting with the daily operations of the public programs department
  • Developing and designing presentations and program activities
  • Learning to develop and mentor volunteers

Qualifications:

  • College age or above preferred.
  • Friendly and professional manner for working with the public
  • Passion for education, science, and/or communications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic math and computer skills – including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Enthusiasm for teaching public visitors about marine life and conservation
  • Spanish-English bilingual is a plus

This is an unpaid internship that requires a time commitment of at least 8 hours per week for a period of 6 months or more (continuing to intern or volunteer after internship is encouraged). Interns must be available to work at least one afternoon, Tuesday – Sunday.

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Heal the Bay’s Programs Department is looking for an organized and highly self- motivated individual to work closely with the Internship Manager on our MPA Watch program. Candidates would ideally be interested in marine protected areas (MPAs), coastal conservation, fieldwork, have a science background, and be willing to commit to at least 20 hours/week for the summer, and 10 hours/week during the school year. Responsibilities would include but not limited to: performing beach surveys for our MPA Watch program, organizing MPA Watch program data, and assisting with development of program materials. Read More »

Heal the Bay’s Programs Department is looking for an organized and highly self- motivated individual to work closely with the Internship Manager on our MPA Watch program. Candidates would ideally be interested in marine protected areas (MPAs), coastal conservation, fieldwork, have a science background, and be willing to commit to at least 20 hours/week for the summer, and 10 hours/week during the school year. Responsibilities would include but not limited to: performing beach surveys for our MPA Watch program, organizing MPA Watch program data, and assisting with development of program materials.

Heal the Bay’s citizen science program, MPA Watch, involves conducting beach surveys of ocean uses. This program is a great way to combine your love of the beach and ocean while collecting valuable scientific data. Interns and volunteers are trained to observe and collect unbiased data on coastal and marine resource use, which will provide important information to understand how people are using the newly established marine protected areas (MPAs), and to help inform MPA management.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable science and work experience in the non-profit environmental field.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collection and organization of MPA Watch field data
  • Organizing and managing informational databases
  • Assisting with Development of program materials

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student, with major in Environmental Studies, Marine Science, Geography, Biology or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional and enthusiastic
  • Be able to spend 4-5 hours daily outdoors with some moderate hiking in occasional adverse weather conditions (wind, rain, heat, cold)
  • Detail-oriented; ability to complete projects promptly and completely
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Ability to commit to an internship for at least 10 weeks
  • Access to reliable transportation to get to field sites in Malibu and Palos Verdes
  • Passion for the ocean

This is an unpaid internship that requires a time commitment of at least 10-20 daytime hours a week, flexible scheduling. Ask your instructors about course credit!

 

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Heal the Bay is looking for 3 to 5 well organized and very responsible individuals capable of learning in a fastpaced environment to help recruit and coordinate volunteers for the 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, to be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Every year Heal the Bay organizes thousands of volunteers to come out and clean more than sixty beach and inland sites. The Coastal Cleanup Day Interns will be working closely with the Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator and programs, communications and development departments to help coordinate a successful event. Read More »

Heal the Bay is looking for 3 to 5 well organized and very responsible individuals capable of learning in a fastpaced environment to help recruit and coordinate volunteers for the 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, to be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Every year Heal the Bay organizes thousands of volunteers to come out and clean more than sixty beach and inland sites. The Coastal Cleanup Day Interns will be working closely with the Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator and programs, communications and development departments to help coordinate a successful event.

This summer internship (minimum 10-12 hours/week) is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and exposure in the environmental field. It will begin on June 15, 2017 through September 22, 2017. Attendance at some weekend and evening events will be necessary. This is a non-paid internship.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator and other department staff to plan and promote Coastal Cleanup Day.
  • May help to recruit schools, businesses and community groups to participate.
  • May help to coordinate and train speakers, volunteers, and staff to assist on the day of the event.
  • May assist in making presentations to community leaders and groups about Coastal Cleanup Day and ocean pollution.
  • May help to manage the Coastal Cleanup Day volunteer and contact database.
  • May help to create broachers, flyers, and other print materials in Publisher and Quark.
  • May help to solicit support of bilingual print, radio and television coverage of the event for greater inland exposure.
  • May help in handling logistical concerns by phone, in person, or email.
  • Public speaking is required.

Qualifications

  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Well organized and careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to lead and coordinate large groups of volunteers.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team.
  • Ability to network within community groups and with government offices.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly in Excel, Word, and Publisher is a plus.
  • California driver’s license required; a car for driving to speeches and meetings is a plus.
  • Written and oral fluency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Passion for the environment is a plus.

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The Development Department at Heal the Bay is responsible for developing and maintaining financial support of the organization and its programs via direct mail, special fundraising events, grant-writing, major gifts and corporate philanthropy activities. Read More »

The Development Department at Heal the Bay is responsible for developing and maintaining financial support of the organization and its programs via direct mail, special fundraising events, grant-writing, major gifts and corporate philanthropy activities.

The Development intern will currently focus on supporting the annual fundraising event, with emphasis on Salesforce entry. Additional projects will include:

  • Researching corporate giving programs
  • Researching public and private foundations
  • Contacting potential supporters regarding donor opportunities
  • Assisting with contracts and document creation
  • Assisting with mailings
  • Filing, organizing, labeling

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in fundraising and relationship-building via donor and corporate communications and special event planning.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with Salesforce highly desirable
  • Attention to detail and good multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Computer literacy, including MS Word and Excel
  • Interest in Heal the Bay mission

Compensation: Un-paid

This is at a non-profit organization.
School credit available at participating schools/colleges

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Heal the Bay is looking for an organized and responsible person (bilingual preferred) capable of working in a fast-paced environment to support the Programs Department. Interns will be working closely with the Programs Department staff to coordinate successful events, educate the public about marine conservation and water quality issues, and provide support in the office. Read More »

Heal the Bay is looking for an organized and responsible person (bilingual preferred) capable of working in a fast-paced environment to support the Programs Department. Interns will be working closely with the Programs Department staff to coordinate successful events, educate the public about marine conservation and water quality issues, and provide support in the office.

This part-time, non-commissioned (unpaid, but ask your school about giving you credit for this!) intern position (minimum of 9 hr/week; but very flexible) is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the environmental field. This internship would begin as soon as possible and would last for a minimum amount of 2 months time. Attendance at some weekend and evening events might be necessary.

This is an excellent leadership opportunity that will be useful for gaining community outreach experience, resume building, and obtaining references.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Programs Department staff to plan, promote, and work at/attend a variety of special events that go on throughout the year. i.e. beach and/or creek cleanups, trainings, “tablings”, dinners, Coastal Cleanup Day, and more. • Recruit schools, businesses, and community groups to participate in Heal the Bay events.
  • Assist in coordinating and training speakers, volunteers, and staff on the day of events.
  • Make presentations to community and help educate the public about ocean pollution and the Heal the Bay mission. • Manage a variety of databases that grow continuously and exponentially at Heal the Bay.

Qualifications:

  • Very well organized and careful attention to detail.
  • Must be available to work partial days on occasional weekends (Saturdays especially).
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to lead and coordinate large groups of volunteers.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • California driver’s license required; a car for driving to meetings is a plus.
  • Spanish speaker preferred.
  • Passion for environmental justice issues is a plus.
  • All Applicants must be at least 17 years of age; students of college level studies are preferred.

Ask your instructor about college credit! We will fill out whatever form your school provides us with to document your participation in this internship.

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Heal the Bay is looking for an organized, responsible, bilingual individual capable of working in a fast-paced environment to assist Heal the Bay’s Spanish Communications Coordinator with our Spanish language outreach strategies. In addition, the Spanish Communications Intern will be working closely with our Programs Department staff to coordinate successful Spanish language volunteer events. This part-time, non-commissioned (unpaid, but ask your school about credit!) intern position (minimum of 9 hr/week; flexible hours) is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in Spanish communications and its applications to the environmental field. This internship would begin as soon as possible and would last for a minimum amount of 2 months time. Attendance at some weekend and evening events may be necessary. Read More »

Heal the Bay is looking for an organized, responsible, bilingual individual capable of working in a fast-paced environment to assist Heal the Bay’s Spanish Communications Coordinator with our Spanish language outreach strategies. In addition, the Spanish Communications Intern will be working closely with our Programs Department staff to coordinate successful Spanish language volunteer events. This part-time, non-commissioned (unpaid, but ask your school about credit!) intern position (minimum of 9 hr/week; flexible hours) is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in Spanish communications and its applications to the environmental field. This internship would begin as soon as possible and would last for a minimum amount of 2 months time. Attendance at some weekend and evening events may be necessary.

This is an excellent leadership opportunity that will be useful for gaining communications/marketing experience, building up your resume, and obtaining references.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in providing content for Heal the Bay’s Spanish blog and continue to develop content for Heal the Bay’s current Spanish website and upcoming redesign.
  • Work with the Programs Department staff to implement a Spanish language component to plan, promote, and implement at a variety of events that go on throughout the year. i.e. beach and/or creek cleanups, trainings, “tablings”, Coastal Cleanup Day, and more.
  • Assist in generating Spanish language print, radio, and television mass media coverage of our events/activities.
  • Assist in recruiting individuals, schools, businesses, and community groups to participate in Heal the Bay Spanish language activities.
  • Help coordinate Spanish language volunteers for special events to ensure that the event runs safely and smoothly. • Make Spanish language presentations to community groups about particular events that promote topics on ocean pollution and Heal the Bay’s mission.
  • Manage a variety of databases and e-mail serve lists to continuously grow Heal the Bay’s Spanish language constituency.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish (educación secundaria level) both written and spoken.
  • Strong familiarity with Latin American culture; having lived or attended school in a Latin American country preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Must be available to work partial days on occasional weekends (Saturdays especially).
  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age; college students of Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or related fields preferred.
  • A car for driving to meetings is a plus.
  • Passion for environmental justice issues is a plus.

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