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California’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths. Heal the Bay is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment that respects all individuals regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, or age.

We are focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse family of employees, creating awareness of diversity issues, fostering a positive environment where inclusive behaviors are the norm, and embedding accountability for diversity throughout the organization.

We are committed to creating an environment where all employees are included, are treated with dignity and respect and are in a position to contribute to our success.

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. 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: $13.25/hour

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

Start Date: ASAP

For additional information: (310) 451-1500 ext.156.

Please mail/fax/submit your resume and cover letter to:

Frankie Orrala Heal the Bay

Angler Outreach Program Manager 1444 9th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Email: forrala@healthebay.org

Fax: (310) 496-1902

Applications are now being accepted for this position.

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

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The Water Quality Scientist & Policy Analyst (Science & Policy Analyst) works with the department Director to set the Recreational Water Quality Program direction, and performs day to day management of the program. Read More »

Clean beaches and rivers are critical for public health and our economy in southern California. For over 25 years, Heal the Bay has been a powerful advocate for cleaning up polluted rivers and beaches and maintaining high standards that protect public health for recreational users of our local waters. Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card (BRC) and NowCast systems are well-known and scientifically robust tools for communicating water quality problems to decision-makers and the public, and our new River Report Card (RRC) will serve a similar purpose for the LA River and other freshwater recreation sites.

 

Position Summary:

The Water Quality Scientist & Policy Analyst (Science & Policy Analyst) works with the department Director to set the Recreational Water Quality Program direction, and performs day to day management of the program. The Science & Policy Analyst is also responsible for tracking, analyzing, commenting on, and advocating for water quality protection and improvements related to recreational waterbodies, at the state and local levels.

Heal the Bay’s RRC and NowCast programs are growing and require ongoing technical development of statistical models, grading systems and communication tools. The Science & Policy Analyst works closely with government agencies to ensure timely data collection for report cards and modeling, and to provide input on their policy developments. S/he oversees our water quality monitoring program and in-house laboratory and staff, and represents Heal the Bay at regulatory hearings, stakeholder meetings, and other public forums.

Additional responsibilities of the Science & Policy Analyst include providing comments and testimony on bacteria regulations; investigating sources of impairment at bacteria-polluted beaches and reviewing source investigation/identification studies; analyzing beach monitoring data; supporting Heal the Bay’s role in epidemiological studies of ocean users; studying the impacts of pollution on marine resources; and helping secure funding for this work. The Science & Policy Analyst also represents Heal the Bay in recreational water quality stakeholder groups. Further, the Science & Policy Analyst will oversee a staff member (Water Quality Modeler) who is responsible for daily, weekly, and annually running of the BRC, RRC, and NowCast.

Functions Include:

  • Track, analyze, comment on, and advocate for water quality protection and improvements related to recreational waterbodies, focused on bacterial pollution;
  • Represent Heal the Bay’s positions at public meetings, hearings and other forums;
  • Oversee the Beach Report Card, NowCast, and River Report Card programs;
    • understand historical and technical aspects of all programs including sampling methodology, field and lab work, modeling
    • updating QAPP and implementing QA/QC procedures
    • hiring, training and supervising seasonal workers to conduct monitoring
  • Manage Water Quality Modeler who is responsible for daily, weekly, and annual grades of BRC, RRC, and NowCast;
  • Track polluted west coast recreational waters on ongoing basis and work with staff scientist(s) to address site specific water quality issues with appropriate local jurisdictional agencies;
  • Maintain, cultivate and establish relationships with recreational water quality monitoring agencies in Washington, Oregon, and California;
  • Create and maintain relationships with government staff, advocacy groups, scientific researchers and other environmental stakeholders;
  • Provide technical and writing expertise for Beach Report Card, freshwater monitoring reports, and other technical reports;
  • Work closely with other HtB staff on inter-departmental projects and programs;
  • Coordinate with communications team for BRC/RRC/NowCast public outreach
  • Identify funding opportunities, write grants, and help secure funding for recreational water quality work;
  • Participate in weekly Science and Policy department meetings;

 

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Strong passion for Heal the Bay’s mission and a love for the environment;
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, coastal ecology, or related field is required at minimum; graduate degree is preferred;
  • Experience with coding preferred with Python, R, or similar languages, with machine learning/statistical modeling background in Python, R, Matlab or SPSS beneficial;
  • Strong background in water quality and coastal policy; understanding of relevant laws, regulations, and policies; knowledge of policy-making processes; and experience with local issues relating to coastal and marine;
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, with public speaking experience;
  • Strong writing skills, with policy analysis or advocacy writing experience preferred;
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and project planning skills;
  • Strong problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team;
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, multitask and meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel and Power Point), with CRM Salesforce experience a plus;
  • Ability to travel throughout the Los Angeles area with occasional trips to Sacramento or other locations throughout the state;
  • Some evening and weekend work is required; and
  • Must have access to reliable transportation

Physical Demands

The employee is occasionally asked to reach with hands and arms; the employee is regularly asked to talk or hear;

Lifts Weight or Exerts Force Work Environment

The employee is asked to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds;

Work Environment

The employee is occasionally asked to be in outdoor weather conditions;

This is an exempt, full time salaried position with health, dental, vision, sick leave, retirement, and vacation benefits. Salary Range is $50-60,000 annually, based on experience. Participation in some weekend and evening events, and regional and statewide travel is necessary. Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.

Please email/submit your cover letter and resume with subject line “Water Quality Scientist Application” to:

Dr. Katherine Pease, Director of Science & Policy

Heal the Bay 1444 9th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Email: kpease@healthebay.org

Fax: (310) 496-1902

Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2018

 

 

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The Coastal and Marine Scientist is a key member of our science, policy and outreach team and is responsible for technical and policy projects related to California’s coastal waters. The Coastal and Marine Scientist critically evaluates proposed policies, permits, regulation, and legislation that impact local coastal resources from the scientific and policy perspectives. Read More »

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater L.A. safe, healthy and clean. Progress toward the mission is achieved by effectively combining the use of science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our local environment. Healthy, resilient, and functioning coastal and marine ecosystems are critical for the well-being of the public and wildlife as well our economy in southern California. For over 30 years, Heal the Bay has been a powerful advocate for protecting and cleaning up polluted beaches and coastal ecosystems.

Position Summary:

The Coastal and Marine Scientist is a key member of our science, policy and outreach team and is responsible for technical and policy projects related to California’s coastal waters. The Coastal and Marine Scientist critically evaluates proposed policies, permits, regulation, and legislation that impact local coastal resources from the scientific and policy perspectives. Topics include plastic pollution, marine protected areas, fisheries, coastal development, climate change impacts, oil and gas development, and others. The Coastal and Marine Scientist is Heal the Bay’s primary advocate for strong coastal and ocean protection and represents Heal the Bay at public meetings and on stakeholder groups. The Coastal and Marine Scientist will also support our Programs and Policy work through campaign planning, grant management, budget oversight and reporting. The position may involve field work, in-state travel, and evening and weekend hours.

Functions Include:

  • Track science and policy issues at regional and state levels and ensure that deadlines are met for public comments and other products;
  • Coordinate and manage contracted lobbyist for statewide legislative work;
  • Critically analyze and provide written comments on scientific, technical and policy issues related to coastal and marine resources;
  • Represent Heal the Bay’s positions at public meetings, hearings and other forums, such as California Coastal Commission, California Fish & Game Commission, City Council meetings, and others;
  • Represent Heal the Bay on stakeholder groups, technical committees, and other working groups;
  • Assist with leadership of Heal the Bay’s MPA Watch program and facilitate the integration of the organization’s public science programs and data into policymaking and statewide programs;
  • Work closely with other Heal the Bay staff on inter- and intra-departmental projects and programs;
  • Manage project grants, including budget oversight and allocations, progress tracking and reporting;
  • Create and maintain relationships with government agency staff, nonprofit partners, scientific researchers and other environmental stakeholders;
  • Support organizational campaigns by developing strategy, and preparing supporting analyses and documents;
  • Research and analyze issues and develop issue papers on coastal and marine resources management challenges from a scientific and policy perspective;
  • Support educational and outreach campaigns around key issues;
  • Distill policy and technical information into easily understandable written materials (FAQs, blogs) and oral presentations;
  • Support scientific field work, as needed;
  • Participate in weekly department meetings, regular meetings with manager, monthly staff meetings, and occasional board meetings.

  

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Strong passion for Heal the Bay’s mission and a love for the environment;
  • Bachelor’s degree in marine science, environmental science, coastal ecology, or related field is required at minimum; graduate degree is preferred;
  • Strong background in coastal and ocean policy; understanding of relevant laws, regulations, and policies; knowledge of policy-making processes; and experience with local coastal issues;
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, with public speaking experience;
  • Strong writing skills, with policy analysis or advocacy writing experience preferred;
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and project planning skills;
  • Strong problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team;
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, multitask and meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel and Power Point), with CRM Salesforce experience a plus;
  • Ability to travel throughout the Los Angeles area, and occasional trips to Sacramento or other locations throughout the state;
  • Some evening and weekend work is required; and
  • Must have access to reliable transportation

 

Physical Demands

The employee is occasionally asked to reach with hands and arms; the employee is regularly asked to talk or hear;

Lifts Weight or Exerts Force Work Environment

The employee is asked to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds;

Work Environment

The employee is occasionally asked to be in outdoor weather conditions;

 

This is an exempt, full time salaried position with health, dental, vision, sick leave, retirement, and vacation benefits. Salary Range is $50-60,000 annually, based on experience. Participation in some weekend and evening events, and regional and statewide travel is necessary. Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.

 

Please email/submit your cover letter and resume with subject line “Coastal & Marine Scientist Application” to:

Dr. Katherine Pease, Director of Science & Policy

Heal the Bay 1444 9th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Email: kpease@healthebay.org

Fax: (310) 496-1902

 

Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2018

 

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Internships

The Advancement 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 Advancement 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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The Community 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. 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.

The Community 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 Community 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, community science, data collection, and working for an environmental non-profit group.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading Community Science program every Wednesday
  • Overseeing data collection with public guests
  • Entering data into Excel and finding additional data from online references
  • Interacting with and educating aquarium and public visitors
  • 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, and Excel
  • 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 3 months or more (continuing to intern or volunteer after internship is encouraged).  Interns must be available to work Wednesday afternoons and either Friday or Saturday afternoons.

Please mail/e-mail/fax resume and cover letter and internship application to:

Grace Young – Outreach Coordinator                            Phone: (310) 393-6149 x107

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium                                        Fax: (310) 393-4839

1600 Ocean Front Walk                                                 Email: gyoung@healthebay.org

Santa Monica, CA 90401                                              www.healthebay.org/internships

 

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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!

Please submit resume and cover letter via email to:           

Apryl Boyle, Associate Aquarium Operations Director @ Heal the Bay

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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 »

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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Love turtles as much as trending hashtags? Come contribute to one of L.A.’s most successful environmental nonprofits and learn meaningful skills and best practices. Heal the Bay’s Communications Department is offering a Digital Advocacy Internship for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Read More »

Love turtles as much as trending hashtags? Come contribute to one of L.A.’s most successful environmental nonprofits and learn meaningful skills and best practices.

Heal the Bay’s Marketing Communications Department is offering a Digital Advocacy Internship for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.

From being a primary caregiver for our charming and demanding social media accounts to helping us broaden our audience and increase giving via our websites and mobile apps, we are looking for a digitally-savvy person with a heart of kelp. If you want to build your digital and social media chops, while working with other passionate, funny, ocean-loving scientists and advocates, we encourage you to apply.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Pinterest and LinkedIn accounts
  • Update and develop new website and app content and coordinate the production of content from other staff
  • Review analytics and create reports
  • Stay current with developments and changes in social media and digital
  • Serve as backup to Communications Director and Communications Associate Director for social media monitoring and management
  • Respond to feedback from fans, and interact positively with our community
  • Attend live events and promote environmental campaigns and communications initiatives via live coverage

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an accredited degree program in a relevant major
  • Proficiency in social media platforms
  • Proficiency in WordPress
  • Graphic design software or web-based applications
  • Audio/video / image editing
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal communication abilities
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required

About You:

  • Creative, self-directed, ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent copywriting and editing skills
  • Inquisitive, desire to learn new skills and diverse aspects of our organization’s work
  • Most importantly you should be passionate about protecting the environment, particularly watersheds, beaches, and oceans

This is an unpaid internship that requires a time commitment of at least 8 hours per week per semester. Ask your instructors about course credit! This position can be remote; however some travel to events, to our Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier and our office in Santa Monica is required.

Please submit resume and cover letter via email to Talia Walsh, Associate Director @ Heal the Bay

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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 community 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!

 

Please submit resume and cover letter via email to:           

Jenna Segal, Public Programs Manager @ Heal the Bay

 

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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.

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to:

Nancy Shrodes, Associate Director Policy and Outreach @ Heal the Bay

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