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Heal the Bay’s programs reach 50,000 people every year, under three pillars: Thriving Oceans, Healthy Watersheds and Smart Water Management. We educate the greater Los Angeles region about the causes and impacts of water pollution, watershed and ocean health degradation, a need for improved local water supply, and what residents can do to help and become stewards for the local environment. This is an excellent leadership opportunity that will be useful for gaining community outreach experience, event planning, resume building, and obtaining references. Read More »

Heal the Bay’s programs reach 50,000 people every year, under three pillars: Thriving Oceans, Healthy Watersheds and Smart Water Management. We educate the greater Los Angeles region about the causes and impacts of water pollution, watershed and ocean health degradation, a need for improved local water supply, and what residents can do to help and become stewards for the local environment. This is an excellent leadership opportunity that will be useful for gaining community outreach experience, event planning, resume building, and obtaining references.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the development and cleanup managers to plan and execute beach and inland cleanup events, including packing, driving, and unpacking pickup truck
  • Coordinate cleanup educators from our pool of Speaker Bureau members, solicit volunteers and staff to assist on the day of the cleanup event
  • Help oversee volunteers and staff to ensure that cleanup event runs safely and smoothly
  • Assist with monthly Nothin’ But Sand beach cleanups – every third Saturday
  • Coordinate Heal the Bay’s high school program including maintaining Microsoft Excel data base of club members, visiting schools, communicating with club advisors, and organizing youth summits
  • Assist Santa Monica Pier Aquarium educators with high school teacher professional development
  • Work with our communications team to coordinate Club Heal the Bay  WordPress blog
  • Support education events including Watershed Ed, Speakers Bureau, and Lunch and Learn, as needed

Qualifications include:

  • Strong leadership and coordination skills for working with volunteers
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent people skills and a passion for working with the public
  • Ability to drive a pickup truck and comfortable carrying supplies across the sand
  • Enthusiastic, motivating, and comfortable presenting environmental information
  • Knowledge of and passion for rivers and ocean
  • Knowledge of common core and next generation science standards is a plus
  • Well organized, able to work on several projects simultaneously, both independently and as a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, and social media applications. Prezi, and WordPress are a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license required–driving to outreach events and meetings will be required
  • Written and oral fluency in Spanish is a plus

Salary: $15.00/hour with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld. Paid sick leave is provided. There are no dental, medical, health insurance, or vacation benefits included as part of employment.

Hours: Part-time 29 hours per week. Must be available for occasional weekend events.

Application Deadline: Until filled

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Internships

Our Aquarium Summer Camp is a fun, educational marine science learning experience that consists of five week-long day camps. Each day explores a different marine-themed topic through games, crafts, laboratory experiences, animal interactions and beach investigation.

The Summer Camp Intern will work with the Education Department and will act as a camp counselor at Summer Camp – managing a group of campers and teaching through interactive methods. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, dedicated, and responsible interns who love to work with children. This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn more about environmental education and marine science and to gain experience working for an environmental non-profit group.

The deadline to apply to this internship is May 31, 2017. Read More »

Our Aquarium Summer Camp is a fun, educational marine science learning experience that consists of five week-long day camps. Each day explores a different marine-themed topic through games, crafts, laboratory experiences, animal interactions and beach investigation.

The Summer Camp Intern will work with the Education Department and will act as a camp counselor at Summer Camp – managing a group of campers and teaching through interactive methods. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, dedicated, and responsible interns who love to work with children. This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn more about environmental education and marine science and to gain experience working for an environmental non-profit group.

The deadline to apply to this internship is May 31, 2017.

Intern responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Help organize and teach activities for Aquarium Summer Camp with the Camp Director and Assistant Director before, during and after each week-long camp
  • Be the leader of a smaller group of 6 campers (a “pod”) for each camp session
  • Attending to the supervision and safety of campers
  • Maintain a professional and positive manner with children, parents, volunteers and staff
  • Flexibility with their schedule- training weeks may be different hours than the weeks there are camps
  • Additional duties the Camp Director deems necessary

Qualifications:

  • All Applicants must be at least 18 years of age; college level students are preferred
  • Experience working with children, in a camp settling is preferred, but not required.
  • Very well organized and careful attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check is a must

This is an unpaid internship that requires a flexible time commitment of at least 25 hours per week during the training weeks and the five weeks of camp. The internship start date in June will be discussed with the Summer Camp Director (no later than June 19th) and the end date is August 9, 2017.

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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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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’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’s Science and Policy Department is looking for 2 organized and highly self-motivated individuals to work with our Stream Team program. Candidates would ideally be interested in watershed health, water quality, field work/ lab analysis, have a science background, and be willing to commit to at least 8-16 hours/week. Read More »

Heal the Bay’s Science and Policy Department is looking for 2 organized and highly self-motivated individuals to work with our Stream Team program. Candidates would ideally be interested in watershed health, water quality, field work/ lab analysis, have a science background, and be willing to commit to at least 8-16 hours/week.

Heal the Bay’s summer Stream Team programs involve collecting data on water quality and human use of freshwater recreation areas. We currently sample at two swimming holes in Malibu Creek State Park (Calabasas). During summer months (June to Sept/Oct) we visit all sites weekly to collect data on human use of the recreation areas, general conditions, and bacterial water quality in order to protect public health. Water samples are collected and then processed in the laboratory in Santa Monica.

We are looking for 2 dedicated responsible interns to conduct field sampling and laboratory processing of samples. Interns will be trained to use field and lab equipment, collect samples, and will also gain an understanding of the ecology, management, and impacts of water quality issues within the watershed. Interns must be able to drive to sampling locations in their own car.

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

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting weekly water chemistry sample collections and lab analysis
  • Preparation and maintenance of field and lab equipment
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Assisting Watershed Scientist with program tasks

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a major in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Geography or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional and enthusiastic; reliable and responsible
  • The ability to work outdoors for up to 6 hours with some moderate hiking, in possible adverse conditions (wind, rain, heat, cold)
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner; and to work independently as well as with a team
  • A commitment of at least 8-16 hrs/week for 8-10 weeks from June 1 – October 1; with access to reliable transportation to field sites

This is an unpaid internship. Scheduling can be flexible, but with mandatory weekly sample collection attendance. Course credit can be arranged. Ask your instructors!

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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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