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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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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: Unpaid

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

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the Advancement team.   

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The Heal the Bay Aquarium offers school groups, families and visitors a unique view into the ocean world right outside its doors. The aquarium is home to hundreds of organisms, native to the Santa Monica Bay. As Heal the Bay’s … Read More »

The Heal the Bay Aquarium offers school groups, families and visitors a unique view into the ocean world right outside its doors. The aquarium is home to hundreds of organisms, native to the Santa Monica Bay. As Heal the Bay’s marine education facility, the aquarium strives to teach visitors about the importance of environmental stewardship and marine conservation.

Our Aquarium Science 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 Counselor 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.

Intern Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Organize and teach activities for Aquarium Science Camp with the Education Manager
and Education Associates before, during and after each week-long camp
• Lead a smaller group of up to 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 Education Manager deems necessary

Minimum Qualifications:
• All Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
• Experience working with children
• 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 federal Live Scan background check

Experience Outcomes:
• Classroom management skills
• Curriculum writing
• Public speaking
• Interpretation skills and techniques
• Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) knowledge
• Reflecting on Practice (ROP)
• Hands-on science activity development
• Childcare safety training (CPR, AED, First Aid)
• Letter of recommendation

This is an unpaid internship that requires a flexible time commitment of at least 30 hours per week during the training weeks and the five weeks of camp. The internship start date in June will be discussed with the Education Manager (no later than June 17th) and the end date is August 7, 2019. The expectations for this position are higher than that of a volunteer position based on the time commitment and level of childcare responsibilities.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Kelly Kelly, Education Manager.

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Heal the Bay is looking for 2-3 summer Coastal Cleanup Day Interns to provide support and help coordinate one of our biggest events. There are three project categories for the Coastal Cleanup Day Internships: Neighborhood Council Internship, Gift Sponsorship Internship, and Salesforce Internship. Read More »

Heal the Bay is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters, including the Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean for people and marine life.  We achieve our goals through a variety of research, education, public outreach, advocacy and policy-oriented programs.  Used by almost everyone in Southern California, our beaches and coastal waters are one of the region’s most important natural resources.

Internship Description:

Heal the Bay is looking for 2 to 3 well-organized and responsible individuals capable of learning in a fast-paced environment to support coordination efforts for the 32nd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, to be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  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. There are three project categories for the Coastal Cleanup Day Internships: Neighborhood Council Internship, Gift Sponsorship Internship, and Salesforce Internship.

These summer internships (minimum 12 hours/week) are an excellent opportunity to gain experience and exposure in the environmental field.  They will begin on June 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019, though dates may be adjusted.  Attendance at some weekend and evening events will be necessary. In your cover letter, please specify which internship project you are interested in.

Responsibilities Include

  • Work with the Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator and other department staff to plan and promote Coastal Cleanup Day.
  • Recruit schools, businesses and community groups to participate.
  • Coordinate and train speakers, volunteers, and staff to assist on the day of the event.
  • Assist in making presentations to community leaders and groups about Coastal Cleanup Day and ocean pollution.
  • Manage the Coastal Cleanup Day volunteer and contact database.
  • Create flyers and other print/digital materials in Canva
  • Solicit support of multi-cultural print, radio and television coverage of the event for greater inland exposure.
  • Answer questions about logistics by phone, in person, or email.
  • Public speaking

Community Outreach

  • Reach out to Neighborhood Councils, Community Orgs, and other groups to invite to participate in CCD
  • Educate groups about participation in Coastal Cleanup Day
  • Provide Neighborhood Councils with support to purchase port-a-pottys and other supplies as necessary.

 Gift Sponsorship

  • Public Relations skill development
  • Reach out to local businesses and groups to find prizes to give away for finding the golden sea star (a contest for participants in CCD)
  • Support Heal the Bay staff in executing Coastal Cleanup Day

 Data Management

  • Manage Coastal Cleanup Day Campaign on Salesforce with Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator
  • Manage data regarding participants in Coastal Cleanup Day effort

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 a plus
  • Passion for the environment
  • Available June through September, start and end dates are flexible

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the Coastal Cleanup Day team.

 

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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 what’s trending? 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 applications will be reviewed in June 2019 for summer and fall openings.

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:

  • Create content for our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Pinterest and LinkedIn accounts
  • Generate story ideas
  • Update and develop new website and app content and coordinate the production of content with 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
  • Occasional evening and weekend event attendance

Experience Outcomes:

  • Social media management training
  • Storytelling, copywriting and editing skill-building
  • HTML and online analytics training
  • Mentorship and career guidance
  • Letter of recommendation
  • School credit (if applicable)

Qualifications:

  • 18 Years or older
  • 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

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 your resume and cover letter to Talia Walsh, Communications Director.

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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 to Nancy Shrodes, Associate Director Policy and Outreach.

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