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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: 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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