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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 team of employees, creating awareness of justice and 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.

Heal the Bay is looking for a part-time Public Programs Associate with an interest in marine science, environmental outreach, and working with aquatic animals to support our community and outreach programs. Read More »

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is the most recognized environmental nonprofit group in LA for a reason: we have been keeping Southern California’s coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy, and clean for people and marine life since 1985. Using education, science, advocacy, and community action, we raise awareness and make progress with practical solutions to often complex problems. We conduct hundreds of beach and community cleanups each year, informing people about the root causes of pollution along the shorelines and in their neighborhoods. We advocate for strict water quality regulations that protect the health of both humans and the animals that call local creeks, rivers, and the Santa Monica Bay home. We operate the award-winning Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier, inspiring visitors to become stewards for the region’s most important natural resource: clean water. We also educate and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, with more than 100,000 students joining us each year for school field trips, science-based classroom presentations, and events. Learn more about us at www.healthebay.org/our-impact 

About the Role

Heal the Bay is looking for a part-time Public Programs Associate with an interest in marine science, environmental outreach, and working with aquatic animals to support our community and outreach programs. In this position, you will gain valuable marine biology, teaching, public speaking, customer service, retail sales, and event coordination skills while building your resume and obtaining references. 

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic and unique work environment in the Aquarium, on the Santa Monica Pier, and on the beach. You will be working directly with marine animals and interacting with community members as well as people from all over the world. You will gain Aquarium and nonprofit experience and be able to work for a reputable nonprofit that has been established for over 35 years. Heal the Bay 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. 

Expectations & Responsibilities 

  • To greet, listen, understand, and address the needs of our visitors, employees, and volunteers while creating a welcoming environment that supports Heal the Bay’s mission of fostering inclusivity, dignity, and respect 
  • Will be assigned regularly scheduled shifts at the touch tanks and admissions/retail cash registers while supporting the daily operations of public hours, including interpreting at touch tanks, leading animal feedings and presentations, and navigating a wide variety of customer service interactions 
  • Assist with all aspects of public program open hours, including but not limited to: setup and breakdown of all public spaces and displays; reliable count and verification of the cash register till; restock of Gift Shop inventory and bathroom supplies; general cleaning and organizing of the public space 
  • Assist with the development of education and outreach materials such as researching and creating Aquarium exhibit signage, interactive displays, and themed weekend programming 
  • Facilitate birthday parties and assist with other events and Aquarium needs as necessary 
  • Assist with running our outreach cart on the Santa Monica Pier and engaging the public on our Aquarium Public Programs, Angler Outreach Program, Sustainable Seafood Watch, Beach/River Report Cards, and ongoing Heal the Bay science and policy campaigns and initiatives 
  • Attend weekly staff and team meetings and see to administrative duties as necessary 
  • Support Public Programs Manager in training and supervision of Heal the Bay volunteers and interns 

Preferred Experience & Skills 

  • Excellent communication, customer service, and public speaking skills; ability to work with many people in outdoor and indoor settings 
  • Conversational level knowledge of at least two languages required, strong preference for Spanish and Asian languages 
  • Ability to respectfully communicate and respect visitors of all ages, ethnicities, exceptionalities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds 
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented, with the ability to be flexible and multitask 
  • Experience with, or interest in, working with animals and educating about animals. 
  • Familiarity with Santa Monica Bay marine organisms and ecosystems a plus 
  • Experience with, or interest in learning about, marine science, public and environmental health, climate change, and plastic pollution 
  • Experience working with children and the ability to maintain an Adult and Infant CPR/First Aid certification 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate well with a team, and also work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to work in variable weather conditions with potential exposure to heat, wind, and inclement weather both inside the Aquarium and outdoors on the Santa Monica Pier 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age 

Compensation 

$15.00 per hour with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld. All Heal the Bay recognized holidays will be compensated at 1.5x normal pay rate in accordance with time worked. 

Benefits 

There are no dental, medical, health insurance, or vacation benefits included as part of the employment. As per the state of CA Labor Law, the employee will be eligible to receive up to 72 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year, after completing 90 days of employment. 

Schedule 

Part-time 15-29 hours per week, but can expect an average of 25 hours based on scheduling needs. The Associate must be available to work in-person at Heal the Bay Aquarium during public hours. Our current business hours are Thursday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm, and are subject to change in accordance with increased visitorship. Weekends, holidays, and after-hours events are required and will be part of the regular schedule. Start date: ASAP. 

How To Apply 

Please email your resume to Nancy Cheng, Public Programs Manager, at ncheng@healthebay.org with the subject line “Public Programs Associate.” No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed immediately and on an ongoing basis in the order they are received. This position will be hired ASAP, and remain posted until filled. 


Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County. 

Heal the Bay complies with AB 1008, the Fair Chance Act, during the hiring process. Once a conditional job offer has been made the candidate will be asked to complete a Live Scan criminal background check. A thorough assessment of conviction history will be considered including: the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job the candidate is seeking. 

Heal the Bay requires all staff to obtain and maintain up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations, when available. Heal the Bay believes this is an important measure to protect the health and safety of employees, volunteers, family members and those who visit the workplace from COVID-19 infection. Staff must show proof of vaccination (vaccination card or website). 

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Internships

Heal the Bay Aquarium’s Public Programs Department is recruiting for two Public Programs Interns with an interest in marine science, environmental outreach, and working with aquatic animals for the 2022 Summer Session (June-August). Read More »

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean. To fulfill our mission we use science, education, community action, and advocacy.

Internship Overview

Heal the Bay Aquarium’s Public Programs Department is recruiting for two Public Programs Interns with an interest in marine science, environmental outreach, and working with aquatic animals for the 2022 Summer Session (June-August). The Public Programs Intern will work under the supervision of our Public Programs Manager and will work for approximately 10-20 hours each week, with a hybrid work approach of some in-office work at the Heal the Bay Aquarium in Santa Monica and some remote work. The intern must come into the office at least one day of the week between Thursday-Sunday to assist with outreach activities and public hours. The intern is expected to start the week of May 30, and must have access to a computer and internet to complete remote work, and reliable transportation for in-office work. 

There are required physical expectations that an individual must possess in order to successfully perform essential internship responsibilities, including:

  • Willingness to interact with and touch marine animals.
  • Willingness to occasionally get wet.
  • Ability to walk in the sand.
  • Ability to spend 2-3 hours outside, and willingness to work in variable weather conditions with potential exposure to heat, wind, and inclement weather both inside the Aquarium and outdoors on the Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Beach.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs.
  • Ability to push and pull up to 30 lbs.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic and unique work environment in the Aquarium, on the pier, and on the beach. You will be working directly with marine animals and interacting with community members as well as people from all over the world. You will gain Aquarium and nonprofit experience and be able to work for a reputable nonprofit that has been established for over 35 years. Heal the Bay Aquarium staff are experts in their field and have strong partnerships with multiple local agencies and aquariums throughout Los Angeles. Heal the Bay 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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist the Public Programs team with daily operations of public hours, including interpreting at touch tanks, leading animal feedings and presentations, working microscopes, and engaging visitors.
  • Assist with running our outreach cart on the Santa Monica Pier and engaging the public on our Aquarium Public Programs, Angler Outreach Program, Sustainable Seafood Watch, Beach/River Report Cards, and emphasizing ongoing Heal the Bay science and policy campaigns and initiatives.
  • Assist with running our Sand Crab Outreach Program; assist with data entry for monitoring data that’s collected.
  • Assist with the development of education and outreach materials such as researching and creating Aquarium exhibit signage, interactive displays, and themed weekend programming (e.g., Shark Week).
  • Create content for Heal the Bay Aquarium’s Instagram page.
  • Attend virtual bi-weekly Aquarium staff meetings and Public Programs team meetings.
  • Maintain a professional and enthusiastic attitude when representing Heal the Bay during Aquarium public hours and in public settings, meetings, events, and trainings, and while interacting with guests, volunteers, and staff.
  • Develop an independent project and present results at the end of the internship.

Qualifications

  • Recently graduated or currently enrolled in higher education program at a college or university in a degree program of Environmental Science, Marine Science, Communications, or related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well organized and detail-oriented; ability to complete tasks promptly and completely with the ability to be flexible and multitask.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team.
  • Ability to respectfully communicate with visitors of all ages, ethnicities, exceptionalities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Experience with public speaking, interpretation, customer service, and/or working with children is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Instagram and Canva is a plus.
  • Ability to pass a Live Scan background check.

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship, but please contact your college or university about qualifying for college credit or scholarship opportunities. Interns will be given a parking pass to park by the Santa Monica Pier free of charge. At the end of the internship, interns will be able to request a letter of recommendation.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Nancy Cheng, Public Programs Manager, at ncheng@healthebay.org by Friday, May 13, 2022 for application to be considered. Please use the phrase “Public Programs Internship Summer 2022” in the email subject line. 


Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County. 

Heal the Bay complies with AB 1008, the Fair Chance Act, during the onboarding process. Once a conditional internship offer has been made the candidate will be asked to complete a Live Scan criminal background check. A thorough assessment of conviction history will be considered including: the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job the candidate is seeking. 

Heal the Bay requires all interns to obtain and maintain up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations. Heal the Bay believes this is an important measure to protect the health and safety of employees, volunteers, family members and those who visit the workplace from COVID-19 infection. Interns must show proof of vaccination (vaccination card or website). 

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Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy, and Outreach Department is recruiting for one Policy Intern with an interest in environmental issues, policy, and advocacy for the 2022 Summer Session (June-August). Read More »

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean. To fulfill our mission we use science, education, community action, and advocacy. 

Internship Overview

Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy, and Outreach Department is recruiting for one Policy Intern with an interest in environmental issues, policy, and advocacy for the 2022 Summer Session (June-August). The Policy Intern will work under the supervision of our Water Quality Scientist and will work for approximately 8-20 hours each week, with a hybrid work approach of some in-office and some remote work. The intern is expected to start the week of May 30, and must have access to a computer and internet to complete remote work, and reliable transportation for in-office work. This is an unpaid internship, but please contact your college or university about qualifying for college credit or scholarship opportunities. 

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for a reputable non-profit with over 35 years of experience. Heal the Bay staff are experts in their field and have strong partnerships with multiple local agencies throughout Los Angeles. The Science and Policy team analyzes local and state policy and permit updates using a science-based approach to ensure that policies and permits are sufficiently protective of our water resources and public health while prioritizing equity.   

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review new permits, reissued permits, staff reports, and policy updates released by local agencies including the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Coastal Commission, California Fish & Game Commission, and more. 
  • Identify items that require written or oral comments from Heal the Bay.  
  • Assist in the preparation of written and/or oral comments. 
  • Participate in weekly virtual or in-person Science, Policy, and Outreach Department meetings. 
  • Attend virtual or in-person public meetings for local agencies when applicable and provide oral comments alongside Heal the Bay staff. 
  • Assist with Science, Policy, and Outreach Department projects through policy review, data analysis, and advocacy efforts.   
  • Maintain a professional and enthusiastic attitude when representing Heal the Bay in public settings, meeting, events, and trainings. 
  • Develop an independent project and present results at the end of the internship. 

Qualifications

  • Recently graduated or currently enrolled in higher education program at a college or university in a degree program of Earth Science, Environmental Science, Resource Management, Environmental Policy, Political Science or a related field. 
  • Problem-solving skills to provide suggested solutions to policy problems. 
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Well-organized and careful attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team.  
  • Proficient computer literacy including MS Word, Excel, and video conferencing. 
  • Experience with data and/or policy analysis preferred. 

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Annelisa Moe at amoe@healthebay.org by Friday, May 20, 2022. Please use the phrase “Summer 2022 Policy Internship” in the email subject line.  


Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County. 

Heal the Bay complies with AB 1008, the Fair Chance Act, during the onboarding process. Once a conditional internship offer has been made the candidate will be asked to complete a Live Scan criminal background check. A thorough assessment of conviction history will be considered including: the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job the candidate is seeking. 

Heal the Bay requires all interns to obtain and maintain up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations. Heal the Bay believes this is an important measure to protect the health and safety of employees, volunteers, family members and those who visit the workplace from COVID-19 infection. Interns must show proof of vaccination (vaccination card or website). 

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Heal the Bay Aquarium is looking for enthusiastic, motivated, dedicated, and responsible interns who love to work with children, and are interested in pursuing education as a career. Read More »

About the Organization

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. 

Internship Overview

Heal the Bay Aquarium is looking for enthusiastic, motivated, dedicated, and responsible interns who love to work with children, and are interested in pursuing education as a career. If you love to spend time on the beach, work with animals, and are seeking experience in child science education, this is the opportunity for you! This internship is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about marine science and environmental education, and to gain experience working for an environmental nonprofit.  

Summer Camp Interns will have exposure to the process of organizing, planning, and teaching the Aquarium Science Camp programs. They will assist staff with hands-on activities, classroom management, and beach exploration. In so doing, they will be helping children gain a greater awareness of the importance of keeping the ocean clean, safe, and healthy for animals and people. Interns will also receive professional development in student-centered pedagogy, outdoor environmental teaching, and become familiar with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). 

Intern Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Education Coordinators and other staff members with daily operations of Aquarium Science Camp 
  • Help organize materials for the camp programs 
  • Learn and teach activities for lesson topics with the Education Coordinators 
  • Attend to the supervision and safety of campers 
  • Maintain a professional and positive manner with children, parents, volunteers, and staff  
  • Perform appropriate duties as assigned by management 

Our Camp Interns must:

  • Be excited to work with kids  
  • Be able to share their passion for the ocean  
  • Love to spend time outside on the beach 
  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • Be organized and have careful attention to detail 
  • Be able to work independently and with a team 
  • Be able to pass a federal Live Scan background check 

Working on the beach can be challenging. There are required physical expectations that an intern must possess including:

  • Ability to walk in the sand  
  • Openness to occasionally getting wet   
  • Willingness to interact and touch marine animals 
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs  
  • Ability to push and pull up to 30lbs  
  • Ability to spend 2+ hours outside in different types of weather 

While you are with us, you will gain: 

  • Classroom management skills 
  • Public speaking experience 
  • Interpretation skills and techniques  
  • Outdoor education techniques 
  • Environmental education content knowledge 
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) knowledge 
  • Hands-on science activity practice 
  • Letter of recommendation  
  • Professional skills and industry knowledge/experience 

This is a paid ($15/hour) internship that requires a time commitment of about 30 hours per week. The internship start date is June 20, 2022 and the end date is August 9, 2022.  

Please email a resume and cover letter to: 

Robert Ramos, Senior Education Coordinator 

ATTN: Summer Camp Intern Application 

rramos@healthebay.org 


Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County. 

Heal the Bay complies with AB 1008, the Fair Chance Act, during the onboarding process. Once a conditional internship offer has been made the candidate will be asked to complete a Live Scan criminal background check. A thorough assessment of conviction history will be considered including: the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job the candidate is seeking. 

Heal the Bay requires all interns to obtain and maintain up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations. Heal the Bay believes this is an important measure to protect the health and safety of employees, volunteers, family members and those who visit the workplace from COVID-19 infection. Interns must show proof of vaccination (vaccination card or website). 

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Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy, and Outreach Department is recruiting for a highly self-motivated MPA Watch intern with an interest in marine protected areas (MPAs), coastal conservation, and fieldwork for the 2022 Summer Session (June – August). Read More »

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean. To fulfill our mission we use science, education, community action, and advocacy.  

Internship Overview

Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy, and Outreach Department is recruiting for a highly self-motivated MPA Watch intern with an interest in marine protected areas (MPAs), coastal conservation, and fieldwork for the 2022 Summer Session (June – August). The intern will report to our Coastal and Marine Scientist, and work both in the field at MPA sites and virtually for approximately 10-20 hours each week with flexible scheduling and an option for periodic in-office meetings. The intern is expected to start the week of May 30th, as well as provide their own transportation to and from MPA field sites in Malibu and Palos Verdes. Interns are trained to observe and collect unbiased data on coastal and marine resource use.  

This is an excellent opportunity to gain science fieldwork experience and to work for a reputable non-profit that has been established on the Westside for over 35 years. Heal the Bay’s community science program, MPA Watch, is part of a statewide network and collects valuable scientific data to inform various government and other organizations about human use at MPA sites and inform MPA management.  

There are required physical expectations that an individual must possess in order to successfully perform essential internship responsibilities, including:  

  • Ability to spend 4-5 hours outside and willingness to do so under harsh weather conditions, if necessary.  
  • Ability to complete moderate hiking and willingness to do so under harsh weather conditions, if necessary.  
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs.  
  • Ability to push and pull up to 50lbs.  

This is an unpaid internship, but please contact your college or university about qualifying for college credit or scholarship opportunities. Please note that this is a virtual internship. Heal the Bay’s main offices are closed for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and all office work is expected to be conducted online. Interns must have reliable access to a computer and internet to complete remote work in addition to field work.  

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Complete MPA Watch beach surveys of human activities inside and outside protected areas for MPA Watch program.   
  • Assist in organization and management of the MPA Watch database.  
  • Conduct quality assurance and quality control on MPA Watch surveys in the database.  
  • Assist with the development of MPA Watch program and training materials such as manuals and PowerPoint presentations  
  • Assist in the development and implementation of MPA Watch volunteer trainings.  
  • Assist in MPA Watch volunteer events and coordination.  
  • Attend virtual weekly MPA Watch team meetings 
  • Maintain a professional and enthusiastic attitude when representing Heal the Bay in public settings, meeting, events, and trainings.  
  • Develop an independent research project on MPA Watch data, MPA policy and legislation, or another related topic and present results at the end of the internship.  

Qualifications:

  • Recently graduated or currently enrolled in higher education program at a college or university in a degree program of Environmental Studies, Marine Science, Oceanography, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Policy or related field.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Detail-oriented; ability to complete projects promptly and completely.  
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.  
  • Preferred: experience in conducting data collection and/or research and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  

How to Apply:  

Applicants must send a resume and cover letter to Emily Parker, Coastal and Marine Scientist, at eparker@healthebay.org  by Friday, May 20th, 2020, for application to be considered. Please use the phrase “MPA Watch Spring 2022 Internship” in the email subject line.  


Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County. 

Heal the Bay complies with AB 1008, the Fair Chance Act, during the onboarding process. Once a conditional internship offer has been made the candidate will be asked to complete a Live Scan criminal background check. A thorough assessment of conviction history will be considered including: the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job the candidate is seeking. 

Heal the Bay requires all interns to obtain and maintain up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations. Heal the Bay believes this is an important measure to protect the health and safety of employees, volunteers, family members and those who visit the workplace from COVID-19 infection. Interns must show proof of vaccination (vaccination card or website). 

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