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Seaside Sustainability's internship program is hands-down one of the best in the nation, which is why we have more than 50 interns at any given point throughout the year. Our dedicated interns hail from 20 different countries, speak more than 15 different native languages, and put in a combined total of 10,000 hard-working hours a year working on fascinating projects. Our interns do lots of meaningful work that allows them to gain invaluable experience and encourages members of the community to build and nurture a relationship with the local land and seascapes. All of our hard-working interns are professionally mentored and supervised by our diverse staff! At Seaside Sustainability, we truly love our interns and are thankful for all of their hard work that has made our internship program one of the best in the country!


  • Writing and Communications

  • Marine Sciences and Education

  • Websites/Social Media/ Communications/ Videography

  • Programming and IT

  • Non-profit Management

  • Administrative Management

  • Educational and Consulting Program Development

  • Project Management

Local and Virtual Internships

Seaside Sustainability has a history of hiring local and virtual interns, which allows people from all over the world to work with us. We hire virtual interns from across the United States, and internationally from countries such as China, the Philippines, Egypt, the Netherlands, Ecuador, and Mexico, and more. We strive to create diverse teams and partnerships with ALL interns on initiatives whenever possible. 


Collaboration is constant within the physical office as interns team up to work on projects. Additionally, interns set their work schedule, so collaboration between local and virtual interns via phone calls, video chats, and other platforms is both possible and encouraged when schedules allow. This enables interns to learn more from each other's ideas as they come from a variety of backgrounds with different skills and interests. We have had over 300 interns from all over the country and have accredited internships with over 900 colleges and universities.  


Local interns will be asked to help out with projects in the field. Tasks could include emptying our Seabin, data collection, or other field work. Every local intern will get this experience, even if your main focus lies on other projects, as we believe this will strengthen your understanding of sustainability. If you would like to focus even more on field work, we will be glad to provide you with more tasks in our science division!  However, we will not allow interns to ONLY work in the Marine Sciences Division.  

College Majors Suited

Students that will find success and enjoyment in an intern role with Seaside Sustainability include those with majors, minors, and/or interests in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Liberal Studies, Writing, Journalism, Education (especially non-traditional, non-classroom), Environmental Studies (wide spectrum), Adventure Education, Outdoor Leadership, or Digital Communication & Multimedia, though all majors and interests are welcome and encouraged to apply!

Academic Credit and Service Hours Fulfillment

We at Seaside work alongside colleges, universities and schools to provide students with the resources and opportunities to meet any program requirements for accredited internship requirements and service hours. We will assist interns in creating learning goals that align with the internship duties and provide written documentation of work performed, recommendations, and evaluations for students.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are looking for part-time interns in high school, college, and beyond to work 15 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months on a diverse and challenging array of projects and initiatives. Our interns engage in focused learning experiences where they receive guidance and resources to apply knowledge and skills to their emerging professional lives. We are accepting applications for unpaid internships, with hours available any day of the week and practically any time of day: weekdays, weekends, and evenings included. We prefer to have our local interns work in person at the office in Gloucester, but we also invite interns from all over the world to apply to work remotely as we greatly value a broad range of perspectives and ideas.

P.O. Box 131

Gloucester, MA 01931

Tel: 978.381.3302


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