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  INTERN FAQ  

  • What are the hours like for interns? More specifically, how many hours can interns work per week, when can they work, and can they pick their own hours based upon their schedule? Interns with Seaside are able to work up to 40 hours a week. At a minimum, interns are expected to work at least 15 hours every week for a minimum of 4.5 months. Our dedicated and experienced staff will work with you to figure out the best hours, dates, and times for you to work. Interns are able to work any day of the week, and anytime of the day. 

  • Can I get course credit for this internship? Yes, students may receive course credit for an internship with Seaside Sustainability. Our staff will work with the school or advisor in order to achieve the desired learning outcome and complete all of the necessary paperwork.

  • What education or work experience is necessary for interns? At Seaside, we want our interns to be passionate about their work and about our mission of promoting environmental sustainability. In regards to education, interns working for Seaside should at least be in high school. Prior work experience is not necessary for interns, just a passion for the job at hand and the ability to effectively complete their work.

  • General Skills Needed:
    • Passionate and dedicated to making a difference in the environment

    • Good virtual communication skills

    • Comfortable working in teams

    • Good time management skills

    • Willingness to learn and work outside of their comfort zone

    • Basic knowledge of communication technology (Google programs, Zoom, email)

  • For more information on the variety of skills needed by team, visit the intern details page and click on the teams for a description and list of specific skills

  • Are interns paid? Unfortunately, interns at Seaside Sustainability are not paid. We would love to pay our hardworking interns, however, it is not plausible for Seaside at the current time.

  • As an intern, what type of work and projects will I be able to work on? As an intern you can expect to work on a plethora of challenging and inspiring projects. Our interns are not limited to one role and typically work on two teams at a time. We encourage all interns to take advantage of the unique and invaluable opportunities to explore a variety of roles and responsibilities If you are interested in performing a specific role, we will work to accommodate your interests and give you the best internship experience possible! For more information on the variety of roles and responsibilities that interns have at Seaside, visit the intern details page.  

  • How will virtual interns stay in touch and be productive at Seaside? Given the nature of the current COVID-19 crisis, all of our intern communications and projects are done virtually. Constant contact and progress reports are encouraged and project managers and fellows are assigned with keeping all interns up-to-date with information. In addition, a Seaside email account and Trello page will be used constantly to remain connected and productive. Meetings are set weekly for assignments and updates and google calendars are updated daily to be sure of availability and workload.

  • How long does a typical internship with Seaside Sustainability last? A typical internship must last 4.5 months for the dates given, but can be extended through a request form. We require a written agreement and a performance review of at least a half session- around 2-2.5 months (exact dates fluctuate but will be given)- if you decide to stay. We encourage you to stay for as many half sessions as you would like in order to gain the most out of your experience.

  • Can I choose when I start an internship with Seaside so that it is most convenient for my schedule? There are typically three internship sessions that somewhat coincide with the school semester system: Spring, Summer, and Fall. Our dates are posted on our main internship page. Start dates are not flexible, however, the times that you work throughout the week are so our hardworking managers will work with you to find times that work for you to be onboarded!

  • What are the holiday dates for Seaside Sustainability?

    • Holidays are as follows:

      • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

      • Easter Sunday

      • Memorial Day

      • Juneteenth 

      • Fourth of July

      • Labor Day

      • Rosh Hashanah

      • Yom Kippur

      • Columbus Day or Indigenous People’s Day

      • Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday

      • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

      • New Years Day

  • If you still have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us any time by filling out the form below!