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Join our team of interns from across the globe and help keep our coastal waters healthy and full of life


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 Sustainability 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 the duration of the internship period. Interns create their own flexible hours that align with their school or work schedules.

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. Students receiving credit are required to fulfill Seaside Sustainability’s internship requirements regardless of what their credit requirements are.

What education or work experience is necessary for interns? 

At Seaside Sustainability, 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 Sustainability should at least be in high school. Prior work experience is not necessary for interns but will help your prospects. Certain teams will be looking for certain skills and specific job experience is considered. For more information on the variety of skills needed by a team, visit the Intern Roles page.​

What kind of general skills are 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 Workspace, Zoom, Email) 

  • Leadership skills

​For more information on the variety of skills needed by a team, visit the Intern Roles page.​

Are interns paid? 

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

How will virtual interns stay in touch and be productive at Seaside Sustainability? 

All of our intern communications and projects are done virtually unless otherwise stated for local interns. Constant contact and progress reports are encouraged and Project Managers and Management Fellows are assigned with keeping all interns up-to-date with information. In addition, a Seaside Sustainability email account and Trello board will be used constantly to remain connected and productive. Team meetings are set weekly for assignments and updates and google calendars are updated to reflect accurate intern availability and workload.

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. Interns can be team members, Project Managers, or Management Fellows for each of the teams they are on. If you are interested in performing a specific role, we will work to accommodate your interests and give you the best internship experience possible, however, no guarantees can be made. For more information on the variety of roles and responsibilities that interns have at Seaside Sustainability, visit the intern details page.  

 How long does a typical internship with Seaside Sustainability last? 

An internship lasts 5 months from the start date, but interns can extend their internship for either 2.5 or 5 months beyond the stated end date by filling out a request form. We require a written agreement and a performance review from your managers if you decide to stay. We encourage interns to stay as long as they’d like in order to gain the most out of your experience. Additionally, interns who stay for longer periods of time may have the opportunity to work on new teams and projects and take on additional leadership roles as Project Managers or Management Fellows.

When can I start an internship with Seaside Sustainability? 

 As soon as possible! Available team positions can be found in the application! 

Can I choose when I start an internship with Seaside so that it is most convenient for my schedule? 

Yes. Our position availability within teams is posted on the application! Start dates are flexible, however, we do not accept interns for dates too far in the future.  If accepted, our hardworking managers will work with you to find times that work for you to be onboarded!

What are the time-off holiday dates for Seaside Sustainability?

 Seaside Sustainability recognizes the following holidays as well as all federal holidays . Any additional religious holidays not listed below will be respected on an individual basis. Please let management know if you are taking a holiday at least 7 business days prior so we can plan accordingly of coverage is needed:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)

  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January)

  • Washington's Birthday (Third Monday in February)

  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)

  • Juneteenth (June 19)

  • Independence Day (July 4)

  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)

  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Second Monday in October)

  • Diwali (October 24)

  • Veterans Day (November 11)

  • Thanksgiving (Fourth Thursday in November and Black Friday)

  • Hanukkah (December 18-26)

  • Christmas Holiday (December 23-25)

  • Kwanzaa (December 26- January 1)

What is the vacation/time-off policy for Seaside Sustainability? 

Interns are allowed to take a maximum of one full week of vacation (personal leisure time without the need to check any Seaside Sustainability communications) per session as time away from their internship. The dates must be clearly communicated to management ahead of time. Additional days can be taken for school or personal reasons with proper communication. 

I still have questions, what should I do?

Feel free to send us an email with your question to:

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