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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, & 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, we would like interns to work at least 15 hours every week for a minimum of 3 months. Our dedicated and experienced staff will work with you to figure out the best hours, dates, and times for you to work. Virtual interns are able to work any day of the week, and anytime of the day. Our office is generally open from 9 to 5 and our local interns will also be able to make a schedule based upon what works best for them. 

  • 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.

  • 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 we encourage everyone to take advantage of the unique and invaluable opportunity 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: https://www.seasidesustainability.org/intern-details.  

  • How will virtual interns stay in touch and be productive at Seaside? - In order for virtual interns to stay in touch and be productive at Seaside, they will be required to do a number of different things. At the beginning of your internship, you will set up times where you will call the staff at Seaside to give them a progress report and stay in touch with them. Further, you will be given an official Seaside email and Trello page where you can stay connected and productive.

  • How can I get to Seaside’s office? - Seaside Sustainability’s brand new office is located at: 7 Marchant St, Gloucester, MA 01930. Our office is a yellow, three story, two family home on the left with two red doors (our office’s door is the right one). It is of the utmost importance that our interns not park on Marchant Street or Spring Court, however, parking everywhere else is perfectly fine.

  • How long does a typical internship with Seaside Sustainability last? - An internship with Seaside Sustainability can last as long as you want. There is no specific deadline for when you must end your internship, and we encourage you to stay with us as long as you can.

  • Can I choose when I start an internship with Seaside so that it is most convenient for my schedule? - Of course! Our hardworking staff will be sure to work with you to find the most convenient time for you to begin your internship.

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