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Join our team of interns from across the globe


Collectively interns put in over 95,000 hardworking hours a year working on fascinating projects


We’ve hosted over 2000+ interns since starting this program


We have accredited internships with more than 1450 colleges and universities


Virtual interns have come from 45 countries


Our internship program welcomes all members of the community – regardless of age or nationality – to help others build and nurture a relationship with their environment and seascapes. Join Seaside Sustainability and explore a myriad of internship opportunities working on critical projects, initiatives and legislation.  

Seaside Sustainability is a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to community engagement, public education, and environmental conservation. Seaside aims to be a leader in environmental and STEM educational programs and recognition initiatives. We help by promoting public awareness about the importance of environmental health, providing resources to develop problem-solving skills, and offering chances to get engaged as part of a community that takes action. 

We believe that environmental challenges can be overcome by instilling ethical and social responsibility into our existence. We address these challenges by illuminating the heavy costs of environmental degradation by providing resources to develop skills, solutions, and community involvement.

Seaside Sustainability's mission is passionately creating sustainable oceans and communities by educating through action.

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Are you a Good Fit for Seaside Sustainability? 

At Seaside Sustainability, we work on a wide array of local, regional, national programs, and initiatives that create real-world problem-solving opportunities, which are diverse and stimulating! 

Our internships allow for personal engagement with hands-on and exploratory work, which makes the Seaside Sustainability experience incredibly rewarding. Interns are encouraged to be creative and to think critically about the initiatives they are exploring, solving and developing. All contributions are highly valued and utilized in Seaside Sustainability’s decision-making process. Intern ideas never go unheard, and their work is directly applied to real-time projects. As a result, interns are able to make an immediate impact on the all of the projects we are working on as a cross-functional global team.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are looking for part-time interns in high school, college, and beyond to work a minimum of 15 hours a week for 5 month contract periods. We offer our exceptional interns with the opportunity to be promoted to management. Our interns engage in focused learning experiences where they receive guidance and resources to apply knowledge and skills to their emerging professional lives. These are unpaid internships, but our program provides flexible hours for any day of the week and time of day. Our interns all work remotely Our interns local to the Gloucester, MA area may also have opportunities for in-person meetings and events depending on the project they are assigned to. 

What Will you do as an Intern?

Our interns are never bored as they’re always given real and meaningful work that is essential to the day-to-day operation of the company. As an intern with Seaside Sustainability, you will be asked to perform a myriad of tasks, most of which can also be found on the Internship Details page

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What Our Interns Say

“Seaside is a great environment to work in as you are always surrounded by people with diverse backgrounds and interests. There has been so much that I have learned just from the interns around me, and at the end of the day I always feel enriched in ways that I wouldn't anywhere else.”

- Josh Sheridan

"...Being a self-starter is extremely important for this internship. This has become the main take away from my experience with Seaside which has taught me to not be afraid of asking questions or to bring out my own thoughts. This is definitely an important skill to have for future careers."​​

-Kathy Hu


We strive to create an internship program that is hands-down one of the best in the world. We are always looking for part-time interns in high school, college, and post-grad to work on a diverse and challenging array of projects and initiatives. We make it easy by offering a flexible schedule that accommodates any timetable. Whether it's an hour or a whole day, we appreciate every minute of your time and effort!

Course Credit

Students may receive course credit for this internship. Our internship is accredited by more than 1,350 colleges and universities around the globe and interns come from more than 45 countries! We have a ratio of 10:1 applicants to hires and host over 250 interns annually. Combined, our interns put in over 75,000 hours on exciting projects each year.

Staff will work with the intern’s school/advisor to achieve desired learning outcomes and complete all necessary paperwork.

Seaside Sustainability will provide opportunities for practice and refinement of many skills inherent to an internship position, including how to:

  • Excel in a remote professional work environment

  • Create and present project findings, status updates, results and strategic recommendations to cross-functional team

  • Write professionally and research effectively

  • Hone in on your career path by working on a series of essential projects and in different roles 

  • Practice self-direction, self-sufficiency & critical thinking

  • Verbal communication skills in face-to-face and phone meetings

  • Hands-on experience in a start-up setting with constantly changing tasks

  • Develop management skills, both personally and for teams

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