Join our volunteers of all ages to keep our seas clean and full of life
“Our programs and initiatives encourage members of the community of all ages to build and nurture a relationship with their environment and seascapes. Join Seaside Sustainability during one of our internship sessions to explore a myriad of internship opportunities, relevant to almost any future interest.
Seaside Sustainability will provide opportunities for practice and refinement of many skills inherent to an internship position, including how to:
Engage in a virtual professional work environment and present oneself accordingly
Write professionally and research effectively
Navigate career-based decision making
Practice self-direction, self-sufficiency & critical thinking
Verbal communication skills in face-to-face and phone meetings
Hands-on experience in a fast paced start-up setting with constantly changing tasks
Develop management skills, both personally and for teams
You don’t have to be based in MA to be an intern, we support local and virtual interns. Our interns have come from more than 1200 accredited colleges and universities and more than 20 countries!
We have a ratio of 4:1 applicants to hires and host over 150 interns annually. Combined, our interns have put in over 55,000 hours on exciting projects each year!
Collectively interns put in over 55,000 hardworking hours a year working on fascinating projects
We have accredited internships with more than 1200 colleges and universities
We’ve hosted over 500 interns since starting this program
Virtual interns have come from 20 countries
Are you a good fit for Seaside Sustainability?
At Seaside Sustainability, we work on a wide array of local, regional, and national programs and initiatives, which create real-world problem-solving opportunities that are diverse and stimulating! Our projects are ever-changing, so interns learn first-hand how to be adaptable and flexible on the job.
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 get to explore. All contributions are 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 organization.
“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."
What Our Interns Say
What will you do?
At Seaside Sustainability, our interns are not limited to just one role, and we often place interns on two teams which allows them to take full advantage of the internship to explore a variety of roles and responsibilities. Depending on specific internship interests, interns will be exposed to a wide range of experiences and opportunities. Our internships engage our interns in focused learning experiences where they receive guidance and resources to apply knowledge and skills to their emerging professional lives. Also, through this experience interns have the opportunity to work on projects essential to the many different facets of day-to-day operation of the organisation and actually make a difference in helping our natural environment.
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 (G-Suite, Zoom, Email)
Check out the widely diverse opportunities we offer here!