JOIN THE EAC TEAM AS AN INTERN

You can join EAC’s team through one of our three internships throughout the year. We offer fall, spring, and summer internships for high school and college students seeking to learn more about the environmental issues facing Marin County. Our internships are designed for each intern to take on a specific project that advances EAC’s mission, provides meaningful and applicable experience that can be applied to future education and career goals.

INTERNSHIP POSITIONS

Coastal Advocates (year-round: summer and fall/winter)

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Work with the Marin MPA Watch program and learn how to manage our program, work with volunteers, collect data, develop reports, and work with our partners the Point Reyes National Seashore, California Academy of Sciences, and Golden Gate MPA Collaborative Interns learn about the coastal environment, become "community scientists" and stewards of the area, while monitoring data that would not be possible under the current state budget.

Past internships included development of a marine and plastic debris art awareness campaign where artwork was featured at Point Reyes National Seashore Bear Valley and Kenneth Patrick Visitor Centers, and assisting with the development of a five-year report on our human activity data at Duxbury Reef that is being used to advocate for a formal docent program.

Past interns have later accepted jobs with environmental organizations, public agencies and California State Parks.

TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter, resume and references via email.

Summer session (May-AUG)

Submit application by March 31st

FALL & WINTER SESSION (OCT-JAN)

Submit application by August 31st


Spending the summer with EAC was an absolute pleasure. The staff shows incredible passion for environmental advocacy and protecting West Marin’s resources. I was able to share my passion for the ocean with the public as well as complete a couple projects that focused on marine protected areas. Thanks for all the support this summer EAC!
— Ashley Wemp
I had an incredible experience interning with the Marin MPA Watch this summer. I loved the fact that I was able to help to explain the importance of marine protected areas and share my appreciation of our coast with the public. I am so happy to have been part of a citizen science program as I believe that citizen science is one of the best ways to allow volunteers to support greater environmental causes in a tangible way. Additionally, I enjoyed working with the West Marin EAC and witnessing how partnerships with like-minded organizations, such as the CA Academy of Sciences and the NPS can make a program like MPA Watch flourish. Finally, Morgan and Amy were amazing mentors and worked hard to allow us interns to be integral parts the Marin MPA Watch team.
— Geneva Gondak, University of Pennsylvania, 2015 Summer Intern

conservation advocates (year-round: summer and fall/winter)


policy and legal internships (year-round: summer and fall/winter)

Learn about grassroots environmental activism by becoming a EAC legal or policy intern. Our interns work directly with our Conservation Director and Executive Director on the most pressing environmental issues facing West Marin's lands, waters, and biodiversity. Through this internship you may assist with legal and policy related research, draft comment letters, attend public workshops and meetings, create presentations, and develop contacts with local, regional, state, and federal partners and agencies who oversee or manage environmental resources in West Marin. Interns will work from our offices in Point Reyes Station, but some work can be done remotely. Unfortunately, the internships are typically unpaid. In limited cases, we may be able to offer a small stipend. You also may be eligible for funding through your school, as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, resume and references via email to apply.

  • Summer Internships
    Approx. May/June - August/September
    Applications must be submitted by March 31st.

  • Fall and Winter Internships
    Approx. September - late Winter/early Spring
    Applications must be submitted by August 31st.

  • We may also consider applications on a rolling basis.

    Working with EAC was a great experience that lent insight to how effective community advocacy should be done. Every single person at EAC is passionate about protecting Marin’s unique ecosystems and resources for the good of the community. This became evident early on in my internship by the sheer number of community members that stopped by simply to say “Hi,” or that wanted to check in about a particular issue or event. EAC clearly has had an important impact in the community and is an important player in the conservation efforts around Marin. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with EAC, and am looking forward to seeing how they continue to grow.

    - Lindsay, UC Berkeley, 2019 Legal Intern

I have learned so much from my short time at EAC, and have been honored to work with such a supportive, inspiring, and ambitious group. The projects I worked on will ensure the future protections of the Point Reyes National Seashore, and the hands-on experience gained from collaborating with Marin County to develop new programs will support my career for years to come. I will truly miss the team. Thank you EAC family!
- Courtney Bloodgood, UC Davis, 2019 Legal Intern

"As a future student of law, I embraced the opportunity to work on local legislation and gain deeper insight into the functioning of a stable, community-supported non-profit. I would recommend EAC without hesitation as an internship placement, volunteer opportunity, or donation preference because of their historical and continued commitment to engaging in environmental issues in and around West Marin."

- Liza Sternik, currently pursuing a law degree at USF, 2017 Policy Intern

"EAC exists at a very exciting intersection of policy and community. As a legal and policy intern for the summer of 2018.... My role allowed me to dig deep into issues that are currently impacting members of the community and seek out answers to legal questions. I really appreciate the time that EAC’s staff took to help me gain deeper insight into the effect of environmental law and policy on both the health of the planet and the people who live there."

- Sophie Kaineg, UC Hastings, 2018 Legal Intern


Volunteer Your Skills & Time

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As a small nonprofit working to protect and sustain the unique lands, waters, and biodiversity of West Marin, each dollar is important for our efforts to continue. Your volunteer or pro bono support could make a huge difference.

Do you have a special skill, or time on your hands to help forward our mission and outreach. Whether you want to assist our office operations, help at an event, or have specialized communication, design, marketing, or other technical skills to provide, we need your help. Donating your time and services is a great way to give back, get involved and build an environmental legacy for West Marin’s future.

Send us an email with your skills and availability, or specific interest in our work, and we will get back to you to see how we can partner for the cause.