Intern with EAC!

Marin Marine Protected Area (MPA) Watch Program

About

Become a coastal advocate by interning with the MPA Watch! MPA Watch trains volunteers to observe and collect unbiased data on coastal and marine resource use. Data is used to inform the management, enforcement, and science of California's marine protected areas (MPAs) and allow us to see how human uses are changing as a result of MPA implementation.

Interns learn about the coastal environment, become "citizen scientists" and stewards of the area, and generate quantities of monitoring data that would not be possible under the current state budget.

MPA Watch interns will assist with managing MPA Watch trainings, working with EAC and partners (California Academy of Sciences, Point Reyes National Seashore, and Golden Gate MPA Collaborative) to manage our field cameras, assist with report visualizations, conduct trainings, and attend public workshops and events throughout the Bay Area to help provide  education and outreach about California's unique network of Marine Protected Areas!  In addition, our summer interns complete a capstone project related to MPAs. Projects in the past have included marine debris awareness through community outreach and an art show

TO APPLY

Submit an application via email that includes your cover letter and resume.

  • Summer internships (June - September): Applications must be submitted by May 31st.
  • Fall and Winter internships (September - March): Applications must be submitted by August 31st.

 

"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.

 

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Policy and Legal Internships

ABOUT

Learn about grassroots environmental activism by becoming a legal or policy intern with EAC. Our interns work directly with EAC's Conservation Director and Executive Director on the most pressing environmental issues facing West Marin's lands, waters, and biodiversity. Through this internship you will assist with legal and policy related research, draft comment letters, attend public workshops and meetings, create presentations, and develop contacts with EAC's partners and local, regional, state, and federal agencies who oversee or manage environmental resources in West Marin. 

TO APPLY

Submit an application via email that includes your cover letter and resume.

  • Summer internships (approx. June - September): Applications must be submitted by March 31st.
  • Fall and Winter internships (approx. September - March): Applications must be submitted by July 31st. There is some flexibility with internship dates.
  • Ideally the intern should be able to come to West Marin at least once a week. 

 

"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, 2017 policy intern.


Office & Special Skill Internships

Are you looking for a way to get involved and have special skills to help in other ways? We are always looking for people who would like to donate their advocacy, legal, policy, technical, graphic design, advertising, marketing and/or communications skills pro bono to help us with our nonprofit mission.

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 support could make a huge difference.

Questions? Contact Us