The Turtle Island Restoration Network Internship Program is more than an opportunity to work at an award-winning marine wildlife protection and advocacy nonprofit organization. Our programs foster skill development within many areas of interest including habitat restoration, plant ecology, communications and political science, and engage participants in a variety of tasks to support the larger organizational goals. Every intern leaves the experience with a depth of insight into the way a non-profit functions and a diverse skill set in environmental conservation and advocacy.

Click the opportunities below to learn more about our internships and to apply!

Current Opportunities:

Redwood & Climate Change Intern

Olema, California (Residential or Non-Residential)

Administration & Advocacy Intern

Olema, California (Residential or Non-Residential)

Communications Intern

Olema, California (Remote or Non-Residential)

Native Plant Nursery Intern

Olema, California (Residential)

Habitat Restoration Intern

Olema, California (Residential)

Our Internship Programs:

Residential

We offer four residential internship positions at our headquarters in Olema, California with housing provided in a coed house, just five miles from our office. Residential interns work full time (40+ hours a week) for a minimum of six months. We require a four-year degree to qualify for this position. This is an unpaid position, but the value of housing calculates to about $900 per month.

Remote

The work of select internships have the opportunity to be performed remotely, with periodic check-ins via phone and video conference. For a remote position, we prefer a commitment of at least 15-20 hours/week for ten weeks or longer.

If a remote internship is not listed above, but you have specific skills you would like to use to save marine species, please submit your resume and cover letter to Harry McGrath at hmcgrath@seaturtles.org, clearly indicating your area of interest and your ability to work remotely.

Non-Residential

Our non-residential internships are open for high school or college students who are able to find their own housing accommodations in the Marin County area. Non-residential internships can be arranged to accommodate commitments for 1-5 days a week at our headquarters in Olema, California depending on availability.

If a non-residential internship is not listed above, but you have specific skills you would like to use to save marine species, please submit your resume and cover letter to Harry McGrath at hmcgrath@seaturtles.org, clearly indicating your area of interest and your non-residential status.