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.

Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) is an ocean conservation and advocacy non-profit organization. TIRN has offices in Olema, California and Galveston, Texas, along with projects all around the world.

The Gulf of Mexico program works to protect and restore populations of endangered sea turtles and marine biodiversity on the Texas coast and throughout the Gulf of Mexico. For over 30 years, our efforts have safeguarded sea turtles and engaged the public in our conservation efforts through education, outreach, classroom visits and other habitat protection efforts.

Our SPAWN 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:

Habitat Restoration Intern

Olema, California (Residential)

Salmonid Monitoring Intern

Olema, California (Residential)

Native Plant Nursery 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. 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 info@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 and Galveston County area. Non-residential internships can be arranged to accommodate commitments for 5-10 hours a week in Galveston, Texas or 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 info@seaturtles.org, clearly indicating your area of interest, location and your non-residential status.