"My internship experience lit a fire in my heart."

Lindsay Foreman,
2009 intern
"Get your hands involved in anything and everything you can. There is so much to learn here."

Dan Grannan
"My internship reassured me of my career goals and encouraged me to venture down a career path related to true environmental work."

Kathleen Corey

Internships & Careers

The need for talented and passionate people who are dedicated to environmental careers has never been greater. At The Watershed Project we are proud of our track record training and inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders.

As an intern, you will contribute directly to meaningful and exciting projects, learn new skills, and gain valuable experience working for a well-respected and growing non-profit.


The Watershed Projectís internship program is tailor-made for talented undergraduates, graduates and beginning professionals looking for hands-on work experience and specialized training. It is a great way to test the waters for a career serving the environment.

Interns learn about and gain experience in:
  • Non-profit management and operations
  • Environmental education
  • Marketing and communications
  • Watershed management

  • Our program gives interns the maximum educational benefit by placing them in positions working under the guidance of our professional staff that fit their professional interests and skill sets. We encourage individuals with a variety of backgrounds to apply. We especially seek interns who have been directly involved in environmental work and have a demonstrated commitment to watershed and community stewardship.

    Practical details

    The Watershed Project internships are unpaid; however, we are happy to help you receive academic credit for your work. In some cases, we can certify interns in a variety of EPA protocols.

    Hours and internship length are flexible to meet your schedule.

    All internships are be based out of our office on the UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station, located right on the San Francisco Bay.

    The Watershed Project reimburses travel expenses to and from project sites.

    Current needs

    We are always looking for talented and dedicated individuals with an interest in watershed issues. At the moment, we need:

  • Wild! Oysters Internship Opportunity (Spring 2017): Interns will partner with The Watershed Project for several training sessions about oyster monitoring and marine biology. They will also have the opportunity to support the Wild! Oysters education program. Following their training, interns will participate in a Youth Leadership Symposium to be held in Spring 2017. The Watershed Project internships are unpaid; however, interns can receive academic credit for their work. Hours and internship length are flexible to meet different schedules. Click here for more information.

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interests, skills and experience to Phaela Peck at phaela@thewatershedproject.org with "Wild Oysters Internship" in the subject line. Please apply by November 30, 2016.
  • Communications and Education Intern: The Watershed Project is looking for a Communications and Education Intern for the summer for a commitment of a minimum of 20 hours a week. This position is great for someone who is passionate about environmental issues and is interested in learning about how a small non-profit operates. The intern will have the chance to be engaged at multiple levels of the organization and have opportunities to work both in the office as well as out in the community. Click here for a full job description.
  • Development Intern: Work with our development team on fundraising endeavors, including researching grant opportunities, grant writing, soliciting in-kind donations, cultivating corporate sponsorships, individual donations and planning special events. This is rewarding work Ė and itís fun!
  • Environmental Education Intern: Help plan and teach our award-winning watershed curriculum. We are looking for assistant instructors for our afterschool creek program and our in-class recycling program. This internship is a great way to get your feet wet in the environmental education field. Receive training in watershed teaching tools, curriculum and leading field trips.
  • Healthy Watersheds Intern: Join our Healthy Watersheds team to assist with volunteer outreach and publicity for community events. Intern will receive training in volunteer outreach and coordination procedures and will focus on preparing for Martin Luther King National Day of Service, when thousands of people join forces to clean up our precious creeks and shorelines.
  • Living Shoreline Intern: Get involved in the restoration of native oysters and educating the local community about their connection to the shoreline. The Living Shoreline Intern will assist in developing curriculum, teaching both inside and outside the classroom, and native oyster restoration and monitoring techniques. This is a great opportunity for marine biology students.
  • Outreach Program Intern: Help people join the watershed movement. Get the word out about our ongoing volunteer opportunities and events by writing press releases, creating program brochures, writing for our eNewsletter and website. Be a watershed ambassador at fairs and festivals. This internship is perfect for anyone interested in environmental writing, communications and marketing, or community organizing.
  • To apply

    Please send a resume and cover letter expressing your professional interests, skills and experience by email to Juliana Gonzalez at juliana@thewatershedproject.org with "TWP Internship Program" in the subject line, or by regular mail to:

    The Watershed Project Internship Program
    1327 South 46th Street
    155 Richmond Field Station
    Richmond, CA 94804


    We currently have no open positions.