Coastal Program Internship

Coastal Program Internship- Media


The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering a Coastal Program Internship for the summer. The focus will be on media outreach and program organization. The NEC is one of the country’s oldest bioregional environmental organizations and manages several coastal programs, produces a bi-month newspaper and hosts EcoNews Report every Thursday on KHSU.

             The internship will be June-September.  Hours per week will vary, but 60 hours are expected for the duration of the internship and for internship credit. Most work will be done during the week, though some weekends will be expected for outreach events. HSU course credit might be available depending on your department offerings, so please consult with your faculty advisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with planning this year’s Coastal Cleanup (September 15)
  2. Conduct weekly social media updates by creating info graphics, creating and hanging posters, and posting to social media
  3. Assist in advertising for the NEC’s All Species Parade at the North Country Fair
  4. Solicit donations for raffle items at the Ocean Night following Coastal Clean-up Day
  5. Table at various outreach events, including the North Country Fair and Arts Arcata
  6. Create the coastal programs handbill design
  7. Create a slideshow presentation for the Ocean Night following Coastal Clean-up Day
  8. Take photos of the local clean-ups on Coastal Clean-up Day
  9. Input clean-up data sheets collected during the North Country Fair
  10. Assist in other Coastal Programs such as Adopt-a-Block and Adopt-a-Beach
  11. Meet weekly with the Office Assistant and Coastal Programs Coordinator
  12. Present at the end of their internship to NEC board and staff on their accomplishments, lessons learned, and the CCD process
  13. Volunteer at the NEC’s Summer BBQ Fundraiser


  1. Must be an HSU student to receive internship credit
  2. Ability to remain flexible and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines
  3. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  4. Availability over the summer and beginning of the school year
  5. A working camera and photography skills
  6. Demonstrated skills in writing and communication
  7. Preferred knowledge of conservation and environmental issues, community organizing and activism

Application process:

Send cover letter, resume specifying relevant experience and your predicted weekly availability schedule to Anne Maher, Programs Coordinator by May 1.

Submission via email (pdf, doc) is preferred:

By US Mail:

Northcoast Environmental Center

Attn: Anne Maher

PO Box 4259

Arcata,CA 95518