Special Projects Internship

Special Projects Internship


          The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering a Special Programs Internship. 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 (flexible). 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 in organizing, planning and advertising of new programs, particularly the Endangered Art Show and All Species Parade at the North Country Fair.
  2. Recruit donations and sponsorships  
  3. Recruit art pieces for the Endangered Art Show
  4. Conduct weekly social media updates by creating info graphics, creating and hanging posters, and posting to social media
  5. Create flyer for the Endangered Art Show, scan and upload art pieces to online gallery, prepare silent auction for donated art, arrange art pieces for the Fair, and other tasks needed in planning the Art Show.
  6. Volunteer at the NEC’s Summer BBQ Fundraiser
  7. Table at various outreach events, including Arts Arcata
  8. Meet weekly with the Programs Coordinator
  9. Present at the end of their internship to NEC board and staff on their accomplishments, lessons learned, and the CCD process
  10. 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. Experience planning events
  6. Highly organized and good time management
  7. Demonstrated skills in writing and communication, and email communication
  8. 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: anne@yournec.org

By US Mail:

Northcoast Environmental Center

Attn: Anne Maher

PO Box 4259

Arcata, CA 95518