Environmental Business, Marketing, & Website Development Entrepreneurial Internship
Seaside Sustainability is a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to community engagement, public education and environmental conservation. Seaside aims to be a leader in environmental and STEM education programs and recognition initiatives. We help by promoting public awareness about the importance of environmental health, providing resources to develop problem-solving skills, and chances to get engaged as part of a community to take action. We organize our works and initiatives around these areas: Plastic mitigation, marine citizen scientists, adventure programs, education, and solar energy in the community.
Seaside’s internship program is hands-down one of the best in the area! With its roots firmly seated in education and hands-on learning, there is no doubt that is why we have more than 25 interns at any given point throughout the year. Our programs and initiatives encourage members of the community, young and old, to build and nurture a relationship with local land and seascapes. An internship at Seaside allows you to explore a myriad of internship opportunities, relevant to almost any future interest. Join Seaside Sustainability for any season, or during breaks in your school schedule, to explore a myriad of internship opportunities, relevant to almost any future interest. We are looking for part-time interns in high school, college, and beyond to work 10-20 hours a week on a diverse and challenging array of projects and initiatives. We are accepting applications for unpaid internships, with hours available any day of the week and practically any time of day: weekdays, weekends, and evenings included. We prefer to have our local interns work in person at the office in Gloucester, and we also invite interns from all over the United States and internationally to apply. Seaside Sustainability provides interns with real and meaningful work and internships are available in any season and time schedules are flexible.
Career-Related Goals: Depending on specific internship interests and individual learning goals, interns will be exposed to a wide range of experiences and opportunities throughout their internship with Seaside Sustainability. Seaside provides opportunities to gain experience. Our internships engage our interns in focused learning experiences where they receive guidance and resources to apply knowledge and skills to their emerging professional lives. With guidance, resources, and collaboration, interns have the opportunity to work on projects essential to the day-to-day operation of the company. Seaside will provide opportunities for practice and refinement of many skills inherent to an internship position, including how to:
- engage in a work environment (both in and out of the office) and present oneself professionally
- write professionally and research effectively
- navigate career-based decision making
- practice self-direction, self-sufficiency & critical thinking
- verbal communication skills in face-to-face and phone meetings
- hands-on experience in a fast-paced startup setting with constantly changing tasks
Supervision & Mentoring: All interns working for Seaside will be professionally mentored and supervised by our diverse staff. Our team is constantly available for interns that work in the office as well as those that work remotely. We will work tirelessly to ensure all of our interns get the attention they need in pursuant to their internship goals. Interns also have the opportunity to learn from each other as there is much collaboration between both local and remote interns.
Course Credit: Students may receive course credit for the internship. Staff will work with the school/advisor on achieving desired learning outcomes and completing all necessary paperwork.