West Coast Internship; Blue Frontier

Job Title: 
West Coast Internship
Job Location: 
San Fransisco Bay Area
Duration: 
Spring Internship
Application Information: 
Description: 

Blue Frontier (www.bluefront.org) is a small, ocean conservation nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. and Richmond, CA. We work to build the solution-oriented citizen movement needed to protect our public seas through Blue Vision Summits, annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards, media projects and other efforts such as Citizens for a Sustainable Point Molate that defends a 422-acre headland in Richmond, CA.  

We are looking for an intern majoring in journalism, marketing or ocean policy to help work with us with a strong emphasis on the marketing and book talks for the paperback edition of The Golden Shore - California’s Love Affair with the Sea written by Blue Frontier Executive Director and author David Helvarg.  Much of the tour and related activities will involve mobilizing citizens to take action to assure California remains a world leader in Ocean protection, restoration and exploration.

Additional work will involve outreach and communications to potential West Coast participants in the 2017 Blue Vision Summit in Washington D.C. May 9-11. This spring some 500 people from local, regional and national groups, scientists, explorers and others will attend the Summit that will include a Healthy Ocean citizen lobby on Capitol Hill. This is one of the fist ocean themed conferences to take place during the new Trump administration and now, more than ever, we need to work together to protect our blue planet.

Blue Frontier is looking for intern(s) who can commit to a minimum of 16 hours of work per week.  

Position Overview

The intern(s) report directly to the Executive Director and also to our D.C. based Associate Director.  She/he will work independently but visit and work periodically out of the Executive Director’s West Coast Office in Richmond, California.  

The internship can be tailored to match the skills and interests of the intern.

Essential skills are: professional manner, positive, can-do attitude, attention to detail, strong written and verbal skills, excellent telephone skills, proficiency with Mac computers and Microsoft Office. Our ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter who can take on these and other projects with minimal supervision, meets deadlines, and is very organized.

This position is ideal for someone with an interest in marketing, marine conservation, journalism or environmental issues, media and the nonprofit sector.

This internship is unpaid.

To apply: Please sent a cover letter and resume to info [at] bluefront.org and include “BF West Coast Intern – ” and your last name in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Interns are accepted on a rolling basis. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

Blue Frontier values diversity in the ocean and in its staff. Persons of all backgrounds and persuasions are encouraged to apply.