Zero Waste Internship


    The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering an unpaid Zero Waste Internship for the summer. The focus will be on zero waste strategies and spreading social media awareness. 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
    • Assist in coordinating zero waste supplies for Coastal Cleanup Day site captains
    • Maintain Plastic Free July social media campaign
    • Assist with planning this year’s Zero Waste Coastal Cleanup Day (September 21)
    • Table at various outreach and fundraising events
    • Spread awareness for the NEC’s Zero Waste initiative via various media outlets
    • Meet weekly with the Office Assistant and Coastal Programs Coordinator
    • Write an EcoNews article about the successes of zero waste CCD.
    • Present at the end of their internship to NEC board and staff on their accomplishments, lessons learned, and zero waste achievements
    Qualifications and Requirements
    • Ability to remain flexible and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Availability over the summer and beginning of the school year
    • Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Drive
    • Knowledge and Enthusiasm for Zero Waste practices
    • Demonstrated skills in writing and communication
    • 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 Casey Cruikshank, Coastal Programs Coordinator

    Submission via email (pdf, doc) is preferred: [email protected]

    By US Mail:

    Northcoast Environmental Center

    Attn: Casey Cruikshank

    PO Box 4259

    Arcata,CA 95518