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RE Sources has numerous ties to educational institutions in Whatcom County and frequently takes on student and post-graduate interns. We welcome interested students and new college graduates who are willing to make a commitment to an intern position. 

Internships vary from season to season and are offered on a quarterly basis. Most internship opportunities include a combination of office, education, advocacy, and field work.

Current internships 

Communications and marketing

RE Sources Public Relations and Communications Intern
10-20 hours per week, unpaid, 2 quarters minimum preferred

The Communications Department seeks a Public Relations and Communications Intern to assist in the implementation of its goals for the Clean Water and Clean Energy programs, including building awareness of fossil fuel proposals in the North Puget Sound region, identifying opportunities to raise the profile of our clean energy work, and engaging the community in protecting the Salish Sea and its uplands. Internship applications accepted on an ongoing basis. See the full internship description and application instructions.

RE Sources Photo and Video Intern
10-20 hours per week, unpaid, two quarter minimum preferred

The Communications Department seeks a Photo and Video Intern to document events and facilitate photo and video shoots to visually represent our organization’s work. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable, real-life experience advancing a cause through powerful photos and video, while learning to work in a professional environment. This is a part-time (10-20 hours per week), unpaid position, open summer 2017 to summer 2018, two-quarter minimum preferred. This internship requires a flexible schedule with the ability to work occasional nights and weekends to cover some events. Internship applications accepted on an ongoing basis. See the full internship description and application instructions.

Clean Water program

North Sound Stewards Intern
Must complete 50 hours within 12 months

The Clean Water program seeks interns and volunteers to participate in the North Sound Stewards program to help support regional monitoring programs including intertidal, marine birds, water quality, forage fish, and marine debris. Interns will learn how to identify local species and follow scientific protocol. Internship length is flexible, but interns/volunteers will need to complete at least 50 hours of training and monitoring over 12 months. Email eleanorh@re-sources.org for more information.

Clean Water Social Marketing Intern
10-15 hours per week

The Clean Water program seeks an intern to continue our social marketing campaign to get pet owners to properly scoop their pet waste to help improve water quality. The intern will organize Poop Patrols in local parks to educate dog owners about water quality problems, learn how to conduct social marketing campaigns, and assist with database management, event planning, and volunteer recruitment. Email eleanorh@re-sources.org for more information.

Clean Energy program

Clean Energy Campaign Intern
10-15 hours per week, Winter 2018

The Clean Energy Program seeks an intern to assist in public engagement and advocacy campaigns in 2018. The intern will conduct policy research, monitor government processes, and organize community outreach activities. The intern will develop a strong knowledge of regional energy issues, local politics, and grassroots organizing. Deadline to apply: December 11th, 2017. Email eddyu@re-sources.org for more information.

The RE Store program

RE Store Marketing & Communications Intern
10-20 hours per week, unpaid, must complete 2 quarters minimum
Supervisor: Samantha Hale, The RE Store Marketing & Outreach Manager

The RE Store program seeks an intern who will assist in the implementation of its marketing and outreach plans. The intern will learn how to manage social media, write blog postings, draft promotional language, design marketing materials, offer outreach event support, and help with additional communication and outreach needs as they arise. Email samanthah@re-store.org  or visit our website for more information.

Revision Division Design/Build Intern
10-15 hours per week, unpaid, must complete 4 quarters
Supervisors: Andy Eddy, Volunteer and Jobs Training Manager; Matt Vaughn, Revision Division Manager

The RE Store seeks a motivated intern who will be responsible for assisting Revision Division builders. Learning is broken up into three phases that will overlap during the school year. The intern will aid in the receiving, processing and organizing of donated salvaged materials to The RE Store, will assist the Revision Division builders with tasks that include but are not limited to: cutting, sanding, painting, gallery curation, product assemblage, order packing and shipping, and warehouse and inventory management, and will be challenged with drafting and building a product of their own design, from reclaimed materials. Email andye@re-store.org  or visit our website for more information.

More information

We are always interested in hearing internship proposals for our various programs, campaigns, and events. Please send us an email:

Communications: Hannah Coughlin, Communications Director, hannahc@re-sources.org

Development: Mary Humphries, Development Director, maryh@re-sources.org

Clean Energy: Eddy Ury, Program Manager, eddyu@re-sources.org

Clean Water: Ann Russell, Program Manager, annr@re-sources.org

Sustainable Schools: Priscilla Brotherton, Program Manager, priscillab@re-sources.org

The RE Store: Samantha Hale, Marketing and Outreach Manager, samanthah@re-store.org