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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 

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 Energy program

Clean Energy Campaign Intern
11-16 hours per week, Spring (Feb - May) or Fall (Sept - Dec) 2019

The Clean Energy Program seeks interns to participate in public engagement and advocacy campaigns. Interns will track legislative and policymaking processes, monitor industrial permit applications, assist with research, and organize community outreach activities. Interns will gain knowledge of regional energy issues, local politics, and grassroots organizing. Email cleanenergy@re-sources.org for more information.

The RE Store program

The RE Store Marketing & Communications Intern
10-20 hours per week, Ongoing (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 re-store.org/join/employment-and-internship 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 re-store.org/join/employment-and-internship for more information.

Computer Science: Salvage Systems Intern
10-20 hours per week, unpaid, Ongoing (2 quarters minimum)
Supervisors: Andy Eddy, Volunteer and Jobs Training Manager; Kayla Janyk, Salvage Services Manager

The RE Store seeks a motivated intern to be responsible for adapting an open source Google Script project, or developing a new Google Script, to enable a paperless pickup ticketing and tracking workflow for the Salvage program. The RE Store has defined project inputs and outputs for accepting Google Form submissions and creating calendar entries and email notifications. The intern will gain experience in product development, functional design, Google Forms, inside knowledge of the reuse industry, customer service, and building materials.

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: Ander Russell, Program Manager, anderr@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