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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 Intern
10-20 hours per week, unpaid, 2 quarters minimum preferred
The Communications Team seeks a public relations intern to assist in the implementation of its goals for the Clean Water and Clean Energy programs. The intern will cover local events and meetings and draft blog posts, and will also learn how to write press releases, create e-newsletters and website content, increase social media engagement, and track analytics. Email virginiac@re-sources.org for more information.

RE Sources Photo Intern
10-20 hours per week, unpaid, two quarter minimum preferred
The Communications Team seeks a photo intern to document events and facilitate photo shoots to visually represent our organization’s work, and also help catalogue our photo assets. This internship requires a flexible schedule with the ability to work days, nights, and weekends to cover events and meetings. Email virginiac@re-sources.org for more information.

The RE Store Marketing Intern
10-15 hours per week, unpaid, spring-fall 2017 (2 quarters minimum), first application review April 14th, 2017

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. Download the full internship description.

Clean Water program

North Sound Stewards Intern
Must complete 50 hours within 12 months, spring 2017-spring 2018 (applications accepted year-round), first application review April 10th, 2017, first training opportunity April 29th

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, spring-fall 2017 (flexible), first application review April 10th, 2017

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.

Young Water Stewards Intern
10-20 hours per week, summer 2017, or fall 2017-summer 2018 (2 quarters minimum), first application review May 20, 2017

The Sustainable Schools program seeks an intern to work with our Young Water Stewards program to engage rural middle and high school students in education and stewardship activities to learn about sources and solutions to non-point source water pollution. The intern will assist with in-class education, field trips, and stewardships projects and will gain experience with program evaluation and curriculum development. Email rileyg@re-sources.org for more information.

Clean Energy program

Clean Energy Campaign Intern
10-15 hours per week, fall 2017, first application review May 8th, 2017

The Clean Energy Program seeks an intern to assist in public engagement and advocacy campaigns in 2017. 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. Email eddyu@re-sources.org 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, Interim Program Manager, eddyu@re-sources.org

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

Sustainable Schools: Riley Grant, Program Manager, rileyg@re-sources.org

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