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Internships

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

Clean Water Policy Intern
10-20 hours per week, unpaid, 2 quarters minimum

The Clean Water program seeks an intern to help recruit supporters and volunteers to become involved in efforts to bring about positive environmental change for the Salish Sea and its communities. By working with the Clean Water program staff, the Clean Water Intern will help develop and meet campaign goals at the local and state levels of government, drive outreach to recruit volunteers and supporters, organize community outreach activities or events, and help sustain a lasting field operation in the environmental community. Read the full internship description. 


North Sound Stewards Intern
Must complete 50 hours within 12 months, spring 2017-spring 2018 (applications accepted year-round)

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)

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)

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. Read the full internship description.



Clean Energy program

Clean Energy Campaign Intern
10-15 hours per week, fall 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, 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