About Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation was founded in 1984 in Malibu, Calif., by a handful of surfers who were concerned about threats to their local break. Since then, the foundation has grown into a movement with over 50,000 activists worldwide. Consisting mainly of volunteers, the staff is dedicated to the "protection and preservation of the world's oceans, waves and beaches."

Internships are available in the environmental, legal, marketing, international and chapter departments. Interns are generally involved in the clerical aspects and "busy work" of the foundation, but there are often recreational outings to venture out to the beach. The staff works directly with the interns as they execute a variety of research-based fact-checking and informal projects. The work may be concentrated at the office, but is also often conducted at the library or at the beach.

Eligibility

Open to high school juniors and seniors, college students, recent college graduates and grad students.

Surfrider Foundation

  • Surfrider Foundation
  • Internship Coordinator
  • P.O. Box 6010
  • San Clemente, CA 92674-6010
  • Phone: (949) 492-8170

Stats

  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students

Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA