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.
Open to high school juniors and seniors, college students, recent college graduates and grad students.
P.O. Box 6010
San Clemente, CA 92674-6010
Phone: (949) 492-8170
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students
Los Angeles, CA