Watershed Education Intern

Are you interested in educating the next generation of environmental stewards?

Do you like interacting with young students in meaningful and rewarding ways?

Are you seeking to gain relevant job skills such as public speaking, crafting presentations, effective communication, and cultivating partnerships?

Want to get started in the environmental field but simply don’t know in what capacity?

Central Coast Salmon Enhancement (CCSE) is seeking an environmental education intern to join us starting in Spring 2017. CCSE is a small, environmental nonprofit committed to restoring Steelhead trout habitat in combination with community education, especially for young people. It is our clear intention to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.

If you have 4-10 hours per week to volunteer with us on our education team, we provide an opportunity to learn and grow your skills to become an engaging environmental educator. Our education programming primarily consists of our Trout in the Classroom program and our upcoming DROPS program. Trout in the Classroom increases students’ connection to their watershed through the lens of our local Steelhead trout. Our new DROPS program illustrates to students the importance of water conservation. We will also be starting another new program, DIG! Pismo Clams, that combines in-class education for high school students with field trips to monitor local clam populations.

The underlying thread of our curricula is how our everyday choices affect the watershed and the species we share it with. We can make a difference in the health of our local fish, watersheds, and communities; we engage students with hand-on activities and experiential learning that helps students make positive choices everyday.

If you are interested in learning more about the internship or would like to send your resume and cover letter, please contact Tosha Punches at tosha.centralcoastsalmon.com

Communications Intern

Central Coast Salmon Enhancement envisions a future of healthy and thriving Central Coast watersheds for all. Come be a part of the team to make this happen. 

CCSE is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to the restoration of local, iconic species in combination with environmental education for the public, especially young people.

We are currently seeking a part time Communications Intern. This unpaid position is mostly responsible for curating our social media accounts and writing/editing our E-newsletter and website blog. It is anticipated this position will average about 5-10 hours per week. College credit is available. This would be great experience for anyone wanting to pursue a career in social media or communications. 


• Daily posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages, both curating content and posting CCSE’s own content from restoration projects, in-class education, field trips, events, workshops, etc. 

• Develop newly started Instagram account

• Work with Executive Director to develop social media plan 

• Help develop and edit stories for our quarterly E-newsletter

• Use email marketing website to distribute E-newsletter

• Edit and write regular blog posts for website

• Take pictures/video for social media posts and E-newsletter

• Report on weekly and monthly analytics

Required qualifications:

• Working proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on both a desktop and cell phone

• Understanding of photo composition to take pictures/video with a phone/camera

• Open communicator, self-starter, detail oriented, organized, quick learner, flexible schedule

• Interest in our mission and some understanding of environmental conservation, including today’s most pressing environmental issues

Desired qualifications:

• Experience with email marketing websites, such as Vertical Response 

• Understanding of social media analytics

• Experience with InDesign and video editing

For further info or to submit resume and cover letter, contact Don Chartrand at don@centralcoastsalmon.com