Deadline to Apply

  • Summer Internship (Starting May/June) - April 1
  • Fall Internship (Starting August/September) - July 31
  • Spring Internship (Starting January) - December 1


Water Quality Testing Field Intern
  • Must have a car for transportation to and from testing sites across Miami
  • Scientific background and lab experience a plus
  • Must be available for regular Monday sampling and possible retesting during the week
Programming & Outreach Intern
  • Must be willing to assist in programmatic and outreach responsibilities, such as file organization, researching potential partnerships, and data management
  • Will be assisting in coordinating programming for high school students as well as community groups

Miami Waterkeeper regularly seeks undergraduate and graduate student interns to join our team. These positions are unpaid, but are a great opportunity to build your resume! As a MWK intern in any department, you may gain experience in the following areas:

  • Scientific research
  • Sea level rise and climate change issues
  • Water resource and quality issues
  • Built infrastructure 
  • Ecosystem protection
  • Mangrove, seagrass, & coral reef conservation
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental advocacy
  • State & local government
  • Policy development
  • Environmental law 
  • Non-profit management
  • Constituent services
  • Public speaking
  • Event management
  • Public outreach & community engagement
  • ...and much more!! 


Miami Waterkeeper internships typically last 10-12 weeks (or longer!). Our students generally contribute 10-20 volunteer hours per week. We have flexible office hours and scheduling. Internship responsibilities vary depending on the organization's needs and open positions, but they may include the following: 

  • Fieldwork (water sampling, surveys, inspections, site visits, etc.)
  • Tabling at events
  • Assisting at volunteer cleanups
  • Writing blog posts or memos
  • Conducting policy research
  • Assisting with social media
  • Attending stakeholder or governmental meetings
  • Processing pollution reports
  • Speaking to constituents about environmental issues
  • Drafting sign-on letters or petitions
  • Germane office work
  • Processing membership benefits
  • Organizing merchandise
  • Database management
  • Video production or graphic design
  • ...and much more!! 


Please send your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to [email protected] to apply! Applications are rolling and interns are accepted on an as needed basis. We do not accept high school interns at this time. If you're a high schooler - please check out our Junior Ambassador program!