Deadline to Apply

  • Summer Internship - April 1
  • Fall Internship - July 30
  • Spring Internship - December 1

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, 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!! 

Internship Responsibilities

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, 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!! 

How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to 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! 

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HomeMiami Waterkeeper is a South Florida Environmental Group that advocates for Swimmable, Drinkable, Fishable water for all. Working on sea rise, water pollution, coral reef protection, and water issue education.