Join Our Dream Team

We are a fast-growing non-profit with a startup attitude. We strive to be lean and adaptable to meet the needs of our ocean at the moment. Our work is done through two key programs: Ocean Leadership Program and the Ocean Solutions Accelerator.

Based in San Francisco, California, but with SOA Ocean Leaders in 150+ countries, SOA’s network has generated a tremendous amount of impact. Over 1,000 impact projects have been launched globally. We have proven that by providing environmental leaders with education, resources and opportunities, they will create a measurable impact on our ocean and become integral forces of change. 

As you seek out your next career opportunity, consider joining the SOA Dream Team. We can offer you the chance to work with exceptional colleagues, tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. 

If you don't see any open postings below, feel free to contact us and select "job application" if you want to bring your experience to our attention for any future positions. 


2020 Summer / Fall Intern

Through the SOA Internship Program beginning in August 2020, you will have the opportunity to connect with Ocean Solutionists around the globe and develop a network of support to enable mutual success.

As an intern, you will be supporting teams that are working on elevating environmental awareness and empowering youth around the world to take ocean action. You will also be able to participate in weekly programming designed to develop leadership capacity and professional networks. Areas of focus include project support, research, digital event management, marketing, copywriting, community platform management, digital content creation, graphic design, multilingual translation, web design, IT, and operations.

We are looking for interns who have a passion for the ocean, social justice and equity. Interns should have a demonstrated history of why the ocean matters to them, which could take on a number of forms such as lived experiences, or experiences from working formally or informally on a specific ocean issue. Interns will perform specific tasks and long-term projects to support our ongoing initiatives of SOA Headquarters as well as our network of hubs, young leaders, and solutionists. They will manage multiple responsibilities and must have excellent communication, reading, and writing skills.

This program is entirely virtual and our internship management team is located in California so we are looking for individuals with availability to meet during regular hours (Pacific Time).

  • You have a flexible and adaptive work ethic; all interns will contribute to special projects across different teams as they arise.
  • You are a competent problem solver and have confident self-starting skills.
  • You’re intellectually curious. You love learning new things. You learn quickly and independently.
  • You respond to new ideas, projects, and tasks with enthusiasm and a sense of possibility.
  • You’re creative and resourceful when solving problems or completing tasks.
  • You have exceptional organizational skills. You have strong prioritization skills, including time management and project management skills, and always follow through.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to develop materials for internal and external audiences.
  • You can communicate complex information clearly and concisely with everyone in the organization and with external stakeholders.
  • You maintain a team-oriented approach and thrive in entrepreneurial, dynamic environments.
  • You’re comfortable taking on new tasks or projects with little direction and adjusting course quickly in response to feedback.
  • You have high standards for accuracy, quality, and integrity.
  • You respond to new ideas, projects, and tasks with enthusiasm and a sense of possibility.

This is an unpaid internship.

Key Dates
July 20 - Internship applications Open
August 15 - Internship decisions announced
August 21 - Deadline to accept internship
August 31 - Internship Begins
November 6th - Internship Ends

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