The Waterkeeper Alliance Internship Program


The Waterkeeper Alliance Internship Program is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and law school students looking to gain experience working in a fast-growing grassroots environmental nonprofit organization. Interns have the chance to learn what it is like to work in an environmental nonprofit setting while focusing on specific projects and initiatives in various departments. Interns work under the supervision of staff members to further the Waterkeeper Alliance mission of protecting drinkable, fishable, swimmable water worldwide.

Waterkeeper Alliance has no open internship positions at this time. We encourage you to consider joining us in the fall or spring semesters. Please check back in August for new internship opportunities.


“Interning at the Waterkeeper Alliance was an amazing experience. It was truly inspiring to work with a group of people who were so passionate about protecting our waterways and the environment. It was certainly an exciting and rewarding summer at the Waterkeeper Alliance!” – Peter Hayes, Middlebury College

“My experience with Waterkeeper was truly rewarding. I was given the opportunity to surround myself with people who work and live to maintain the purity and beauty of the environment. Though there are a number of different departments, each is connected to the next by one common goal.” – Chelsea E. Hebert, Pace Law School

“During my internship with the Waterkeeper Alliance I learned invaluable skills and gained tangible experience in the nonprofit sector. From trips meeting local Waterkeeper organizations to working with the communications team in the office, the summer was extremely rewarding!” – Jamie Matos, University of North Carolina


Waterkeeper Alliance intern Emily Read prepping oyster spat to go into New York Harbor with the Billion Oyster Project.

“The internship at Waterkeeper Alliance was a valuable asset to my education, since it provided me with the training and knowledge a traditional classroom setting is unable to provide. I was able to observe how an environmental non-profit organization operates, the various tasks each employee has on a daily basis, and how the organization accomplished its goals, dealt with difficulties, and communicated with the hundreds of Waterkeeper organizations.” – Nicole Pidala, University of Vermont

“Interning at Waterkeeper Alliance was a great way to experience what it is like to be an environmental lawyer.” – Philana Potter, Pace Law School