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Due to internal transitions, Friends of Casco Bay will not be offering internships in 2023. The nature of our work this year, we cannot guarantee a valuable experience.

Another way to learn more about our work is to volunteer with us. You can sign up to be a volunteer here.  

We wish you luck in finding a good placement for your internship experience. Thank you for your understanding.

Friends of Casco Bay is a science-based, community-oriented, environmental nonprofit organization that has worked for over 30 years to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay. Our work involves water quality monitoring and analysis, advocacy through our Baykeeping program, and community engagement. See more about our work below. 

We offer internships to enrolled college students interested in pursuing marine science, advocacy, and nonprofit careers. 

Each internship opportunity will vary based on the needs of the organization during the internship time frame. Friends of Casco Bay offers internships at three times of the year: Spring (January – May), Summer (May – August), and Fall (September – December). We do not offer internships every semester, instead we evaluate our needs just before each semester and determine if we will be able to offer a well rounded internship opportunity. Typically, internships focus on community engagement and/or science. Occasionally, internships may include policy work and legislative experience.

If you have questions about our internship program, please email volunteer [at] cascobay [dot] org.

Application deadlines:

Just before the application deadline, we will determine if we will host an internship for that semester. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Application deadlines are the latest date applications will be accepted. Applications may be processed as they come in, internships can be filled before the application deadline.

Summer Internship (May-August): March 31

Interviews will take place in late March and early April. We expect to complete offers by April 15.

Fall Internship (September-December): May 15

Interviews will take place in late May and early June. We expect to complete offers by June 15

Spring Internship (January-May): November 15 of the previous year

Interviews will take place in late November and early December. We expect to complete offers by December 15.