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Seaside Soiree Event Internship

Internship Status: Open – Accepting Applications Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. Candidates should be able to commit to a minimum three-month term, and priority will be given to applicants who can commit to a six-month term. Start and end dates are flexible. San Diego Coastkeeper, a non-profit organization working to […]

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Social Media Internship

Internship Status: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. Candidates should be able to commit to a minimum three-month term, and priority will be given to applicants who can commit to a six-month term. Start and end dates are flexible. San Diego Coastkeeper, a non-profit organization working to protect and restore fishable, […]

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Julie Earnest

Julie Earnest, Education Specialist Julie joined Coastkeeper in October of 2015 as Education Specialist, where she promotes Project SWELL curriculum to teachers and educates students about the importance of water conservation and pollution prevention.  Through classroom presentations, students across SDUSD are exposed to Project SWELL’s hands-on lessons and teachers are encouraged to adopt this valuable […]

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Meredith Meyers

Meredith Meyers, Staff Scientist/Lab Manager Meredith Meyers joined San Diego Coastkeeper in September 2014 as our water quality lab coordinator, and is now our staff scientist and lab manager. She oversees field monitoring, laboratory operations, water quality analyses, interpretations and program communications. She especially loves working with the outstanding team of volunteer field samplers and lab helpers. […]

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Stephanie Ritter

Stephanie Ritter, Development Manager Stephanie Ritter joined Coastkeeper as the data and development intern while she was an undergraduate. Now she is the development manager where she develops fundraising strategies, coordinates events, keeps an updated database, and communicates with Coastkeeper supporters. She grew up in San Anselmo which is 20 miles north of San Francisco, […]

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Our People

It’s the people behind our organization that make our vision for fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County feasible. We invite you to learn more about our board of directors, honorary board of directors and staff. You can also find contact information for our staff and employment and internship information.

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Board of Directors

  Taya Lazootin, President Why do you volunteer with Coastkeeper? Being active in our waterways makes me appreciate the beauty and value of our coastline. Coastkeeper strengthens my role as a successful steward for my community. What do you wish everyone knew about Coastkeeper? Coastkeeper has a hand in every aspect of protecting fishable, swimmable, […]

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Community Advisory Council

Brent Alspach Community: Oceanside Key Issues: I would like to make sure the public is educated about water supply and treatment issues: the need to conserve more; the benefits (and safety) of reuse and desalination; the true costs of water supplies weighed against the benefits. Ideally, I would like our local population to be educated enough […]

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Outreach and Events Internship

Internship Status: Currently accepting applicants San Diego Coastkeeper, a non-profit organization working to protect and restore San Diego’s fishable, swimmable, and drinkable water, seeks an energetic, well-organized and self-motivated individual to support and further out outreach goals. This position reports to the Community Engagement Coordinator, and helps coordinate outreach events, manage volunteers, and educate the […]

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Public Relations and Social Media Internships

San Diego Coastkeeper, a non‐profit organization working to protect and restore swimmable, fishable and drinkable water in San Diego County, seeks two energetic, well‐organized and self‐motivated individuals to intern as public relations intern and social media intern under the director of marketing and communications. These two positions report to the communications director to help assist with […]

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