2024 Opportunities

Are you a student or just looking for experience in an environmental non-profit? Join our internship team! We offer internships year-round in a variety of positions. Below are the concrete opportunities we have available, but we are flexible based on what you want to focus on or what you may be interested in. Email Co-Executive Director Sierra Emrick at programs@centralcoastparks.org with any questions or inquiries.

Lecture Series Intern

(Closed for 2024)

Facilitate the “Mind Walk” Lecture Series, a CCSPA and State Parks collaborative program that promotes education and awareness of the natural resources and cultural heritage of San Luis Obispo Counties State Parks. Grow your skills in video editing, speaker facilitation, and multi-organization collaboration.! Learn more about the Internship here.

Product Photography Intern

(Closed for 2024)

Make our E-Commerce and social media site look sharp! We need an intern to photograph our locally and sustainably crafted retail items (apparel, accessories, books, toys, and other items) and make them look fabulous. Personal gear as well as reliable transportation is strongly recommended for this role. View the list of this internship’s full responsibilities here.

Blog Post Internship

(Closed for 2024)

Write blog posts about local (Central Coast-related or California-related) natural, recreational, and cultural resources and history through informative, inspirational, and accurate, and engaging posts. Whether you want to write about your favorite hike, marine life, scientific research, or anything in between…we want to feature you!  Check out our posts here

Podcast Production Intern

(Open for 2024)

Help CCSPA spread awareness about local natural, recreational, and cultural history through engaging and informative podcasts! CCSPA is looking for a team of interns to produce a seamless professional podcast. We are searching for one tech-focused intern to edit, produce, and upload to various listening platforms. Check out our existing episodes here

Social Media Intern

(Closed for 2024)

Create content for the CCSPA’s social media pages to highlight our local State Parks and related events, programs, and more. Interns will gain experience in Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tik Toc, and more! Experience in posting and creating reels is required for this position. Ability to travel to state parks in the county is ideal but not required. Learn more here.

Event Coordination Intern

(Closed for 2024)

Do you need a place to grow your organizational and leadership skills? How about event planning? The Central Coast State Parks Association (CCSPA) needs your help in planning our annual gala fundraiser, the Butterfly Ball, in support of western monarch butterflies. This 200 person event is always a night to remember! Position description can be found here.