Program & Outreach Director 

The Inland Empire Waterkeeper is seeking a motivated and talented Program and Outreach Director to manage the Inland Empire Waterkeeper Program, assisting the Coastkeeper executive staff in fulfilling our mission by collecting accurate information on the health of the River, engaging the public to be knowledgeable stewards of the River, and ensuring ample operating funds are generated for the IEWK by grant writing, fundraising, and building corporate relationships. This unique position will also participate in effective regional coalitions working to effect positive change for our water and natural resources. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Conduct regular water quality monitoring and citizen activities to support water quality monitoring in the Santa Ana River watershed. 
  • Coordinate and lead regional efforts on the Santa Ana River Trail program.
  • Participate in public speaking engagements and presentations to educate community groups, school children, and potential members about issues impacting the Santa Ana River. 
  • Organize and conduct volunteer activities; including regular river cleanups, paddle trips, and invasive species removal. 
  • Participate in public relations and communications efforts with media, members, and the public via press releases, marketing materials, a biannual newsletter, website, social media and email alerts.

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Internship Opportunities:

Environmental Education & Outreach Internship:

Inland Empire Waterkeeper is seeking an energetic and self-motivated individual to support River KATS: Kid Activism Through Science, our K-12 education program. This position reports to the education coordinator, helps with in-class presentations, prepares curriculum, and organizes field trips that teach students about our local watershed, water science, pollution prevention, and more.


  • Assist with the development and the implementation of in-class presentations and hands-on field trips
  • Support outreach programs and events (science fairs, environment fairs, local conferences, etc.) by staffing a booth and conducting activities
  • Generate written content that supports Waterkeeper’s outreach and social media efforts, which may include social media posts, press releases, and updates on Waterkeeper’s blog
  • Assist with all logistical duties that may pertain to the River KATS program which may include scanning documents and waivers, grading assessments, conducting an inventory of education supplies, and filing paperwork
  • Work with fellow interns and staff to support interconnected education components of their work


Applicants must be enrolled in college and in the process of obtaining a degree in science and/or education fields or can be a recent graduate. The highest priority will be given to those seeking to complete an internship for college credit. Applicants should have experience working with students, excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to engage students and teachers alike. Computer proficiency is a must.


Must be available 10 hours a week and commit to coming in at least 2 days a week. Preference will be given to those who are available between Monday-Thursday from 8 am until 1 pm. Weekends are sometimes required for outreach events, but are minimal.

To Apply

This position is unpaid but the intern will receive at least 120 hours of internship time towards a university major or graduation requirement. Qualified candidates may e-mail Isabel Hernandez at [email protected] with their resume. 



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