Save The Bay's Fellowship Program


Cause Areas


Mon May 15, 2017 - Tue Aug 15, 2017


1330 BroadwaySuite 1800Oakland, CA 94612


Join Save The Bay in the office and outdoors at our restoration sites around the Bay, as a volunteer in our Fellowship Program. You’ll support our day-to-day operations and be a part of cool and innovative projects, while gaining hands-on nonprofit experience with mentorship from our talented and passionate staff. This is an excellent opportunity for your professional development and networking, and for the chance to explore roles and responsibilities that could lead you to your next career.

We are currently hiring for our next session which begins in May 2017, and runs for 12-16 weeks after your start date.

What we’re looking for:

  • A go-getter who loves to get his or her hands dirty in the Bay mud and who isn't afraid to call out friends who aren't using reusable bottles and bags
  • Someone with experience or knowledge in environmental studies, policy, restoration science, community engagement, communications, or fundraising
  • A team player with an ability to get things done, a great sense of humor, and a passion for San Francisco Bay

What we offer:

  • Professional office space in the heart of downtown Oakland with easy access to BART, amazing eateries, and an extraordinary view of the Bay to inspire you
  • Experience working on our upcoming groundbreaking projects such as the Oro Loma Horizontal Levee Project, Bay Day, and winning political campaigns
  • Enrichment opportunities galore. Our fellows are active members of the organization and participate in a Bay restoration planting day, attend our all-staff meetings and partake in our staff appreciation events

Program details:

  • Session duration is 12-16 weeks (we’re flexible)
  • You’re committing to 20-24 hours/week
  • This is an unpaid volunteer position
  • Your transportation costs will be reimbursed

How to apply:

  • Review and select a specific department/position to apply for by visiting
  • Email your resume and cover letter with your chosen department in the subject line to jobs AT savesfbay DOT org
  • Save The Bay reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline passes

Want to know what it's like to be a Fellow firsthand? Go to and enter "fellow" in the search bar to read posts on our blog written by or about former Fellows.

  • A Day in the Life of a Restoration Fellow
  • A Day in the Life of a Communications Fellow
  • From Fellows to Staff Members

Check out our website for more information including application deadlines,


  • Fundraising
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • • Session duration is 12-16 weeks (we’re flexible)
  • • You’re committing to 20-24 hours/week • Unpaid volunteer position with transit reimbursements

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