Become A Fellow

Join our team in the office or in the field. Gain valuable insight into a nonprofit-sector career, hands-on experience, and individual mentorship.

Our fellows are an integral part of our Bay-saving team. They provide critical support in our office and help our wetland restoration projects thrive along the shoreline. Candidates are selected on a variety of criteria including knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm for San Francisco Bay. In addition to their job duties, fellows participate in field-planting days, all-staff meetings, and staff appreciation events. These are paid contract positions at $20 per hour. Fellows must commit to working 20 hours a week throughout each 6-12 month session.

Save The Bay accepts applications on a rolling basis determined by department and reserves the right to fill fellowship positions before the application deadline passes. Visit our jobs page for openings and learn more about each position below.

  • Habitat Restoration

    Habitat Restoration

    Dig into restoration ecology and community engagement as part of our Habitat and Restoration team. Gain experience in native plant propagation and outplanting, invasive species removal, native seed collection, environmental education and more.

  • Native Plant Nursery

    Native Plant Nursery

    Help our wetlands thrive along the shoreline and in our nurseries. Work with transition zone native plant species while learning about propagation and integrated pest management.

  • Communications & Development

    Communications & Development

    Dive into digital communications and fundraising. Learn more about social media and email marketing, creative writing, video production, design, and database management across a variety of platforms.

  • Public Policy

    Public Policy

    Help create a resilient Bay Area. Gain experience working on strategic campaigns to protect the Bay’s wildlife, habitats, and communities. Analyze legislation, collaborate with partner organizations, and develop compelling content for our website.

Join Our Program

To apply for our fellowship program, visit our jobs page for open positions and application instructions.

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