Be a leader! Be a changer!

SGD Interns provide the world with their time and research abilities, while SGD provides them with an educational environment in which to learn about ecology, restoration, and climate change, as well as opportunities to complete one or more projects that will further their educational experiences.

Environmental Education

Be a part! Plan your path!

Educate the next generation of nature lovers and environmentalists! Interns learn about the effects of mankind on our planet and how we can help make changes for the better. We will help you with grade-specific curriculum during training, then help guide K-12 field trips, visit schools for interactive presentations, and lead fun activities around your own location.


Plan your own projects and work under the supervision of our Science Staff. Interns will take on projects that they choose or work in combination with our staff and experts.

Social Media

Be our voice online. Interns not only attend events, take pictures, and share fun & important messages in real time, but also analyze online interaction and help develop effective communication strategies.

Community Outreach

Connect to the local community. Help plan educational and interactive community events and craft effective messaging that engages the public in the importance of environmental stewardship and assisting the health of our Earth.


Outgoing and money minded interns are always needed. As a non-profit, our major source of funding comes from donations. Help plan and execute fundraising events, and strategize new and innovative ways to reach donors.

Internship FAQs

Who can apply for an internship?

Anyone! Internships aren’t just for students. If you’d like to gain experience in education, or science programs, an SGD Internship might be right for you.

Do your internships count for school credit?

Check with your school to make sure an internship with a non-profit will count toward your degree. We are happy to work with you on your school’s intern requirements, hours verification, and paperwork in order to receive credit.

Are internships paid or unpaid?

Most of our internships are unpaid but can receive school credit. Paid internships will be clearly labeled.

What are the hours requirements?

This varies based on intern position, but the minimum is typically 3 hours a week. Work times are varied most of the time and there is always flexibility to fit your schedule.

What are the benefits?

You’ll gain valuable experience applicable to your studies or work, opportunities for leadership, a letter of recommendation, and a unique look at our Earth’s condition and the satisfaction that you have done a part in making all of our lives better.

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