Get Involved

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Make A Difference

Explore our career opportunities and become a member of the Save Our Shores family. When you join the Save Our Shores team, you’re joining a community of educators, biologists, community builders and ocean advocates who respect the ocean, its shores and all of the creatures along the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. We are surfers, divers, sailors, kayakers, community and business leaders, and philanthropists who hold a deep appreciation for the Monterey Bay community that we live in.


At Save Our Shores, interns can build skills for their careers and get a real experience of what it’s like to work for a small, yet mighty marine conservation nonprofit. Prepare to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! Our internships are offered every quarter or semester so that you can receive school credit. Work-study internships are available on a limited basis. Please inquire before applying. We review internship applications on a rolling basis.


Volunteers play and integral role within Save Our Shores. From beach cleanups to Sanctuary Stewards and Speaker Series to office assistance, we truly couldn’t do it without you. Explore opportunities here.

Science Advisory Council

Our Science Advisory Council is composed of members with expertise in the areas we have identified as most critical for the Sanctuary: Marine Protected Areas, Water Quality, Climate Change and Sustainable Fisheries. Please contact us if you’re interested in joining this team.

Featured photo by Irene Reti