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Join our team as a volunteer in the office or in the field! Our Fellowship Program offers an excellent opportunity for professional development that provides valuable insights into a nonprofit-sector career.

Save The Bay’s Fellowship Program enlists volunteers to provide critical professional support in our office and at restoration sites while gaining hands-on experience and individual mentorship. Fellows must commit to working 20–24 hours a week throughout each 12- to 16-week session. These are unpaid volunteer positions, though Save The Bay does provide transportation reimbursements.


Fellows are selected on a variety of criteria, including interests, education, experience, and knowledge in environmental studies, local government, restoration science, community engagement, communications, fundraising, and enthusiasm for San Francisco Bay. Fellows participate in a field-planting day, all-staff meetings, and any staff appreciation events offered during their Session.

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Save The Bay will accept applications for the Public Policy fellowship position on a rolling basis.


Save The Bay reserves the right to fill fellowship positions before the application deadline passes. We offer fellowships in the following departments, click the titles below for the full job description:

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Dive into online advocacy, social media, and creative writing with our talented Communications team. You’ll gain valuable experience, along with real-world communications skills on popular platforms including WordPress and Salesforce.

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Events & Outreach

This hybrid position interfaces with both Save The Bay’s Development and Communications teams. You’ll help plan and publicize exciting networking and fundraising events such as Bay Day, Blue, and the annual Catamaran Sail. And, yes, you get to attend!

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Habitat Restoration Field & Office

Dig into restoration ecology and community engagement as part of the energetic Habitat and Restoration team. Some of your work will be in the office, but much of your time will be spent on the frontlines of native plant propagation, invasive species removal, seed collection, and community outreach programs.

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Nursery & Habitat Restoration

Get your hands dirty on the shorelines by working in our native plant nurseries, gaining experience in transition zone native species, propagation, and integrated pest management.

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Development & Fundraising

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on Save The Bay’s cutting-edge restoration, policy, and fundraising campaigns with our dedicated Development team. You’ll learn how to cultivate relationships with donors, mine corporate contacts, partner with grassroots community groups, and brainstorm potential development ideas with the team.

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Public Policy

Work with our Policy department on strategic campaigns to protect the Bay’s wildlife and habitats, as well as ground-breaking programs for urban sustainability in Bay Area communities. Among other responsibilities, you’ll help evaluate and analyze legislation and agency documents, collaborate with partner organizations, draft compelling content for our website, attend public meetings, and develop online action alerts.

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Join Our Fellowship Program

To apply for our fellowship program, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@dev.savesfbay.org with “[Department Name] Fellow” in the subject line. For further information and questions, please contact info@saveSFbay.org.