Internships with Impact



Imagine building your career while protecting both people and the planet. If you’re a mission-focused student seeking a meaningful internship experience, then we invite you to apply to our program.

ECOLIFE interns are involved in projects essential to the day-to-day work of our organization. We offer internships year round at our offices in Escondido, California.

Not local but still passionate? Shoot us an email explaining why we should consider you for a remote internship.


Aquaponics Education Intern

  • Be passionate about education, food production, and green technologies
  • Form innovative concepts and foster creative projects
  • Curriculum development – water conservation, native habitats, STEM and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Download full description here

Aquaponics Technician Intern

  • Perform system maintenance on our 8,000-gallon, solar-powered aquaponic farm
  • Assist with aquaponics system construction using wood, metal, and/or PVC
  • Assist with planting seeds and harvesting produce
  • Download full description here

Development and Special Events Intern

  • Assist with ECOLIFE’s largest fundraiser of the year – the annual gala
  • Polish your writing skills with opportunities to assist in the creation of fundraising and social media campaigns
  • Opportunity to create fundraising materials and build your portfolio
  • Download full description here

Green Media Intern

  • Create content that makes a difference and shares ECOLIFE’s mission
  • Create a portfolio; share with future employers what skills you have
  • Opportunity to test creative ideas and receive feedback
  • Download full description here


Are you a dedicated individual looking to intern with passionate non-profit professionals?

If so, please send your cover letter and resume to Internship Program Supervisor, Kait Cole at

My time as an intern at ECOLIFE Conservation was simply incredible. I was surrounded by individuals whose passion for nonprofit work and environmental conservation shined through in their tasks every day, and inspired me to pursue a future in conservation. This internship challenged me to be creative, decisive, and collaborative in my assignments and my college experience was significantly improved because of my time here. I know the skills I learned during this internship will carry over in to my future career endeavors and I could not be more thankful the opportunity to intern with such an amazing organization.

Brittany Edinger

Development & Marketing Intern

My time at ECOLIFE was one of the most enlightening experiences I’ve had in my undergraduate career. I had the privilege of working side by side with passionate professionals while being guided by one of the most amazing mentors ever! Witnessing our efforts bear fruit in our communities has been a treasured memory that will always stay with me. It truly was a meaningful and eye opening experience!

Jesse Grajeda

Aquaponics Education Intern

My internship at ECOLIFE has taught me more than I could have learned in a classroom. As the social media intern, I learned marketing skills and how truly important social networking is to a company. I have also learned so much about aquaponics, the type of fish used, the nitrogen cycle, how to check pH in a water system, how to harvest crops, and how to build an ECO-Cycle from the ground up. Most importantly – how to spread awareness about sustainable food production through education. The hands on experience has been priceless.

Stephanie Ledezma

Social Media Intern