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One of the most valuable ways to learn about coastal science and policy is by doing. The program seeks to connect our students with leaders in the broader field of coastal science and policy and, where relevant, facilitate meaningful interdisciplinary summer placements and capstone projects.

The program is always looking for new partners to connect our students to exciting domestic and international work in the broader coastal science and policy field. If you are interested in partnering with the program or learning how to become a practitioner partner for our students’ summer placement and/or capstone projects, please email


  • Belize Fisheries Department
  • Blue Ventures
  • Central Coast Wetlands Group
  • City of Santa Cruz Water Department
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute Belize
  • Climate Cabinet
  • Comon Solutions
  • Conservation International (multiple students)
  • The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Environmental Science Associates
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission & Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory
  • Full Cycle Bioplastics
  • Golden State Salmon Association
  • Green 2.0
  • Healthy Fire
  • Innogy Consulting
  • Land Use and Environment Divisions of the Government of Grenada
  • Lumina Decision Systems
  • Natural Capital Project (NATCAP) 
  • Nature Services Peru-Regenera
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Ocean Visions
  • Pie Ranch
  • Qingdao Marine Conservation Society
  • Researchers at UC Berkeley
  • The National Estuarine Research Reserve System
  • The Nature Conservancy (multiple students)
  • Thresher Shark Project Indonesia
  • UC Coastal Resilience and Climate Adaptation Initiative
  • USAID Sea Project
  • Wildlife Conservation Society (multiple students)
  • World Wildlife Fund


Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

The Center to Advance Mentored, Inquiry-Based Opportunities (CAMINO) program


California Academy of Sciences
California State University Monterey Bay
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo/Swanton Pacific Ranch
Center for Ocean Solutions
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Middlebury Institute for International Studies
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Naval Postgraduate School
Stanford University/Hopkins Marine Station


California Coastal Commission
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Ocean Protection Council
California Office of Spill Prevention and Response
California State Parks
City of Santa Cruz Climate Action Program
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Ecological Reserve
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Resource Conservation District, Santa Cruz County
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Geological Survey/Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center


Coastal Watershed Council
Conservation International
Environmental Defense Fund
Island Conservation
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
Ocean Champions
Ocean Trust
The Nature Conservancy
The Ocean Conservancy
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
Save The Redwoods League
Sempervirens Fund
Wildlife Conservation Society
World Wildlife Fund


Conservation Metrics, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank
Big Creek Lumber


California Academy of Sciences
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center
Santa Cruz Arboretum
Santa Cruz Natural History Museum
Seymour Marine Discovery Center


Campbell Foundation
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Marisla Foundation
Mulago Foundation
Webster Family Foundation
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Sandler Foundation

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