Beach Ambassador Project  is a program organized by University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Milwaukee Water Commons, Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, and Coastline Services, LLC. This project is a response to issues of water safety at Milwaukee area beaches that have been exacerbated due to COVID-19, causing more people to be outside and using beaches without a clear understanding of beach hazards and beach closures due to water quality.

The Beach Ambassador Project aims to create a new platform for effectively communicating Lake Michigan beach conditions and increasing awareness and knowledge among the general public to prevent further unnecessary drownings.

Beach Ambassador Internship Job Description 2022

  • ●  The Beach Ambassador Team will engage with beach-goers at Bradford Beach, McKinley Beach, and the area in between with the purpose of clearly and effectively educating the general public about current or potential beach hazards including rip tides and beach closures due to water quality.

  • ●  This is a summer/seasonal internship and ambassadors can expect to work 20 hours per week, afternoons and weekends required. (Approximately 12-15 hours on the beach and 5 - 8 hours with intern responsibilities at the project partner organizations.)

  • ●  Compensation is $15 per hour

  • ●  Mandatory participation in a 1 to 2 day paid training covering beach safety awareness

    and how to effectively convey safety messaging as a Beach Ambassador.

  • ●  Will work regularly with other beach ambassadors, an undergraduate intern, and in

    close coordination with project partners and Milwaukee County Parks beachfront staff.

  • Qualifications
  • ●  18+ years of age

  • ●  Ability to work flexible hours, afternoons and weekends required

  • ●  Service-oriented, able to enthusiastically engage the public in focused conversation

    with targeted communications

  • ●  Ability to work outside during a variety of weather conditions

  • ●  An interest in water safety and social justice is a must

  • ●  Ability to interact safely with the public amidst COVID-19, following safety protocols (to

    be determined by current public health guidelines).


Application Instructions

Applications accepted on a rolling basis, and we will begin reviewing the first round of applicants on April 15, 2022. We encourage you to first review application questions, write out your answers in a separate document, and cut and paste to the application to submit. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Equal Opportunity statement

The Beach Ambassadors Pilot Project Consortium is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, ancestry, creed, marital status, or sexual orientation, and to afford equal opportunities to individuals with disabilities and individuals protected by any other classification provided for in federal, state, or local law. Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process are welcomed to notify us. Additionally, this project will serve socially and culturally diverse residents of Milwaukee. We strive to build a team of employees and partners that represent residents and visitors to Milwaukee. Black, indigenous, people of color, women, LGBTQ people, and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


For more information about the position, how to apply, or for help with your application please contact either:

Rhonda Nordstrom

Teresa Coronado

Contact prior to April 15th with the subject “Beach Ambassador Position”.