Career Blitz: Environmental


  1. Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) – FELLOWSHIP (2 Yrs) (Nationwide)
  2. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – FELLOWSHIP (2 Yrs) (Nationwide)
  3. WorldWatch Institute – INTERNSHIP (3 Months) (Washington, DC)
  4. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association – INTERNSHIP  (Washington, DC)
  5. The Nature Conservancy – SUMMER INTERNSHIP (Richmond, VA)
  6. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) INTERNSHIP  (Massachusetts)
  7. Environmental Protection in the Carribean (EPIC) – WINTER INTERNSHIP (St. Maarten, Carribbean)
  8. Environmental Law Institute – INTERNSHIP  (Washington, DC)
  9. Tips on Finding an Informational Interview – ADVICE  (Video from UPenn)

1.      Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) – FELLOWSHIP (Nationwide) Are you a sophomore or junior studying Environmental Studies? The EPA is awarding 40 new fellowships.  Receive up to $20,700 per year of undergraduate study and $6,800 for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer junior year. Deadline to apply is December 5.

2.      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – FELLOWSHIP (Nationwide) The Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides funding to increase training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education. Money is provided for up to two academic years (Junior and Senior) as well as a paid internship with NOAA.

3.      WorldWatch Institute – INTERNSHIP (Washington, DC)
Serve as an integral member of WorldWatch’s Climate and Energy team. Intern priorites range from building and analyzing low-carbon development scenarios for low- and middle-income countries to contributing to our economic modeling work, estimating Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) as part of Sustainable Energy Roadmap projects for Caribbean countries.

4.      Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association – INTERNSHIP (Washington, DC)
Policy & Communications Intern. Gain hands-on experience in energy, environmental and technology communications, marketing and public policy. Be a part of a small, hardworking team in a campaign atmosphere. Your work will range from attending congressional hearings and briefings to grass roots outreach, research and writing items for publication. A travel stipend will be provided.

5.      The Nature Conservancy – SUMMER INTERNSHIP (Richmond, VA)
Help TNC build a broader constituency for conservation, and reach and engage audiences new to TNC and young professionals in our target markets. Travel to public TNC preserves, interview conservation staff, and write about and capture on film what you see. Create short web articles and video “shorts” on each trip, and help promote through social media.

6.      Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) – INTERNSHIP  – VOLUNTEER (Massachusetts) Receive education, training, hands-on experience, supervision, and networking opportunities. Opportunities may include participation in statewide conferences, trainings, and/or workshops. Field trips, brown-bag lunch and a project concluding with a formal presentation are all active components of the internship experience.

7.      Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) – INTERNSHIP – WINTER (St. Maarten, Caribbean) Provide interactive presentations and field trips to primary and secondary school students about the importance of environmental issues. A $50 stipend/week and reimbursement for travel on-island is provided. Unfortunately, you need to get to St. Maarten on your own dime!

8.      Environmental Law Institute – INTERNSHIP (Washington, DC) Support the research and publications departments of the Institute, working directly with staff attorneys, editors, scientists, and economists on projects ranging from biodiversity and air quality to international environmental policy.

9.      Tips on Finding an Informational Interview – ADVICE
Tips from a Upenn Environmental Studies Major on how to research, network and apply for environmental internships.

Want more leads? Check out the resources listed on our Environmental page.

Green Careers Digest: Environmental Jobs & Internships

Every two weeks during the term, we send a short list of environmental career opportunities to all students who have subscribed to receive this information via Dartboard. If you see something you want to share with the list, send an e-mail to Chandlee Bryan.



1)      Environment America –  Environmental Fellowship Program POST-GRAD (2 yr)

2)      Green Corps – Environmental Leadership Program POST-GRAD (1 yr) (Nationwide)

3)      New York Sun Works – WINTER INTERNSHIP (NY)

4)      Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (MD)

5)      United Nations Environment Programme – WINTER INTERN (DC)

6)      Climate Institute – WINTER INTERNSHIP (DC)

7)      DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory INTERNSHIPS (Nationwide)

8)      Vermont Institute of Natural Science – INTERNSHIP

9)      All Ivy Environmental Career Fair – March 1 (NY)


1)      Environment America  – Environmental Fellowship Program (2 yr.) (Nation-wide) (POST-GRAD) Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. The two-year Fellowship Program for recent graduates teaches participants to plan and run strategic state and national campaigns. Learn how to identify solutions to critical environmental problems and organize public support for your campaigns. To apply, submit your application through Dartboard by October 7.

2)      Green Corps  –  Environmental Leadership Program  (1 Yr)  (Nation-wide)
Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws supporting clean, renewable energy, and convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans.  Get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. 35 college graduates from across the U.S. will be selected to participate in this paid program. Apply through Dartboard by October 7.

3)      New York Sun Works – Winter Internship (NYC)
Implement a hands-on/project based environmental sciences curriculum while using 21st century urban farming technology at a cutting-edge learning environment, the Greenhouse Project Classrooms in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Help Greenhouse Project classroom teachers with daily teaching and system maintenance for facility with features ranging from solar panels and hydroponics to a fish farm and weather station. The position is unpaid but includes a Metro card for transportation. Application deadline to apply for winter deadlines is Friday, October 5.

4)      Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program  (MD) Gain hands-on experience in environmental research and education working directly with senior researchers. A National Science Foundation (NSF) designated Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research work. Paid opportunities available throughout the year.

5)      The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Winter Internship (DC)
The United Nations Environment Programme’s Regional Office for North America (RONA), works to ensure that UNEP global programs satisfactorily address regional needs and priorities. Projects are assigned based on skills, knowledge and interests; opportunities available in Communications, Government Affairs, Environment Research, Environment Policy, Ecosystems Management and the Scientific Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF). Winter application deadline is October 15.

6)      The Climate Institute  Winter Internship (DC)
The Climate Institute seeks to inform key government and corporate decision-makers, heighten international awareness of climate change, and identify practical ways of achieving significant emissions reductions. Voluntary internships are available in Washington, DC and on a virtual basis. Apply now for winter term internships – and follow-up to educate the Institute on your availability based on the Dartmouth term calendar.

7)      Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) – Nationwide
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. Winter application deadline is October 1.

8)      Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) – Internship (Quechee, VT)
VINS provides environmental education programs for adults, families, and school children; partners with leading conservation organizations to promote environmental science field research; and operates New England’s premier avian wildlife rehabilitation clinic at the VINS Nature Center. Call to discuss potential opportunities for Winter term.

9)      All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career FairMarch 1, 2013 (NY)
Interested in environmental internships, full-time jobs, and career opportunities from grad school and sustainability to wind power and environmental advocacy? Mark your calendar for March 1, 2013. You’re invited.