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Environmental Science | Internships & Jobs

Internships are an important component of both undergraduate and graduate training in the ENVS program at American University. Due to the prime location of AU in the DC area, our students have had and continue to have many opportunities to gain professional experience and help shape their career paths. Students are given latitude when choosing their internships. While many stay in the DC area, others intern at organizations throughout the world. If you are interested in an internship for AU credit, please refer to the listings below of some of the possibilities in and outside the DC area.

Things to Know (and Forms)

(Note to Organizations: If you are interested in having your organization listed here or have positions you'd like for us to pass along to our students, please contact Dr. Kiho Kim)

ENVS InternshipsOpportunities in DC and Abroad
These represent some of the many choices for internships for our ENVS students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Many students also choose to intern for environmental consulting firms as well as political organizations. These are chosen on an individual basis. While some of the listings may not have specific internship programs, there is still a potential opportunity for interning at them. Please keep in mind that many of these internships have firm application deadlines and are highly competitive.

Internship Opportunities—In the DC Area

Internship OpportunitiesOut of Town (keep in mind many of these organizations have offices in the DC area)

Note to Organizations: If you are interested in having your organization listed here, please contact Dr. Kiho Kim.

Positions Recently Obtained by AU ENVS Graduates

Info from Linkedin.

Program Coordinator for One Million Students Program at One Million Lights

Legislative Assistant at U.S. Senate

Development Associate at Friends In Service Helping

Coordinator at Global Sustainability & Corporate

Responsibility at Tiffany & Co.

Sustainability Outreach Coordinator at Duke University

Project Manager at Greenspring Energy

Account Manager and Energy Efficiency Consultant at Engineered Systems and Energy Solutions, ES2

Project Scientist at NGE (Pittsburgh based geological engineering firm)

Summer Associate at Pure Energy Partners

Editor at "The Muse"

Analyst at BlackRock (science and technology trust)

Graduate Student at Yale University

Casting Producer at America's Got Talent at FremantleMedia

Media Planner at BasisMedia GmbH

Scientific Integrity Intern at Union of Concerned Scientists

Market Manager at South Durham Farmers' Market

Engagement Management Specialist at Opower

General Office Administrator at American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

Science Teacher at Teach For America

Staff Assistant at Emerging Europe at Institute of International Finance