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Internships

Internships are a great way to gain experience and explore where you would like to work. ENVI students are required to complete a capstone project and an internship is one way to fulfill this requirement. Students are welcome to experience more than one internship; however, to receive credit for the ENVI capstone requirements, students must register for ENVI 305W after completing all other ENVI core courses and then ENVI 405 and ENVI 488L6 in a subsequent semester and the same semester they plan on completing the internship. Previous internship experiences will not count toward ENVI capstone requirements. Prior to registering for ENVI 405 and ENVI 488L6 students will need to fill out an “Internship contract” available for download below. Once the contract is approved, students will be given permission to register for ENVI 405 and ENVI 488L6. The decision to approve your contract depends on the following:

1. Completion or expected completion of ENVI 305W

2. Demonstration of application of ENVI academic coursework to the internship

3. Demonstration of the completion of 150 total hours

4. Supervisor and student signature

Internship Contract

Supervisor Evaluation Form

What is an internship like?

ENVI 405 student, Mary Griffiths, has started a blog to document her journey as an intern this summer with the Clinton River Watershed Council. She posts weekly about her internship experience, job tasks, and people that she meets. To follow Mary's story this summer check out her blog here

Resources

ASA Analysis and Communication

Monroe, MI

Technicians for field studies

Students interested in fisheries or biology preferred

Work in sample collection, sorting samples, survival monitoring, and data entry

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Laboratory Sciences-- ORISE Fellows

Deadline Jan 20, 2017

Summer

Paid Internship

Contact Daniel Parker (DParker2@cdc.gov)

For More Information

 

Chartwells Higher Education

Sustainability Intern

Deadline Jan 31, 2017

Year round 

Paid Internship

Contact Callie de Gracia (ds_cdegracia@emich.edu)

For More Information

 

Children's Institute 

Green School Certification Interns

Fall 2017-Winter 2018

Paid

Contact: Chris Finch, Children’s Institute Director at 734-487- 2348 

For More Information

 

City of Ann Arbor

Water Resources Intern

Summer

Paid

Contact  Lindsey Kerkez at Lindsey.Kerkez@ohm-advisors.com

For More Information

 

Clean Water Action

Every Semester

Ann Arbor

Unpaid

Motivated and organized individual

Contact: Mary Brady at mhbrady@cleanwater.org

For More Information

 

Clinton River Watershed Council

Spring/Summer

Environmental Planning Intern, Environmental Science Intern, and Environmental Education Intern

To apply for the Environmental Planning Intern position, email your resume to amanda@crwc.org.

Contact- contact@crwc.org

For more information

 

Consumer's Energy

Contact: Jordan Ridenour (jordan.ridenour@cmsenergy.com

 

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

Summer

Internships for students and recent grads

For more Information

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and Friends Organization International Wildlife Refuge Alliance

 

Ducks Unlimited

Position has a term of up to 12 months

$1,800 monthly stipend

Requires GIS experience with ESRI products and a background in natural resources/wildlife/wetlands. 

For more information

 

Ecology Center

No internships announces for 2017 yet

Contact- Alexis Blizman (alexis@ecocenter.org)

For More Information

The Farm at St. Joe's

Year round

Internships and volunteer opportunities

Contact Lauren Moscoe at  lauren.moscoe@stjoeshealth.org for more information

Fund for the Public Interest in Ann Arbor

Summer

Paid $9-14 hourly, internships unpaid

Main Contact- Alyssa Hartman 419-605-6819

Application Form or Apply online

 

GeoCorps America

Must be GSA member

Contacts: Matthew Dawson (mdawson@geosociety.org) or Allison Kerns (akerns@geosociety.org)

For More Information

 

Go Eco

Study Abroad

Various Times Periods

Various cost on week and amount of time

For More Information

 

Growing Hope

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Unpaid

Three available positions

 Contact: Dayna Sprentall ( dsprenta@emich.edu)

 

Head Waters Land Conservancy

Northeast MI

No internships for 2017 announced yet

Contact: Libby Benjamin (lbenjamin@headwatersconservancy.org)

For More Information

 

Herpetological Resource and Management

Paid

Main Contact: David Mifsud at davidmifsud@gmail.com or dmifsud@herprman.com

For More Information

 

Huron River Watershed Council

Ongoing

Fall/Winter/Summer

All skills welcome!

Unpaid

Contact- Jason Frenzel (jfrenzel@hrwc.org)

For More Information    Flyer

 

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Summer

Paid Internship ($1,645 per month)

Students with backgrounds in biological sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, engineering, environmental education and law

No internships posted for 2017 yet

For More Information

 

The Institute for Sustainable International Studies (ISIS) Belize

Study Abroad

Applications due March 15th

Main Contact- Cynthia Reece (creece@isisbelize.com)

Course Offerings/Pricing    For More Information

 

Juneau Icefield Research Program

Deadline February 15

June 23-August 19 2017

Scholarship available

For More Information

 

Legacy Land Conservancy

Paid

Deadline: March 17th, 2017

May - August 17th

20 work weeks, flexible schedule preferred

For More Information

 

Leslie Science and Nature Center

Ongoing

Fall, Winter Internships, Ann Arbor

Wildlife Curator, Educator, Early Childhood Education Intern

Unpaid Internship

Wildlife Curator Intern       Educator Intern        Early Childhood Education Intern

For More Information

 

Mannik and Smith Consulting

Paid

Michigan and Ohio locations

Contact: Walter Bolt (wbolt@manniksmithgroup.org)

 

Mason-Lake Conservation District

Paid

For More Information

 

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Ongoing

Fall, Winter, and Summer internships, Lansing

Goes until all positions are filled

Unpaid Internship

Main Contact- Tom Occhipinti (occhipintit@michigan.gov)

For More Information

 

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Spring/Summer

Paid & Unpaid Positions

Contact: Tom Occhipinti (occhipintit@michigan.gov)

For More Information

 

Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Many positions available

Unpaid

For More Information

 

Michigan Nature Association

Steward

Throughout MNA sanctuaries in SE Michigan

Unpaid

Assist in managing sanctuaries

For More Information

 

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Summer (8 weeks)

Must be a US Citizen

Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes.

Free housing and transportation over 8 week program, $3,000 stipend, plus $3,000 travel and food allowance

Main Contact for questions- SARP2015@nserc.und.edu

For More Information

 

National Park Service: Geologists-in-the-Parks

Spring/Summer Deadline: February 2, 2017

Paid

For More Information

 

National Park Service: Mosaics in Science Diversity Program

Spring/Summer Deadline: February 19, 2017

Fall, Winter, and Summer

Paid

For More Information

 

National Park Service: Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore

Main Contact: Matthew Mohrman (matthew_mohrman@nps.gov)

For More Information

 

National Wildlife Federation Fellowships

4 -6 months, roughly 40 hours/month

Deadline May 21

$3,000 stipend

For More Information

 

Natural Area Preservation (NAP) City of Ann Arbor

Spring and Summer

No Internships Available for 2017 yet

 

The Nature Conservancy

Summer (10 weeks)

Location Varies

For More Information  Current Positions

 

Northfield Community Foundation/Maybury Farm

Paid

Main Contact: Jessica striegla at ncfmanager@gmail.com, 248-374-0200 or 616-648-5094 OR Cindy Kern at cindykern72@icloud.com, 517-902-3847

 

NSF International 

Ann Arbor

Main Contact: Robert Donofio (donofrio@nsf.org)

 

Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)

Applications open February 2017

Summer

Scholarships Available

 

For More Information

 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

University of Michigan Biological Station

Stipend of $5,000, travel and research supplies allowance, and room and board expenses at UMBS.

Must be of at least junior status by the fall term following their REU participation

Deadline February 1, 2017

For More Information

 

Solar Circle

Work on their own (operates in Tanzania)

Experience with web design

Contact- David Finnegan (finnegad@cooley.edu)

For More Information

 

Society of Municipal Arborists 

Will experience the full range of job duties of the municipal arborist/urban forester.

Deadline: March 1st 2-17

For More Information

 

Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy

Main contact: Jill Lewis (jlewis@smlcland.org)

 

Tetra Tech

Summer, Ann Arbor

Ongoing

Main Contact- Michael Kovacich (michael.kovacich@tetratech.com)

For More Information

Thurston Nature Center

Ongoing, Ypsilanti Michigan

Unpaid Internship

Main Contact- Frank Commiskey (fcommiskey@comcast.net)

 

Tuthill Farms and Composting

Paid

Part-time or Full-time; 2-3 open positions

Main Contact: Susan Tuthill at sandra@tuthillfarms.com, 248-207-6201 or 734-449-8100

 

University of Michigan: Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

Summer June 5-July 30

Deadline: February 8, 2016

For More Information

 

White House Office of Science and Technology Internship Program

Legal and Policy Internships

Summer/Fall/Spring

Contact: internships@ostp.gov

For More Information

 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO)

Paid

Deadline: January 25, 2017

For More Information