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Internships are a great way to get experience and figure out where you would like to work in the field. We require students to complete a capstone project. An internship is one way to fulfill this requirement. Students are welcome to experience more than one internship for their own personal gain of knowledge and experience. To receive credit for the Major, students must register for ENVI 305  (Winter Semester) and ENVI 405 (Summer Semester). For those who are applying to an internship before they register for ENVI 305, but will take place after ENVI 305 need to contact Dr. Kovacs for an application. Those registered for ENVI 305 will be sent the application by Dr. Kovacs upon registration. After the application is completed, approval of the internship will be given by Dr. Kovacs.

Internship Contract

Supervisor Evaluation Form

Chippewa National Forest


Paid Internships


Recreation Interns- Contact -Christine Brown- christineembrown@fs.fed.us

Timber Sale Preparation Intern- Contact- Jim Gubbels- jgubbels@fs.fed.us

Silviculture Interns- Contact- Gary Swanson- ghswanson@fs.fed.us

Administration Interns- Contact- Ann Long Voelkner- alongvoelkner@fs.fed.us

For More Information           Flyer and Application

Clean Water Action

Fall, Ann Arbor


Motivated & Organized

Main Contact: Eric Keller (ekeller@cleanwater.org)

Consumers Energy


Strong communication skills

Requires transportation

Paid $15/hr.

Contact- Vandell Stewart (vandell.stewart@cmsenergy.com)

Clinton River Watershed Council


Unpaid (will offer 1-3 paid positions in the summer)

Contact- Michele Arquette-Palermo (michele@crwc.org)

Education Intern     Environmental Science Intern

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

Deadline April 22, 2015


Poses/willing to get a Michigan Pesticide Applicators license and familiar with GIS

Paid $12 per hr

2 Biological Technicians

Main Contact- Joann Van Aken- iwr_alliance@yahoo.com


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

Ecology Center


Various Times

Current UM work-study recipient

2 Positions

Contact- Alexis Blizman (alexis@ecocenter.org)

For More Information

Environmental Sciences in Japan

May 11-June 26, 2015

$7000 Program Fee (tuition, housing, course materials, & health insurance)

$2000 Consortium Scholarship


    Environmental Issues in Lake Biwa (3 CH)

    Investigating Japanese Culture & Society (3 CH)

Main Contact- Rachel Jasso (rjasso@emich.edu)

Program Schedule (2015)    Brochure    Scholarship Application

GeoCorps America

Spring/summer Deadline Dec 1- February 8

Fall/winter Deadline May 1- July 1

Must be GSA member

Unpaid Internship (Scholarships Possible)

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

For More Information

Go Eco

Study Abroad

Various Times Peroids

Various cost on week and amount of time

For More Information

Huron River Watershed Council



All skills welcome!

Unpaid (one paid position Summer 2015)

Contact- Jason Frenzel (jfrenzel@hrwc.org)

For More Information    Flyer

The Institute for Sustainable International Studies (ISIS) Belize

Study Abroad

Session I: 5/30- 6/27   Sesseion II: 7/4- 8/1

Two week (3credit) course $2,825, Four Weeks, two course (6credit) $4,450


    Tropical Marine Conservation Biology·

    Tropical Forests: The Management and Conservation of Biodiversity

    Wildlife Medicine, Biology and Conservation

    Tropical Ecosystems: New Approaches to Sustainability

    Ornithology in the Tropics: Birds of Belize

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

For More Information

Juneau Icefield Research Program

Deadline Feb 15

June 23- August 18 2015

Research Program

Fields of Interest: glaciology, geology, climatology, meteorology, environmental science, ecology, biology, and other disciplines

Cost $5,970 (Includes Transportation, food, lodging, and instruction upon arrival to Juneau Alaska)

For More Information 

Leslie Science and Nature Center


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

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality


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

Deadline February 20, 2015



Paid & Unpaid Positions

Contact- Roy Beasley (beasleyr@michigan.gov),  Todd Somers (SOMERST@michigan.gov)

Waterford Position     Non-Career Fisheries Asst.     Lake Erie Creel

Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Will receive applications until positions are filled

Fall 2014

Internship in Posting Development, Communications, or Legislative

Goes until all positions are filled

Unpaid Internship

Contact - info@michiganlcv.org or Madeline Smith (madeline@michiganlcv.org) 

Applications for:   Development           Communication           Legislative

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)

Deadline February 5, 2015

Summer (8 weeks) June 14- August 7 2015

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

Promotional Video        Application         Flyer

National Park Service: Sleeping Bear Dunes

Deadline March 1, 2015

Summer (8-12 weeks), arrangements can be made for internships during winter (school year)

Natural Resource Management, Park Ranger, Facility Management, and Cultural Resource Management

Paid Internship


For More Information

Main Contact-matthew_mohrman@nps.gov

Natural Area Preservation  (NAP) City of Ann Arbor


Unpaid/ Work-study


Field Experience Internship

GIS/Inventory Internship

Send Resume, cover letter, and three references to Michael Hahn- mhahn@a2gov.org

Field Experience Flyer           GIS/Inventory Flyer

Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)

Deadline April 22


Paid Internship

Position: Resource Development Summer Fellowship

Submit Resume & Cover letter to- internship@postlandfill.org

For More Information        Fyler 

Recycle Ann Arbor

Deadline to apply is Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Ongoing (Fall/Winter/Summer)

Unpaid Internship

Main Contact- Christine Chessler-Stull (christine@recycleannarbor.org)

Recycling Community Outreach & Zero Waste Event Intern

Curbside Recycling Program Intern (field experience)  

For More Information


Deadline February 1, 2015

Paid Internship- $4,000 stipend

This 12 week program seeking research interns interested in environmental sustainability. Hands on experience will be take place in the Lake St.Clair-Detroit-River-Lake Erie corridor. In addition to the stipend, students will do an online publication of their results and and chance to present their research at the undergraduate research symposium. 

For More Information and Application

Solar Circle

Work on their own (operates in Tanzania)

Experience with web design

Contact- David Finnegan (finnegad@cooley.edu)

For More Information

Tetra Tech


Summer, Ann Arbor

Study Hydrogeologist, Geologist or Engineering

Main Contact- Laura Sullivan (laura.sullivan@tetratech.com)

For More Information  Go to Job Search- Summery Interns – Civil, Environmental/MEP – IER00000093

Thurston Nature Center

Ongoing, Ypsilanti Michigan

Unpaid Internship

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

Washtenaw County Office of the Water Resources Commissioner

Map Store (GIS) Technician

Use ESRI ArcGIS software to complete gov. map requests

Commit 20 hrs/week

Paid Internship

Contact: bedognea@ewashtenaw.org (send cover letter & resume to)

For More Information

White House Office of Science and Technology Internship Program

Deadline March 15, 2015


Contact: internships@ostp.gov

For More Information  Flier

Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YUCA)

Deadline April 17, 2015

Summer/Maybe Fall

Experience in ArcGIS Desktop, perferred experience in AutoCAD

Unpaid Internship

Main Contact- SWestover@ycua.org