Internships

Internships are a great way to gain experience and explore potential career paths!

ENVI students are required to complete a capstone project which can be completed with an internship or research experience. To receive credit for the ENVI capstone requirements, students must have completed all of the ENVI core courses (including ENVI 305W) and then register for the Capstone Seminar (ENVI 405) and Internship (ENVI 488L6) in any subsequent semester they plan on completing the internship. Previous internship experiences will not count toward ENVI capstone requirements.

Before registering for ENVI 405 and ENVI 488L6 students will need to fill out an “Internship contract”, which is 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:

  • Completion or expected completion of ENVI 305W
  • Demonstration of application of ENVI academic coursework to the internship
  • Demonstration of the completion of 150 total hours
  • Supervisor and student signature

Internship Contract [PDF]

Supervisor Evaluation Form [PDF]

Need internship advising? Email our ENVI Internship Coordinator Dr. Chris Gellasch ([email protected])

Internship Organizations

  • Center for Biological Diversity Expand dropdown

    Posted February 25, 2022

    The Center for Biological Diversity is looking for a campus support intern who will work remotely with their Campaigner to organize and promote campus film screenings to be held in the fall. Main duties will include working with team members to choose and acquire one film for screening, identifying and securing campuses to participate and partners to include, and working with team members to create a campus media strategy. More information about this paid position can be found on The Center's webpage

  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education (CCL) Expand dropdown

    Applications are due March 31, 2022

    CCL is currently recruiting students and recent graduates to join their team as interns or fellows. They have opportunities with a variety of different departments that may appeal to students across many disciplines. These experiences provide valuable work experience, networking opportunities, and may include academic or financial benefits. Many remote opportunities are available. You can learn more about their current openings on their website

  • Cooperative at Dawn Farm  Expand dropdown
    The Cooperative at Dawn Farm is a small group of community members dedicated to stewarding the 64 acres of land at Dawn Farm. Interns would have opportunities to work with any of the following: market gardens, an 8-acre food forest, trail management, development of rain gardens/water management systems, hoop houses/season extension, building a farm stand, developing systems to track ecological data, as well as helping develop and enhance our social systems. For more information or to apply, please contact
     
  • EMU Dining Services Expand dropdown
    • Sustainability Internships
    • Paid positions
    • Academic Year appointment
    • Reports to EDining’s Dietician/Wellness Coordinator
    • Contact [email protected]
  • Growing Hope Expand dropdown

    Applications are due March 28, 2022

  • Herpetological Resource and Management Expand dropdown

    HRM team members generally begin as unpaid interns and work in one or a combination of three areas: animal husbandry, field surveys, and GIS and habitat design. These positions come with an amazing wealth of educational opportunities, on-the-ground field experience, and potential long-term employment. 

    See the HRM webpage for more information. 

  • Huron River Watershed Council Expand dropdown
  • International Field Studies, Inc. (IFS) Expand dropdown

    Posted March 29, 2022

    International Field Studies, Inc. (IFS) is a nonprofit organization focused on environmental education, research, and conservation since 1970.  IFS operates Forfar Field Station on Andros Island in the Bahamas and is looking to fill multiple environmental educator internship positions. This is a full-time position for 11 months (renewal is possible) focusing on environmental education, trip facilitation, field station operations, and maintenance. Applicants should have at least one year of environmental education experience and a degree in a science/education-related field, or be certified as a PADI Divemaster or Dive Instructor.

    Target Start Date: May 15, 2022 (1 position) or September 28, 2022 (2-6 positions)
    Application information: https://www.intlfieldstudies.org/employment  

  • Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation Inc.

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    The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor is an organization of volunteers dedicated to serving the children and families of the community. Their largest service project is through the maintenance of the Kiwanis Thrift Store. See the Kiwanis Club webpage for more information. 

  • Leslie Science and Nature Center

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  • Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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    EGLE is currently accepting applications for its summer internships. Interns will work directly with staff and executives on key environmental issues in a variety of capacities throughout the department. These internships are unpaid and interns are expected to work 15 hours a week. More information about this opportunity can be found here. Applications are due February 18th.

  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources

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    The Michigan DNR provides a variety of paid and unpaid positions that allow you to connect people to the natural world and support conservation in Michigan. See the DNR webpage for more information. 

  • Michigan League of Conservation Voters Expand dropdown
    Michigan LCV is the a nonpartisan political organization in Michigan that puts protecting land, air, and water at the center of their work. See their webpage for available jobs and internships. 
  • Michigan Sea Grant Environmental Internship Expand dropdown

    Applications are due March 4, 2022. 

    The undergraduate internship program coordinates and funds undergraduate students from any accredited community college, college, or university in Michigan to work with private businesses, local government, state and federal agencies, and environmental non-profit organizations, or university faculty to plan or implement environmental stewardship in the Great Lakes. 

    Sea Grant Webpage: https://www.michiganseagrant.org/student-opportunities/michigan-sea-grant-environmental-internship/

    Possible Internships: https://www.michiganseagrant.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/MISG_internship_announcement_2022_draftV3.pdf

     

  • Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Expand dropdown

    The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to engage members of the Michigan community in sustainable agriculture. Volunteer options can be found on their webpage

  •  Nature Conservancy Expand dropdown
  • National Park Service: Sleeping Bear Dunes Expand dropdown
    Sleeping Bear Dunes offers internships throughout the year. See the National Park Service webpage for a full list of opportunities. 
  • Natural Area Preservation (NAP) City of Ann Arbor Expand dropdown
    Natural Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic within the community. Volunteer opportunities can be found on their webpage
  • Northfield Community Foundation/Maybury Farm Expand dropdown
  • Nova Environmental, Inc. Expand dropdown
    NOVA is an industry leader providing environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and inspections, plan review and code compliance, municipal/government outsourcing, and roofing/building envelope consulting services. Internship and job opportunities can be found on their webpage
  • Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)

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    Appliactions are due March 27, 2022

    Checkout this really neat, paid, full-time, remote work! They are seeking two full-time, remote interns to work with them this Summer. The work-from-home routine will be regularly broken up by activities such as discussion groups, virtual co-working, and space for bonding as an intern team. Available positions are the Resource Design PLANtern and the Atlas Zero Waste PLANtern. The internships will run from June 1st- August 12th. Interns will earn a stipend paid bi-weekly.

  • Public Interest Research Group in Michigan

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    PIRGIM (Public Interest Research Group in Michigan) Campus Action is a student activist group working on important issues on campus like environmental protection, college affordability, non-partisan voter registration, and more! As an intern you will spend 10-12 hours a week attending trainings, recruiting volunteers, and working on projects and campaigns that will make your community better. A complete description and application information can be found on the Action Network webpage.

  • Reroot Pontiac Expand dropdown

    Reroot Pontiac is a non profit organization, established to transform blighted properties in Pontiac into interactive spaces focused on  nature, sustainability, and environmental  topics. ReRoot strives to introduce the local  communities to the ecological systems of their surrounding environments and build natural installations that help repair the  broken landscape of Pontiac. Volunteering opportunities can be found on their webpage

  • United States Geological Survey (USGS) Expand dropdown
    The USGS has many internship opportunities for current college students and recent graduates. You can find more information about these opportunities on their webpage
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service  Expand dropdown

    Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program

    • 12-week (including 1-week orientation) internship working on projects that support FWS conservation priorities. 
    • Service and other land management agencies to be able to hire former fellows into permanent, full-time positions within two years of graduation without having to use the competitive process. 
    • To be added to the email list that will provide updates regarding internships, click this link.
  • U.S. Silica Expand dropdown

    Posted March 15, 2022

    U.S. Silica, located in Rockwood, MI, is seeking interns. Responsibilities will include sieve analysis of whole-grain glass sand, data entry through Microsoft Excel, and chemistry analysis via an XRF machine. You would also be involved in shipping and billing truck and rail shipments through JDE software. Interns would ideally be proficient in Microsoft Office and have some experience in a laboratory setting, though that is not required. They are looking for interns willing and able to work shifts from 3:00PM to 11:30PM, and 11:00PM to 7:30AM weekdays, along with alternating Saturdays/weekend overtime. The pay rate is $15 per hour. Please contact Kyle Brace [email protected] from their staffing agency to learn more about onboarding, shifts, and rates. You can also contact RJ Gaskill [email protected], Quality Lab Supervisor, with technical questions regarding the position.

  • Washtenaw County Parks and Rec Expand dropdown

    The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation has many jobs and internships available. See their webpage for more information about these opportunities. 

  • Yale Conservation Scholars Expand dropdown

    Led by Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Program Director and Principal Investigator, the Yale Conservation Scholars – Early Leadership Initiative (YCS- ELI) is a summer opportunity for undergraduates traditionally underrepresented in the conservation field and who are interested in careers in the sector.

    See the Conservation Scholars webpage for more information. 

  • Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA)  Expand dropdown

    The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA) provides water and wastewater services to the Ypsilanti area. Water and/or wastewater services are provided to the City of Ypsilanti, Charter Township of Ypsilanti, Pittsfield Township, Augusta Township, Sumpter Township and Superior Township. YCUA contracts with the Western Townships Utilities Authority (WTUA) to provide wastewater treatment services for the Townships of Canton, Northville, and Plymouth. Job and internship opportunities can be found on their webpage

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