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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 [PDF]

Supervisor Evaluation Form [PDF]

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.

ASA Analysis and Communications Inc.

Ian Kenedy kennedy@asaac.com

Ausable Clean Foundation

Jeff Twyman jrt@streamside.us.com

City of Ann Arbor Systems Planning Intern

Jennifer Lawson jlawson@a2gov.org

Clinton River Watershed Council

Abigail Laneabby@crwc.org; contact@crwc.org

Clean Water Action

Every Semester, Ann Arbor, Unpaid

Motivated and organized individual

Contact: Mary Brady at mhbrady@cleanwater.org

For More Information

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

Summer, Internships for students and recent grads

For more Information

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program


Min GPA: 2.75

Covered expenses: $4,250 each year, room and board, travel, select research expenses

Two-summer: Year 1: June 1- July 27   Year 2: June 8- Aug 4

Deadline: February 1st, 2019.


Meg Daupan seas-ddscp@umich.edu

Ecology Center

Alexis Blizmanalexis@ecocenter.org

EMU Biology

Margaret Hanes mkoopma2@emich.edu

EMU's Children's Institute

Sustainability Intern

2018-2019 school year


More information

EMU dining services

Callie de Gracia ds_cdegracia@emich.edu


Pamela Christian Christian.Pamela@epa.gov

Farm at St. Joe's

Year round

Internships and volunteer opportunities

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

GeoCorps America

Must be GSA member

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

For More Information

Giving Garden EMU

Becca Timmermans rtimmer1@emich.edu

Green Things Farm

Jill Lada jill@greenthingsfarm.com

Growing Hope

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Unpaid for Spring and Summer!

Multiple positions available!

Apply at: apply@growinghope.net

More information

Herpetological Resource and Management

David Mifsud davidamifsud@gmail.com dmifsud@herprman.com

Horseshoe Lake Corporation — Hydrology Internship

Strategies to address flooding remediation at Horseshoe Lake (Northfield Township, MI):

Tasks involve: Evaluating wetland storage capacity, upstream detention, weir removal and more.

For More Information

Huron River Watershed Council



All skills welcome!


Contact- Jason Frenzel (jfrenzel@hrwc.org)

For More Information Flyer

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Lauren Lott lknollenberg@naturecenter.org

Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation Inc.

Margaret J. Krasnoff, Dana A. Dever mjk@ddwmlaw.com dad@ddwmlaw.com

Leslie Science and Nature Center


Fall, Winter Internships, Ann Arbor

Wildlife Curator, Educator, Early Childhood Education Intern

Unpaid Internship

Educator Intern Early Childhood Education Intern

For More Information

Mannik and Smith

lknollenber wbolt@manniksmithgroup.com SDailey@manniksmithgroup.com

Metricsoft Inc.

Al Salerno al.salerno@metricsoftinc.com

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)

Michigan Department of Natural Resources


Paid & Unpaid Positions

Contact: Tom Occhipinti (occhipintit@michigan.gov)

Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Henry Griffin henry@michiganlcv.org

Nature Conservancy

Summer (10 weeks)

Location Varies

For More Information Current Positions

National Park Service: Geoscientists in the Park

Lisa Norby lisa_norby@nfs.gov

National Park Service: Sleeping Bear Dunes

Matthew Mohrman matthew_mohrman@nps.gov

Natural Area Preservation (NAP) City of Ann Arbor

Michael Hahn, George Hammond, Rebecca Snider mhahn@a2gov.org, nap@a2gov.org napnewsletter@a2gov.org

Northfield Community Foundation/Maybury Farm


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

Nova Environmental, Inc.

April Bennett Officemanager@nova-env.com

NSF International

Robert Donofio donofrio@nsf.org

Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)

Alex Freid alex@postlandfill.org

Recycle Ann Arbor

Angela Porta christine@recycleannarbor.org

Reroot Pontiac

Jonathan Weyhrauch jon@rerootpontiac.org

RISEUP: Wayne State


Solar Circle

David Finnegan finnegad@cooley.edu

Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy

Taylor Myatt tmyatt@smlcland.org

Tetra Tech

Michael Kovacich michael.kovacich@tetratech.com

Thurston Nature Center

Elizabeth Morehead (or Moorhead) elizabeth.e.morehead@gmail.com

T H Maged Services

Tom Maged tmaged1@gmail.com

Total Quality Management

Van Stewart tmaged1@gmail.com

Tuthill Farms and Composting

Sandra Tuthill sandra@tuthillfarms.com


Mary Evans, Jim Schaeffer, Tim O'Brien maevans@usgs.gov jschaeffer@usgs.gov tiobrien@usgs.gov

Washtenaw County Parks and Rec

Allison Krueger kruegera@ewashtenaw.org

Wayne County Airport Authority

Bryan Wagoner bryan.wagoner@wcaa.us

Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA)

Swestover@ycua.org lindsey.kerkez@ohm-advisors.com