Each week the Career Services team will highlight new or unusual opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and alumni. This edition features picks from Autumn Weyant ’20 and Sher Gill ’21, who assist our employer outreach team to expand recruiting opportunities at Princeton.
Earth Day takes place every year on April 22nd as a day to remind us to take in account our impact on the environment and focus on future efforts for environmental protection. In the spirit of Earth Day, this week’s list has been curated to focus on environmental projects and organizations. Channel your passion to go green with these summer internships, for all of which you can still apply!
Picks of the Week:
- Strategic Energy Innovations: Intern
Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) is nonprofit that develops and delivers solutions customized to help communities accomplish their sustainability goals. They are currently seeking volunteer interns to support their work in several key programs: K-12 education, Climate Corps, the SEED Fund and the School of Environmental Leadership . Applications are due May 31st, but interns are accepted on a rolling basis.
- The Council on Foreign Relations: Energy, Security, and the Environment: Summer Internship
Interns will have the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research and program planning. The major duties of this position are assisting with research and conducting data analysis. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and close on May 31.
- Environment America: Internship
Environment America’s mission statement is to build a greener, healthier world. As an intern, you will learn to analyze environmental conflicts, working alongside experienced advocates and attending training sessions. The only qualification you’ll need to apply is a passion for the environment. Applications are due April 30.
- Hudson River Park Trust: Environmental Education Intern
The mission of the Hudson River Park Trust is to design, construct and maintain the four-mile-long waterfront park on the west side of Manhattan. As a summer intern, your duties will include teaching environmental education programs, learning how to fish, assisting environmental researchers and more. All students are encouraged to submit an application by June 4.
- Tesla: Environmental, Health, Safety, Sustainability: Internship
The Environmental Sustainability Group was established to reduce the environmental impact of Tesla operations. Interns with this group will work in one of seven different areas that revolve around this mission, depending on prior experience. Apply by May 25.
- Langan Engineering and Environmental Services: Civil Engineering: Intern
Langan is an award-winning ENR Top 500 design firm that offers integrated engineering and environmental services for both public and private sector clients. They are currently recruiting civil engineering students interested in gaining field experience in site feasibility studies, technical report preparation, design plans and more. Students from any year are encouraged to apply ASAP. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- Environment for the Americas: Visitor Information Assistant
Environment for the Americas is an organization that is focused on conservation. They are looking for interns to work in the Begich Boggs Visitor Center located within a national forest in Alaska. The main duties are to learn about the forest and extend this knowledge to the general public. Applications are due by May 1.
- New Jersey Environmental Federation: Sustainability Advocate Intern
Clean Water Action is hiring students passionate about the environment to organize local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of New Jersey communities. You will gain knowledge of local politics, campaign strategies and environmental issues. The only requirement is a commitment to progressive policies and environmental issues. Applications are due June 15th.
- Institute for Environmental Solutions: Tree Stewards Coordinator Internship
The tree stewards coordinator works with the Institute for Environmental Solutions Tree Project team to organize care needed for new plants in the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt and along the Sheridan Quincy Trail in Colorado until the new plants establish roots and can survive without supplemental water. No specific technical training, expertise or experience is required. All you need is a passion for the environment! Apply by June 16.
- Fundacion para la Tierra: Large Mammal Monitoring Internship
Para La Tierra is a not-for-profit conservation organization that protects habitats and species in Paraguay through scientific research and community outreach. Their research primarily is focused on different primate species. Interns will use camera traps and walking transects to look for footprints, with an aim to discover what other animals live in the research sect in Pro Cosara and if the movements are determined by the presence or absence of predators in the area. Applications are due June 6!
Do you have any questions? Are there any specific employers or industries that you’re interested in? Let us know!
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