Specific internship announcements will be posted here. Please check back regularly for updates.

Conservation International

Conservation International’s social science team in the Moore Center for Science is recruiting three summer interns for 2017! See attachment for complete details and links to apply.

1. Intern, Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, and Degazettement (paid)

2. Intern, Conservation Beyond Protected Areas (paid)

3. Intern, Social impacts of marine protected areas (funding for a GMU student may be arranged, see details in the attached job description)

Download the Job Descriptions for all three internships to learn more and to apply online using the link provided.

Virginia Outdoors Foundation

Pay: $9 an hour
Hours: 10 or 15 hours a week (In ~5 hour shifts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)


Prince William County Service Authority

Job Title: Community Outreach Intern
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $14.00 Hourly
Job Type: Intern
Location: 4 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22195-2266, Virginia

Prince William County Public Works
Mosquito and Forest Pest Management, Environmental Services Division

Mosquito and Forest Pest Surveillance Technician (5 vacancies)
Paid Internship: May – September 2017

Internship details, salary, and how to apply:

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Annapolis, MD

Position Announcement: CBP Communications – Multimedia Intern

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments 
Washington, DC

Water Resources Internship

Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences (ACES) – summer school/paid internships
Charlottesville, VA

Paid internship opportunity at UVA that is open to GMU undergraduate and graduate students (see the information below). This is the fifth year that we have sponsored the ACES program (formerly “ISSCENS”) with NASA.

Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences (ACES), sponsored by the University of Virginia Advanced Research Computing Services (ARCS) group, NASA, and UVA’s Department of Environmental Sciences, is an exciting opportunity for students interested in computational modeling for atmospheric, ocean, climate, geophysical, and other Earth sciences. Students enrolled in the ACES program acquire hands-on application computing experience as well as training in the essentials of software engineering and high-performance computing.

A total of 20 students will be selected to attend the summer school on grounds at the University of Virginia. They will then be placed in 8-week paid internship programs at various NASA research centers across the country. Some previous programming experience is helpful but is not required. Students with advanced computer science skills who are interested in applications for Earth sciences are also encouraged to apply. Those admitted to the summer school will be provided housing, two meals per day during the work week, and a generous stipend for all other meals. Travel expenses are covered for up to a maximum of $750 per student. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. We accept graduate students and undergraduates who will be completing their third or fourth years of study.

Important Dates for ACES 2017:

Application Deadline: March 1

Summer School: May 31 – June 16

Internships: June 19 – August 11



Internships (EVPP 894) may be taken for credit for students admitted to our degree programs. Work must be Environmental Science and Policy related work. Supervisors must have a terminal degree or the student must be supervised by someone with a PhD. Students must complete an Internship Contract and submit it to the Graduate Office to be considered for an internship and give it to the host supervisor for signature. Once the host supervisor has agreed to the internship, the student should give the “Supervision of Internships” handout to the host supervisor. After careful review by the Graduate Program Director, the student will be registered by the Graduate Office. When the student has completed the internship and the written material has been graded by the host supervisor, the host supervisor must email the Graduate Program Director with a grade.


General links to ongoing opportunities