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


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


U.S. Geological Survey – summer internship
Reston, VA

The USGS is seeking an upper-level undergraduate student to work at the U.S. Geological Survey during the summer of 2017. The student will work in the lab of Dr. Greg Noe in Reston, VA. Job duties are to support our biogeochemistry, ecology, and geomorphology research in wetlands and rivers. Tasks will focus on laboratory processing and analysis of sediment and soil samples, as well as data entry and occasional local field work.
If you are interested, please send your CV listing relevant experience and names of two references to Jaimie Gillespie (

The deadline to apply is February 17, 2017.

U.S. National Park Service – 2 internships available
Washington, DC

Please click on the internships below to download the job announcements.

1) Science Communication through Film Internship deadline January 31, 2017

2) Ecological Benefits Modeling Internship deadline February 17, 2017

If interested, provide a current resume, transcripts, and letter of interest electronically to:, Science Education Coordinator, Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance, National Capital Region, National Park Service, 4598 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC 20007, Cell: (240) 461-6171 AND, R. Christian Jones, Professor and Director, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr. MSN 5F2, Fairfax, VA 22030.

USC Wrigley Institute REU Program

The Wrigley Institute is recruiting two AAUS-certified undergraduate students to participate in an NSF-funded research training program. Students will live and work at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island (CA) during an intensive 10-week program that will provide students with:

  • hands-on research experience
  • training in laboratory and field methodologies
  • introductory lectures and special seminars in oceanography and marine science
  • academic and career advisement
  • professional development workshops
  • networking opportunities with professionals
  • opportunities to explore Catalina Island’s unique ecosystems

The application window for the Wrigley Institute’s 2017 REU program is January 2 – February 15, 2017. For more information, please visit or email Dr. David Ginsburg (

Maryland Sea Grant Summer 2017 Internships now accepting applications
Chesapeake Bay

Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? Then please check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. We bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. We select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

In particular, we encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math. We believe bringing together students from many disciplines, backgrounds and parts of the country makes for a more interesting and educational summer experience.

We are accepting applications through February 15, 2017. Please visit our website to find out more ( or drop a note to

– Program Flyer download
– 12-week program: May 21 to August 13, 2017
– $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution
– Funded by the National Science Foundation and thus limited to US citizens or permanent residents
– Applications due: February 15, 2017
– Application and guidance


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