Specific internship announcements will be posted here. Please check back regularly for updates.
Coastal Resilience Summer Fellowships and Internships
Virginia Sea Grant, in partnership with Arcadis, Clark Nexsen, Dewberry, and Ecology and Environment are excited to support a range of paid summer fellowship and internship opportunities focused on coastal resiliency. These opportunities are open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students, and are aimed at training students to become leaders in innovative, pre-disaster, resiliency design strategies. Selected fellows will engage in a range of activities and projects related to resilient design and/or coastal flooding adaptation strategies. Opportunities exist throughout the summer to participate in resilience programs with VASG, and to collaborate and network with institutional partners, and members of the resilience and adaptation community. Explore the following links to determine your best fit.
Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences (ACES) summer school/paid internships
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. This is the final year the ACES program will be offered, so if you have been thinking about applying, now is the time to do it!
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 with housing, two meals per day during the work week, and a generous stipend for all other meals. Travel expenses are covered within reason. 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 2018:
Application Deadline: March 1
Summer School: May 30 -June 15
Internships: June 18 – August 10
INTERNSHIP FOR CREDIT
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
- Environmental Science
- National Council for Science and the Environment
- National Museum of Natural History, Internship opportunities
- National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduates
- The Nature Conservancy
- World Wildlife Fund
- Office of Fellowships and Internships, Smithsonian
- Property and Environment Research Center
- Resources for the Future, Fellowships and Internships
- U.S. Green Building Council (scroll down to the bottom for available internships)
- US Environmental Protection Agency, National Network for Environmental Management Studies
- Conservation Job Board (Environmental career website profiling the latest jobs in fields related to conservation)
- University Career Services
Mason’s University Career Services office offers a wealth of job-related services including job searching strategies, job/internship fairs, and negotiation strategies.
EcoJobs contains information on a variety of employment opportunities in numerous locations. You will need a user ID (GMU) and password. Obtain passwords by emailing Mason’s University Career Services office.