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Environmental Internships, Jobs & Field Trips for GMU Students

Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University

GMRI Research Experience for Undergraduates
Portland, ME

List Date:  Jan 1, 2019
Close Date: Feb 15, 2019

‘Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery Ecosystem’

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents enrolled in an undergraduate program at a two- or four-year institution and should have completed at least one year of study in their program.

Compensation: This internship opportunity includes a stipend ($500/week for 10 weeks), meal allowance and housing at the Maine College of Art (MECA; student residences which are located about 0.5 miles from GMRI in the heart of downtown Portland.

Important Dates: Applications will be open from January 1st, 2019 until February 15th, 2019. Applicants will be notified of decisions between March 1st – 15th, 2019. The REU Program will run between June 3rd and August 9th, 2019. Students must be available for the entire 10 weeks to take part in the program.

How to Apply:

Natural Resources Stewardship and Science Directorate
2019 Internship Projects

On September 10, the Natural Resources Stewardship and Science Directorate (NRSS) issued a six-week combined call for internship project proposals to be funded under the Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP), Mosaics in Science (MIS), and Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (FPL) programs. The NRSS is pleased to announce that 137 projects were selected across all programs in FY19.

Available internship announcements and application instructions are now available through the following outlets:

Student Application Period Opens Student Application Period Closes
Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (103) December 1, 2018 January 20, 2019
Mosaics-in-Science (24) December 3, 2018 February 3, 2019
Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (13) December 7, 2018 January 25, 2019


United States Department of Agriculture – OneUSDA Internship Program
Multiple locations

The OneUSDA Internship Program offers Federal opportunities to students currently enrolled in qualifying educational programs or institutions, with a comprehensive developmental program intended to provide students with experience in a dynamic work environment that will enhance their educational goals and shape their career choices. An internship with USDA will involve various components of on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training tailored to the student’s education, experience, and interests.

During 2018, USDA was proud to host more than 3,000 interns throughout the country, about half of which were through the Federal Pathways Program. In the Summer of 2019, USDA will hire Pathways Interns in hundreds of locations across every state in the country for the following occupational fields:

Veterinary Science
Biological Sciences (e.g., natural resources management forestry, wildlife biology, fish biology, ecology, botany, rangeland management, recreation)
Agribusiness, Contracting, Procurement, and Industry
General Administration and Office Support

USDA is making sure the Summer 2019 OneUSDA internship job announcement is easier-than-ever for college students to find and apply for. After choosing the geographic region of preference and the career path that best matches with students’ area of study and professional aspirations at, students simply follow the links to to set up an account, then follow the prompts to apply to the internship.

When applying, applicants will also have an opportunity to indicate their preferred area of interest and USDA Agency or office. USDA will start reviewing applications on December 9, and the application window will close on January 18, 2019.

For more information, visit


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 Susan Cheselka in 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 ESP Graduate Programs Director, the student will be registered for EVPP 894 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 Programs Director with a grade.

General links to ongoing opportunities