Sampling of Internship Placements
Contact Laura Goldin if you are interested in pursuing any of these or other internships for academic credit.
Boston Harbor Islands, National Park Service is a National Recreation Area run by the National Park Service. A mix of government, non-profit and for-profit entities work together to protect park resources and provide visitor services.
Boston Public Health Commission is an independent public agency comprised of a variety of preventive health services.
City of Boston, Solar Boston Program is a two-year, half-million program supported by US DOE, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, National Grid and NSTAR, whose mission is to lay the foundation for the rapid expansion of the city's solar energy market. The Solar Boston strategy involves mapping the citywide solar energy resource, including solar potential and existing installations, facilitating private sector solar development and preparing for a bulk procurement of solar energy systems on City-owned buildings.
The Solar Energy Program Intern will support data collection for the City's solar energy mapping efforts, including phone calls with installers and host sites, and will work directly with the Solar Boston Program Coordinator and the Director of Energy Policy on a wide range of programmatic, policy and research priorities. Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, have a demonstrated interest in energy and environmental issues, and have excellent research, writing and communications skills. The position is available immediately, although summer internships between college semesters are possible.
Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Law and Policy Section in Washington D.C., advises and assists the Assistant Attorney General on legal and policy issues. Along with the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Section coordinates and directs the Division's legislative program, including representing the Department on interagency groups that develop the Administration's position on legislation and at meetings with congressional staff.
LPS also litigates amicus cases and undertakes other specially assigned litigation projects. Other duties include monitoring and participating in citizen suits; responding to citizen mail, congressional and FOIA requests; and serving as the Division's ethics officers. LPS attorneys also coordinate the Division's activities on international environmental matters and environmental justice matters.
Duties of the unpaid undergraduate intern position include: responding to citizen correspondence; attending Congressional hearings and reporting on environmental legislation; researching legal and policy issues; and providing support for the section's litigation. The position is available for the fall, spring and summer semesters. They are looking for students with strong writing skills and interests in law, policy and environmental issues.
Department of Environmental Protection proposes and enforces environmental law.
Environmentally Friendly Preferable Products (EPP) Procurement Program was created to use the Commonwealth's purchasing power to reduce the environmental and public health impact of state government and foster markets for EPPs. EPPs are competitively priced, high performance products and services that can be obtained from over three dozen statewide contracts. They can render significant savings while reducing the state's impact on the environment and public health. Interns may work on conference organization and outreach, educational materials development, pilot purchase programs or assisting Massachusetts schools reducing their use of toxic materials.
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, EOEA Massachusetts State Sustainability Program works with state agencies, colleges and universities to reduce the environmental impacts resulting from state government operations. The program works to reduce waste, conserve energy and water, promote green buildings, eliminate toxics from the waste stream, just to name a few of the priorities.
The Leading by Example Program promotes sustainability within state government by reducing the environmental impacts of state government operations. Interns with the Leading by Example Program may conduct research, analysis and implementation assistance on projects and programs at state facilities such as: paper reduction strategies; new environmental technologies; renewable energy assessments and case studies; green building policies; greenhouse gas emissions tracking and modeling; facility or statewide climate plan development; alternative fuel vehicles and energy fleets; energy efficiency programs; water conservation initiatives; outreach materials including Web site.Interns work up to 35 hours a week (minimum of 10 hours/week).
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, EOEA Massachusetts Sustainable Development & Urban Environments/Smart Growth is focused on reforming land development patterns across the Commonwealth. By targeting municipal decision makers through a variety of policies and programs, the program seeks to alter current sprawling development patterns in order to conserve natural resources, provide a more diverse housing supply and promote alternatives to the automobile, among other goals.
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, EOEA Massachusetts Water Policy focuses on key water-related issues and recommends a number of actions for protecting water resources. The Water Policy promotes efficient use of our water resources and provides principles, goals and actions for managing our natural rivers and streams as well as our wastewater, stormwater and water supplies.As the Water Policy is broad, we can work with the intern to develop a project that suit both EOEA and the intern's areas of interest.
Federal EPA's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment upon which life depends. The EPA responsibilities range from overseeing compliance assessment, enforcement and cleanup activities, to pollution prevention, and wetlands protection. In Region 1 (New England) Department of Energy, toxics and sustainability interns are needed. In Region II (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Island): responsibilities of an Air Compliance intern may include analyzing emissions data, determining by how much a company had exceeded their limit and evaluating overall air quality of specific communities.
EPA Budget Office is responsible for managing EPA's annual budget process from submission to execution. "If you have anyone that likes working with math or numbers and wants to work at EPA in DC you should have them send me a resume. It is not hard to get a summer job (much harder to break into full-time work). And budget sounds dull, but we have a lot of fun."
International Tropical Timber Organization is an intergovernmental organization promoting the conservation and sustainable management, use and trade of tropical forest resources. ITTO offers fellowships in the fields of Economic Information and Market Intelligence, Reforestation and Forest Management and Forest Industry.
Lexington Conservation Commission: Municipal conservation commission charged with wetlands protection and preservation of open space.
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection develops, implements and enforces environmental policy concerning air and water quality, recycling, toxics use reduction, mercury, etc.
Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs: SuAsCo Watershed Management works for the protection of the watershed for the Sudbury, Concord and Assabet Rivers through Mass EOEA SuAsCo Watershed Council. It is located in the metro west area of Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is a public authority established to provide wholesale water and sewer services to 2.5 million people and more than 5,500 industrial users in 61 metropolitan Boston communities.
New York Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Forestry and Horticulture: Central Forestry and Horticulture: They are involved in planting trees, removing dead trees, and neighborhood environmental education. Interns may be asked to assist in coordinating volunteer programs, training volunteers, tree identification and evaluation and data analysis.
New York State Parks, Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach State Park is on a barrier island beach within Jones Beach State Park on Long Island, NY. Interns at the nature center are technically seasonal employees and are paid an hourly rate. Interns in the past have performed a wide variety of tasks ranging from conservation efforts for the endangered species program, public education and data collection.
Similar positions are available across Long Island and are advertised each spring. Also available are summer internships through the Michael Lawton Environmental Scholarship (a $2,000 scholarship and $4,000 salary for 10 weeks of work through the NYS Parks Department). Recipients gain experience in a variety of environmental disciplines including endangered species management, natural resource management and environmental education.
Representative Denise Provost has Environmental Intern positions. Interns would work on a variety of environmental bills and public health bills, as public health relates to the environment. An example of proposed legislation of which the Representative is a lead sponsor is House Bill 2227, which would commission a study of the health effects of particulate matter pollution. This issue is of particular importance to her urban district of Somerville, where many people live in close proximity to high-traffic roadways.
A related bill is House Bill 840, which uses particulate matter data to dictate what are acceptable sites for school, residential healthcare facilities and other outdoor spaces. An intern in the office will do research on a variety of environmental and public health issues, handle outreach to relevant community organizations, advocacy groups and other experts in the field, and draft testimony and memoranda on environmental legislation. Students will need a cover letter, resume and writing sample.
Representative Ed Markey, Chair, Select Committee on Energy and Global Warming
SuAsCo Wild and Scenic Rivers program, National Parks Service: protects the ecology, archeological, historical, scenic and recreational value of large stretches of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers. Intern responsibilities may vary. Some may include research and assessment of current programs, developing strategies to combat major problems (such as invasive species management), herbicide application and preparing reports.
Stanley Elementary School, Waltham is a public school that continually strives towards providing a collaborative learning environment which encourages academic excellence while meeting the social and emotional needs of all students. A Green Education Intern would work with Science Director and Principle to promote green design features of the school, and create education programs for teachers, students and others involving green design features. Duties may include informational brochure, doing community outreach, perhaps designing an informational kiosk to be located at Stanley, etc.
State Department, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Ecology and Terrestrial Conservation: coordinates an extensive portfolio of issues related to science, the environment and the world's oceans, ranging from international fisheries to conservation and management of the world's ecosystems, to climate issues, to international health issues.
Senator Kerry's Boston Office welcomes the assistance of volunteers who wish to experience the inside workings of a Senate office.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Environmental Interpretation Internships: Interns must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability; be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience working with children and adults preferred. Bachelor's degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources or related field desired.
Duties include providing quality educational experiences for all visitors to the National Wildlife Visitor Center and Patuxent Research Refuge through developing and conducting interpretive and educational programs for all ages, leading interpretive tram tours focusing on wildlife management and research, working with Scout groups and assisting with all operations of a visitor center. Work schedule will include weekends (two days off during week), and some holidays.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Eastern Massachusetts has an office in Sudbury that also hires interns each year. They usually have biological and public use internships, some out of the Sudbury headquarters or out of the Monomoy field office. Interns may conduct wildlife surveys, water manipulations in man made impoundments, turtle monitoring, mapping/control of invasive species, coordinate volunteer activities, provide trailside interpretation, band birds and help with report writing.
Waltham Recycling Department works to develop programs for the safe disposal of trash, recycling, yard waster and hazardous products, while being cost-effective and protecting the environment.
Wayland Conservation Commission: Municipal conservation commission devoted largely to wetland protection and management of water resources.
Alaska Conservation Foundation is recruiting for 15 paid internships in Alaska during summer 2008. Wonderful opportunity for a full credit-bearing Environmental Studies Internship (ENVS89a). These positions, "aimed at generating future conservation leaders," are housed at conservation organizations and agencies throughout the state. These are paid positions, with a $4,000 stipend and up to $1,000 for travel reimbursement to and from Alaska.Alternatives for Community and Environment builds the power of communities of color and lower income communities in New England to eradicate environmental racism and classism, and achieve environmental justice. It is based in Roxbury, Mass. Internship listings can be viewed on their Web site.
Interns who apply must answer three questions (found on the above site) in their cover letter: 1) describe your interest in environmental justice; 2) Drawing from your life experiences, how do you envision your role working for and in a lower income community of color; 3) What do you hope to learn from this internship?
American Council on Renewable Energy works to bring all forms of renewable energy into the mainstream of America's economy and lifestyle. ACORE is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that brings together members of the renewable energy industries, financial institutions, government leaders, educators, professional service providers and allied non-profit groups.
Internships are available in a variety of professional fields, including, but not limited to, business, marketing/PR, production/manufacturing, IT, engineering, chemistry, physics, material sciences, environmental economics and policy. More information about possible internship positions can be found through Hiatt's online recruiting program, JAMIN, or from ACORE's Web site.
Bikes Not Bombs is a small international non-profit that sends bikes to developing nations as micro-enterprise and transportation assistance. Interns may be asked to perform various tasks including coordinating, networking, organizing events and fundraisers, etc. Interested students are encouraged to talk to Arik Grier. Internships are generally built around the specific interests and experiences of the students (youth experience, mechanical experience, office work, etc.)
Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary is an urban wildlife sanctuary in Mattapan, Mass. and offers environmental education programs to Boston elementary schools. Internship responsibilities include may include environmental education and trail maintenance, among other things.Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges. Its mission is to integrate sustainability into capital markets for the health of the planet and its people.
Charles River Watershed Association is a non-profit that uses science, advocacy and the law to protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed. Interns' responsibilities include water quality and water quantity field work, sample bottle preparation, data compilation and analysis, assistance with mailings, conducting visual surveys, science Internet research and other related work. Intern schedules are flexible, ranging from 10-20 hours per week and are available year-round. For a detailed explanation of internships, visit their Web site.Congress for the New Urbanism, New England Chapter provides urban and community planning internship. The Mission of the New England Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU NE) is to promote a collaborative and dynamic approach to the art of community building within New England; to engage the public and development community in a dialogue about The Charter of the New Urbanism; to allow New England's legacy of great towns and cities to inform the application of the Charter of the New Urbanism to the region; and to achieve sustainable design and policy solutions.
CNU NE strives to encourage investment in existing urban, suburban and rural community centers; provide guidance for the creation of housing and transportation choice within walkable, mixed-income and mixed-use communities; advance understanding of the environmental, economic and social costs of sprawl; preserve farmlands and open space; and enable citizen-based participatory planning and design.
Internships would be independent projects structured around students' interests, but could include helping create a catalogue of New England Urbanism or helping with development/fundraising.
Conservation Law Foundation is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization that use law, economics and science to create innovative strategies to conserve natural resources, protect public health and promote vital communities in New England. The CLF has offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Connecticut.
Consortium for Conservation Medicine is a unique collaborative institution that strives to understand the link between anthropogenic environmental change, the health of all species and the conservation of biodiversity.
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, sponsored by the MassAudubon Society, focuses on sustainable farming and environmental education. It is an example of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and produces a variety of organic, sustainably-grown fruits and vegetables. Intern responsibilities vary, and could include tasks such as office work, environmental education or wildlife care.
Earthwatch Instituteis an international non-profit organization that brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth's future. Founded in 1971, Earthwatch supports scientific field research by offering volunteers the opportunity to join research teams around the world. This unique model is creating a systematic change in how the public views science and its role in environmental sustainability.
Internships are unpaid and are applied for with rolling applications. Though the internships are unpaid and generally administrative, if students are interested in going on an Earthwatch expedition, they can earn money toward that by serving as interns (Intern Recognition Program). Interested interns should indicate how many hours/week they can volunteer, start/end dates and which department or project they are interested in.
EcoLogic's internship program offers students the opportunity to strengthen their professional skills, gain experience in the environmental field and contribute to the conservation of our planet's biodiversity. Some examples of internship work include: outreach assistant, translation coordinator, office assistant, photo database intern and fundraising intern.
Ecotariumis a hands-on science museum in Worcester, Mass. focused on nature, environmental science and youth education. They offer a number of (unpaid) internships, including Group Program Assistant, Exhibit Development Intern, Communications Intern and Visitor Evaluation Intern.
Emily Oaks Nature Center is a 13-acre savanna and center. Emily Oaks is home to all kinds of urban wildlife and provides programs in Earth education and outdoor recreation for children, adults, scouts and family groups. The purpose of Emily Oaks Nature Center is to help people build a sense of relationship with the natural world through feelings and understandings – a relationship that grows to include personal responsibility to the earth.
Environment Americais a federation of state-based, environmental advocacy organizations and is the new home of US PIRG' s environmental work. It has offices in 23 states which work to combine research, ideas and advocacy to earn results in environmental issues. There is an office in Boston for Environment Massachusetts. It offers jobs for recent graduates. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students across the state, we stand up to powerful special interests on issues to stop identity theft, fight political corruption, provide safe and affordable prescription drugs, and strengthen voting rights.
Working side by side with the staff of each MA Environment America in either summer or school-year positions, interns focus on real problems that affect people in their daily lives, whether it be funding public transportation or the high cost of prescription drugs. Most interns are graduate students.
Environmental League of Massachusetts is an environmental lobby organization representing most of the environmental groups in Massachusetts, lobbying the legislators on Beacon Hill.Everett Public Service Internship Program is an organization that matches interested college students with public service internships. The internships are paid ($280/week) and are competitive. Students can select from a variety of internships including environment and health advocacy, social justice and human rights, economic and social change and art, education and communications.
Farm-Based Education Associationwas created to inspire, nurture and promote farm-based education. FBEA works to join all farm-based education practitioners in an international association to facilitate a supportive environment for their work; serves as a resource for professional development, networking, employment, education, programming and facilities management to reinforce and support each member's farm-based education practice; serves as a champion of and advocate for the growth of farm-based education programs and enhance the visibility of the field; and functions as a sustainable, effective and highly valued professional organization that exhibits, expresses and administratively supports the vision, goals and values of the organization.
The Food Project's mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. They produce healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs and provide youth leadership opportunities. Most importantly, they strive to inspire and support others to create change in their own communities.
Formal internship positions are reserved for students who have completed a Summer Youth Program. However, there are positions available as Summer Youth Program Team Leaders. Team Leaders head groups of urban and suburban teenagers who work together through the summer on rural farms, on farm lots in the city, in hunger relief organizations, at their Farmer's Markets and during social curriculum workshops. The stipend is $520/week.Garden in the Woods is the headquarters and botanic garden of the New England Wild Flower Society. It offers educational tours of the gardens and is now the largest native plant nursery in New England. It is located in Framingham, MA. Internships include conservation fellowships, education internships, horticulture internships and nursery internships.
Genetic Engineering Action Network seeks to support and further the work of those organizations and individuals working to address the risks to the environment, biodiversity and human health, as well as the socioeconomic and ethical consequences of genetic engineering.
Green Corps, a Boston-based non-profit, has created a full-time, paid environmental leadership training program open to 25 recent college graduates. Participants gain hands-on training and experience in organizing and advocacy for public health and the environment. There are internships available mostly doing outreach and administrative work for the Boston office.
Green Investing sponsors The Green Life, Ecopledge and Green Century Capital Management, which work together to improve corporate environmental performance while offering consumers an alternative source for environmentally-friendly information and investments. The interns would be performing research on companies and developing original content for each organization's Web site. This suite of organizations have varying models for their work and impact, but share an integrated goal and collaborate on many projects.
The Green Life helps environmentally-aware, health conscious Americans make informed lifestyle decisions. Ecopledge improves the environmental impact of corporations by conducting first-rate research and writing on environmental changes select companies should make, and the financial benefits of doing so. They combine that research with shareholder advocacy and public education.
The Green Roundtablein Cambridge Mass. is a small non-profit green building council. Their mission is to move green design into the mainstream by facilitating communication between architects, engineers, contractors, owners and all other stakeholders involved in the building process. GRT offers unpaid internships at our NEXUS Green Building Resource Center on a semester basis. We ask for a commitment of 16 hours per week for at least two, and preferably three months.
NEXUS interns are instrumental in helping to develop NEXUS educational resources for our audiences of building professionals and the general public interested in green building and sustainable design. Interns may also have special responsibilities with the NEXUS Samples Library, and/or the NEXUS Resource Library. Other intern responsibilities include helping to staff the center, and various miscellaneous administrative tasks.
Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary,part of MassAudubon, has been dedicated to environmental education since 1970. It is 87 acres of deciduous and evergreen forest, meadows, two ponds and a wetland, located in Belmont Hill, Mass.
Harvard School of Public Health's overarching mission is to advance the public's health through learning, discovery and communication. Internship responsibilities may include assisting with research in toxicology and epidemiology.
Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of hundreds of organizations working to transform the health care industry.
Healthy Waltham is a civic group committed to improving the quality of life for people who live, work and learn in Waltham. Based on the Healthy Communities movement spreading across Massachusetts, Healthy Waltham embraces the principles of community involvement, shared community values, a vision for the future and community-based solutions.
Fall 2008 intern needs to help with planting gardens at public schools, math and literacy work and working with healthy eating in the school cafeteria. Internship opportunities also include working directly with a teacher in the Waltham public school system to teach about healthy food, gardening or other topics.
HeatSpring Energy is a clean energy education company focused on geothermal heating and cooling systems for buildings. The company's course offerings range from geothermal basics to advanced technical courses for building designers and system installers. Building professionals and building owners can benefit from HeatSpring Energy's wide variety of geothermal educational events.
Honolulu Botanical Gardens: The mission of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens is to plan, develop, curate, maintain and study documented collections of tropical plants in an aesthetic setting for the purposes of Conservation, Botany, Horticulture, Education and Recreation. There are five distinct gardens forming a unique garden system. The five gardens are located in different ecological settings around the island of Oahu. They offer visitors year-round opportunities to explore unique and diverse plant collections. Although there is not an official internship program with the Gardens, they have had a few interns in the recent past.
Housatanic Valley Association works to conserve the natural character and environmental health of our communities in the Housatonic River (in western MA) watershed by restoring and protecting our lands and waters. Intern responsibilities may include environmental research, mailings and general office work, publications, community education and outreach. Internships are available in land protection, water protection and community outreach and development. Please contact HVA to organize an internship to match your interests.
The Household Goods Recycling Ministry gathers and distributes items free of charge to thousands of low income people from Boston to Fitchburg, including in the Waltham area via REACH. "Customers" usually come in through referrals from a host of social service agencies and community partners, but also can walk in on their own to choose from a wide array of nicely-displayed quality items and get kind support as well. They are located in Acton, Mass. and accept donations from all sources. The organization is unique in that it is staffed entirely by volunteers. They rely on individuals and organizations in our area for donations of the household goods they distribute.
Interlock is a non-profit organization that produces media on the environment and human rights. Its mission is to support informed empowerment at the grassroots and community level by producing educational mediaworks; by carrying media techniques and technologies to the community level and guaranteeing that production is an inclusive and diversified process. Internships are unpaid, and include positions as producers, editors, graphic designers and research writers. Interns ideally would work 15 hours a week for three months and should have a specific interest in the film they are working on
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center has a mission to build a spiritually vibrant, socially progressive Jewish community. Recognizing that environmental stewardship is a core Jewish value, Isabella Freedman is committed to operating its facility in ways that minimize their impact on the natural environment.
ADAMAH is a Jewish Environmental Fellowship, a three-month leadership training program for Jewish young adults that integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, teaching and contemplative spiritual practice. Fellows spend much of their time learning and practicing sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry on the four-acre ADAMAH farm and in small gardens throughout the retreat center.
Landssake is a private nonprofit in Weston, dedicated to responsible stewardship of suburban farmland and forests. The organization is based around three themes (1) sustainable land management and open space preservation, (2) environmental education and (3) community building and care.
Living on Earth is a radio program that is broadcast on National Public Radio and is produced by World Media Foundation, Inc., a non-profit seeking to report quality coverage of environmental issues. An editorial internship is available and provides an invaluable introduction to broadcast media. Interns work in our Davis Square, Somerville bureau.
Intern responsibilities include (but are not limited to) assisting in various phases of story production, from finding and researching original stories and helping track down experienced correspondents, contacts and newsmakers, to critiquing final scripts, monitoring the news wires and newspapers for environmental affairs.
Management Sciences for Health is a non-profit educational and scientific organization working to close the gap between what is known about public health problems and what is done to solve them. Formal internships at MSH are designed to be filled by graduate students. Contact Professor Goldin if you are interested in talking to a former student who currently works for MSH.
Mass Energy Consumers Alliance has worked since 1982 to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable for the consumers of Massachusetts. Mass Energy has over 16,000 members in the heating oil and green electricity programs. Interns will focus on the renewable energy market place, concentrating on New England resources; they will become familiar with the economic, political and social issues concerns surrounding renewable energy development; focus on how we can increase the supply of wind and solar power through voluntary purchasing programs offered through Mass Energy; build voluntary renewable energy purchasing through Brandeis University and the city of Waltham; and help win solar panels for a Waltham schools by launching a campaign to get 150 qualifying participants to join New England Wind Fund!
Tasks include (adaptable to interns skills and interests): organizing, community development, marketing, research, communications, writing, design, fundraising, public speaking, event planning and renewable energy development.
Natick Community Organic Farm is a non-profit certified organic farm providing open space, food to the public, and hands-on education for all ages, year-round.
Nature Conservancy is an international nonprofit conservation organization. Their mission is to "preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive." Intern responsibilities vary widely. Internships may be available in all states. The Nature Conservancy has offices in MA in Boston, Sheffield, Vineyard Haven, Plymouth and Chester. To find general internship listings across the country, visit the "careers"page and search for internships.
Nevada Conservation Corps is a federally-funded AmeriCorps program and promotes ecological literacy through field research and direct conservation service. Internship positions are available with the Trail/Chainsaw Summer Restoration Crew. Spend your summer working and camping alongside some of Nevada's premier natural areas.
Projects include trail building and maintenance, tree thinning with chain saws and riparian restoration. The internships are technically AmeriCorps positions and candidates will receive a stipend of $3,306 for the summer. After completion of the service, members will receive an additional education award in the amount of $1,250 to use to pay off student loans or paying tuition.
New Ecology seeks to become a catalyst for sustainable development in cities. They accomplish this mission by promoting best practice and information exchange among three constituencies - CDCs, private developers and universities - as well as public policy networks. NEI provides project management, technical assistance and training, advocacy and access to critical resources to help communities reach their goals and transform their vision of a healthier, more livable future into reality.
New England Aquarium's mission is to increase understanding of aquatic life and environments, to enable people to act to conserve the world of water and to provide leadership for the preservation and sustainable use of aquatic resources. Internships offer experience in a number of areas, ranging from veterinary services and animal husbandry to communications and program development.
New England Wildlife Center is a nonprofit, native wildlife preservation and educational organization in Hingham, Mass. They provide humane care to 225 species of native and naturalized wild animals through their wildlife medicine hospital. Internships are available in wildlife medicine and natural history. Intern responsibilities are broad and demanding; they can include foraging for wildlife foods, dietary design and preparation, cleaning, maintaining medical records and release of patients into appropriate habitats, among many other things.
New York League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan, policy making and political action organization that works to make environmental protection a top priority with elected officials, decision-makers and the voters by evaluating incumbent performance and endorsing and electing environmental leaders to office in New York State. NYLCV would be delighted to host an intern.
The New York Public Interest Research Group is a student activism and training organization based in New York City. It is one of the largest of the PIRG student groups innovated by Ralph Nader, 34 of which operate at the state level and are members of the umbrella organization USPIRG. (The state PIRGs are today autonomous of Nader and have no partisan political affiliation. So far, 23 states have taken the environmental divisions of their PIRG offices to form Environment America.)
Because of its success and its established place in New York State politics, NYPIRG tends to operate autonomous of USPIRG. NYPIRG is controlled by a student board of directors. Any issue that NYPIRG works on, or stance it takes, must be approved by its student board of directors. NYPIRG is New York's largest consumer protection and good government organization.
Northeast Advanced Vehicle Consortium is a public-private partnership of companies, public agencies and university and federal laboratories working together to promote advanced vehicle technologies in the Northeast United States. NAVC conducts technology analysis and publishes educational reports for technology developers, policymakers and environmental advocates.
Northeast Wilderness Trust, a non-profit land conservation organization, is seeking a land preservation intern to work in our Boston office. The Northeast Wilderness Trust is working to restore and preserve forever-wild landscapes for wildlife and people. The Trust preserves private land as wilderness through conservation easements, land acquisition and education.
Founded in 2001, our goals are as follows: to preserve and create wilderness, promote the protection of private land as wild and educate landowners and the general public about the importance of wilderness in the Northeast.
The land preservation intern will work closely with the staff and Board of Directors in carrying out tasks such as researching land protection projects, site visits to protected land, reports and grant writing, office duties pertaining to land protection, representing the organization at conferences and other duties necessary to fulfill our mission. The Northeast Wilderness Trust has a successful internship program benefiting both interns and sponsoring institutions. Internship opportunities are available during all semesters.
Organization for the Assabet River is dedicated to protecting, preserving and enhancing the natural and recreational features of the Assabet River, its tributaries and watershed.
Our Bodies, Ourselves (OBOS) or Boston Women's Health Book Collective (BWHBC) is a public interest in women's health education, advocacy and consulting. They seek to empower women with information about health, sexuality and reproduction. The objective of the internship program is to provide opportunities for students and other volunteers to participate in and contribute to the program work and daily operations of OBOS, while exposing them to current issues affecting women's health. Simultaneously, interns provide OBOS, a long-standing leader in the global women's health movement, with program work assistance, as well as new and vital perspectives on the women's health issues with which they are deeply involved.
While they are unable to provide stipends, they invite interns to observe how a nontraditional, nonprofit organization operates and to experience how academic work can translate into useful global and community action.
Puddlestompers' mission is to connect the youngest naturalists (age two-seven) to the open spaces that surround their homes. By providing families with seeds of interest and tools of exploration, Puddlestompers seeks to help build the foundation for a lifelong enjoyment and love of the outdoors. By singing, dancing, reading and doing crafts under the sky, in a forest or by a pond, our programs stimulate a child's development while introducing them to the natural environment.
A percentage of their revenues are given to the host towns to support local environmental education and/or conservation efforts. Interns serve as part-time teaching assistants for large, weekly after school private classes and preschool enrichment programs in the Greater Boston area. Hours are flexible and there is a $100 stipend.
Renewable Energy Access.com was started in 1998 by a group of Renewable Energy professionals who wanted their work to relate to their passion for renewable energy. With this passion and the desire to create a longterm sustainable business, they have created a trusted source for Renewable Energy News and Information on the Internet. This Web site houses job and internship listings from companies around the country for students interested in renewable energy.
Resources for the Future improves environmental and natural resource policymaking worldwide through objective social science research and is based out of Washington DC. Ten-week internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students during the summer. Interns will work with researchers on a variety of ongoing projects or assist in developing entirely new areas of research and policy analysis. Summer internships are linked to specific research projects. Interested students should look at the list of proposed internship placements to see if they are interested.
ReVision House: The reVision Urban Agriculture Project works in conjunction with reVision House, a shelter for homeless young women and their children located in the Franklin Field neighborhood of Dorchester. The urban farm is an innovative agriculture and aquaculture project aiming at increasing access to affordable, nutritious, culturally appropriate food for shelter residents and community members through our community-supported farm and greenhouses. The revision Urban Agriculture Project has three main objectives shaping our work and directing development of the urban farm: small-scale, green, economic development; community food security and job training and education. These goals are woven into the fabric of the farm and the programs we operate.
Riverkeeper is an independent, member-supported not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to safeguarding the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and the New York City Watershed, with a focus on tracking down and prosecuting polluters of the Hudson River, its tributaries and the New York City drinking water supply. Internships include Policy Department Research, Water Policy Legal Research and Development and Water Quality Research interns.
Salem Sound Coastwatch is a nonprofit organization, working with government agencies, businesses, volunteers and other nonprofits to protect and improve costal habitats, commercial and recreational marine resources and water quality. Though it is based out of Salem, Mass., SSCW works to protect these things in all of the communities in the Salem Sound Watershed. Interns may participate in wildlife and habitat monitoring, restoration projects, public education and/or municipal assistance.
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay's mission is to protect the Boston Harbor, to preserve public access to the bay for recreational uses and to reconnect the regional citizens with the restored Harbor.
Silent Spring Institute is a non-profit scientific research organization dedicated to identifying the links between the environment and women's health, especially breast cancer. Internship responsibilities vary. The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) / Silent Spring Institute (SSI) intern will assist with preparation for the annual fundraising and outreach events. This position involves daily contact and interaction with Cheryl Osimo, MBCC/SSI Event and Outreach Coordinator, and daily contact with media contacts throughout Massachusetts.
The position is unpaid but many institutions offer students credit or stipends to cover expenses. Job Responsibilities may include interviewing event participants for the annual Against The Tide Swim/Walk/Kayak Events that take place in Hopkinton, Mass., and Brewster, Mass., preparing press releases for newspaper, radio and television coverage as appropriate and emailing and or faxing to the media outlets, posting event materials including posters and mailers in various locations. This responsibility includes targeting high traffic locations that will increase event participation, and assisting with all preparation the day before and the day of an event. Automobile not necessary.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. Projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics and physics. Projects are also offered in environmental education and environmental information management.
Individuals will devote most of their time to a project and content area of particular interest to them. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants are expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community. Internships are full-time and 10-16 weeks in length. Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $400 per week. Limited on-site dormitory space may be available for $75/week.
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary includes a boardwalk along Teal Marsh, and to the middle of Kingfisher Pond near Norfolk, Mass. The nature center hosts a number of educational programs during the summer and school years. Responsibilities include assisting in wildlife surveys, water quality monitoring, aquatic plants surveys, invasive plants management, designing interpretive materials and more. Activities vary according to season. Flexible hours and college credit possible.
Student Conservation Association is a leader in national resource conservation, providing service opportunities, outdoor skills and leadership training to thousands of young women and men each year. SCA provides housing, a living-stipend, possible academic credit, AmeriCorps education awards, insurance and travel to the project site. SCA interns serve for three to 12 months and gain on-the-job experience with partners like the National Park Service, the US Forest Service and many other federal, state and non-profit partners in conservation fields from archaeology, to education, history, wildlife studies, visitor services and everything in between!
SuAsCo Watershed Community Council works to protect and preserve the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord river watershed in the face of rapid growth and development, non-point pollution and invasive species.
Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council was established to coordinate conservation of the 29-mile Wild and Scenic River segment. The Council functions as an official advisory committee to the National Park Service on federal permits affecting the river's outstanding resources. The Council also raises awareness of the rivers through events and publications, including RiverFest, an annual celebration of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers, and facilitates efforts to preserve and improve river resources.
Sudbury Valley Trustees's self-stated mission is "protecting the wildlife habitat and the ecological integrity of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers Valley for the benefit of present and future generations." Internship opportunities may vary.
Sustainable Development: Foundation for Sustainable Development facilitates undergraduate and graduate students' project work and research in Latin America, East Africa and India with locally-based NGOs. These students support community initiatives while also implementing projects of their own design in collaboration with their organization and our field staff.
Projects address issues in Health, Education, Micro-enterprise, Youth, Women's Empowerment, Human Rights, Infrastructure/Community Development. There are international internships available, as well as a few in the San Francisco office. However, students must pay a fee to participate in the international internships (housing is provided).
Sustainable Endowments Institute compiles the 2008 College Sustainability Report Card. It rates 200 schools in eight categories such as Green Building, Food and Recycling, Climate Change & Energy and more. The grades in these categories are averaged for the school's overall grade. Brief descriptions are published about what kind of programs the schools are implementing in each area.
Sustainable Winchester is a nonprofit organization founded for the purpose of educating and raising awareness about sustainability so that residents, officials and community organizations can be educated and empowered to take action in their day-to-day lives to incorporate sustainability into our community. They are looking for a greenhouse gas inventory intern.
Toxics Action Center is an organization that acts as a resource for local grassroots groups fighting toxic pollution and promoting health, safety and environmental concerns. Internships are available for a number of initiatives including recycling, pesticides, nuclear power, conference organizing, GIS and landfills. Positions are available in Boston, Portland, Maine, and Montpelier, Vermont. Responsibilities will vary depending on internship.
Trustees of Reservations' mission is to preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic and ecological value in Massachusetts. The Trustee's currently care for 96 places all around Massachusetts. Students who are interested should visit the Web site to find a location near them. Intern responsibilities vary widely and are offered informally. Interested students should contact employees who work most closely in their area of interest.
Appleton Farms is one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the United States. Today, The Trustees is continuing the farm's progressive agricultural traditions while at the same time preserving the property's landscape and farm buildings and enhancing the ecological values of its woodlands, wetlands, and fields, such as the 133-acre Great Pasture which supports one of the largest populations of rare grassland birds in Massachusetts.
Crane Beach is among the world's most important nesting sites for the threatened piping plover, a once- common bird that was nearly hunted to extinction in the nineteenth century for its eggs and its feathers. Recent surveys place the piping plover population at only 1,300 pairs. Crane Beach has been nationally recognized for its successful shorebird protection program.
Union of Concerned Scientists is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists that combines scientific analysis with committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world. Interns work in many areas including grassroots organizing, lobbying, policy research or outreach. They may attend hearings, help plan special events, attend strategy sessions, conduct research and many other things.
Internships are offered in the Washington D.C., Berkeley, Calif., and Boston offices. They are offered at different times and are paid. Internships are listed on the Web site. The UCS Global Environment Program seeks an upper class undergraduate for production assistance with the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA), a multi-disciplinary research and communication effort that UCS is coordinating. With support and oversight from UCS staff, the production assistant will carry out tasks such as gathering and organizing material (photos, graphics, author bios, etc.) for use in the final reports and outreach products of the NECIA, gathering background information on target Northeast states and sectors, for use in the final reports, and/or assisting with the development of graphics and figures for publicly-accessible outreach material.
Hours range between 24-32 hours per week from June 1 through Aug. 31. Compensation is based on an hourly rate commensurate with experience.
Urban Ecology Institute aims "to promote the stewardship of healthy urban ecosystems by improving science and civic education for middle and high school youth and by working with urban communities to protect and transform natural resources." They are offering a number of paid undergraduate and graduate internship positions in urban forestry during the summer.
Walden Woods/Thoreau Institute preserves the land, literature and legacy of Henry David Thoreau to foster an ethic environmental stewardship and social responsibility. The project achieves this mission through the integration of conservation, education and research. Educational programs offer local and global opportunities for students, educators and lifelong learners in the U.S. and around the world to explore Thoreau's ideas and apply them to their own lives and communities.
Education interns will assist the director of education with the day-to-day administration of the education programs. Many of the intern's duties are administrative; these positions offer a unique behind-the-scenes look at a small, innovative non-profit organization and the opportunity to effect lasting change on evolving programs. The internship requires a minimum four-month full-time commitment (six months preferred) and pays a $1,500 monthly stipend. Hours are full time M-F from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Waltham Alliance to Create Housing is a non-profit community development corporation in Waltham. Their mission is to build, preserve and promote affordable housing and to enhance economic opportunities, civic participation and leadership of low and moderate income families in the Waltham area.
Waltham Fields Community Farm is a community garden at the University of Massachusetts Field Station. It provides environmental education, low-income food programs and locally-grown organic produce. Internships are the perfect introduction to organic, community-based farming for college students or anyone with an interest in farming and a little time to spare. Work closely with our knowledgeable farm staff and many diverse volunteers on our 10-acre farm just outside Boston. You'll plant, weed, harvest and eat some of the most delicious food you'll ever taste, have great conversations and maybe fall in love with farming.
Waltham Land Trust is a private, non-profit Massachusetts corporation dedicated to preserving the community's natural resources through open space advocacy, education, acquisition and protection. The Waltham Land Trust is seeking an intern for the spring 2006 semester to help create a Guide to Waltham's Open Spaces. With oversight from the Land Trust's program manager and Land Committee, the intern will be responsible for the research, writing and GIS (ideally, although GIS proficiency is not a requirement for the internship) work involved in creating the guide.
Specific duties include identifying, with assistance from the Land Trust's Land Committee, the parcels to be included in the guide, identifying, with assistance from the Land Committee, existing trails on the above parcels, writing brief descriptions of the parcels, including special features (such as wildlife, geology, etc.) and access information (directions, parking, public transportation, etc.), utilizing existing data to create GIS maps of the parcels (volunteer may be available to help with this part of the project), utilizing GPS to map existing trails (volunteer may be available to help with this part of the project).
The spring semester internship is for credit only. It is possible that the Land Trust may receive a grant to fund a summer internship to complete the project. They are also seeking a Conservation Research intern to research the legal status of several pieces of "open space" in Waltham- parcels that may have been purchased with the intent of having them preserved as open space, but which do not yet have the necessary legal protections. This will require reviewing city documents and meeting with various city officials and Land Trust Board members with knowledge of individual parcels. Further research would involve the process for placing Conservation Restrictions on parcels.
The Waltham Raw New England Community is an unofficial non-profit organization interested in promoting public awareness of the impact of healthy living on the individual as well as on the global environment. Interns would be primarily working with Randy Jacobs, a Waltham resident and business owner, who is the Director of Life Force Growers, Betsy Bragg, a Waltham resident and volunteer organizer of the WRNEC and a member of Earth Quakers and Joe Lucier, raw food chef, medical massage therapist, software engineer and editor of the WRNEC Web site.
Washington Appleseed is a non-partisan, non-profit organization made up of a network of public interest law centers working to identify and address injustices in their communities. They work to build a just society through education, legal advocacy, community activism and policy expertise, addressing root causes and producing practical solutions. As one of the nation's largest pro bono networks, Appleseed Centers work both independently and collectively, bringing their own experiences to create local solutions that are nationally relevant.
WasteCap of Massachusetts is a statewide organization that works with businesses to reduce and recycle non-hazardous solid waste, and buy recycled-content products.
Wayside Multi Service Center (Not an environmental internship) offers an internship with the Watertown Youth Coalition Peer Leadership Program. Peer Leadership provides Watertown youth with the opportunity to get involved in community projects, social justice initiatives and the promotion of teen wellness through positive role modeling and mentoring. Responsibilities include collaborating with Watertown High School Youth, recruiting youth to join the program, facilitating weekly peer leader meetings, helping peer leaders put their ideas into action and community service projects and attending coalition meetings when needed/possible.
Weston Forest & Trail Association works to maintain open space, and promote the enjoyment and appreciation of the land by the residents of Weston. WFT is setting up a system of monitoring our conservation restrictions, and would like an intern with GIS skills, to add a mapping component that might include trails, etc.
Whale Conservation Institute was founded to protect whales and their environment through research and education. The WCI's activities are global, but it is based in Lincoln, Mass. They have a number of interesting internships available including, toxicology analysis intern, non-profit administration internship, field research and environmental education intern and Voyage of the Odyssey internships.
Woburn-Wilmington Collaborative is a conjunction of grassroots community organizations that have joined together to address common issues of environmental injustices (such as clean drinking water, aquifers and landfills) in the Woburn/Wilmington area.
World Wildlife Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization for the conservation, research and restoration of the natural environment, formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in the United States and Canada. It is the world's largest independent conservation organization with over five million supporters worldwide, working in more than 90 countries, supporting 15,000 conservation and environmental projects around the world.
It is a charity, with approximately 90 percent of its funding coming from voluntary donations by private individuals and businesses. You can find out about internship opportunities or ways in which your support can be utilized at a particular office by writing a letter, including your curriculum vitae, directly to the WWF office of your choice. You can find contact details for all offices as well as links to WWF's local and specialized Web sites through our WWF Global Contact Details Web page.
YMCA High Flight Program is a program to promote self-confidence and develop leadership skills in high school students and at-risk middle school students in Waltham. Internships may involve environmental education and public service projects with these students.
Zoo New England is dedicated to teaching wildlife and wildland preservation through responsible management and exhibition of wildlife. There are a number of summer internships available, including animal care, veterinary, educational and horticultural. The internships include 400 hours in the zoo area, classes each week and a self-chosen project. Zoo New England is located in Boston, Mass.
Action Environmental provides environmental services to remedial action contractors, general contractors, government and industrial clients. Personnel are experts in environmental engineering, geology, hydrology and environmental science.
Alternate Energy Store was founded with the idea that renewable energy products can be brought to benefit a larger population of the world through a huge offering of free in-depth educational materials on alternative energy systems, a wide diversity of products and brands and competitive prices. Located in Hudson, the store has become one of the leading online and catalog retailers of solar, wind and hydro power systems with sales across the world.
The company offers two internships both of which require 20-25 hours week for three or four months (significant training is required). One position is with customer service (assisting customers with questions, interacting with vendors, and some general office work). The other position is working with the Product Manager helping with pricing updates, finding information that may be missing regarding products and updating the data base. Both pay $10/hour.
ArQule is a biotechnology company engaged in the research and development of effective cancer drugs with reduced toxicities compared to conventional cancer chemotherapeutics.
Conigliaro Industries: Total Recycling Services prides themselves on trying to be the most innovative recycler in New England with a corporate goal of zero-customer-waste. It provides recycling services to businesses, institutions and municipalities across New England, and recycles over 150 materials.
Conservation Capital is a land investment and consulting company that employs market forces to address urban sprawl, the loss of green space and other environmental challenges. We specialize in sustainable and economically profitable strategies for conserving environmental assets.
CTG Energetics Constructive Technologies Group (CTG) is a group of multi-disciplinary technical consulting firms dedicated to innovative problem solving in the built environment. CTG Energetics focuses on sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings and communities.
Environmental and Engineering Solutions is made up of environmental engineers and scientists providing air quality consulting; environmental, health and safety management and environmental engineering services to industry.
Environmental Business Council of New England is a non-profit organization established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. Their goal is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses. One way the EBC is committed to supporting its members is by providing networking opportunities for employees of member companies. Through their Career Center, companies can post job openings and students looking for jobs or internships can post their internships as well.
Flansburgh Associates, Inc. is a nationally known design firm and is a leader as an educational architecture and green design, providing comprehensive services in Architecture, Master Planning, Programming and Interior Design. The firm, while well-known for its educational niche market, serves a broad range of clients, both nationally and internationally. Internships offer hands-on assistance with design projects.
Genzyme is one of the foremost biotechnology companies, developing and applying the most advanced technologies in the life sciences to address a range of unmet medical needs. Internship programs are available for students in all life science disciplines, as well as finance, marketing, IT, engineering and operations. Internship programs are usually in the summer.
ICF Consulting in Washington, D.C. is a global consulting firm that partners with governments and commercial clients to develop solutions for environment, transportation, homeland security, energy, social programs, defense. Hires recent graduates; some Brandeis grads already work there.
James Carr Architect specializes in environmentally responsive projects, minimizing the need for costly mechanical systems and creating true sustainability.
Natural Currents Energy Group consists of two companies. E3, Inc is a consulting company that designs innovative systems and holds intellectual property rights. Natural Currents, Energy Services, manufactures and installs renewable energy systems including innovative hydro, tidal, ocean energy as well as commercial scale solar electric and wind systems.
Polaroid Corporation has been a leader in corporate environmental responsibility. It has issued annual environmental reports since 1989, the first of which was the first modern, data-rich, corporate-environmental progress report in the United States. Furthermore, the company has developed several guidelines regarding pollution control, toxic waste reduction and environmental evaluation for other companies that wish to become environmentally responsible.
Winslow Management Company's strategy is to invest exclusively in companies whose impact on the environment is either beneficial or benign.
Wyeth BioPharma Campus at Andover is a global leader in pharmaceuticals, consumer health care products and animal health care products. The Andover campus is part of the organization within Wyeth dedicated to the development, manufacturing and commercialization of recombinant protein biopharmaceuticals. In its summer internship program, intern responsibilities may include brainstorming, meeting and working with market researchers, web developers, promotional teams, sales managers, medical liaisons and marketing directors.
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is an accredited academic program for undergraduate and graduate studies located at Kibbutz Ketura on the Israeli side of the Arava Valley. It seeks to train future leaders of the Middle East in environmental issues so that they will be able to cooperate in solving regional environmental problems.
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment was founded in an effort to address the environmental challenges facing India. Using principles of natural and social sciences, ATREE strives to conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable development while seeking to advance protection of the environment. It is a non profit organization that promotes scientific research and education, policy development and community outreach.
EcoTraders is a leading developer of greenhouse gas emission reduction projects and a broker of carbon credits. Our business is to work with industry to use new technology to improve production and generate emission reductions that can be sold through the global carbon commodity markets.
The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life-Ethics Center Student Fellowship offers internship ideas online for international placements.
Israeli Government, Ministry of Environment was founded in 1988 and was a major landmark in Israel's environmental development and in the government's determination to tackle environmental issues.
Jatun Sacha Foundation is a nonprofit private Ecuadorian nongovernmental organization dedicated to the conservation, research and management of ecologically important habitats, environmental education and community development. Jatun Sacha is the leader in the development of private reserve initiatives in Ecuador, owning and managing Reserves and Biological Research Stations in nine critical and diverse forest ecosystems throughout Ecuador in the Amazonian, Coastal, Highlands and Galapagos regions.
The Foundation offers a volunteer internship program in all the reserves, where volunteers and interns participate in a wide variety of reserve development activities including reforestation, environmental education, community service, plant conservation, agro forestry, field data collection and reserve maintenance. Volunteers/Interns also participate in smaller projects that include the promotion of biodiversity conservation, research, education and other community programs.
University of Toronto Sustainability Office exists to reduce the environmental impact of operations on campus by bridging sustainability research and institutional practices.
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