Opportunities & Internships


Interested in earning academic credit for your student internship?

Email the UPD: jschaefer@envsci.rutgers.edu

Summer Internships with NJ DEP

Apply Now -- selection will begin March 15, 2020

The New Jersey Department of Health, Public Health and Environmental Laboratories is now accepting applications for summer 2020 internships. They are looking for interns with an interest in a variety of topics, including molecular biology, environmental chemistry, public health policy and biomedical and public health informatics.

Prospective applicants should submit an application at https://www.nj.gov/health/phel/student-outreach/

and send a copy of their resume to the Internship Coordinator: Susan Mikorski at Susan.Mikorski@doh.nj.gov

The internship committee will begin reviewing applications and contacting applicants of interest for the summer semester beginning March 15th.


Internship Opportunity

Science and Technology Innovation Program

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020

The Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) is seeking internship applications for the Summer 2020 semester. Internships with STIP are designed to provide the opportunity for practical experience in science and technology in an environment that successfully combines scholarship with public policy. Interns will gain valuable experience in various projects including publication research and preparation, academic research, and administrative assignments in support of both STIP and Wilson Center activities.

See the position descriptions for requirements and application instructions. Deadline is Sunday March 15, 2020.


Summer Employment

2020 Summer Conservation Education Camp

The Department of Environmental Conservation is hiring for the 2020 Camp Season. Counselor's gain leadership skills, brush up on natural history, and meet others who share a love for conservation and the outdoors. Staff live in beautiful, rustic camp setting and are provided room and board for the summer.

Learn more by visiting the website: General information and Employment Opportunities at Education Camps.


SEBS Scholarships

Currently enrolled SEBS students should apply now

The 2020-2021 SEBS scholarship application process for currently enrolled SEBS students has begun. A new automated SEBS scholarship Application is now available for currently enrolled SEBS students.

Use the following link: https://sebs.rutgers.edu/scholarships/ for all scholarship information, criteria, and applications.


Internship Opportunity (PAID)

Old Colony Group, LLC

Internship may lead to full employment

Old Colony is an environmental firm specializing in hazardous waste management and regulatory compliance. They are currently hiring interns in the following roles: Chemical Technician and Hazardous Waste Field Technician. Intern responsibilities include field services, general labor, cleaning of conaminated equipment, heavy lifting, extended hours and possible overnights.

Applicants should be in their senior year and have completed the 40-hour OSHA certification (HAZWOPER).

For more information about specific opportunites, download the flyer

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: Dan Klein, evp@labpack.com


Education, Environment & Community Outreach Opportunity

NJ School of Conservation at Montclair State University

New Jersey School of Conservation (NJSOC) seeks enthusiastic, creative, and highly committed individuals with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong interest in environmental education and conservation to participate the Americorps Education, Environment and Community Outreach (EECO) program. Applicants should have earned an undergraduate degree by the start of the program (September 1).

Download the announcement

For more information contact: Dr. Randall FitzGerald, fitzgeraldr@montclair.edu


Summer Undergraduate Internship

8 Weeks long June 15 - August 7, 2020 -- Application Deadline: March 13, 2020

The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JC NERR) is now accepting applications for summer internships in topics on estuarine science, education, and management to introduce undergraduates to future opportunities with the graduate level Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship Program. Up to four awards will be offered. This special summer internship is aimed at matriculated third or fourth year undergraduates or students that have recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. Awardees will work with mentors from the JC NERR to develop projects broadly relevant to core areas of interest for the Reserve.

Application packages should be submitted via a Google Form found at https://jcnerr.org/internships.html after speaking with a potential mentor.

For more information and to see a list of mentors with their area of expertise download a flyer


The GREEN Program: 8 - 10 day Study Abroad Program

Iceland: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability

Currently Enrolling for Winter: Dec 13 - 20, 2020 and Jan 3 - 10, 2021

Learn more by joining a TGP Online Info Session Feb. 26, 2020 5:30 - 6:30 pm EST - RSVP

To find out more about the GREEN Program and how to apply, visit the website: thegreenprogram.com

Experience the world's most pressing issues in sustainable development through the GREEN Program. There are different programs to choose from with study abroad opporutnities in winter, spring and summer. Some opportunities include:

Nepal -- Microgrid Systems for Rural Development

Experience Nepal's rural villages and install a solar micro-grid system

Iceland -- Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Tour Iceland's leading hydroelectric, geothermal, and biofuel facilities

Peru -- Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices

Access Cusco's waste water treatment facility and hydroelectric power plant

Japan -- Disaster Mitigation and Nuclear to Renewable Transitions

See Japan's nuclear and renewable energy power plants


Undergraduate students majoring in environmental science can apply this program towards their Experience-Based-Education requirement (1 credit). Contact jschaefer@envsci.rutgers.edu for information.

Scholarship Program 2020

Society of Women Environmental Professionals New Jersey Chapter

Deadline: Friday March 20, 2020

The purpose of this scholarship program is to encourage women to pursue careers in an environmental field, to mentor students with environmentally-related majors, and provide students with connections to NJSWEP's membership for future internships and careers in the environmental industry.

For more information and how to apply download a NJSWEP Application

Send all applications to the NJSWEP Scholarship Chairperson, Lily Connell:
Lily Connell, NJSWEP Scholarship Chairperson
scholarship@njswep.org


Summer Internships at Rutgers Gardens (PAID)

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

Rutgers Gardens offers three types of internships which provide students with unique, hands-on opportunities to learn about horticulture, farming, special programs, and how a public garden serves a community and operates. Includes educational trips, degree credits, and valuable networking opportunities within the green industry!

The Public Garden Management Internship offers many educational activities, hands-on training in basic and advanced horticulture techniques, equipment operation, understanding of various garden settings, and the skills required to keep a public garden beautiful and functional. Accompanied by a 3-credit course, “Public Garden Management,” which focuses on additional aspects of public gardens. Full time, May 18 through August 21. (Contact Clayton Leadbetter: LEADBETTER@SEBS.RUTGERS.EDU

The Youth Programs Internship provides students the opportunity to teach children about plants, food, healthy living, and environmental issues. Interns help develop programs, work with youth, and plant and maintain the Community Youth Garden, used for our programming and public display. Accompanied by a 3-credit course, “The Principles and Practices of Small-Scale Organic Farming.” The Youth Program runs part time in the spring, full time during the summer. (Contact Debbie Henry: DHENRY@SEBS.RUTGERS.EDU

The Rutgers Gardens Student Farm Internship immerses students in small-scale organic vegetable production, emphasizing practices that are ecologically, socially, and economically responsible. Interns learn skills in crop planning, field preparation and planting, pest and disease control, harvesting, marketing, and more. Accompanied by a 3-credit course, “The Principles and Practices of Small-Scale Organic Farming.” Full time during the summer, with part-time hours available in spring and fall. (Contact Alex Sawatzky ALEX.S@RUTGERS.EDU)

For more information and to apply visit:https://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/education/internships/.


Summer Internships at Publix (Paid)

Publix's summer internship lasts 10 - 12 weeks, between May and August, at Publix' company facilities primarily at Lakeland, Florida. Interns are offered competitive pay and are generally expected to work 40 hours per week, although this varies by department. Publix partners with Florida Southern College to provide housing for out-of-town interns.

Internship opportunites are posted online in February at publix.jobs/currentopenings.

For more information please download the flyer and visit publix.jobs/internships


Summer Internship Program

Apply immediately

Central Hudson Gas and Electric has an internship opportunity for students in environmental science and engineering fields. Interns will gain valuable, real-life experience working side by side with professionals at Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation. The internship is open to undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Download the announcement here

Visit the website for more information and to complete the online application here

Deadline: April 17, 2020


Summer IBES-Leadership Alliance Internship (PAID)

June 1 - July 31, 2020, Brown University

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) invites highly motivated rising college juniors and seniors to participate in the IBES-Leadership Alliance summer internship program. This 9-week, full-time paid internship includes a competitive stipend, housing, and travel. Participants will gain hands-on research experience and mentoring with an IBES faculty advisor.

Download the announcement here

Complete the application here

Email questions to samiah_moustafa@brown.edu or elizabeth_fussell@brown.edu


Internship Opportunities at NJ DEP

Water Monitoring & Standards Internships

Must be a enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school. Consider submitting your resume to NJDEP's resume pool of internship candidates. Go to Internship Opportunitiesfor more information on how to apply.