Internships in Environmental Science

Internships are an important component of both undergraduate and graduate training in the ENVS program at American University. Due to the prime location of AU in the DC area, our students have had and continue to have many opportunities to gain professional experience and help shape their career paths. Students are given latitude when choosing their internships. While many stay in the DC area, others intern at organizations throughout the world. If you are interested in an internship for AU credit, please refer to the listings below of some of the possibilities in and outside the DC area.

These represent some of the many choices for internships for our ENVS students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Many students also choose to intern for environmental consulting firms as well as political organizations. These are chosen on an individual basis. While some of the listings may not have specific internship programs, there is still a potential opportunity for interning at them. Please keep in mind that many of these internships have firm application deadlines and are highly competitive.

Internship Advisor: Jesse Meiller (, x1780)

Recent Positions Obtained by Graduates

Information from Linkedin.

  • Program Coordinator for One Million Students Program at One Million Lights
  • Legislative Assistant at US Senate
  • Development Associate at Friends In Service Helping
  • Coordinator at Global Sustainability & Corporate
  • Responsibility at Tiffany & Co.
  • Sustainability Outreach Coordinator at Duke University
  • Project Manager at Greenspring Energy
  • Account Manager and Energy Efficiency Consultant at Engineered Systems and Energy Solutions, ES2
  • Project Scientist at NGE (Pittsburgh based geological engineering firm)
  • Summer Associate at Pure Energy Partners
  • Editor at "The Muse"
  • Analyst at BlackRock (science and technology trust)
  • Graduate Student at Yale University
  • Casting Producer at America's Got Talent at FremantleMedia
  • Media Planner at BasisMedia GmbH
  • Scientific Integrity Intern at Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Market Manager at South Durham Farmers' Market
  • Engagement Management Specialist at Opower
  • General Office Administrator at American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence
  • Science Teacher at Teach For America
  • Staff Assistant at Emerging Europe at Institute of International Finance