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What are internships?

Internships are a wonderful and effective ways to connect your academic experience with the professional work arena. Internships allow you to gain valuable exposure to the workplace, provide the opportunity for skill development, and give you a competitive edge in the job search.

How can I find an internship?

There are many organizations seeking Environmental Studies students to serve as interns. Several internship opportunities are highlighted below.

Students can also contact our Internship Coordinator with questions or to inquire about new opportunities by emailing evrninternships@ku.edu


EVRN 490 - Environmental Studies Internship Program

Majors in the Environmental Studies Program are eligible to enroll in EVRN 490 and receive academic credit for their internship experience. Students may request that EVRN 490 count for 1-8 credits and are required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit. The credits earned in EVRN 490 can be used to satisfy Junior/Senior elective requirements for the major. EVRN 490 is graded Credit/No Credit.

For more information about the Internship Program, view the Internship Guidelines (pdf)

To apply to the Internship Program, complete the Internship Program Application (pdf)
Applications can be returned to the Environmental Studies Program Office or submitted via email to envstudies@ku.edu.

Students who have successfully completed the Internship Program Application, including supervisor expectations of the intern, will be given a permission number to enroll in EVRN 490.


Internship Resources

Highlighted Internships

Bluestem Farm – Bluestem Farm operates on 80 acres in southwest Douglas County, Kansas. We raise grass-fed beef cattle, a few goats for meat and milk, chickens for meat and eggs, bees, fruit trees, and a garden. Our purpose is to supply food for our table and our neighborhood through a managed agro-ecosystem.  We model practices that will help conventional farms make more sustainable choices. For more information, contact: Karen Willey, Owner, Bluestem Farm, 785-979-9455, kwilley1@live.com

CleanAirNow – The goal of Clean Air Now is to protect the health of the community by identifying, documenting, and taking mitigating action on environmental and health problems caused by goods movement in the Kansas City region, particularly diesel exhaust and other pollutants emitted by freight transportation, warehousing, and related activities. For more information, contact: Eric Kirkendall, Director, Clean Air Now, 785-550-3408, kirkendall1@gmail.com

NASA DEVELOP Program – Part of NASA's Applied Sciences Program, DEVELOP addresses environmental and policy concerns through the practical application of NASA Earth observations. DEVELOP projects apply Earth observations to the application areas of Agriculture, Climate, Disasters, Ecological Forecasting, Energy, Health and Air Quality, Oceans, Water Resources, and Weather. For more information, contact: Merna Saad, New Business Developer, NASA DEVELOP Program, 757-864-5548, merna.n.saad@nasa.gov

Searchable Internship Archive

The Searchable Internship Archive lists past internship experiences of Environmental Studies students and highlights other internship opportunities. It can be searched by keyword, organization name, location, or by the Learning Pathways associated with the internship.
 

 
Organization Learning Pathway Contact 2018 Internships?
Organization Learning Pathway Contact 2018 Internships?
Food & Agriculture, Sustainable Development
No
Food & Agriculture
Grace Sliwoski
508-799-9139
grace@recworcester.org
Food & Agriculture
No
Rodale Institute
Kutztown, PA
Food & Agriculture
Diana Martin
610-683-1400
diana.martin@rodaleinstitute.org
Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy
Jeff Bartow
773-471-8208 x111
jbartow@swopchicago.org
No
Chugach National Forest
Anchorage, Alaska
Conservation Science
907-743-9500
chugach@fs.fed.us
United Farm Workers
Various Locations
Environmental Justice, Food & Agriculture, Indigenous Studies
(661) 823-6250
ufw@ufw.org
Environmental Justice
Krista Kilgus
303-894-0076
Conservation Volunteers
Australia, New Zealand
Conservation Science
Volunteer
Conservation Science
Environmental Justice,
Environmental Policy, Indigenous Studies
Jacob Blickenov
202-521-2510 x202
Concern America
Santa Ana, CA
Environmental Justice, Indigenous Studies
Environmental Security
Conservation Science
Contact Page
+502-5498-4539
Environmental Justice, Environmental Security
ECHO
North Fort Myers, FL
Food & Agriculture, Sustainable Development
Beth Doerr
239-543-3246
bdoerr@echonet.org
Folkway Institute
Portland, OR
Conservation Science
Conservation Science
Rosibel Fallas
+506-2645-5003
info@acmcr.org
Conservation Science
Eben Mensah
+27-7743139
No
Food & Agriculture
Contact Page
800-498-2700
No
Trees For Life
Wichita, KS
Environmental Justice
Jeffrey Faus
316-945-6929
World Neighbors
Oklahoma City, OK
Indigenous Studies
Contact Page
405-752-9700
Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy
Conservation Science
Contact Page
888-722-9675
UN Volunteers
Various Locations
Environmental Justice
Contact Page
+49-228-815-2000
US Forest Service
Various Locations
Conservation Science
Contact Page
800-832-1355
Geospatial Analysis
John Peffer
804-752-4815
No
Environmental Justice
Contact Page
Ethan Vesely-Flad
828-575-9753
editor@forusa.org
Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development
Christina Holt
785-864-0533
cholt@ku.edu
No
Michaela Farm
Oldenburg, IN
Food & Agriculture
Patti Zureick
812-933-6417
Conservation Science, Environmental Justice
Maureen Fisher
503-844-9571
maureen@solve.org
Environmental Justice
434-977-4090
contact@selcva.org
Environmental Justice, Sustainable Development
Rhonda James
646-400-5430
info@ssbx.org
Environmental Policy
Contact Page
970-925-7010
Barr Foundation
Boston, MA
Climate Change Science, Environmental Justice
Environmental Justice
Environmental Justice
No
Conservation Science, Environmental Policy
Contact Page
202-785-8683
Environmental Policy, Water & Soil Resources
Environmental Security
Contact Page
888-375-7665
Conservation Science, Environmental Policy
Contact Page
202-797-6580
Land Use & Planning
413-781-6045
info@pypc.org
Climate Change Science, Geospatial Analysis, Water & Soil Resources
Climate Change Science, Environmental Science, Sustainable Development
Contact Page
865-637-6055
Food & Agriculture, Land Use & Planning, Sustainable Development
The Wilderness Society
Various Locations
Conservation Science, Environmental Policy
Environmental Justice
Contact Page
212-961-1000
Climate Change Science, Environmental Policy, Water & Soil Resources
Contact Page
202-729-7600
Environmental Policy
Rebecca Martin
785-274-4347
rmartin@motherearthnews.com
Olsson Associates
Olathe, KS and various other locations
Soil & Water Science
Contact Page
402-474-6311
Tetra Tech Inc.
Kansas City, MO
Soil & Water Science
David Zimmermann
816-412-1788
dave.zimmermann@tetratech.com
TradeWind Energy
Lenexa, KS
Climate Change Science, Sustainable Development
Matt Jacobs
913-322-7429
mjacobs@tradewindevergy.com
Environmental Policy
Tom Sloan
785-841-1526
tom.sloan@house.ks.gov
No
Indigenous Studies
Contact Page
520-901-8500
Environmental Justice
Anthony Khalil
415-282-6840
Louisiana Bucket Brigade
New Orleans, LA
Environmental Justice
Anne Rolfes
504-484-3433
Oxfam International
Various Locations
Environmental Justice
Parks & People
Baltimore, MD
Environmental Justice, Land Use & Planning
Sustainable Development
Aron Cromwell
785-749-6020
Environmental Policy, Food & Agriculture
Contact Page
913-831-2444
Environmental Justice
Geospatial Analysis, Water & Soil Resources
Bryan Foster
785-864-3346
No
Environmental Policy, Water & Soil Resources
No
Kansas Land Trust
Lawrence, KS
Environmental Policy, Land Use & Planning
Jerry Jost
785-749-3297
No
Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy
Charile Bryan
785-856-7357
cbryan@ldchealth.org
Minuteman Press
Lawrence, KS
Sustainable Development
Dee Bisel
785-842-2656
Moving Forward Network
Kansas City, MO
Environmental Justice
Eric Kirkendall
785-260-0083
Operation Wildlife
Linwood, KS
Conservation Science
Contact Page
Diane Johnson
785-542-3625
Environmental Justice
Geospatial Analysis
Contact Page
785-842-0447
Open Space Alliance
Albuquerque, NM
Conservation Science
Contact Page
505-897-8831
Coffee Kids
Brooklyn, NY
Environmental Security, Food & Agriculture, Sustainable Development
No
Conservation Science, Environmental Policy
Contact Page
202-208-3100
Earth Corps
Seattle, WA
Sustainable Development
Sean Walters
206-322-9296 x217
Global Exchange
San Francisco, CA
Environmental Justice
Contact Page
415-255-7296
Environmental Security
info@greencorps.org
303-573-3865
Heartland Farm
Pawnee Rock, KS
Food & Agriculture
Contact Page
620-923-4585
Environmental Justice
Water & Soil Resources
Jeff Neel
785-410-0040
No
Environmental Policy, Food & Agriculture
Food & Agriculture, Water & Soil Resources
Jason Fizell
kvha@kvha.org
No
The Kerr Center
Poteau, OK
Food & Agriculture
James E. Horne
918-647-9123
No
Food & Agriculture
Wes Jackson
785-823-5376
Yes; Summer
Environmental Justice
Contact Page
212-727-2700
Nature Conservatory
Various Locations
Conservation Science
Contact Page
800-628-6860
Conservation Science
503-227-2807
liz@nwei.org
Oregon Tilth
Corvallis, OR
Conservation Science
Carolina Barajas
503-378-0690 x406
organic@tilth.org
No
Environmental Justice, Sustainable Development
David Doyle
913-551-7667
Sustainable Development
Jennie Wetter
202-544-3300
info@populationinstitute.org
No
Environmental Policy
Environmental Policy, Food & Agriculture
Contact Page
802-496-5690
No
Conservation Science
Conservation Science, Geospatial Analysis
Conservation Science
Contact Page
541-994-5485
Conservation Science, Water & Soil Resources
Contact Page
Dan Gustafson
443-482-2217
gustafsond@si.edu
Conservation Science, Environmental Justice, Sustainable Development
Contact Page
202-291-8733
Upstate Forever
Greenville, SC
Conservation Science, Environmental Policy, Land Use & Planning
Contact Page
864-250-0500
Environmental Policy, Land Use & Planning
Contact Page
503-497-1000
Earthwatch Institute
Various Locations
Climate Change Science, Conservation Science, Water & Soil Resources
Contact Page
800-776-0188
Crees Foundation
Peruvian Amazon
Sustainable Development, Conservation Science, Water & Soil Resources
+44 (0)207 581 2932
info@crees-manu.org
Baker Wetlands
Lawrence, KS
Conservation Science, Environmental Policy, Land Use & Planning
Contact Page
Roger Boyd
785-594-4702
jon.boyd@bakerU.edu
No
Food & Agriculture, Sustainable Development
No
Clean Air Now
Kansas City, KS
Sustainable Development
Eric Kirkendall
785-550-3408
Kirkendall1@gmail.com
Food & Agriculture, Sustainable Development
Contact Page
1-800-346-9140
Environmental Policy
Food & Agriculture, Sustainable Development
Water & Soil Resources, Conservation Science
recruiter@ks.gov
785-296-4486
NASA
Various Locations
Environmental Science, Geospatial Analysis
WaterOne
Lenexa, KS
Environmental Science, Geospatial Analysis
Environmental Science, Conservation Science
Bichos Do Pantanal
Brazil
Conservation Science, Sustainable Development
Douglas Trent
USA Vonage: 505-216-969
WhatsApp: 31 99134-3833
Yes
Wolf Ridge
Various Locations
Conservation Science
Affordable Colleges Online
Various Locations
Internships Abroad Pat Morgan
pat@affordablecollegecommunity.org
Yes

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