Environmental Studies Internships

  
General Internship Information
  • All Environmental Studies majors are required to successfully complete at least one credit of ENVR 397: Internship.
  • The department believes it is best to wait until after the spring semester of the junior year so the intern has a substantial body of skills and knowledge to draw on during the placement.
  • Guidelines for the Internship Goals
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Typical Internship Sites

Non-profit, Service and Volunteer

The Nature Conservancy, GIS Project Assistant: Read about Ben's experience here.
ASED, Environment Intern: Read about Kelsey's experience here.
Nesto Viste, Assistant to LEAP Coordinator (with CGE's Summer Internship Program)
Summer of Solutions, Volunteer: Read about Maddie's experience here.
Montana Conservation Voters, Intern: Read about Ashleigh's experience here.
The Minnesota Project, Intern (with Jackson Fellows Program)
World Watch Institute, Intern: Read about Katie's experience here.
Great Plains Institute, Environmental Intern
Mid Minnesota Development Commission, Community Development Intern
Grand Aspirations, Volunteer
Waite Park NRCS, Earth Team Volunteer


    

Food and Agriculture

Minnesota Street Market, Operations Assistant
CSB Office of Sustainability, Real Food Challenge/Landscape Master Plan Intern
U of M Extension Office, Agricultural Intern


Environmental Education

Big Island Institute, Assistant Instructor
Wood Lake Nature Center, Naturalist Aide
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Corps Crew Member
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Summer Naturalist
Carpenter Nature Center, Environmental Naturalist
SJU Arboretum, Naturalist and Environmental Interns
Camp Knutson, Camp Counselor
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, Education Intern
GlasEnviros Teoranta, Environmental Intern
Kennedy Community School, Environmental Intern
Tamarack Nature Center, Sustainability Consultant
Luther Crest Bible Camp, Naturalist
Camp Runoia, Sustainability Intern
Cedar Creek at UMN, Environmental Intern
Wolf Ridge ELC, Naturlist and Animal Care Intern
SJU Arboretum, Collegebound Coordinator
Wood Lake Nature Center, Naturalist Intern
Lake City ELP, Environmental Instructor
CSB/SJU Sustainability Office, Sustainability Intern (20)
CSB/SJU Sustainability Office, Ecuador Sustainability Intern


Resource and Land Management

World Bank, Natural Resources Intern: Read about Jessey's internship here.
Woodchuck Tree Service, Grounds man and Apprentice
MN Department of Natural Resources, Invasive Species Intern
CSB Facilities Management, Sustainability Intern
CSB Monastic Woods, Woodlands Intern
Rural Fire Site, Site Coordinator
SJU Arboretum, Assistant Land Manager and Arboretum Assistant
Fairbanks District Office, Land Management Intern
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Resource Management Intern
Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District, Resource Management Intern
Minnesota Native Landscapes, Intern
Stearns County Environmental Services, Environmental Intern
Stearns County Park and Recreation, Quarry Park Intern
Department of Natural Resources: Parks and Trails, Trail Use Surveyor Intern
Natural Resource Conservation Service, Conservation Aide-Technical


Farming and Gardening

Cenex Harvest States, Environment Intern
Earthrise Farm Foundation, Enviornmental Intern
Ploughshare Farm, Farm and Environmental Intern
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, Youth Art Competition Intern
CSB Common Ground Garden, Environmental Intern and Gardener
Sunopta Sunflower, Crop Production Intern
The Long Sliding Farm, Farm Intern
SJU Arboretum, Arboretum Land Intern


Water, Waste and Soil Management

Mille Lacs County, Solid Waste Intern
Cold Spring Brewing Company, Pre-Waste Water Treatment Intern
1000 Friends of Minnesota, Lakes Office Intern
Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation, Earth Team Volunteer and Intern


Research and Lab Work

Minnesota Green Jobs Task Force, Researcher
U.S. Geological Survey, Student Contractor
RMB Enivornmental Laboratories, Environmental Field Intern
Chengdu Academy of Environmental Sciences, Chengdu Air Pollution Researcher
Morton Arboretum, Soil Laboratory Research Intern


Public Relations, Communication and Marketing

Great Plains Institute, Communications Intern
MusicMatters, Environmental Intern
The Green Belt Movement, Event Planning and Tour Outreach Intern
Dodge Nature Center, Marketing and Environmental Education Intern
SJU Institutional Advancement, Marketing and Communications Intern
CSB Sustainability Office, Video Education Intern
St. Joseph's Farmer's Market, Public Relations Intern
MN Department of Agriculture, Environmental Outreach Intern


Wildlife Management

Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Zookeeper/Aquarist
Minnesota Children's Museum, Animal Care and Program Intern
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of MN, Wildlife Intern


Recycling and Conservation

Recycling Association of Minnesota, Recycling Intern
Minnesota Conservation Corps, Conservation Intern
Tamarac Wildlife Refuge, Conservation Intern


Outdoor Leadership

SJU Outdoor Leadership Program, Outdoor Leadership Associate and Environmental Intern
Camp Birch Trail, Wilderness Trip Leader
Tree Trust, Crew Leader
Northern Tier National High Adventure Program, Interpreter


Transportation and Engineering

Wenck Associates, Inc. Field Assistant
Nols Southwest, Operations Intern
Metro Transit, Project Intern