Research with Faculty

Talk with any of the Environmental Studies faculty members about opportunities to work with them on research projects and develop your own independent research projects.  To start, contact our director of undergraduate studies Dr. Victoria Campbell-Arvai.


In addition to the summer opportunities offered by the ENST Program, ENST also offers internship opportunities for course credit through our ENST-492: Directed Environmental Policy and Science Internship course that is offered every Fall and Spring semester. Other internships are available with many organizations and government agencies.

External programs to explore:

AECOM fall/summer internships (Los Angeles)

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) internships

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Internships

California Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Association (APICA) Summer Internship Program

CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Program

Citizens Cimate Lobby Internships

City of Los Angeles Internships

ClimateBase job listing site

County of Orange Internships (Find info specifically about OC Watersheds here)

C-StREAM: internship program that supports students that identify as a person of color or first generation college student in environmental protection and restoration in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Diversity Joint Venture for Conservation Careers: large list of internships and fellowships

Environmental Defense Fund Internships

Environmental Law & Policy Center Science & Policy Internship

Greening Youth Foundation: organization that connects underrepresented youth and young adults to conservation careers.  Multiple internship and fellowship opportunities in places like the Park Service, Forest Service, Fish & Wildlife Service and more.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute REU program

Latino Heritage Internship Program (National Park Service)

Los Angeles County Internships

Maryland Sea Grant REU program

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) student opportunities

National Park Service Mosaics in Science Diversity Internship Program

National Resources Defence Council Internships

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (mulitple sites)

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

REEF Marine Conservation Internship

Scientists in Parks Fellowship: placement within the National Park Service for work on natural resources projects.

Sierra Club Environmental Law Internship

Sierra Club Internships

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internships

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

The Nature Conservancy

United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office of North America Internship Program

U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Student Summer Employment Opportunities

U.S. Green Building Council

White House Council on Environmental Quality Internship Program

Woods Hole Partnership Education Program: 10-week program designed primarily for college juniors and seniors from underrepresented groups in marine and ocean sciences who want to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science

World Wildlife Fund Internship Programs