Williams College Center for Environmental Studies (CES) is seeking internship postings from RCP members and other organizations and agencies.
Williams College CES has dozens of capable, passionate, smart and hardworking students who are looking for environmental summer internships. The CES provides stipends to students (assuming they are in good standing and the position meets our criteria) who find unpaid environmental internships in the public and non-profit sectors. Williams defines "environmental" broadly to include not only the customary fields of conservation, ecology, environmental management, renewable energy, climate, policy and activism, but also environmental health, research, urban planning and policy, agriculture and environmental education, and related fields. Positions may be in the US or abroad, although we do not provide extra funding for travel. The positions must be career-oriented to be eligible for CES funding, and if manual labor is involved, it must be less than 50% of the time.
Internships may be 5-10 weeks long, they usually begin in mid or late June, funding for full-time work is $460/week, and students must receive a firm offer (including dates of the position) before applying for CES funds. To apply for funding from CES, the student must include a copy of the offer letter from the organization offering them the internship.
Please send internship postings by February 1st if possible.
Students must have an offer by the first week of March to apply for our funding (deadline is early March; there is a later deadline (if there is any funding left) in early April).
Housing: for many students, finding housing for the period of the internship is an obstacle, so if free or affordable housing is available or if it's easy to find, please be sure to mention this in the internship posting. It will help attract a student to the position.
Please send internship descriptions as attachments, because CES re-posts them on the CES website. Include position description, location, dates of the internship (can be flexible), and contact information, housing or transportation situation, as well as details about how to apply. If there is free or affordable housing available, that can make a huge difference to students who want to work outside of their hometowns (which is most of them!)
Details on the CES website: http://ces.williams.edu/student-opportunities/funding-research/
For further information, please contact:
Sarah Gardner, PhD
Center for Environmental Studies,