For Current Students

Jobs, Internships, and Opportunities

Internships are Key

A way to work, learn, and give back to the community.  A way to increase your work experience.  And a way to explore your options for a career or studies after graduation from Ithaca College.  Internships and work experience are considered to be a vital part of the Department of Environmental Studies and Science that all students are encouraged to fit into their academic schedule either during a semester or over a summer term.

Forms for designing your internship:

Forms you and your internship supervisor will need to submit for evaluation and close-out of your internship:

Want to look at a convenient collection of national job listings? ENVS has just purchased a subscription to's "Green Job Seeker" newsletter. It's a fabulous resource for internships, research opps, job postings (from entry level to senior exec), career support, ideas for where your future might lie. A hard copy newspaper will arrive every other month and go to the Student Resource Room (Will 207), and you can access an on-line version at any time to look for inspiration and direction.  If you'd like to view the online version and do not have the password, contact Carol Hansen.


On the hunt for a job/internship but don't know where to start? Look here for great postings on available positions, organizations and businesses to look into, and for a look at what's happening in the field!

IC has access to a massive internship search engine

Join these listservs to get updates about jobs in the environmental field:

Search engines for environmental-related jobs and internships: is a database to find a variety of jobs in all field of study

Organizations with their own internships and jobs: The Oceans Campus offers a wide range of wildlife courses, designed to take passionate, enthusiastic gap year students, volunteers, Interns and travelers on life-changing journeys through South Africa’s amazing wildlife kingdom. See more at: The National Science Foundation offers funded internships or REUs in a variety of fields including the natural, physical and social sciences. The Student Conservation Association offers expense-paid internships in conservation in national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks all over the United States. An excellent stepping stone to federal agencies and organizations like the National Park Service, Forest Service, and U.S. Geological Survey. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Internship Program in Environmental Studies offers students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education, working on projects in terrestrial, atmospheric, and estuarine environmental research. The Nauture Conservancy offers jobs that are located in all 50 states and in more than thirty countries. (wings) Audubon Wings is an internship program for current students and recent graduates to help shape a healthy environment for the future of our birds. The National Audubon Society offers a variety of jobs that work within the environment and with human-environment connections that have a goal to better the planet.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer with the American Conservation Experience, a non-profit conservation crops offering opportunities to take part in challenging outdoor projects in the National Parks, National Forests, and wilderness areas in the Western U.S. Contribute to the growing body of knowledge surrounding conservation. by volunteering at their field sites in Costa Rica, Galapagos, Mexico, and Yellowstone.

Some internships from the Columbia student opportunties website...

Ecology and environmental studies

Marine Biology- Internships and Courses 


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