Environmental Studies January and Summer Internship Stipends
The Environmental Studies Program has limited funds to support several environmental internship stipends annually. The amount of money available for each stipend will depend on the nature of the internship, the anticipated budget and financial needs of the applicant, and the availability of other resources including the employer's ability to provide partial compensation. Applications should be submitted to Lia Morris, 208 Diamond,
email@example.com by November 19 for Jan Plan internships or April 22 for summer internships.
Criteria for Environmental Internship
Preference for ES/P majors, ES minors/concentrations
Current seniors are eligible for January stipends only
Internship should be related to environmental science or policy coursework
Preference for students interning in humanitarian, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations
Applicants must be in good academic standing
Summer internships require a minimum of 350 hours, cannot exceed 40 hours a week and must comply with Federal wage and hour laws
Applications should include the following:
A written proposal describing the organization sponsoring the internship, the internship responsibilities, and the relationship of the internship to environmental science or policy coursework and to your future career goals;
A letter of recommendation from a Colby faculty member;
A current resume;
A budget proposal listing projected income (including wages, stipends, family contribution, gifts and other) and projected expenses (including transportation, housing, utilities, food, and other); and
A letter or other communication from the sponsoring organization confirming the internship.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the criteria above. Successful applicants will be awarded their stipends pending their agreement to the terms of the award.
1. Write a report on your experience appropriate for posting on the ES website and inclusion in our annual reports to the Mellon Foundation.
2. Submit three digital photographs of you “in action” at your internship. These photos will enhance the ES Program website and other materials we may prepare on the internship program.
3. Ask your internship site supervisor to write a letter evaluating your performance at the end of the internship.
4. Give a presentation describing your internship experience when you return to Colby. Your presentation will be part of the Environmental Studies Program lunchtime talks.