The Environmental Studies Department is committed to mentoring students on internship opportunities that relate to their studies and areas of research. We do this through providing in-house internship advising with our ES Coordinator, administering an ES internship stipend program, distribution of internship opportunities through our website and via our weekly newsletter, cultivation of internship opportunities with external organizations and Colby alumni, and maintenance of a database where past ES students have interned.
A Sampling of ES Majors and Their Internships
The first stop when students are considering summer internships within their field of interest, should be with the ES Coordinator, Lindsey Cotter-Hayes. Lindsey is available for appointments to advise on resume building, selecting an internship that matches academic interests, for help in connecting with various environmental agencies, and other non-academic advising. You can find Lindsey in Diamond 110B or at [email protected].
Internship Announcements and Information
Read ES Newsletters with plenty of job and internship listings. If you want to receive the weekly ES newsletter regularly or get ideas to help jump-start your search, contact Lindsey Cotter-Hayes, the ES Department Coordinator.
The Environmental Studies Department has funding to support domestic and international environmental internships during Jan Plan and summer break. This opportunity is available only to Environmental Studies majors. Each internship grant award amount will depend on the nature of the internship, the anticipated budget, the financial needs of the applicant, and the availability of other resources including the employer’s ability to provide partial compensation. Consistent with the Colby Career Center policy, the Environmental Studies Department funding is intended to help cover supplemental costs that students may incur (such as travel, housing, and food expenses) and not serve as a source for compensation. Funding cannot be used for academic field programs. Funding applications for JanPlan internships are due the first Friday in November and the first Sunday in April for summer internships. Applications should be sent to [email protected]. Applicants should include all materials in one PDf document except for your reference document. For more information on the application process and requirements see Application Process and Requirements for ES Internship Grants. DavisConnects also has a variety of endowed funds for which ES students might be eligible here.