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The websites of the following organizations in New York City list current internship and employment opportunities which past and current students have taken advantage of.

Majors can complete an internship (4-6 hrs per week) for credit in the required senior thesis course, ENVP 4000-Research Seminar, using the internship as a case study in the research thesis. This course is offered every spring semester only. With the permission of the program director, an internship done in the preceding semester or summer may be used in the course.

The following internship and empolyment search engines are available.
Student Conservation Association

Most program internships have been completed at the following organizations, especially the Bronx River Alliance, at which students have also found seasonal, part time or full time employment.
Bronx River Alliance
New York Botanical Garden

Internship and employment opportunities are also available at the following organizations in New York City.

Sustainable South Bronx

Natural Resources Defense Council
Sierra Club: NY City Chapter
NYC Million Trees Project
Human Impacts Institute

Green Urban Planning and Housing Renovation in the Bronx (e.g., renovation of Edgar Allan Poe Park, apartment complex LEED certification and green space creation)
Fordham University Neighborhood Housing Program (Rose Hill Apartments, West Farms Housing, etc; contact Joseph Muriana, Associate VP for Government Relations,
Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation
Mosholu Preservation Corporation

The following site provides a comprehensive list of environmental organizations in the city.
TreeBranch Network

The Fordham Community Service Office assists students in arranging internships in urban ecology and environmental justice at the Crotona Park Nature Center, Bainbridge Urban Garden, Bissel Community Gardens, and Sustainable South Bronx. See internship descriptions. Students may also consult the Global Outreach Program, which organizes environmental projects such as "Go Mohawk."

Internships in organic agriculture in the area are available with the following organizations.
WWOOF-World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms USA
Just Food-CSA in NYC
Bronx Bainbridge Urban Garden
Bronx Bissel Community Gardens

Manhattan Battery Urban Farm
NYC Community Gardens List

Internships in nutrition and public health can be sought through Fordham's Pre-Health Program:
Pre-Health Program Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

Internships and jobs in business can be sought at the following businesses.
Sustainable Business Network, New York City
Westchester Green Business Challenge
Great Forest Sustainability Solutions
Karbone, A Renewable Energy and Environmental Markets Firm

Environmental design internships and employment (architecture, landscape design, urban planning) can be sought at one of the city's many respected firms of architecture and landscape design, city government departments, and non-profit community development organizations.
NY City Dept. of City Planning

NY City Dept. of Design and Construction
NY State Energy Research and Development Authority
Design Trust for Public Space
Gaia Institute

Students have completed internships and worked at a number of environmental engineering firms.
AltPower (CEO is a Fordham graduate)

The following site provides a list of environmental organizations in Westchester County north of the city.
Federated Conservationists of Westchester County

Internships and employment are also available in the greater city area at the following state and federal government agencies.
New York State Government Internship Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey

Paid summer research internships in the United States and around the world are available in the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (stipend of $3000-4000 plus expenses).
NSF REU Program

Paid and unpaid summer internships are available in the New York City area and beyond.
Mianus River Gorge Preserve
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
NYC Department of Parks
Student Conservation Association
Eco-Practicum in the Catskill Mountains, NY (unpaid)
New York State Government Internship Program
World Wildlife Fund

The following internship and employment opportunties are available in Washington, D.C.
Center for American Progress
League of Conservation Voters
National Council for Science and the Environment 

The following semester long, training internship with Greenpeace in Washington, D.C. or San Francisco is available.
Greenpeace Organizing Term

The following organizations provide internships with study abroad.
Global Engagement Studies Institute

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