Environmental Studies Internships

Start doing what you’re studying by taking advantage of internship opportunities in government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and businesses in New York City. Incorporate hands-on learning in your course work. Internships in your career track give you an edge in employment and graduate school applications.
Internship Search Sites
Search "environmental," "sustainable," "conservation," etc.
Fordham University Internship Programs
Serving the City (paid internships only for Fordham students)
Project True (paid Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo internships only for Fordham students)
Student Research Program (grants available for research projects linked to internships)
Louis Calder Center (ecological research internships, contact Assistant Director, Alissa Perrone [email protected])
Fordham's Environmental Studies program has working relationships with many of the following organizations at which students have interned in the past. If a link does not go directly to the internship/volunteer page, search the site for volunteer/internship, jobs, or contact us.
NYC Government Offices
Internship and Fellowship Programs
Mayor's Office Internship Program
Office of Environmental Coordination
Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Climate and Sustainability
Office of Climate Resiliency
Department of City Planning
Department of Design and Construction
Office of Environmental Remediation
Department of Sanitation
Department of Parks and Recreation
NYC Department of Health
State and Federal Agencies, NYC offices
NY State Department of Environmental Conservation
US Environmental Protection Agency
National Park Service
Gateway National Park (NYC)
National Forest Service
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Geological Survey
National Science Foundation
United Nations, NYC Offices
UN Internship Program
UN Environmental Programme
UN Development Programme
Un Food and Agriculture Organization
UN World Health Organization
NGO Sustainability Inc
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (Climate Change/Sustainable Development)
NYC Conservation and Education Institutions
Wildlife Conservation Society (zoological parks and aquarium, see internship/volunteer pages of particular locations)
Wildlife Conservation Society (general internship search site)
Prominent Environmental Organizations in NYC
Natural Resources Defense Council
World Wildlife Fund
The Nature Conservancy
Environmental Defense Fund
Sierra Club
Bronx River Alliance
Sustainable South Bronx
Audubon Society
Student Conservation Association
Center for Humans and Nature
New York Restoration Project
The Gaia Institute
NYC Million Trees Project
Human Impacts Institute
Design Trust For Public Space
Open Space Institute
Urban Green Council (Design, Energy Efficient Building)
Citizen's Climate Lobby
Environmental New York
Lower East Side Ecology Center
Sustainable Hudson Valley
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Federated Conservationists of Westchester County
Climate Reality Project
Manhattan Battery Park
Wave Hill
Marine Park Alliance
Green Development, Sustainable Real Estate
Steven Winter Associates
WSP Built Ecology
(search "Sustainable Real Estate" or just "Sustainability")
Environmental Consulting/Renewable Energy Businesses
Environmental Justice Organizations NYC
Bronx River Alliance
WEACT For Environmental Justice
Sustainable South Bronx
The Bronx Is Blooming
New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
Just Food
NYC Community Gardens and Associations
New York Restoration Project
Urban Agriculture Organizations NYC
The Edible Academy (NY Botanical Garden)
New York Sun Works
WWOOF-World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms USA
Just Food
Bissel Community Garden (Bronx)
Public Health Offices and Organizations NYC
NYC Department of Health
LifeSci NYC Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
US Food and Drug Administration
UN World Health Organization
Un Food and Agriculture Organization
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
American Public Health Association
Society for Public Health Education
Project Horseshoe Farm-Community Health
Environmental Law NYC
Google.com (search "internship environmental law new york")
Sustainable Businesses NYC
Center For an Urban Future
Fordham University Responsible Business Coalition (contact: Michael Pirson)
She Grows It
Green Strategies, Inc.
Great Forest Sustainability Solutions
Karbone, A Renewable Energy and Environmental Markets Firm
Westchester Green Business
Fordham University Social Innovation Collaboratory
(Also search "sustainable businesses NYC" or search for NYC branches of large firms, e.g. Whole Foods)
K-12 Education NYC
The Edible Academy (NY Botanical Garden)
Bronx River Alliance Education Program
NYC Outward Bound Schools
Center for the Urban River at Beczak
Education Programs at NYC Deptartment of Parks
Education Programs at above-listed conservation organizations and zoos
Search Handshake for tutoring/internships
Search Environmental Schools + NYC borough
Environmental Consulting/Renewable Energy Businesses
Amergy Solar
Bright Power
Clean Energy Buyers Alliance
CA Rich Environmental Specialists
Summer Research Internships (paid), NYC area and elsewhere
NSF REU Program
Fordham University Louis Calder Center (Armonk, NY)
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Millbrook, NY