Environmental & Sustainability

Are you ready to gain hands-on experience helping protect, sustain, and advocate for resources, wildlife, and rare environments in Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaiʻi, South Africa, or Thailand? We can help you uncover your passions and build your career in sustainability as you work in unique settings, from labs to beaches to rural villages. As an intern, your role might include monitoring and collecting of plant and species, record keeping, data analyzing, and researching. You might also engage in administration and advocacy work aimed at creating a more sustainable planet.

Environmental & Sustainability internships available in these countries

Intern in Barcelona

Below are a few sample Environmental & Sustainability placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Environmental Intern

Work in a dynamic environment and be a part of a young team that is constantly changing and implementing innovation in the vibrant city of Barcelona. Work on mini-projects involving the electricity sector and production. Perform tasks such as analyzing other businesses in the electricity sector, and also in the service industry. This will help to improve customer relations and to find ways to implement changes in the Spanish market.

Environmental Engineering Intern

Gain professional experience in environmental engineering in the vibrant city of Barcelona. Interns in the past have had the opportunity to optimize the energy production processes, support projects of energy and audit integration and put their knowledge of the SCADA integration to use.

Environmental Engineering Intern

Explore the Barcelona lifestyle while you elevate your professional skills in environmental engineering. You’ll perform market analysis of IT energy management systems in EU and U.S. markets, identifying the main competitors and creating a roadmap proposal for future market expansion.

Intern in Brisbane

Below are a few sample Environmental & Sustainability placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Health and Safety and Environmental Consulting Intern in Brisbane

Gain experience in technical risk management working with some of Australia’s leading consultancies in the field of occupational health and safety and environmental consulting. Assist with environmental monitoring, both indoor and outdoor, as well as conduct tests to evaluate risk. Develop a nuanced understanding of hydraulic systems, waste classification, hazardous material management, and HVAC systems, among others. Hone essential business skills, such as cost estimation and customer invoicing, while also spending time in the lab, assisting with water quality assessments, treatment reviews, and writing lab reports.

Environment and Sustainability Intern in Brisbane

Environment and sustainability internships in Brisbane provide you with some of the many technical, analytical, interpersonal, and scientific skills that comprise an experienced professional in the field. Prepare yourself for a fulfilling career by assisting with research, analyzing laboratory data, monitoring systems, and assessing landscapes. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the field, interns are placed in a variety of organizations spanning multiple sectors, including health, education, wildlife reserves and animal rehabilitation, various conservation organizations, and research institutions.

Intern in Chiang Mai

Below are a few sample Environmental & Sustainability placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Environmental Protection Intern in Thai Village

Focus on planting trees and other conservation work in a community forest. The exact work depends on the time of year, but you could plant saplings, work on cloning trees, or construct water retention areas. All of this work is done in a rural Thai village, where everyday, you will interact with local Thai people as they work with you.

Environmental Education Intern in Thai Village

Education around protecting the environment is critical in rural locations. You’ll work in a small Thai village helping to educate the community around the importance of conservation. Classes will be held for students at the primary and middle schools, and community talks will be given around town.

Sustainability Intern in Thai Village

Focus on sustainable community development by working on community outreach programs that improve the lives of all those in the village. In addition to your work improving the community, you will do basic conservation work, including the planting of trees and firebreak construction.

Intern in Ecuador

Below are a few sample Environmental & Sustainability placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Environmental Education Intern at Organic Farm

Your work on an organic farm is part agriculture, part education. In your first role, you’ll focus on reforestation through seed collection, nursery plant production, plant monitoring, and garden maintenance. In your second role, you’ll educate the local community—specifically children—on the importance of environmental sustainability.

Sustainability Practices Intern at Women's Eco-Lodge

Work with a Quechua women’s organization outside Quito on sustainable farming techniques, eco-lodge maintenance, and reforestation projects. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to support this group through social media to market their jewelry and other handgoods. You’ll be involved in all aspects of the project, but you can specialize in certain areas.

Indigenous Community Support Intern at Local Sustainability Project

There are a wide variety of tasks possible at this internship to work with a local indigenous community outside of Quito. You can staff their eco-tourism lodge, promote environmentally friendly trips and lead tours, or work with the Ministry of the Environment’s research project on agroforestry and reforestation. Finally, you can work with cacao farmers on their environmentally friendly farming techniques.

Intern in New Zealand

Below are a few sample Environmental & Sustainability placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Pest Control Intern at Wildlife Sanctuary

Work in a variety of capacities at this great New Zealand sanctuary. You will focus on pest control, checking vehicles, timber, and potting mixes to make sure they are free of pests. This also includes the removal or certain trees and other plants, plus educating visitors and maintaining the vehicles and tools that are used here.

Wild Life Sanctuary Intern

You’ll do everything from helping maintain the building and facilities to creating best practices for visitor safety. You will also focus on flora and fauna restoration, as well as working with visitors as they learn in the beautiful wildlife sanctuary.

Intern in South Africa

Below are a few sample Environmental & Sustainability placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Sustainable Development Intern

Focus on biodiversity, economic development, energy solutions, and wildlife preservation all at once while you gain valuable professional skills in a unique location. This is the internship for you if you want to pursue a career in sustainability and are paying close attention to social, economic, or environmental issues.

Environmental Science Intern

Have an educational background in environmental science and a passion for the outdoors? This internship combines both. You’ll aid in the effort to prevent poaching, promote sustainable fishing in protected waters, and preserve the country’s biodiversity.

Conservation Intern in National Park

Gain exposure to a national park in a unique location in South Africa while focusing on conservation. You’ll use your knowledge to help protect and preserve nature’s beauty by educating visitors, leading visitors on guided tours, and performing basic research tasks.

Intern in Sydney

Below are a few sample Environmental & Sustainability placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Environmental Engineering Intern at Environmental Policy Company

You’ll work with an environmental policy company as a sustainability engineering intern. You’ll work on internal training sessions and data analysis, and spend time in the field when necessary. The company works to reduce the carbon footprint by enacting legislation, consulting other companies, and providing educational materials on the importance of sustainability for everyone.

Business Development Intern for Environmental Sustainability Consulting NGO

This non-governmental organization works to raise awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability and how businesses can play a role. The organization provides companies with information on their current environmental footprint and how they can improve it. Among other tasks, you’ll do research, write reports, and help with event management.

Analysis Intern for Energy Auditing Company

Work for an environmental consultancy firm that specializes in accessing energy efficiencies at different projects around Australia. You’ll use state of the art software to help codify how a project is doing, and create easy to understand presentations for other teams. You must have ESD software experience and be able to communicate well.

Intern in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Environmental & Sustainability placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Agricultural Strategies Intern at a Local Non-Profit

Work with an organization that helps local farmers develop safe farming techniques in a landscape that is still riddled with unexploded munitions. An Intern at this organization can expect to assist with the logistics of training programs for local farmers, resource assistance, and introducing more sustainable and high-yield crops. Tasks include data collection, project logistics, and other administrative tasks.

Sustainability Intern at Non-profit

Assist with development of projects that support reducing emissions, deforestation and forest degradation, and helping communities sustainably maintain their forests. Assist with writing and editing website and newsletter articles related to climate change, forest management and the environment.

Sustainability Intern at a Renewable Energy Non-Profit

Work with a large international non-profit that works toward reducing poverty and increasing sustainability of local communities across the globe, operating in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Assist with a team of local and international advisors who go into the local community to give them tools, knowledge and connections needed to increase their income and become empowered to sustain their own successes. This intern will work directly with the department focused on agriculture, renewable energy, and water, sanitation & hygiene.