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Real-world experience combatting climate change with world-class organizations

The EI Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. students to explore career opportunities and engage in real-world applications of environmental research.  

Internships run for ten weeks, typically from June to August each summer.

Positions are primarily located in Virginia and Washington, D.C., with a range of approaches represented. Interns in the past have worked with government agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies in the field. Internships are full-time positions and are appropriately compensated.  

The Institute partners with the UVA Career Center to create this opportunity for students.

To Apply

Applications are open to students in good standing at the University of Virginia. Requirements for applications are specified in the information for each individual posting.

To get started: Click on the company of interest below to learn more about the EI internship specific to the organization. By clicking, applicants will be sent directly to the posting for that internship, where application requirements are posted. (Note that Handshake is required.)

Applicants may apply for no more than two internships.

Additional Requirements

Upon successful completion of the internship, participants must submit a one-page reflection.

For Questions

For questions regarding any aspect of the internship program, including requirements, qualifications, and expectations, email


Summer 2024 EI Internship opportunities

All positions for Summer 2024 have been filled.

Want to know more about Internships in the climate change field?

For companies, organizations, and individuals interested in offering internships in the environmental field(s) to students, please contact

Jasmyn Photo at UVA

Read Jasmyn's reflections on her internship with the Department of Energy.

Achana in DC

Read Archana's first-hand account of her internship with the Environmental Defense Fund.