WORK WITH US
Now Accepting Applications for Fall & Winter 2021
WORK WITH US
Would you like to gain hands-on experience at the intersections of science, policy, advocacy, and funding? We offer full and part-time internships for current undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates. Internships are tailored to further your academic and career development. For example, you might:
Build your knowledge base in environmental policy by attending Congressional briefings, Federal Government meetings, and other educational and networking events.
Dive deep into seafood traceability by researching the movement of fish from catch to cunsumer.
Apply your technical expertise to legislative and policy analysis, or the other way around!
Build your network by organizing and leading discussions with partners, thought leaders, and experts.
Publish articles under your name to build a repertoire of writing samples.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Internships consist of three core components:
1. Research Project
Are you looking to build your repertoire of writing samples? Produce policy analyses? Arrange a seminar or discussion group on a specific environmental issue? Develop a tool? We can work something out, and are happy to arrange for course credit when applicable.
What sector of the environmental science/policy community are you most interested in? Chances are, we'd like to meet them too. You'll arrange and lead informational interviews with foundations, NGOs, for-profits, or government agencies to support your Capstone Project and build both of our networks.
3. Tracking Activities and Actions
You'll track activities in your focus area across the research, advocacy and government sectors and share insights with the Virgil team, and possibly with the public.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, internships will be conducted virtually for the foreseeable future.
Interested in interning with us? Follow these steps:
Internship Alumni Testimonials:
Policy Analyst Intern, Winter 2020-2021
Focus Area: Forced labor in seafood supply chains and science policy during presidential transitions
“Me, a political science student who focuses on comparative politics, took an internship with Virgil Group, an environmental consulting firm that did not seem a first glance to align with my interests. But yet, this was one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences of my life. So no matter what your major or career history is, Virgil is definitely the place for you.”
From Brendan: Issue brief on forced labor in seafood supply chains (link coming soon)
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Virgil Group is an equal opportunity employer. We know that diversity is critical to making headway on the intractable environmental issues of our day, and are committed to doing our part to develop a more diverse workforce. We encourage individuals with diverse academic and work backgrounds, women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community and people who identify with other underrepresented groups to join our team.