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Internships

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.

2. Meetings/Interviews

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:

1. Complete our online questionnaire

2. Email your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to internships@virgilgroup.com 

Internship Alumni Testimonials:

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Fadilah Khan

Policy Analyst Intern, Spring 2021

Focus Area: Indigenous knowledge in enviornmental management.

“Virgil Group has taught me a lot about policy-making and environmental science. This internship opened a whole new world for me! It was one of the best experiences I’ve had and will definitely be an influential factor in my life.”

From Fadilah: Issue brief on utilization of indigenous knowledge in environmental management (link coming soon) 

Current Vacancies

None at this time; please check back soon!

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.