WORK WITH US
Now Accepting Applications for Summer & Fall 2022
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? 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 research.
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?
Email your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to
Internship Alumni Testimonials:
Policy Analyst Intern, Summer 2021
Focus Area: Political Dynamics of Regional Fishery Management Organizations
“My time as an intern at the Virgil Group improved my policy analysis skills and increased my
confidence in my ability to enter the policy sphere upon graduation and be successful. I could
not recommend this internship enough. Everyone at Virgil is a pleasure to work with and is so
helpful guiding you in your work and providing you advice on your post-undergraduate career.”
From Rachel: Issue brief on Disentangling Sustainability, Equitability and Power Dynamics of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
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If you are a Subject Matter Expert in environmental policy (3+ years professional experience in a specific area) and would like to be considered for hourly contracts on a rolling basis, please send a cover letter detailing your area(s) of expertise, resume and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.