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Discussion Groups

We host small, closed-door discussions to tackle specific environmental research, conservation, and policy issues.  Participation is by invitation only; if you are interested please contact


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 helping an importer trace their product from catch to customs.

  • Gain experience in applying for grants and building interdisciplinary partnerships.

  • Apply your technical expertise to legislative and policy analysis, or the other way around!

  • Build your network by organizing and leading discussions with clients, thought leaders, and experts.

  • Publish articles under your name to build a repertoire of writing samples.

Internships consist of three core components:

1. Capstone 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. Stakeholder 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. Building Diversity & Capacity

No matter where you are in your career, you are in a position to help others.  Let's figure out how to share our knowledge and recruit a more diverse, powerful workforce to serve as our colleagues, and one day stand on our shoulders to solve problems we haven't foreseen.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, internships will be conducted virtually for the foreseeable future.

Diversity is critical to making headway on the intractable environmental issues of our day, and we are committed to doing our part to develop a diverse workforce.  We encourage students with diverse academic and work backgrounds, women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community and people who identify with other underrepresented groups to intern with us.

Interested in interning with us? Click here to fill out a quick questionnaire then email your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to and we will be in touch shortly!

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