Internships in Environmental Studies add first-hand experience by
getting students out of the classroom and into environmental work.
Internship locations are varied, but all involve at least 100 hours
of service (paid or unpaid), in the summer or during the school
Internship database: This resource contains a list of +150
organizations where ENVS majors have done their internships and
their thoughts on their experiences. It is meant to help students
find a potential institution to do their internship, however,
students should feel free to contact organizations that are not
currently part of the database.
Please, remember that your internship needs to be pre-approved by the
Program Assistant Director. In order to have access to the internship database
you will need to be a declared ENVS major. You can use your Tufts
username and password to access the database. If you have questions
or issues accessing the database, please send an email to environmentalstudies(@tufts.edu).
To complete your Environmental Studies Internship:
Before doing the internship you must
contact the Program Assistant Director to gain
approval of your proposed internship
Do the internship (paid or unpaid). Take some pictures to use in
your poster or to be posted in the Environmental Studies
Fill out the
Summary Form and email it to environmentalstudies(@tufts.edu)
with the subject "Internship evaluation_student name."
Your description will be kept on file, to help other students explore options for
their own internships.
Students are required to sign up for ENV 99 after
completing their internship. Students who complete their
internship during the Spring/Summer are required to sign up for
ENV99 the following Fall semester. Students who complete their
internship in the Fall/Winter must sign up for ENV 99 in the
following Spring. For example, if you complete your internship
in December 2014, you must enroll in ENV 99 in the Spring 2015
semester. ENV 99 is a "no credit" class. If you are a Senior doing your internship during the last semester before graduation you may enroll in ENV 99 that semester.
All ENV 99 students are required
to complete a poster of their work at the end of the internship (poster template
and an example can be downloaded here), which they will
present at a symposium. You can print your poster at the Tisch
Library's Digital Design Studio for a small fee.
The internship symposium for Fall 2018 is scheduled for:
November 5, 2018
Science and Engineering Complex Atrium (by Kindlevan Café)
Funding resources for unpaid internships >