The Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change (ESCC) Internship Program is a multi-stakeholder program that places students in research and project teams, while simultaneously providing professional development and enrichment training.

The program is a partnership between the Office of Sustainability, the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES), Washington University Climate Change Program (WUCCP), and the Environmental Studies Program.

When a student joins our internship program, they obtain professional experiences outside of the classroom that provide additional skills and learning experiences. In addition, the internships allow students opportunities to interact with alumni and showcase their research and project outcomes. These activities are just a few of the experiences that enhance their effectiveness and strategically position them for a range of careers in the sustainability field.

The ESCC Internship Program grew out of the internship program coordinated by the Office of Sustainability (OOS) since 2011. Today, in conjunction with our university partners we continue to educate and prepare the next generation of leaders and researchers in energy, environment and sustainability.

ESCC Internship Program Partners


The WashU Climate Change program expands scientific research, and education of climate change by connecting a global network of institutions, scholars, practitioners, and community members.

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies’ Impact Internship places students within organizations in the St. Louis area, engaging with the environmental issues that impact people’s lives every day.




The International Center for Environment, Energy and Sustainability (INCEES) seeks to catalyze and coordinate university wide, regional, and international collaborative research. 


Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) is a team of staff and students charged with providing the vision, strategy, and leadership for advancing operational and cultural sustainability efforts at WashU.


Tyson Research Center

Tyson Conservation Corps

A field station with laboratories, experimental facilities, and 2,000 acres of land, Tyson provides opportunities for multi-scale research and educational programs.


The Living Earth Collaborative

Living Earth Collaborative

The center aims to unite the world’s top minds in the intercontinental field of biodiversity in order to ensure the future of earth’s species in their many forms.