WashU Students: Join Us This Summer!

Still looking for summer internships in the St. Louis area? We have you covered!

Our student associate program is one of the highest impact internship programs at WashU in terms of the caliber of work students produce; professional development and leadership training provided to prepare students for high-impact lives and careers; and the number of students served.

While the location and affiliation of the internships listed below vary, all summer associates enrolled in the program will get together on a weekly basis to benefit from a series of professional developments and enrichment activities. Past summer cohorts have gotten the opportunity to tour local organizations and hear from green business owners, visit the Tyson’ Living Learning Center, one of the first certified Living Buildings in the world, attend summer seminars, participate in hands-on waste sorting education activities, and much more.

This summer, our multi-stakeholder internship program includes opportunities offered by InCEES (International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability), Environmental Studies and the Office of Sustainability.

If you are looking to engage in St. Louis beyond our programs, an Internship Fair will be hosted on campus this Thursday, February 28. The event will be a unique opportunity to mingle with environmental-justice focused community organizations, who will be coming to campus to deliver a pitch to students outlining their work, and open internships for the summer and/or school year. Students will have time for more casual conversations with organization staff over ice cream from Clementine’s Creamery.

Environmental Studies – Community Internships with Local Organizations

Application deadline: February 28
Pay starts at $10/hour
Commitment: depends on organization
Internship dates: depends on organization
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The Environmental Studies Community Internship program places WashU students in local non-profit organizations or governments to advance sustainability, equity and environmental stewardship in the St. Louis region. This summer, students will have the opportunity to work with the Sierra Club on environmental advocacy, collect conservation & trail use data with Great Rivers Greenway, protect rivers with Missouri Coalition for the environment, or create a handbook of sustainability standards for the City of University City!

International Center for Environment, Energy and Sustainability – collaborative Research

Application deadline: March 8, 5p
Financial support available
Commitment: 40 hours/week
Internship dates: May 27 to August 2
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InCEES seeks to catalyze and coordinate university wide, regional, and international collaborative research in the areas of energy, environment and sustainability. Summer internships will expose students and future investigators to research in a lab or field-based setting and further their interest. Applicants must propose a project and identify a research mentor prior to completing application.

Office of Sustainability – Reduce the Impact of WashU’s Campus Operations

Application deadline: March 31
starts at $10/hour
: 37.5 hours/week, Monday through Friday
Internship dates: June-August
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Student Associates will work collaboratively in groups on a broad range of projects including renewable energy, alternative transportation, waste diversion, sustainable food and dining, green buildings, green offices program, etc. This summer, Student Associates will have the unique opportunity to assist the Office of Sustainability in moving from their current location on the South 40 to their new location in the Schnuck Pavilion, on the East End of campus!