There are many options for students interested in environmental sustainability, from learning to manage a community garden or farmer’s market, to green building, to work with invasive species, community education, advocacy, or even film, art, or land trusts. We welcome you to think outside the box as you consider what kind of internship would be the most exciting combination of environmental sustainability and your other interests.
Anacostia Watershed Society – Work with a team who is committed to getting Federal, state, and local government to clean up the Anacostia River. In this internship, you will lead canoe trips and educate children and adults about environmental problems and solutions.
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Work with the USDA-wide effort to carry out President Obama’s commitment to strengthening local and regional food systems.
Earth Conservation Corps – Work with urban youth to clean up the Anacostia River
Chesapeake Climate Action Network – Join activists to address global climate change and Chesapeake Bay issues.
Common Good City Farm – Includes nutrition programs for youth. CGCF is an urban farm and education center growing food for low-income residents in Washington, DC and providing educational opportunities for all people that help increase food security, improve health, and contribute to environmental sustainability.
ECO City Farms is an educational, not-for-profit enterprise located inside the Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County, MD designed to serve as a prototype for sustainable local farming.
Montgomery Victory Gardens – One possible internship involves systematic outreach to the 700+ religious congregations in Montgomery County, MD, (within the DC area), inviting them to join the Congregational Community Gardens Network. Responsibilities include construction and implementation of surveys, research and writing of program materials and online content, data entry, on site visits and networking, and promotion, including media work.
- American Farmland Trust
- Center for Health, Environment, and Justice
- Center for Science in the Public Interest := Agriculture and nutrition policy.
- Patuxent Wildlife Refuge
- Public Citizen
- Sierra Club
- Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Urban Gardening, Agriculture, & Nutrition
- American Farmland Trust – Urban Agriculture and Farmer’s Markets
- DC’s Field to Fork Network – Find internship opportunities in Urban Agriculture and Farmers Markets through the member organizations
- Inter-American Foundation – Grassroots rural development in Latin America
- Neighborhood Farm Initiative