Environmental Policy Internships
Our students build on the professional curriculum offered at the Monterey Institute over the summer and during the academic year by participating in internships at a variety of government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private businesses.
We have developed relationships with a variety of local organizations where students work at paid and unpaid internships throughout the year. We also offer special programs that provide opportunities for students to earn a semester’s worth of academic credit while working full-time with leading environmental organizations. All of these internships help students gain professional experience, make valuable contacts in their field, and often lead directly to job offers.
A fully-funded fellowship with top marine organizations during the summer. Available to Ocean and Coastal Resource Management students.
An intense three-week professional training program, followed by a practicum component which consists of three to nine months of fieldwork with a development organization.
Work as junior staff members for a public policy or social change organization.
In recent years, environmental policy students have interned for a wide variety of local, national, and international organizations. Below you can browse a cross-section of these organizations within four subject areas:
- Business, Sustainability, and Development
- Energy and Climate Change
- Marine and Land Conservation
- General Environmental Policy and Planning
- Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)
- Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA)
- Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Sustainability Intern
- Sustainability Academy
- Environmental Protection Agency, Lean and the Environment Initiative, Washington, D.C.
- Sierra Nevada Alliance
- World Bank, Environmental Economics and Development Policy, Washington, D.C.
- American Environmental and Agricultural, Inc, Beijing, China
- The Becky Fund, Peru
- Choice Humanitarian
- International Institute for Environment and Development, Sustainable Markets Group, London
- World Conservation Union (IUCN), Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, Gland, Switzerland
- Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR
- California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA
- Environmental Protection Agency, Sustainable Water Infrastructure, San Francisco, CA
- Global Green, Climate Change Section, Washington, D.C.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program, Washington, D.C.
- Oregon Natural Desert Association, Climate Program, Bend, OR
- Big Sur Land Trust
- Blue Ocean Film Festival
- Center for Ocean Solutions
- Elkhorn Slough Foundation
- Friends of the Sea Otter
- Hilton Bialek Habitat
- Monterey Bay Aquarium – Seafood Watch
- Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
- Ocean Champions
- The Otter Project
- Surfrider Foundation
- Conservation International, Center for Conservation and Government, Arlington, Virginia
- National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D.C.
- United States Dept. of State, The Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science, Washington, D.C.
- WWF, Washington, D.C.
- Ecodecision, Quito, Ecuador
- Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN), Buenos Aires, Argentina
- The Nature Conservancy, Marine Programs, Bali, Indonesia
- World Conservation Union (IUCN), Species Trade and Use Unit, Cambridge, UK
- Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
- Denise Duffy & Associates
- Monterey Regional Waste Management District
- NASA Office of External Relations, Washington, D.C
- United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Chemicals, Waste, and Environmental Governance, Geneva, Switzerland
- Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Geneva, Switzerland