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Environment & Sustainability

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Have you dreamed of joining the action on Capitol Hill? Perhaps you want to see what life is like at a top company. Or maybe you’d like experience working in the field with endangered species.  EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization.

The Switzer Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. The Fellowship provides a $15,000 cash award for academic study, leadership training, access to a vibrant network of over 570 Switzer Fellowship alums, and opportunities for professional development during the Fellowship year and beyond.

Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) PERC offers a wide range of fellowships. The overarching goals of the various fellowships are to (a) expose new scholars, students, environmental entrepreneurs, journalists, and policy makers to free market environmentalism; (b) allow scholars already familiar with free market environmentalism to find new applications, and © generate research output, which can be published in various venues to help further demonstrate how property rights and markets are working to provide environmental quality.

EPA STAR Graduate Fellowships   EPA's Science To Achieve Results (STAR) graduate fellowship program supports masters and doctoral candidates in environmental studies. Each year, students in the United States compete for STAR fellowships through a rigorous review process. Students can pursue degrees in traditionally recognized environmental disciplines.  Benefits of an EPA STAR Fellowship include up to $44,000 per year, which includes $12,000 per year for tuition and fees, $27,000 per year in a monthly stipend, and an annual expense allowance of $5,000. Masters level students can receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students can be supported for a maximum of three years with funding available, under certain circumstances, over a period of four years.

Green Corp Field School for Environmental Organizing Founded in 1992, Green Corps is a nonprofit organization devoted to training the environmental organizers and activists of tomorrow. Participants in Green Corps’ one-year, full-time Field School for Environmental Organizing gain hands-on experience in urgent environmental campaigns, intensive classroom training and career placements in positions with leading environmental groups.

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship - A unique educational experience for graduate students who have an interest in ocean, costal, and Great Lakes resources and in the nation policy decisions affecting those regions.

UN Office for Sustainable Development  3- to 6-month post-graduate internships at the UNOSD offices in Incheon, South Korea.   Good oral and written command of English is essential. Knowledge of any other of the UN officials languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian), or Korean, would be a significant asset.