Are you passionate about the environment and want to apply your scientific skills and knowledge to a career in the government? Consider exploring opportunities in the US Government. One agency that offers many internship opportunities for students in the sciences is the Environmental Protection Agency!
The EPA offers paid internship opportunities that provide students the opportunity to conduct administrative as well as technical work in areas such as life sciences, program or policy analysis, and engineering. To learn more about students’ experience with the EPA, check out these student intern blogs:
- On this Campus, the Rain Works
- Terps Leave Tinier Water Footprints
- An Internship that Wasn’t a Waste
- We Can All Benefit from Learning More About Our Environment
- (A Student’s) Green Shopping Guide
- Green Your Dorm (or Home!) with Our Back to School Pinterest Board
- The Intern Experience
If an internship isn’t right for you, there are also volunteer opportunities, and for graduate students there are fellowship, scholarship and post-doctoral opportunities available for students, including opportunities in policy and public health.
To learn about other ways you can apply your science skills and knowledge to a career in the US Government, visit the Pathways website. There is also a resource that lets you explore career options in the US government by major. Check it out here to learn more about career opportunities that might be a fit for you!