2015 Internships and Research

2015 Internships and Research (as of June 8, 2015)

Masters students at F&ES are required to undertake an internship or independent research project between the first and second years of their degree program. Our students work all over the world every summer in a range of sectors and practice areas.
Business and Industry
  • Adidas Group, Sustainability Intern, MA
  • Adidas Group, Sustainability Intern, MA
  • BASF, The Chemical Company, Summer Associate, NC
  • Behavioural Insights Team, Summer Fellow, New York and UK
  • California Environmental Associates, Packard Environmental Fellow, CA
  • Coalition for Green Capital (CGC), Summer Intern, NY
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Legrand, CA and Mexico                                
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Adidas Group, Shanghai, China
  • Elevation Workshop (ELEV), Architectural Intern, Beijing, China
  • Herman Miller Inc, Sustainability Intern, MI
  • ICF International, Energy Advisory and Solutions, VA
  • Innosight, Summer Associate, MA
  • New Belgium Brewing Company, Sustainability and Strategic Development Intern, CO
  • Oasys Water, Supply Chain Intern, MA
  • Pacific Gas and Electric, MBA Summer Intern, CA
  • Pacific Gas and Electric, Summer Intern, CA
  • Patagonia, Corporate Development Intern, CA
  • Rabobank, Renewable Energy Project Finance, NY
  • Royal Caribbean, Environmental Stewardship Intern, FL
  • SustainAbility, Research Intern, CA
  • Terrapin Bright Green, Intern, NY
  • The Forestland Group, Charles Collins Conservation Forestry Intern, NC and Belize
  • Unilever, MBA Summer Internship: Associate Brand Manager, NJ
  • UNIQUE Forestry & Land Use GmbH, Climate Division Intern, Freiburg, Germany and Changsha, China
  • Urban Green Energy (UGE), Business Development Intern Beijing, China
  • Water Smart Software, Product Development Intern, CA
  • Yale Investments Office, Summer Research Associate, CT
  • ZS Associates, Business Analyst Intern, Tokyo, Japan

Education
  • Ceridwen Farm in Devon, Volunteer Farmer, Shutesbury
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Vassar College, NY
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Research Assistant, New Delhi, India
  • Malewa Trust, Voi, Kenya
  • Yale University, Research Assistant, CT
  • Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Research Assistant, CT
  • Yale Center of Environmental Law and Policy, Intern, CT
  • Yale School Forests, School Forest Apprentice, CT

Government and Public Sector
  • Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, Intern, MT
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Climate Policy Intern, CT
  • Council on Environmental Quality, Intern in Office of Land & Water Ecosystems, DC
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, City of Palo Alto Municipal Commission, CA
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, CA
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, NY
  • National Parks Business Plan Internship, OH
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Summer intern, NY
  • New York Green Bank, Investment Associate, NY
  • San Francisco Planning Department, Urban Forestry & the Nature Economy Intern, CA
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program     Summer Intern, Apia, Samoa
  • United States Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy International Team Intern, D.C.
  • United States House Committee on Natural Resources, Intern, DC
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency, Intern, DC
  • The World Bank Group, Intern, DC
  • Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails, Natural Resource Management Intern, WY

Law
  • Beveridge and Diamond, Summer Associate, DC
  • Cuddy & Feder, LLC, Summer Associate, NY
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, Intern, NY

NGOs and Other Non-Profits
  • Agricultural Stewardship Association, Intern, NY
  • American Farmland Trust, Intern, MA
  • Beijing Forestry Society, Intern, Beijng, China
  • Burrenbeo Trust, Intern, Kinvara, Ireland
  • Conservation International, Intern, DC
  • Conservation Society of Pohnpei, Intern, Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia
  • Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Trail Gap Management Coordinator, CO
  • FAO, Summer intern, Ciudad de Panama, Panama
  • IMAZON, Research Intern, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • CIFOR, Research Intern, Goias and Java, Indonesia
  • Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments (ICTE), Researcher in Land Conservation, Ranomafana, Madagascar
  • International Food and Policy Research Institute, Intern, DC              
  • LA Waterkeeper, Intern, CA
  • Mexican Civil Council for Sustainable Forestry (CCMSS), Intern, Mexico City, Mexico
  • National Audubon Society, Social Media Intern, NY
  • National Parks Conservation Association, Research Intern, AK         
  • Natural Resource Defense Council, International Climate Policy and India Climate Policy Intern, DC
  • New Canaan Land Trust, Summer Stewardship Program Coordinator and Legal Intern, CT
  • New Haven Land Trust, Education/Outreach Coordinator, CT
  • Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative, Project Manager, WY
  • Rocky Mountain Institute, Energy Practice Intern, CO
  • Sierra Business Council Project Associate, CA
  • SPREP (Secretariat of the Pacific Region Environmental Programme), Climate Finance and Adaptation Intern, Apia, Samoa
  • The Nature Conservancy, Colorado River Program Intern, CO
  • Sheridan Community Land Trust, Water Resources and Land Use Planning Researcher/Intern, WY
  • United Nations Development Program, Intern, Georgetown, Guyana
  • United Nations Development Program, Intern, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • United Nations Development Program, Social and Environmental Standards/Development Impact Unit Intern, NY
  • United Nations Development Program, Intern, Hastings, Barbados
  • United Nations Development Program, Intern, Geneva, Switzerland
  • United Nations Development Program, Intern, Bangkok, Thailand
  • United Nations Environment Program, Intern, Montreal, Canada
  • United Nations Post-2015 Strategy Intern, NY
  • Urban Resources Initiative, Community Forester, CT
  • Wildlife Conservation Society, Gisakura, Rwanda
  • Wildlife Conservation Society, Researcher in Payment for Ecosystem Services, Gisakura, Rwanda
  • WOCAN, intern, Bangkok, Thailand
  • World Resources Institute, Program Intern, DC
  • World Resources Institute, Intern, Beijing, China
  • WWF, Marine Protected Area Intern, DC
  • WWF, Australia, Summer Associate, Sydney, Australia

Non U.S. Independent Research
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Crop Centers of Origin, Cusco, Peru
  • Comparison of European and US Green Building Practices, London, UK
  • Cross-Scale Interactions in Community Forestry, Lima, Peru
  • Estimating the economic cost of sea level rise on coastal settlements Accra, Ghana
  • Ethnographic research in social ecology within a forest community, Samboja, Indonesia
  • Exploring Climate Change Communication Strategies, Bariloche, Argentina
  • Identify the socio-economic and ecological indicators utilized in the Heirloom Rice Project, Los Banos, Philippines
  • Research on implementing sustainable agriculture development policy, Nadi, Fiji
  • Research in Forest Ecology and Climate Change, Dehradun, India
  • Research in Mangrove Ecosystem Carbon Stocks for the Asia-Pacific, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Research in forest ecology and physiology by conducting field work- gathering leaf and tree core samples and processing them in the laboratory, Barcelona, Spain
  • Research in Plant Diversity in Tropical Systems Mediated by Mycorrhizal Fungi, Loja, Ecuador
  • Obstacles and Opportunities for Oil Palm Smallholders in Zero Deforestation Supply Chains, Bogor, Indonesia
  • Women’s Inclusion and Empowerment in REDD+ projects, Colombo, Sri Lanka
 
U.S. Independent Research
  • Analyze water samples in Yale's stable isotope analysis lab, CT
  • Appraise outcomes of US Forest Service collaborative groups in the Western United States, CA &MT
  • Biochar Research, CT
  • Geospatial analysis on property land across the Southeast for land conservation, GA
  • Network analysis, inverse modeling, and GIS analysis of dissolved organic matter dynamics in the Connecticut River macrosystem, CT
  • Qualitative research to study the aftermath of the recent northern shrimp moratoriums, MA
  • Research on utilizing a custom ArcGIS extension for sustainability metrics, CT
  • Research on green infrastructure (bioswales) to determine how effectively they are in reducing stormwater runoff, CT
  • Research in Amphibian Disease, CT
  • Research project on the climate and atmospheric effects of urbanization, CT
  • Research on the wood frog to determine how sex ratios changes over time on a land use gradient, CT
  • Research on the impact of assumption changes in the DICE model on social cost of carbon estimates, CT
  • Study aquaponic projects in the Urban Ecology Lab, CT
  • Surveying floodplains and ground-truthing remotely sensed land cover classifications after quantifying the movement of sediment and nutrients, CT
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