2016 Internships and Research

2016 Internships and Research (as of May 31, 2016)

Masters students at YSE 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
  • AES Energy Storage (subsidiary of AES Corporation), Market Development Summer Intern, DC
  • Aramco Services Company, Summer Intern, MI
  • Barclays, Summer Associate, NY
  • Beartooth Capital Partners/Deborah Spalding, Summer Acquisitions and Strategy Analyst, MT
  • Boston Consulting Group, Summer Associate, Sydney, Australia
  • Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition / World Bank, International Finance Corporation, CPLC Intern and Yale CBEY Presenter, DC
  • Cascade Designs, Summer Intern, WA
  • Comcast, Energy Strategy & Analysis MBA Internship, PA
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Jackson Family Wines, CA
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Univision Communications, FL
  • Facebook, Sustainability Intern, CA
  • Greenwood Resources, Economics/Finance Intern, OR
  • IKEA Food Services AB, Health & Sustainability Intern, Malmo, Sweden
  • Klabin, Summer Intern, Telemaco Borba, Brazil
  • Mithun, Summer Intern, WA
  • New York Mercantile Exchange (CME Group), Summer Analyst - Energy Research & Product Development, NY
  • NorthStar Recycling, Commodity Sales Associate, MA
  • Olympia Provisions, Summer Intern - Sustainable Sourcing, OR
  • Organic Valley (CROPP cooperative), Sustainability Special Projects Intern, WI
  • Rabobank, Summer Associate, NY
  • SunPower Corporation, Supply Chain Sustainability Internship, CA
  • Tetra Tech International Development, Summer Intern, VA
  • Vans (VF Corporation), Sustainability Intern, CA
  • VOX Global, Sustainability Fellow, MA

Education
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Huston-Tillotson University, TX
  • The Inn at East Hill Farm, Conservation Enhancement and Education in the New England Mixed Forest, NH
  • UC Davis, Graduate Student Researcher, CA

Entrepreneurial
  • Kitchen Table, Inc., Co-Founder of Kitchen Table, CT
  • Persistent Energy Ghana, Rural Electrification Interventions in Africa, Accra, Ghana

Government and Public Sector
  • Athi Water Board, Summer intern, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Bengawan Solo River Basin Office, Water resources intern for sediment countermeasure project, Solo, Indonesia
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Port of Baltimore, MD
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Honors Law Clerk, DC
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF), Summer Intern, DC
  • Grand Teton National Park, GIS Specialist, WY
  • House Committee on Natural Resources/Karen Seto and Josh Galperin, Congressional Fellow, DC
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, EDF Climate Corps Fellow, MA
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Summer Intern, DC
  • National Park Service / Net Impact, Business Management Consultant, MA
  • New York Attorney General, Environmental Protection Bureau, Law Student Intern, NY
  • New York Green Bank, Summer Investment Associate, NY
  • NOAA/NPS, Summer intern, CA
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense, Summer Intern, DC
  • Ryan Ensling, Office of Energy Demand, Bureau of Energy and Technology and Policy, Summer Intern, CT
  • U.S. Department of State/Amity Doolittle, Intern in the Political and Economic Section, Luanda, Angola
  • United Nations Development Program (Barbados) and the OECS, Summer Intern, Barbados
  • United Nations Development Programme, Summer Intern, Bangkok, Thailand
  • United Nations Development Programme, Summer Intern, Bridgetown, Barbados
  • United Nations Development Programme, Global Climate Change Alliance Summer Intern, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • White House Internship Program, Intern, Office of Energy & Climate Change, DC
  • White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Summer Intern, DC
 
Law
  • Cascadia Wildlands, Legal Intern, OR
  • Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 - Office of Regional Counsel, Legal intern, NY
  • Spiegel & McDiarmid, Summer Associate, DC
 
NGOs and Other Non-Profits
  • Coalition for Green Capita, Summer Intern, NY
  • Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Summer Intern, CA
  • EcoAgriculture Partners, Summer Intern, DC
  • Ecotrust Forest Management, Summer Intern, OR
  • Environmental Defense Fund, Global Climate Summer Intern, DC
  • Mercy Corps (MESc Advisor Amity Doolittle), ACCCRN Urban Climate Resilience Network (URCN) Analysis Intern, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • National Parks Conservation Association, Research Fellow, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, DC
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, Cameron Speth Fellow, DC
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, Summer Intern, DC
  • New England Forestry Foundation, Land Protection Intern, CA
  • NextGen Climate America, Policy Intern, CA
  • Organización Regional de los Pueblos Indígenas del Oriente/Amity Doolittle, Indigenous Land Rights Intern, Iquitos,Peru
  • PolicyLink, All-in Cities Intern, CA
  • Resources for the Future, Kailin Kroetz, Summer Intern - Network Analysis of the Dynamic Evolution of Fishing Permit Portfolios, DC
  • Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition, Summer Intern, OR
  • SPREP, Climate Change Intern, Apia, Samoa
  • SPREP, Climate Change Division Intern, Apia, Samoa
  • Trust for Public Land, Trust for Public Lands Fellow - Climate Smart Cities, MA
  • United Stated Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD), Industrial Ecologist, TX
  • Urban Resources Initiative, Community Forester, CT
  • Urban Resources Initiative, Community Forester, CT
  • Urban Resources Initiative, Summer intern, CT
  • Winrock International, Summer Intern, Chengdu, China
  • Woods Whole Research Center, Summer intern, Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • World Food Programme, Summer Fellow, Climate Change Adaptation, Rome, Italy
  • World Resources Institute, Summer Intern, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • WWF Korea, Summer Associate, Seoul, South Korea
  • Yale School Forests, Apprentice Forester, CT
  • Yale School Forests, Apprentice Forester, CT
 
Non U.S. Independent Research
  • Perceptions of autonomy and conservation in the certified community conserved areas of Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Researcher in expansion of oil palm plantations through collection of oral narratives, Peru
  • Researcher in wildlife management, Botswana
  • Researcher in diffusion of agricultural innovations and rural development, Tamale, Ghana
  • Researcher in silvopastoral systems, Colombia

U.S. Independent Research
  • Adaptation of agricultural land-use to climate change, CT
  • An examination of ectomycorrhizal communities associated with eastern hemlock under varying types and levels of duress, CT
  • Comparing methods for the measurement of evapotranspiration, CT
  • Conducting a participatory mapping survey, MD
  • Creating a mathematical model for stream surface light availability given stream order and riparian land cover type, CT
  • Documentary filmmaker, WA and AK
  • Empowering at-risk students to shape environmental challenges with design, CA
  • Examine the pre-planting and maintenance techniques that encourage natural regeneration in urban NYC forests, NY
  • Impact of residential racial/ethnic segregation on airborne fine particulate matter in the United States, CT
  • Pathways and consequences of human and chimpanzee interaction around Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda
  • Principal Investigator, WA
  • Research and journalistic writing on land management conflicts and the conflicts that arise from them, WY
  • Researcher in energy economics, CT
  • Researcher in silvopastoral systems, Panama
  • Researcher in social dynamics of the built environment, CA
  • Researcher in tropical agroforestry, Brazil
  • Researcher in urban environmental health, MD
  • Researcher in watershed biogeochemistry, CT
  • Researching efficient clean energy promotion strategies for governments and environmental organizations, CT
  • Researching the chemical effect of snowmelt in alpine lakes of the Wind River Range, WY
  • Researching the factors that lead to the establishment and regeneration of Hickory, CT
  • Social context and stakeholder analysis of the Red Desert to Hoback mule deer migration, WY
  • Student applicant to the Geneva challenge, CT