2017 Internships and Research

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. (updated June 22, 2017)

Business and Industry

  • AES Energy Storage, Market Development Intern, Ballston, VA
  • Avangrid, Energy Analyst, Orange, CT
  • Baldor, Sustainable Operations Intern, New York, NY
  • Barrick Gold Corporation, Intern, Canada, Zambia, Peru, Chile, Argentina
  • Bigelow Tea, Corporate Responsibility Intern, Fairfield, CT
  • Blue Apron, Research and Regenerative Agriculture Intern, New York, NY
  • CERES, Corporate Program Intern, Boston, MA
  • CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities, Summer Associate, San Francisco, CA
  • Dell, Global Product Operations/Supply Chain Internship, Franklin, MA
  • Dell EMC, Supply Chain Sustainability MBA Intern, Franklin, MA
  • Durham Bison Ranch, Gillette, WY (2)
  • EDP Renewables, Origination Intern, Houston, TX
  • Energy Keepers Inc., Summer Intern, Polson, MT
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Abbott Labs, Abbott Park, IL
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, Chicago, IL
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Northrop Grumman, Falls Church, VA
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, PepsiCo, White Plains, NY
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Sims Metal Management, New York, NY
  • Fifth Season Ventures, Summer Intern, San Francisco, CA
  • GF Securities Research Center, Summer Analyst, Electricity and Renewable Energy Group, Shanghai, China
  • GreenWood Resources, Economics/Finance Summer Intern, Portland, OR
  • Greenworks Lending, Renewable Energy Intern, Darien, CT
  • HP, Inc., Graphics Printing Product Stewardship Intern, Corvalis, OR
  • Karbone, Capital Advisory Intern, New York, NY
  • Kenneth Boroson Architects, Architectural Design Intern, New Haven, CT
  • Keylog Economics, Summer Intern, Charlottesville, VA
  • Metabolic, Amsterdam, Summer Intern, Netherlands
  • Morgan Stanley, Summer Associate, New York, NY
  • Oshkosh Corporation, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Intern, Oshkosh, WI
  • Sanergy, Supply Chain intern, Nairobi, Kenya
  • SilviaTerra, Research Analyst for New Markets and Products, Boston, MA
  • SustainAbility, Research Intern in Corporate Sustainability, Oakland, CA
  • Tesla, Policy and Business Development Intern, San Francisco, CA
  • Tesla, Sustainability Operations Intern (EHS&S Group), Fremont, CA
  • Tesla, Summer Intern, Fremont, CA
  • The Biodiversity Consultancy, Intern, Cambridge, MA
  • Under Armour, MBA Sustainability Intern, Baltimore, MD
  • Unilever / Daemeter, Sustainable Palm Oil Intern, Jakart, Indonesia
  • Voya Financial, Summer Analyst: ESG Investing, New York, NY
  • World Bank Group, Summer Intern, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, Washington, D.C.
  • WXY: Architecture and Urban Design, Summer Intern, New York, NY

Education

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Guangxi Key Laboratory for Forest Ecology and Conservation College of Forestry, Guangxi, China
  • Korea University/ Professor Woo-Kyun LEE, Summer Intern, Seoul
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates / Marlyse Duguid, Program Assistant, Union and New Haven, CT
  • University of Wyoming/William Lauenroth, Research Assistant, Laramie, WY
  • Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Research Assistant for Environmental Protection Index, New Haven, CT
  • Yale Myers Forest, Apprentice Forester, Eastford, CT

Government, Intergovernmental & Public Sector

  • 100 Resilient Cities, Resilience Plan Fellow, The City of Boulder, CO
  • Auckland Council, Summer Intern, Aukland, New Zealand
  • Auckland Transport, Intern at Auckland Transport and Summer Researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Aukland, New Zealand
  • Center for International Forestry Research, Researcher on Human Dimensions of Forest Service, Nairobi, Kenya
  • City of Miami - Office of Resilience and Sustainability, Summer Intern, Miami, FL
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Summer Intern, Hartford, CT
  • Connecticut Green Bank, Intern, Stamford, CT
  • Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, U.S. Department of Energy, Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, New York City Housing Authority, New York, NY
  • Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, New York Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, New York, NY
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development, Intern, Rome, Italy
  • IUCN Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
  • MIT Collective Intelligence Center, Cambridge, MA
  • NASA Ames, DEVELOP Intern, Mountain View, CA
  • NYSERDA, NY-Sun Summer Intern, New York, NY
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme, EDF11 Waste Project Assistant, Apia, Samoa
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Management Project, Apia, Samoa
  • United Nations Development Program, Sustainable Development Intern, New York, NY and Panama City, Panama
  • United Nations Development Program, High Andean Resilience Project Intern, Peru
  • United Nations Development Programme, Windhoek, Namibia
  • United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Summer Researcher, Kigali, Rwanda
  • United States Agency for International Development, Donald M. Payne International Development Fellow, Cairo, Egypt
  • United States Agency for International Development Fellow, Kosovo
  • United States Department of Energy, Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency, Wetlands Strategies and State Programs Branch, Summer Intern, Washington, D.C.

NGO/Not-for-Profit

  • 596 Acres, Summer Intern, New York, NY
  • Acadia Center, Policy Analyst Intern, Hartford, CT
  • Alliance for Clean Energy New York, Summer Intern, New York, NY
  • Center for Responsible Travel, Program and Research Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • China General Chamber of Commerce U.S.A., Summer Intern, New York, NY
  • Columbia Land Trust/ Pinchot Institute of Conservation, Summer Intern, Portland, OR
  • Conservation International, Summer Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • Environmental Health Strategy Center, Environmental Public Health Research Intern, Portland, ME
  • Environmental League of Massachusetts, Policy Advocacy Intern, Boston, MA
  • Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, Summer Intern, Wailuku, HI
  • Highstead Foundation, Conservation Intern, Redding, CT
  • ICRAF / World Agroforestry Centre, Research Communications Fellowship, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Intercéréales, Research Intern, Sustainability Plan, Paris, France
  • International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Summer Intern, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Kooskooskie Fish, Summer Intern, Portland, OR
  • National Parks Conservation Association, Conservation Programs Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, Latin American Project Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, Cameron Speth Summer Fellow in Building Energy Efficiency Research, Beijing, China
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, Summer Intern, New York, NY
  • Nature Conservancy of Maine/Maine Rivers, Portland, ME
  • NextGen Climate America, Intern, San Francisco, CA
  • Orient Land Trust, San Luis Valley, Ranch Host, Crestone, CO
  • Quivira Coalition, Summer Intern, Santa Fe, NM
  • Rainforest Alliance, Accountability Framework Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • Resilient By Design, Summer Intern, San Francisco, CA
  • Rocky Mountain Institute, Research Associate, Boulder, CO
  • Rocky Mountain Institute, Carbon War Room, Summer Intern - Islands Energy Team, Boulder, CO
  • Sustainable Energy for All, Summer Intern, Vienna, Austria
  • The Nature Conservancy, NatureVest, Green Infrastructure Finance Intern, New York, NY
  • The Nature Conservancy, Summer Intern, Lander, WY
  • The Nature Conservancy, Blue Plan Intern, New Haven, CT
  • The Nature Conservancy/Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative, Summer Research Fellow, Lander, WY
  • Urban Resources Initiative, Community Forester, New Haven, CT (2)
  • World Resources Institute, Bangalore, India
  • World Resources Institute, Social Landscape Strategies: Cameron Speth Fellowship, Washington, D.C.
  • World Wildlife Fund, Intern, Forest Sector Transformation, Washington, D.C.
  • World Wildlife Fund, Summer Intern, Beijing, China
  • World Wildlife Fund, Intern - Governance Project, China's Green Shift Program, Beijing, China
  • Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
  • Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Island Park Safe Wildlife Passage Intern, Driggs and Island Park, ID

Non U.S. Independent Research

  • A natural capital approach to caribou conservation in the Alberta oil sands, Canada, Argentina, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa
  • A Pilot Study of Rhinoceros Poachers: Case Studies in Namibia and Botswana, Swakopmund, Namibia
  • Developing machine learning model to predict climate change perception in India, New Haven, CT and Hyderabad, India
  • Filmmaker, landscape changes due to natural and human causes in the transboundary Crown of the Continent ecosystem, MT; British Columbia and Alberta, Canada
  • Interdisciplinary thesis research, Washington D.C. and Canada
  • Researcher in forest science and conservation, Mahafaly Special Reserve, Betioky, Madagascar
  • Researcher in Gishwati National Park, Rwanda
  • Researcher in housing and stormwater management, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Researcher in social science, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Researcher in urban ecology, Mexico City
  • Researcher on energy access and financial inclusion, Kakamega County, Kenya
  • Studying the effects of mining on vertebrate species in Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda
  • The Social, Economic and Consumptive Roles of a Disappearing Tree Among Southern Malians, Sikasso, Mali

U.S. Independent Research

  • Beyond the Food Desert Horizon: Cultivating Puerto Rican Cultural Knowledge & Reclaiming Agency in the Food System, New Haven, CT
  • Field botanist and researcher, Laramie, WY
  • Gyrfalcon researcher, Nome, AK
  • Natural Infrastructure for Water Project, Summer Researcher, Washington D.C.
  • Reconciling Moral Ecologies at Bears Ears National Monument, Bluff, UT
  • Researcher at Yale Myers Forest, Eastford, CT
  • Researcher in aquatic ecosystem ecology, New Haven, CT
  • Researcher in coral/symbiodinium partnerships, Oahu, HI
  • Researcher in dryland ecology, Laramie, WY
  • Researcher in greenhouse ponderosa pines, Berkely, CA
  • Researcher in pine barrens fire ecology, Au Sable, NY and Waterboro, ME
  • Researcher in urban ecology and solid waste, New York, NY
  • Researcher in urban natural areas, New York, NY
  • Short term sediment dynamics of urban estuaries under altered tidal conditions, New Haven, CT
  • Social science research on the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve, Hakioawa, HI
  • Thesis research, Oakland, CA
  • Urban forestry researcher, Philadelphia, PA