Real world experience in world class organizations

The ERI Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students to explore career opportunities and receive professional guidance.  Students are matched with a host organization of the students’ choice. The program runs for 10 weeks from June to August during the summer.Career fields in government agencies, non-profit organizations, and industry are represented. Internships are primarily located in Virginia and Washington DC. Interns will work alongside coworkers on a full-time basis during their placement and receive compensation.  ERI partners with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, and UVA Career Center to bring students this opportunity.  

Selected interns

More than two hundred students applied to our host organizations. For those selected for an appointment, we wish you an enjoyable experience that enriches your career discovery and professional growth.

Employer Student
NatureServe Sierra Arnold (Foreign Affairs/Computer Science)
Environmental Defense Fund – Coastal Social Science Anna Cerf (Engineering Systems and Environment)
Environmental Defense Fund – Fisheries Leadership Carrie Wentzel (Environmental Sciences)
Environmental Defense Fund – Oceans Program  Nathan Wiens (Systems Engineering)
United States Green Building Council Gracie Tilman (Public Policy & Leadership and Global Environments & Sustainability)
The Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Benjamin Hadlock (Public Policy)
The Nature Conservancy Anne Lupsha (Public Policy)
The Nature Conservancy Andrea Eichenberger (Public Policy)
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Sarah Zube (Public Policy & Leadership with a Psychology minor)
Virginia Institute for Marine Science, Center for Coastal Resource Management  Sadegh Eghdami (Systems Engineering)