Real world experience in world class organizations

The Environmental Extern Program is a job-shadow mentoring program designed to expose students to career opportunities and guidance.  Students are matched with Workplace Mentors of the students’ choice. Workplace Mentors help students learn about career options, areas of study, and offer professional insights.

The program runs for one week during the upcoming J-Term (January 6 – 11, 2019). All career fields are represented from performing arts to technology. Externships are located in Virginia and Washington DC.

ERI partners with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, and UVA Career Center to bring students this opportunity. Travel, lodging, and up to $100 incidental expenses paid. Food and wages not included.

Application Instructions and Expectations

Application process will open soon. Check back regularly for updates. 

Please click on a logo to register with a host organization of interest. Follow instructions provided within the Handshake software to become eligible for selection. Each applicant can apply for up to two host organizations.

Must submit a resume and statement expressing their interest in learning more about sustainability. At the completion of the externship, we require students to submit a 1-page reflection essay. This requirement helps us continue to provide future students quality experiences.