ENTS Summer Internship Program

The ENTS Summer Internship program is designed to support academically and personally meaningful summer work experiences that enrich student understanding of the scientific, economic, political, and/or ethical dimensions of environmental protection. Internship support is awarded on a competitive basis. All ENTS Summer Interns are expected to report on their summer experience at an ENTS forum, normally in fall term of the academic year following completion of the internship.

The Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall Foundation offers a number of scholarships of up to $5000 for sophomores or juniors who are committed to a career in an environmental field or Native Americans or Alaskans studying health care or tribal public policy. Carleton can nominate up to six individuals to be considered for the scholarships, and Carleton students have won several scholarships in the past. Students from any major are eligible as long as they can demonstrate a commitment to the environment or are Native Americans studying health care or tribal public policy, have maintained a “B” average, and are a US citizen or permanent alien. You need not demonstrate financial need for this scholarship.

There is a two-tiered application process for the Udall Scholarship. Students submit their completed application to the Udall Scholarship faculty adviser for review. The ENTS program will choose up to six of the strongest applications to send to the next stage at the Udall Foundation where final decisions are made. The Udall Foundation’s materials refer to the first stage of department review as the “nomination process.” This terminology has created confusion in the past. For the sake of clarity, no nomination is needed for students to fill out the application and submit it to the ENTS program; the nomination occurs after the application has been submitted.

All applicants must be officially nominated by Carleton College (application process site) before directly applying to the Udall Foundation. More information of the internal application process is available by contacting faculty adviser Kim Smith.

The official Udall website features information on the scholarship as well as an online application.


GoEco is a leading eco-tourism company with a varied selection of affordable volunteer projects abroad. Our team is made up of experienced and passionate specialists who are eager to give you the voluntourism vacation of a lifetime! We act as a gateway to over 150 extraordinary community, wildlife and environmental initiatives all over the world thanks to our great partnerships. Our providers are well diversified, ranging from local community groups to renowned global organizations. All of our projects are carefully vetted to ensure every volunteer experience meets our standards and yours.  

We make it our mission to help you make the most of your time abroad and that is why we start by getting to know you and your interests! GoEco provides you with all of the necessary information to help you make informed decisions about the project, the country and the time of year you want to go. Our goal is for you to leave your host country with an even greater passion for volunteering and a desire to share your experience with others when you return home. 

Environment America

Environment America is a policy and action group with one mission: to build a greener, healthier world. We do all we can to move more campuses, cities and states toward 100% renewable energy, keep more fossil fuels in the ground, ban bee-killing pesticides, stop pollution of our air and water, and protect our public lands. In other words, we do it by putting our environment first. Our team of researchers, policy analysts, advocates, campaign staff, grassroots organizers and communications experts work hard to produce the research, public education and citizen action it takes to win real results for our environment right now.

The policies Environment America has championed and won have resulted in more solar and wind power in 25 states, cleaner cars and power plants nationwide, and better protections for our rivers, streams, lakes and drinking water. With affiliates in 29 states, we run campaigns that not only raise awareness, but win results on the national stage, in states and cities, on the ballot and in the courtroom.

What We’ve Done

Global Warming

  • Mobilized tens of thousands of Americans behind Clean Car standards that will reduce global warming pollution by 270 million metric tons by 2030 — standards that are based on similar policies that we helped win in 14 states
  • Co-chaired a coalition that delivered 8 million public comments to the Obama administration in support of the Clean Power Plan, paving the way for the biggest step any president has ever taken to address global warming
  • Advocated for California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, the nation’s first economy-wide carbon cap and trade program, and defended the program against an oil industry attack by helping to defeat Prop. 23 in 2010

Clean Water

  • Mobilized more than 800,000 people to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to protect America’s waterways by closing loopholes in the Clean Water Act
  • Released our report ranking major water polluters, “Corporate Agribusiness and the Fouling of America’s Waterways,” which found that polluters dumped more than 250 million pounds of toxic pollutants into America’s waterways between 2010 and 2014
  • Sued big polluters, including a subsidiary of GenOn Energy, for illegally dumping toxic pollution into Pennsylvania’s Conemaugh River

Clean Energy

  • Spearheaded California’s Million Solar Roofs Initiative
  • Won similar solar initiatives in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Arizona and New Mexico
  • Mobilized public opinion behind an extension of the wind power tax credit, a key driver of wind power development in the United States

Carleton Student Organic Farm Internship

The Carleton Farm, a student-run organic farm, strives to grow food in sustainable and experimental ways. All of our produce goes to the dining halls.

Citizen Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Welcome: U.S. undergraduates join us for a paid summer research experience that will change your entire perspective on what it means to be an international community scholar! Welcome to the website for the University of Central Florida’s Community GIS and Citizen Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site funded by National Science Foundation Award #1560015.  

Our international REU Site is part of the UCF Department of Sociology and the UCF GIS Cluster Initiative at the second largest university in the United States. We are looking forward to hosting a group of at least 8 outstanding undergraduate students from across the country in summer 2018 in Belize and in Orlando, Florida.  We emphasize engaged, community-based research while also preparing students for future academic and non-academic careers in GIS, geospatial technologies, geography, sociology, geosciences, education, community development, public health, and land use planning.

For more information please visit UCF NSF REU.

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Live, learn & teach in a community of over thirty skilled environmental educators and naturalists. Join the broader community of nearly 1000 alumni scattered across the globe serving as college professors, natural resource professionals, directors of nature centers and camps, school teachers, scientists, state and national park naturalists, writers, adventurers, and artists.

Each week you might teach six classes, participate in workshops/field trips/seminars covering education and natural history, serve as a liaison for a visiting group, go on an adventure with other naturalists, and more. Though the schedule will be filled, if you enjoy a little chaos and love the outdoors, Wolf Ridge might be worth looking into.

There are several naturalist positions. While all include teaching, working with school groups, and graduate coursework in both natural history studies and environmental education, each position also has a unique focus.

For more information or to apply, contact Joe Walewski.

MS in Science Technology and Environmental Policy at the Humphrey School (University of Minnesota)

Enrollment in the Humphrey School’s M.S. program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (MS-STEP), with first application deadline on December 15th.

Graduates of the MS–STEP program are equipped with skills to address pressing public issues arising at the intersection of science, technology, environment, and society that shape human well-being, environmental sustainability, and social justice in a complex and diverse world. 

Before you apply schedule an individual appointment: Meet one-to-one with a member of the admissions team to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about applying to the Humphrey School. To request individual admission appointments, please complete this appointment form.

Monarch Joint Venture

The Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) is a diverse partnership including government agencies, NGOs, businesses, and academic institutions that work together to implement science-based conservation actions in the form of education, habitat, and research.

As a leader in monarch conservation, the MJV supports monarch conservation planning and implementation efforts on a broad scale by facilitating information sharing, partnership building, and carrying out identified conservation priorities.

Azavea Summer of Maps

The Summer of Maps Fellowship is a great opportunity for students who are interested in geospatial data analysis. In the 12-week paid program students work as both a project manager and a geospatial data analyst with experienced mentors to provide services for nonprofits. Projects completed in this program are in a variety of domains, including Environment & Ecosystems, Food & Agriculture, Community and Economic Development, Arts & Culture, etc.

This seven-year-old program is managed by Azavea, a certified B Cooperation. The company will coordinate with academic programs to approve academic credit if needed.

Application opens in February and fellowship begins in June. Application for summer 2019 is already closed. For those who are interested, find out how you can be better prepared from their website.

See blogs from past fellows about their work.