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Interested in finding out about internships and job opportunities related to the environment, design, or sustainability? We invite you to join the [ENVIRO] listserv administered by the Center for the Environment; simply email enviro@smith.edu and ask us to sign you up today! In addition to internship announcements, we also send job and grad school listings. Interested alumnae may also join our listserv. If you aren't on one of our lists and want to be, just drop us a line!

Also, visit the Lazarus Center for Career Development for more listings of openings and opportunities.

Smith-NOAA Summer 2018 Internship Program

Smith's Environmental Science and Policy Program (ES&P) and the National Oceanic and Atmosheric Administration (NOAA) have partnered with the NOAA College-Supported Internship Program. This program provides summer internship opportunities in conservation science, coastal ecology, resource policy and management, environmental education, and science communication. In recent the years Smith students have worked at various NOAA offices, labs, and field sites in Washington, Hawaii, North Carolina, Oregon, Cape Cod, Maine, Michigan, Virginia, and Maryland. Internships have focused on field and lab research, GIS and data analysis, policy analysis, science communication, and environmental education for children and adults. Interns work side by side with NOAA policy makers, scientists and others to address current environmental questions and issues.

The program requires a 10-week commitment with a flexible start date. Fellowship stipends of $4,800 are provided by the Agnes Shedd Andreae Fund. *You must be a Smith College student to apply to this program.* The application deadline for summer 2018 is Sunday, February 18, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested Smith students should submit an application packet, which includes: 1.) Application form. 2.) A cover letter that explains your interest in the internship(s) and how the opportunity relates to your academic and career plans. 3.) An unofficial transcript. 4.) Your resume. 5.) A letter of recommendation from a faculty member (recommendation letters may be sent electroncially from recommender's email address to Anne Wibiralske or submitted in sealed, signed envelope).

Completed applications may be sent electronically, in person, or by campus mail to: Anne Wibiralske, Program Administrator, Environmental Science and Policy Program, 114 Sabin-Reed Hall, awibiralske@smith.edu.

Please download the application form and use Adobe Reader to fill-out and save the completed form. Other pdf readers, such as Preview on Apple computers will not work well with this form.

Current Opportunities

Link to: NOAA Summer Internships webpage

NOAA will post 2018 internship opportunities by mid-January 2018. Please check the NOAA Summer 2018 internship listings throughout January as internship will be listed they become available.


This page will be updated in January each year; last updated January 9, 2018.