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Environmental Studies Internships Abroad

AIFS Abroad Internships in Environmental Studies.

Why an Enviromental Studies Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of Environmental Studies within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international Environmental Studies internships are crafted to broaden your horizons while equipping you with vital professional skills. We tailor our internships abroad to align perfectly with your existing experience, educational background, and future aspirations.  

We advocate for a hands-on approach, urging employers to minimize “administrative tasks” and instead provide you with engaging and impactful projects. As an Environmental Studies intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities, including conducting research, assisting with data collection, participating in fieldwork, and more. Environmental Studies remains one of our most popular and sought-after career fields, with internship opportunities available across many of our locations. 

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Advantages of an Environmental Studies Internship with AIFS Abroad

  • Stand out to employers with international Environmental Studies work experience 
  • Professional development including interview coaching and career readiness program  
  • Guaranteed placement in a full-time internship  
  • Apply with two career fields, not just Environmental Studies 
  • Customize your internship  
  • Academic credit through AIFS Abroad or your home university

Environmental Studies Internship Placement Examples

AIFS Abroad has an excellent history of matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns based on their chosen career fields, skills, and interests. The following are just a few examples of internship placements that may be available.

Environmental Communications Intern with Legal NGO

This NGO is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet. They achieve this by providing knowledge to trusted professionals and other leaders who, with their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve everyday environmental problems.

Intern tasks may include:
– Researching emerging social media platforms.
– Posting to social media accounts according to the organization’s guidelines and departmental guidance
– Tracking the growth and impact of the organization’s social media
– Researching new innovative communications techniques.

Environmental Business Internship with Dublin NGO

This organization is a creative space connecting people, ideas, and resources. The business brings together the skills and expertise of artists, scientists, designers, and craftsmen united in a common purpose of sustainability through resource efficiency and reuse. Supporting the development of the circular economy, they advocate for a more resilient, equitable society by focusing on four reuse social enterprises: Rediscover Furniture, Rediscover Fashion, Rediscover Paint, and Rediscover Cycling. These enterprises use waste and unwanted materials as a resource and raw material for new product design.

Internship tasks may include:
– Providing administration support to CEO
– Reviewing and revising operational procedures
– Streamlining retail processes
– Assisting with the preparation of Strategy documents and Funding applications
– Supporting PR and communications including social media as required
– Assisting with website updates and finance & accounts administration

Virtual Internship in Environmental Academic Research

This researcher’s academic areas focus on political and social science as it relates to environmental studies, specifically social class inequalities and environmental protests in Southern European countries. Previous interns have been responsible for assisting with developing research proposals and grant applications, conducting research and literature reviews, and collecting an analyzing data.

Sustainability Internship with Environmental NGO Agency

This organization is responsible for progressing the agency towards complying with environmental best practices. This is achieved through a wide range of facility retrofits, green space construction, staff training, and supporting like-minded organizations environmental efforts. Their mission is to plan resilient and sustainable parks, public spaces, and recreational amenities, build a park system for present and future generations, and care for parks and public spaces.

Intern tasks may include:
– Assisting the sustainability department with their ongoing projects
– Assisting in the construction of green roofs
– Implementing new environmental systems

Horticultural Internship at an Agriculture and Food Development Authority

This authority is the national body providing integrated research, advisory, and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. The organization is funded by State Grant-in-Aid; the National Development Plan; fees for research, advisory and training services; income from national and EU competitive research programs; and revenue from farming activities and commodity levies.

Intern tasks may include:
– Observe growth and development of the radiated seeded Eucalyptus plants and observe any important variations among the plants in the glasshouse
– Learning micropropagation laboratory related to the work and seeds
– Collect data both in the lab and in the glasshouse
– Working on tissue culture/micropropagation and get to know how to make medium
– Sub culturing the plant materials
– Assist technicians in the lab

Environmental Sustainability Internship with Public Affairs Consulting Firm

This is an environmental sustainability, research, and public affairs consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Dakar, Senegal. They meld public service values and subject matter expertise to offer customized program management, organizational development, and strategic communication and marketing services that are smart, responsible, and meet client’s goals for lasting success and impact.

Intern tasks may include:
– Supporting food production and stormwater capture by researching and providing policy briefs on monetization of credits
– Collecting data on organizations, corporations, foundations, and other entities doing work in plant-based medicine and consolidate information into actionable items such as reports and presentations
– Building key lists upcoming grants and funding opportunities, and develop timelines and research direction
– Drafting blogs, letters, tweets, and other content for promotion and marketing

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Summer 2025
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12 Week Internship

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12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Fall 2025
12 weeks From $11,990
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12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
London, England
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13 weeks From $11,990

Earn Credit For Your Internship Abroad

AIFS Abroad’s international internship program is designed to complement your college degree. You can earn college credits through your home institution, our school of record, or specific location-based opportunities.

How it Works

Step 1

Apply

Submit your application and start working with your Admissions Counselor. We will have an interview to learn about your career goals, educational background, and location preferences to ensure that you are a good candidate to intern abroad.

Step 2

Accept

Once your interview and application are complete, you’ll be cleared to apply. Your Admissions Counselor and our Placement Team will determine if we’re able to match you with a great host employer in your chosen destination. If accepted, this means we can guarantee you an internship within your career field.

Step 3

Enroll

After acceptance, the next step is to simply enroll into the program with your initial deposit to secure your spot. Enrolling means you have officially decided to join the program and take on the challenge and thrill of living and becoming an intern abroad in a new city!

Step 4

Prepare

Before you arrive in your host city, you will work one-on-one with your Program Advisor. They work with you on professional development, career advising and make sure you are ready to move and intern in your new home.

Step 5

Interview

We will start the match-making process and narrow down employers to a select few that you would be a great fit for. You’ll have a Skype or phone interview before you leave, so they can get to know you, and you can get to know them. If everything goes well, then your internship is confirmed! You’ll know where you’ll be interning and the role you’ll be walking into before you hop on the plane.

Step 6

Arrive

When you’ve arrived in your city, you will meet the Location Coordinator and the other interns at your housing. Your internship will start soon after you’ve arrived and there will be social events and excursions throughout the course of your program. We strive to give you the independence you want with all the support and resources you need to be successful during your travel and internship.

Getting started is simple! In just a few steps, you’ll be on your way to building your resume and gaining critical hands-on experience. 

Note: The vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid.

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I think that every aspect of this program made my experience so great. For one, my host city was greater than I could have imagined it could be. It was so fun, charming, and inviting. I think that because it was on the smaller side it made exploring it more intimate and by the first 2 weeks you could really know your way around. Secondly, because my specific program was smaller, it was easier to connect with each of the fellow interns, and we all became very good friends in a short amount of time. I think it was the perfect amount of people. Lastly, the company that I worked for made me excited to come into work everyday and learn. I know that by talking to other interns, their jobs really made their experience as well.

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I also want to give my thanks to AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences for such an outstanding program. With the help of these companies, I was able to earn academic credit at the College of Charleston while furthering my professional experience in an foreign city. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible international experience. Au revoir Paris, a la prochaine fois!

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