Jobs & Internships

great lakes commission

Communications Intern - Spring 2019

Application deadline: December 14, 2018    |   Download PDF

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) seeks a paid, part-time communications intern to support its work on behalf of the eight states and two Canadian provinces of the Great Lakes region. The intern will work with GLC’s communications manager in Ann Arbor to increase awareness of the agency’s environmental and economic development work. The internship program is ideal for undergraduates interested in gaining experience in how intergovernmental agencies develop and share their messages with the public, media outlets, board members and elected officials. The intern will assist with communication projects that involve writing, research, event planning, social media outreach and the occasional administrative duties.

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Semester in Grand Rapids

Semester in Grand Rapids (SIGR) is an exciting opportunity to deeply engage with the community of Grand Rapids. In this immersive program, you live in the city, take classes about the city, and do an internship at a community-based organization. Earn 9 undergraduate credits including an internship, SWS, U.S. Diversity, and two Issues courses.

Apply now to join the first Semester in Grand Rapids cohort! You will be directed to an external website (Qualtrics) to fill out the application form. SIGR is open to all students! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is full.

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Semester in Detroit

Grand Valley State University is excited to continue a partnership with the University of Michigan's Semester in Detroit. This program provides students in any major the opportunity to have a rich and unique learning experience, earning 12-15 undergraduate credits, while living in Detroit. This program is coordinated by the Office for Community Partnerships and Student Professional Development

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West Michigan Environmental Action Council Internships

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) is accepting applications for various internship positions.

Positions available: 

  • Animator - WMEAC has a new "stormwater rock" song, and we are looking for an animator to work with us on creating and publication of a video
  • Policy Intern - WMEAC is looking for an intern with an interest and background in politics, policy, and environmental issues to build and assist WMEAC’s Policy Committee and Program staff. Intern will support WMEAC’s various water quality, policy, and clean energy programs and projects. Attendance of WMEAC events is also expected, when the intern’s schedule permits. Intern will work out of the WMEAC office, but a flexible schedule of 15-20 hours per week will be arranged by intern and staff as much of the work can be done independently. Intern will receive a $500 stipend at the conclusion of the internship.
  • Water Fellow - The Matilda M. and Harold D. Crane Foundation Endowed Water Fellow will serve as program support for WMEAC’s water research, education, behavior change, and action programs and initiatives. The primary role of the Water Fellow will be to participate in research and program development, and administrative activities to support WMEAC’s water programs, with the intended goal of providing learning and leadership opportunities that contribute to the professional development of the Water Fellow. Additional duties include serving the community by delivering presentations and interactive activities to interested student, faith based, and/or civic groups about water quality issues, with the goal of funneling new volunteers into opportunities for action for WMEAC’s water protection programs.

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AmeriCorps Internship at Michigan Forest Biomaterials Institute

The intern will be hired through Huron Pines AmeriCorps and be physically located in Houghton, Michigan on Michigan Tech's campus. This position runs January - November 2019.

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Annis Water Resources Institute - Grand Valley State University

Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project Internships

GVSU's Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) offers many interdisciplinary internships. For current openings and more information, please visit

ATTRA Sustainability Internship/Apprenticeship Database

ATTRA has a great, long-running internship and apprenticeship database that is free for students to use.


Political and Environmental Internship with Impact

Impact is a non-profit program of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and USPIRG. Impact is hiring interns to work on the ground to create the grassroots energy and power that it takes to win! Interns will have the opportunity to participate in national campaign briefings and activist skills training, all while getting in-state experience and mentorship from their lead campaign organizer.

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A completed application includes the following:

  • A one-page personal statement describing your reasons for seeking an internship with Impact and what you hope to gain from the experience
  • A resume outlining your educational, professional, and volunteer experiences

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