Would you like to gain hands-on experience at the intersections of science, policy, advocacy, and funding? We offer full and part-time internships for current undergraduate and graduate students. Internships are 100% tailored to further your academic and career development. For example, you might:
- Build your knowledge base in environmental policy by attending Congressional briefings, Federal Government meetings, and other educational and networking events.
- Gain experience in applying for grants and building interdisciplinary partnerships.
- Apply your technical expertise to legislative and policy analysis, or the other way around!
- Build your network by organizing and leading discussions with clients, thought leaders, and experts.
- Publish articles under your name to build a repertoire of writing samples.
Internships consist of three core components:
1. Research Project
Are you looking to build your repertoire of writing samples? Produce policy analyses? Arrange a seminar or discussion group on a specific environmental issue? Develop a tool? We can work something out, and are happy to arrange for course credit when applicable.
What sector of the environmental science/policy community are you most interested in? Chances are, we’d like to meet them too. You’ll arrange and lead informational interviews with foundations, NGOs, for-profits, or government agencies to support your Capstone Project and build both of our networks.
3. Tracking Activities and Actions
You’ll track activities in your focus area across the research, advocacy and government sectors and share insights with the Virgil team, and possibly with the public.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, internships will be conducted virtually for the foreseeable future.
Read testimonials from our internship alumni from American University, UCLA, UC Davis, Georgetown and more at https://www.virgilgroup.com/careers