Environmental and Sustainability Internships

All ESS majors are required to complete 3 credits of INTS 490-Internship.  For all INTS 490 registration and application details, visit https://integrative.gmu.edu/current-students/internships

Starting the summer of 2014, George Mason University can no longer offer or arrange internships, for credit or not for credit, in the state of Maryland, with some exceptions having to do with federal agencies. 


Below is an alphabetical list of internship sites for students interested in doing environmental, sustainability and/or conservation work. Bear in mind this is a small (but growing!) list simply to get you started in your internship search. You are highly encouraged to look beyond this list.  If you are interested in interning with one of these organizations (or any other) it is strongly recommended that you make contact the semester prior to the one in which you wish to enroll to allow ample time to secure the internship and to process the necessary paperwork.  Please remember that just because a site is listed does not mean it is a guaranteed placement.  

Americorps - VA State Parks

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture
(Alexandria, VA)

Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
(Beltsville, MD)

BlueGreen Alliance
(Washington, D.C. and San Francisco)

Earth Sangha


Environmental Internships & Field Trips for GMU Students (Facebook Page)

Environmental Studies on the Piedmont
(Warrenton, VA)

Environment Virginia
(Multiple Locations)

Fairfax County Public Schools Get2Green

Fairfax ReLeaf

Fund for the Public Interest

George Mason University Campus Dining

George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
(Fairfax, Virginia)

George Mason University Greenhouse

George Mason University Office of Sustainability
(Fairfax, VA) 

George Mason University Potomac Heights Organic Vegetable Garden

George Mason University President’s Park Greenhouse

George Mason University Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center
(Fairfax, VA)

Green Advantage
(Frederick, MD)

Green Spring Gardens

Innovation Food Forest

Kalu Yala

Keep Prince William Green (KPWG)
(Prince William, VA)

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Merrimack Farm Wildlife Management Area

Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District
(Fairfax, VA)

Potomac Conservancy
(Silver Spring, MD) 

Smithsonian Institution
(Multiple Locations)

Sustainable Honeybee Program

Sweet Virginia Honey
(Reston, Virginia)

The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia

Trade Roots
(Arlington, VA)