Wind turbines seen whilst completing a remote environmental science internship

Remote Environmental Sciences and Sustainability Internships

Remote environmental internships are unique opportunities for ambitious young professionals looking to gain a competitive edge in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries.

A virtual sustainability internship will allow you to gain the necessary experience required to thrive in this industry but with the added benefit of being able to intern from anywhere in the world.

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Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organizations including:

Responsibilities at remote environmental science internships may include:

  • Researching eco-design, conservation and energy efficiency ideas

  • Drafting proposals, white papers, and grant applications

  • Schedule, plan, and write newsletters

  • Assisting with presentation preparation

  • Analyzing and formatting relevant data

Experts in the environmental world come from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Many of today’s top environmental careers have emerged recently, and continue to evolve with technological advancements.  Because many environmental fields are developing and changing quickly, young professionals with internship experience will have endless options and opportunities to explore.


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Typical roles for virtual environmental science internships

Here are a few examples of roles that our virtual environmental science interns have taken on before:

  • Environmental Policy

    Environmental policy in the world’s leading economies is one of the most important roles aspiring scientists can take on today. Interns gain experience in advocacy work and the politics behind protecting the environment, honing public relations and communications skills. Success in these roles also requires a strong understanding of diverse scientific concepts, as well as what goes into creating and changing laws.

  • Research

    Research is one of the most foundational elements of internships in environmental science in Melbourne. Depending on the company or organization an intern is placed with, they may take on tasks including data analysis, case study and white paper review, and competitive analysis. Research experience is key for success in the scientific community, and ensures that young scientists have a strong base when it comes to environmental best practices and emerging technologies.

  • Fundraising

    Whether you’re placed with a biotech startup focused on new ways of creating clean energy, or an environmental nonprofit, fundraising is what helps keep the lights on. Of course, fundraising efforts are also a great way to raise awareness and reach an expanded audience. Interns may help design and manage fundraising efforts, apply for private and federal funding, and learn budget-writing best practices.

  • Copywriting

    Just as in any other field, writing skills are both necessary and valuable for scientists. An internship is the perfect opportunity to hone your scientific writing skills and learn how to write accurate and accessible information about the environmental field. Interns take on roles of drafting reports and newsletters, ghostwriting articles, writing press releases, and even research papers.

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The environmental science industry

Remote environmental internships allow competitive young professionals to familiarize themselves with the top technologies and processes of the environmental field. Interns are placed with a diverse range of organizations, including nonprofits, environmental publications, research facilities, and leading tech companies. Of course, remote internships vary slightly from many in-person opportunities. Each intern hones skills in research, data interpretation, writing, editing, and project management. These skills not only set interns apart from the competition, but ensure they leave their internship with a strong portfolio to showcase their skills.

While remote environmental internships don’t take place in an office, interns forge strong networks in their chosen industry. From tech entrepreneurs and sustainability experts to business professionals, the connections interns make are incredibly valuable. Letters of reference, mentorship, and professional introductions help interns to get ahead when they finish their studies. Regardless of your chosen path within the environmental industry, there’s nothing more valuable than a great professional network!

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Learn more about our remote environmental sciences and sustainability internships

Our remote/virtual program has everything you need to boost your career, including a leading remote internshipworld-class career advancement training and a keynote speaker series featuring global business leaders. Learn more about our global virtual internship program here.

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