College of the Environment Internships
Wesleyan University



To:           Students and Faculty

From:       Barry Chernoff, Director

Subject:    Summer or Fall 2017 Research Internships

Date:         January 30, 2017


The College of the Environment offers internships for undergrad students to undertake research under the guidance of a Wesleyan faculty or other mentor during the Summer or Fall, 2017.  The projects must relate to any of the broad themes covered by Environmental Studies. These internships are available to students across the entire University regardless of major or class-year.  The internships may be undertaken at Wesleyan or off-campus.

The summer internship will run from May 31, 2017 – August 3, 2017. Internships are also available for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.  Fall internships may extend into the spring semester but Spring internships must be completed in the spring semester. The 2017 Summer and Fall Internship Stipend will be $4,000.

The deadline for applications is due on or before Monday, February 27, 2017, 5pm, allowing us to announce internship candidates by Friday, March 10th, prior to spring break.

This year's applications are being submitted online. Please go to Under the Wesleyan University Internships tab, select "2017 Internship Application." Complete and submit by the application due date.

The student application seeks two short letters of recommendation.  In addition to recommending the student, the faculty mentor must briefly (1-2 paragraphs) explain the project, its importance and relevance to her/his research program.  Letters of recommendation must be delivered to Ms. Valerie Marinelli, Administrative Assistant, College of the Environment by email (pdf preferred) to

The applications, including statements by faculty, will be judged by the oversight and awards committee.

For further information, please contact Valerie Marinelli at (860) 685-3733.