Internships & Research

Are you seeking opportunities to expand your learning out of the classroom,
     gain additional professional and technical experience in sustainability and watershed science,
          and contribute to addressing critical issues while still a student?

Consider an Internship or Research Placement!
CSU Career Center and WCNR Career Services - Job & Internship Postings

The CSU Career Center Handshake service connects students with employers through online job and internship postings, on-campus interviews, career events, and more. Create a free Handshake account today.

Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR) provides comprehensive WCNR Career Services including a Jobs & Internships board.

Students can also subscribe to the WCNR Career Services Listerv for weekly news posts. Under “Subscribe to a Non-Course Mailing List,” select “NRCC” for the List and add your Email and Name. Then, click Submit.

ESS Professional Development & Internship (PD&I) News

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (ESS) publishes regular email newsletters on professional development, research placements, and internship opportunities available on campus, locally, regionally and even nationally and internationally.

All ESS and Watershed Science majors and minors are eligible to subscribe. If you are not currently receiving the ESS PD&I news posts, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , ESS Academic Support/Internship Coordinator, to be added to the subscriber list.

SUPER: Skills for Undergraduate Participation in Ecological Research

The SUPER Program is managed by the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and partners with the Natural Resource Ecology Lab (NREL). It is open to ALL students at CSU with an interest in ecological research. Students apply to participate in the program in fall and continue their placement through the spring semester. They earn academic credit while also:
  • Strengthening critical thinking skills,
  • Increasing scientific literacy, and
  • Gaining real-world experience in ecological research.

Study Abroad Placements

The CSU Office of International Programs (OIP)  provides comprehensive information on study abroad placements for students, including programs offering Research or Internship experiences as well as Service Learning or Volunteer opportunities.

OIP can also assist students considering placement in programs such as:
All of these programs provide a mix of academic and field-based experiences. Students who submit a Transfer Credit Plan for Undergraduate Education Abroad to OIP for such programs may be able to earn academic credit toward their ESS or Watershed Science degrees.

Visit the OIP Students page to learn more and Get Started! Also, check out OIP's Upcoming Events postings from their homepage for Information Sessions on Study Abroad as well as Financial Aid/Scholarship Workshops to fund your international placement experience.

Subscribe to *FREE* Listservs and Other Resources to Learn about Additional Opportunities

CSU Student Sustainability Center – Green Bulletin: Weekly news posts. Subscribe at the bottom of the homepage.

Ecological Society of America – ECOLOG-L: Posts forwarded daily. Be prepared to receive up to 40 emails/days during high volume periods.

More than Money Careers: Four live “Hidden Jobs” feeds for Impact Investing, Social Impact, Cleantech & Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility-Related Opportunities. Get access to feeds and many other services as a CSU student.

Environmental Job Alert Bulletin: Weekly news posts. Subscribe or view posted listings from their homepage, too.

Conservation Job Board: Regular news posts. Subscribe or view posted listings from their homepage, too.

Last Updated 11/14/15