Summer Internship Guidelines

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Post Your Summer Internship in YSE Next

We offer employers with relevant summer opportunities free access to our online posting system, YSE Next, to post both full-time and internship opportunities that reach current students and alumni. Please email our team with general inquiries, or if you experience problems with accessing your profile.


All master's degree candidates at our school are required to undertake an internship or research project during the summer between academic years. The Office of Career and Professional Development works very closely with employers and academic programs at the school to help facilitate internship development.

Timeframe: January 1st

For your organization to be competitive, we suggest that you post your internship by January 1st. Students often commit themselves early in the spring semester to summer opportunities.

Financial Support for Students

Our goal is for each student to receive a minimum of $6,000 or the competitive rate for each organization for a 10-week internship which could include stipends, wages, room and board, and transportation.

If an NGO or non-profit employer/host is unable to support a student for the minimum of $6,000, we suggest a stipend and/or room and board.  Students are eligible to apply for funding through the school on a competitive basis, often matching or supplementing stipends given by host organizations.

Summer Internship and Research Highlights

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Images: 1) Sarah Omusula conducted research on human-wildlife conflict mitigation in Kenya by analyzing and comparing compensation schemes to enhance co-existence between wildlife and local communities. 2) In Hangzhou, China, Tina Huang studied the effects of bike-sharing on urban public spaces. 3) Max Potthoff researched a variety of issues related to pesticide application and compliance for the Environmental Protection Agency, under the Federal Insecticide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Contact Our Team

Kevin Doyle
Executive Director
Kathy Douglas
Senior Associate Director
Maya Polan
Assistant Director
Mariann Adams
Administrative Assistant
203 432-5126
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