Internships in environmental studies

Why environmental studies?

You’re ready to start your career in environmental studies, and we’re ready to help you take a bold first step.Your field is on the cutting edge of keeping our globe protected, and we know an internship is key to gaining confidence in your skills and unlocking your potential. With placements in environmental conservation, sustainable development, marine biology, wildlife ecology and agroforestry, you can pick from tried-and-true programs in established conservation hubs or create a personal experience in a more specialized environment. Gain the hands-on experience you need and top-notch support before, during and after your program to ensure you get the most out of this important investment in yourself.

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I now can say my first internship in my field was in a different country, done in a different language, and had hands on experience you can't get anywhere else but there.
Anonymous, United States

Create Your Personalized Experience

World Internships excels at fitting international internships to your specific needs. We know the best locations for every industry, and specialize in finding you the right placement for your career goals.

Select A Tried and True Program

World Internships has been helping young professionals like you advance their careers for nearly a decade. Choose from one of our many existing individual internship programs and experiences, most of which have been running for years with proven results.

Amazonian Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in Ecuador

Work in the Amazon at a family-run wildlife refuge and a  privately funded sanctuary for rescued and confiscated wild animals. Be a part of their…

Animal and Environmental Science in South Africa

As an intern at this famous Cape Town aquarium, you’ll gain an amazing, hands-on experience with dozens of marine wildlife species. You’ll first explore the…

Animal Rehabilitation in New Zealand

As the Rehabilitation Assistant Intern at this exotic bird sanctuary in Wellington, you’ll be given the opportunity to lead a testing project, as well as help…

Animal Science in Costa Rica

Get ready for the wildlife experience of a lifetime! As the Conservation Intern at this turtle rescue and research center, you will help Southern Costa…

Conservation and Community Development in Thailand

As a conservation and community development intern in Chiang Mai, you’ll fully immerse in a small, rural community called Kut Chang. At Kut Chang, you’ll…

Environmental and Social Sustainability in South Africa

As a Sustainability Intern in Cape Town, you’ll gain a hands-on immersion experience through a combination of active mentorship, discussion, reflection and practical experience. You’ll…

Marine Ecosystem Conservation in Ecuador

Participate in important sea turtle and shark research, environmental education, and conservation on the beautiful Galapagos Islands or off the stunning coast of Puerto Lopez!…

National Park Conservation in Costa Rica

National parks and protected land areas are so important to maintaining Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity. Participate in environmental conservation projects throughout the park with other…

Sustainable Agriculture in Ecuador

Rural Ecuadorian communities thrive off of, and depend on, sustainable harvest of the Guayusa plant. Working with a leading agroforestry organization, you’ll help indigenous farmers…

Sustainable Agriculture in Nepal

Years after a 2015 earthquake, Nepal still needs help. As a Sustainable Agriculture Intern at this incredible national nonprofit, you’ll play a crucial role in helping…

Urban Planning in Colombia

You’ll serve an important role assisting this NGO focused on constructing sustainable housing for families in extreme poverty. For more than a decade, this organization…