Sign Up for the ESS Mailing List

Internship opportunities and scholarships (as well as course offerings, events, jobs and research projects!) are posted regularly on Drew’s ESS Program Moodle group. Any interested Drew student can sign-in and visit the site: Moodle >> Department Sites >> Environmental Studies and Sustainability.  Contact any faculty in the ESS program to enroll as a participant in the ESS Moodle Site.  Enrolling in the site will give you notices of site updates and events by email.

Academic Internships

Most ESS students meet their experiential requirement through academic internships, taken for credit during the summer or the academic year.  Other interested students are urged to pursue environmental internships as well.   To locate opportunities, read guidelines, and arrange academic credit, contact Drew’s Academic Internship Office in the Drew Career Center, which provides access for Drew students to an extensive data base of internships.

Stipend Support for Unpaid  Academic Internships and Summer Experiences

Every year, Drew offers several grants to help our students with costs of unpaid (or low-paying) summer experiences related to environmental studies or field biology. Some other summer activities such as research and summer courses abroad may also be eligible for support.  These grants are available to all students with internships in these fields, not just ESS students!

  • Drew Environmental Studies & Sustainability (ESS) Internship Awards
    Through grants to Drew from the Andrew Mellon Foundation and NASA, we offer awards of up to $3000 to support summer internships or research related to environmental sustainability. Priority is given to ESS majors or minors, but students with other majors are also eligible.
  • Helen Fenske Internship Award
    $500 to support a summer internship related to environmental policy or environmental protection.  Priority is given to students majoring or minoring in ESS, political science, or biology.
  • Woods Hole/Field Station Scholarship
    Two $700 scholarships for students taking ecological field courses or undertaking other field-oriented experiences this summer. Not available for seniors because these scholarships take the form of tuition remission the next semester.  Available to students of biology, neuroscience, anthropology, and environmental studies, with the background coursework necessary for participating in the field course.