HMEI Established Positions

Summer 2021 internship opportunities are posted below (by topic). Eligible Princeton first-year students, sophomores and juniors may apply for up to three positions. Please send any questions to envintern@princeton.edu.

Students currently on a leave of absence for the 2020-21 academic year are ineligible to apply for HMEI summer 2021 internships.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, allowable activities related to HMEI internships are subject to change based on University policy. Internship opportunities posted on this site describe the feasibility of a remote alternative should COVID restrictions remain in place for the upcoming summer. HMEI will continue to monitor the situation and keep applicants abreast of announcements as they relate to specific opportunities.

To learn more about past interns’ experiences, visit our Past Interns page.

 


New Summer 2021 Opportunities Available

Deadline: April 20, 2021

Food and Agriculture

Organization/Research Group Name Internship Title Application
Form Finding Lab Architectural, Structural and Urban Strategies for Urban Farming (1) Apply
Form Finding Lab Architectural, Structural and Urban Strategies for Urban Farming (1) Apply

 


Summer 2021 – Important Dates:

  • November 23, 2020 – Applications open in Global Programs System (GPS)
  • January 8, 2021 (11:59 pm EST) – Application deadline for Established Internships
  • February 18, 2021 (11:59 pm EST) – Extended Deadline for SELECT Internships.
  • February 18, 2021 (11:59 pm EST) – Application deadline for Student-Initiated Internships via Student Funding (SAFE)

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 


Biodiversity and Conservation

Organization/Research Group Name Internship Title Application
Defenders of Wildlife Predicting Landscapes to Advance Conservation Effectiveness (PLACE) Apply
Mpala Research Centre ‘Go To The Ant Thou Sluggard, Consider Her Ways and Be Wise’: Buffel Grass Seed Preferences, Predation and Dispersal in Kenya Home Range by Messor Harvester Ants Apply
NYC Parks, Division of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources (FHNR) Plant Conservation Research Apply
NYC Parks, Natural Resources Research Group Aquatic Monitoring Internship Apply
Pringle Lab The Role of Multiple Interacting Disturbances in Determining Savanna Vegetation Structure Apply
Rubenstein Research Group/Mpala Research Centre Impact of Grazing Regimes on Rangeland Quality and Wildlife and Livestock Use Apply
Rubenstein Research Group/Mpala Research Centre Teaching Assistant for Conservation Clubs Apply
Shanghai Roots & Shoots Million Tree Project Apply
Stoddard Lab Climate Change, Plant-Pollinator Interactions and Hummingbird Color Vision in the Rocky Mountains Apply
The Watershed Institute Reserve & Forest Stewardship Internship
Deadline Extended: February 18, 2021
Apply
Wilcove Lab, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, SPIA Estimating the Recovery Potential of Threatened Species Apply

 


Climate and Environmental Science

Organization/Research Group Name Internship Title Application
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) Coral Reef Mapping Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery Apply
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) Determining Coral Gross Photosynthesis Using Oxygen Stable Isotopes Apply
Deike Lab Spray Generation by Bubbles Bursting Apply
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Subnational Climate Advocacy Intern Apply
Hurricane Hazards and Risk Analysis Group Real-Time Forecasting System for Hurricane Hazards and Risk Apply
Interfacial Water Research Group Rock Weathering and Soil Resilience in the Context of Climate Change Apply
Lai Research Group Deep Learning Ice Dynamics Apply
Maloof Earth History Research Group Building Climate Histories from Sedimentary Grains using Computer Vision and Machine Learning Apply
Maloof Earth History Research Group Using Satellite Imagery to Measure Water Depth Apply
Maloof Research Group Reconstructing Earth’s First Reefs and Their Impacts on the Cambrian Explosion Apply
Maloof and Schoene Research Group Extinction of the Dinosaurs Recorded in an Andean Paleolake Apply
Myneni Research Group Predicting Environmental Conditions of the Past Using Soil Chemical Analyses Apply
Onstott Geomicrobiology Group Geochemical Constraints on Microbial Habitability in a South African Subsurface Brine Apply
Onstott Geomicrobiology Group Trace and Greenhouse Gases Fueling Chemolithotrophic Communities Around Hot Springs in the Chilean High Andes Apply
Oppenheimer Research Group, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, SPIA Modelling The Impact of Climate Adaptation Policies on Rural-Urban Migration in Nepal Apply
Porporato Research Group/The Watershed Institute Ecohydrology of Water, Energy and Carbon Fluxes at the Watershed Institute Apply
Princeton WET Lab Data Mining Methods and Research on Environmental Literature Apply
Sarmiento Group Life in Supercooled Seawater Apply
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Impacts of Small-Scale Processes on Exchanges between the Surface and Deep Ocean Apply
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Southern Ocean Sea Ice Zone Processes Apply
Sigman Research Group From Microfossil to Atmospheric CO2 : Understanding Nutrient Dynamics in a Changing Climate in the Subarctic North Pacific Apply
Sigman Research Group North Atlantic Ocean Nutrient Consumption Changes During Climate Events of the Last Glacial Period Apply
Sigman Research Group Nutrient Consumption in the Southern Ocean During the Last One Million Years Apply
Sigman Research Group Reconstructing Diatom Nutrient Consumption Patterns for the Atlantic Sector Southern Ocean Apply
Smits Fluid Mechanics Lab Oil Spill Remediation by Enhanced Turbulence Apply
Vecchi Research Group Responses of ENSO to Volcanic Eruptions in High-Resolution Climate Model Simulations Apply
Ward Lab Molecular Biological Investigation of the Marine Nitrogen Cycle
Deadline Extended: February 18, 2021
Apply
Ward Lab The Role of Parasites in Controlling Phytoplankton Community Composition and Ocean Productivity Apply
Weber and Levin Research Group Tradeoffs in Individual/Collective Behavior in Response to COVID-19 and in Anticipation of Climate Change Apply
Weber Research Group Inequality, Economic Precarity, and Disruptive Events Apply

 


Food and Agriculture

Organization/Research Group Name Internship Title Application
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Aquaculture and Marine Food Systems Intern Apply
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) SSF Hub Community Intern Apply
Metcalf Lab How Will Climate Change Drive Plant Pathogen Evolution and Epidemiology? Apply
Rubenstein Research Group Farm Project Field Assistant Apply

 


Health and the Environment

Organization/Research Group Name Internship Title Application
Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) Hospital Acquired Resistant Infection Global Mapping Project
Deadline Extended: February 18, 2021
Apply
Metcalf Lab Poultry Farming and Newcastle’s Disease in Antananarivo: Sustaining Diverse Income Streams in an Urban Setting Apply
Myneni Research Group Predicting Exposure of Children to Environmental Pollutants Using their Deciduous Teeth Apply

 


Innovation and a New Energy Future

Organization/Research Group Name Internship Title Application
Avalos Lab Biotechnology for Sustainability Apply
Behavioral Science for Policy Lab Norm Dynamics & Rapid Decarbonization Apply
Climate Central Applications of the Net-Zero America Project Apply
Climate Central Wind and Solar Technology for the WeatherPower Tool Apply
Deike Lab The Atmospheric and Oceanic Wakes of Offshore Wind Turbines and Their Effects on Local Marine Environments Apply
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Vehicle Electrification Policy Intern Apply
Koel Research Group Plasma Diagnostics for Plasma-Assisted Catalysis Apply
Koel Research Group Plasma-Materials Interactions for Fusion Energy Apply
Mauzerall Research Group, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, SPIA Indian Clean Energy and Air Pollution Policies Apply
Net-Zero America Project Community Attitudes to Large-Scale Renewable Energy Deployment in Net-Zero America Scenarios Apply
Onstott Geomicrobiology Group The Environmental Impact of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure and Cathodic Shielding on Ground Water Arsenic Apply
Rapid Energy Switch Lab Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate
Deadline Extended: February 18, 2021
Apply
Smits Fluid Mechanics Lab Efficient Propulsion of Tunabot Apply
Smits Fluid Mechanics Lab In Situ Camera Calibration for Superpipe
Deadline Extended: February 18, 2021
Apply
Sustainable Cements Group Manipulating the Formation of Sustainable Cements Using Nanoparticles Apply

 


Urban Systems and Planning for a Sustainable Future

Organization/Research Group Name Internship Title Application
The Architectural League of New York Urban Omnibus Project Assistant Apply
GCAM Group Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum Project Apply
Kay Research Group Religious Environments in Roman Britain Apply
NYC Parks, Division of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources (FHNR) Habitat Connectivity in NYC Saltmarshes Apply
Sustainable Urban Systems Lab Cities, Sensors, Satellites & Sustainability: Mapping Cities and Urban Infrastructure Through Data Science Apply
Sustainable Urban Systems Lab How Happy are People in Different Cities in the US & India? Apply
US Architects Declare US Architects Declare Working Group Apply

 


Water and the Environment

Organization/Research Group Name Internship Title Application
Complex Fluids Group Cooperative Effects of Foulants in Water Systems Apply
Datta Lab Developing Thermo-Responsive Hydrogels for Atmospheric Water Harvesting Apply
Interfacial Water Group Water in Environmental Materials Apply
NITSAN Sustainable Development Lab, Tel Aviv University Data Intensive Analysis of the Climate-Water Crisis in India Apply
The Watershed Institute Water Quality Data Analysis Project Apply

 

To keep up with the latest internship updates and other HMEI undergraduate opportunities, please join our Facebook group or e-mail list. For more information, e-mail envintern@princeton.edu.

 


Student-Initiated Positions

For more information on how to apply, visit the How To Apply page.