Centre for Science & Environment

*Extended opportunity. Please follow guidelines for rolling applications

Duration: Early June through early August (as long as possible)
Location: New Delhi, India
Qualifications: Demonstrated interest & skill in knowledge-based activism surrounding environmental and public health issues. Must be able to work independently.

Thanks to a current Mount Holyoke Professor, the McCulloch Center has been able to collaborate with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) to develop this internship position. The CSE is an independent, public interest organization. It was started in 1980 by a group of engineers, scientists, journalists and environmentalists to catalyze the growth of public awareness on vital issues in science, technology, environment and development. Today, the CSE is considered one of India’s leading environmental NGOs specializing in sustainable natural resource management. Its strategy of knowledge-based activism has won it wide respect and admiration for its quality of campaigns, research and publications.

Its research and advocacy work currently centers on: air pollution, water management, food safety and toxins, climate change and related themes. The CSE focuses its work in the following broad categories: 

  • Communication for awareness
  • Research and advocacy
  • Education and training
  • Documentation
  • Pollution monitoring

The selected intern will design her specific research project and related activities in collaboration with the Center's supervisors and Internship Coordinator prior to her arrival on site in May or June. Options include, but are not limited to, working on urban waste water management, water harvesting, pollution issues, water recycling systems, and educational activities. Her interests in combination with the needs of the Centre's projects will determine which department she will concentrate her work in. Her research will contribute directly to the Centre's ongoing projects.