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Each summer, the Miller Worley Center for the Environment offers about 15 curated environmental internships with preferred partner organizations, where spots are held exclusively for Mount Holyoke students. These internships at established nonprofits are individually arranged with sponsors and fully funded by the Center. They provide students with connections beyond those offered by typical internship programs.

Interested students from any major may apply for these opportunities.

The Center also funds dozens of additional internships through the College’s Lynk initiative, which guarantees funding to all students for a domestic or international summer internship.

Students who find internships related to the environment or sustainable development are often funded by the Miller Worley Center.

Meet some of our most recent interns.

Internship Objectives

To enable Mount Holyoke students to make connections across disciplines, across points of view and across structures that help them understand the concept of “environment” more broadly in their work, community and lives.

The Miller Worley Center for the Environment is dedicated to creating new approaches to learning that engage students more actively in the scientific, social/human and global dimensions of environmental study, and to developing an interdisciplinary education program that is embedded in the broader College curriculum.

To this end, the Center aims to partner with internship hosts with the ability to provide the following outcomes to our students:

  • Greater knowledge of diversity of environmental issues
  • Greater knowledge of environmental issues across disciplines
  • Career path and professional skills development opportunities

All internship opportunities must fall under Mount Holyoke College’s definition of Relevant and Substantive Learning Opportunity in order for students to qualify for funding.

Internship Opportunities

Students interested in these internships must apply through Handshake.

Organization Position Location



Cambridge, MA

Gardening the Community

Food Justice Intern

Springfield, MA

Green for All

Organizing Intern

Sacramento or Oakland, CA

Hampshire College Farm Center

Farm Intern

Amherst, MA

Harvard Forest1

Summer Research Intern

Petersham, MA

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife

Tern Colony Intern

Buzzards Bay, MA

MHC Botanic Garden

Public Horticulture Intern

South Hadley, MA

National Audubon Society Seabird Restoration Project

Project Puffin Intern

Falmouth, ME

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center


Old Lyme, CT

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Education Intern

New York, NY

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

SDG Financing Initiative Intern

New York, NY

  1. The Harvard Forest internship requires a dual application process through Handshake and directly with Harvard Forest.
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How to Apply

Learn how to apply for internships offered through the Miller Worley Center. Interested students from any major may apply.

Former Interns

Peers are an important source of insights. Former Miller Worley interns can provide valuable perspectives from direct experience.
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Networking for Internships

Learn about the resources available for developing relationships with alumnae, students and faculty to gain advice on securing an internship.