The Miller Worley Center for the Environment offers competitive high-quality internships developed exclusively for Mount Holyoke students. These internships at established nonprofit organizations are individually arranged with sponsors to provide students with connections beyond those offered by typical internship programs. Interested students from any major may apply for these opportunities.

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 LyonNet.

Organization Position Location



Cambridge, MA

Conservation Commission Trail Project, Town of South Hadley


South Hadley, MA

Elwha River Restoration Project

Ecology Intern

Port Angeles, WA

Gardening the Community

Food Justice Intern

Springfield, MA

Hampshire College Farm Center

Farm Intern

Amherst, MA

Harvard Forest1

Summer Research Intern

Petersham, MA

Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Nature Camp Intern

Amherst, MA

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife

Tern Colony Intern

Buzzards Bay, MA

MHC Botanic Garden

Horticulture and Student Garden Intern

South Hadley, MA

MHC Campus Sustainability Initiative in Food, Energy and Land Management


South Hadley, MA

Monteverde Institute


Monteverde, Costa Rica

National Audubon Society Seabird Restoration Project

Project Puffin Intern

Falmouth, ME

The Nature Conservancy

Connecticut River Watershed Conservation Intern

Northampton, MA

Nuestras Raices


Holyoke, MA

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center


Old Lyme, CT

Springfield Urban Waters Project2


Springfield, MA

  1. The Harvard Forest internship requires a dual application process through LyonNet and directly with Harvard Forest.
  2. The Springfield Urban Waters Project internship requires a dual application process through LyonNet and directly with the Springfield Urban Waters Project.
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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.