Q: Which majors can apply?
A: Students from any major with an interest in environmental sustainability, local government operations, and public service are encouraged to apply.
Q: I am graduating in December. Can I still apply?
A: No. Students must be enrolled through the end of the academic year (typically May) and commit to working the full academic year.
Q: I do not have a car. Can I still apply?
A: Yes. We will make every effort to match you with a community that is accessible by transit or car share, or with which you can work remotely for part of the time. However, since we cover a 11-county area, a car may be needed for some internship locations. Students are responsible for all transportation costs.
Q: Will I be paid for this internship?
A: Internship sponsors typically pay interns a rate of $15/hour (undergraduate) or $17/hour (graduate/PhD), at minimum. Some organizations may pay a hourly rate that is higher or lower, or may prefer to pay a stipend. If paid, students will be expected to work at least 10 hours each week for at least 13 weeks each semester (fall & spring.) If unpaid, students will be expected to register for course credit and meet the internship work hours for those credits.
Q: If I receive need-based financial aid or have a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA), am I eligible to apply?
A: If you receive need-based financial aid or are a Graduate Research Assistant, please talk to a representative at your institution’s financial aid office to determine how and if a paid internship will impact your aid package or ability to keep your GRA.
Q: I am an international student and have an F-1 Student Visa. Will I be able to participate in this internship?
A: Acceptance of F-1 Student Visas is dependent on the hiring practices of each internship host and USCIS rules. If you have an F-1 Student Visa and are entering your second academic year of study, please indicate this on your application.