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: Participants will not receive a stipend, but many of the internships will be paid at a rate of $12/hour (undergraduate) and $14/hour (graduate/PhD). If paid, students will be expected to work at least 10 hours each week for 13 weeks each semester (fall 2020 and spring 2021). If unpaid, students will be expected to register for course credit and meet the internship work hour requirements 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.