2014 Internships and Research

2014 Internships and Research

Masters students at F&ES are required to undertake an internship or independent research project between the first and second years of their degree program. Our students work all over the world every summer in a range of sectors and practice areas.
Business and Industry
  • Amazon, MBA Operations Manager, OH
  • Apical Reforestadoras, Summer Intern, Panama City, Panama
  • Beartooth Capital Partners, Summer Associate, MT
  • Cleantech Group, Researcher, London, UK
  • EDF Climate Corps Fellow – CA Technologies, MA
  • EDF Climate Corps Fellow – KKR, NY
  • EDF Climate Corps Fellow – SOM, IL
  • EDF Climate Corps Fellow – TD Bank, NY
  • EDF Climate Corps Fellow – Verizon, NJ
  • Energy Market Innovations, Inc., Summer Intern, WA
  • EnerNOC, Summer Intern, CA
  • Genability, Summer Intern, CA
  • Goldman Sachs, Summer Analyst, Hong Kong, China
  • International Paper, Sustainability Intern, TN & DC
  • Kennedy and Coe, Environmental Sustainability Intern, WY
  • Lockheed Martin, Sustainability Intern, MD
  • NRG Residential Solar Solutions, Summer Intern, CA
  • PG&E, MBA Intern, CA
  • Pure Energy Partners, Summer Associate, NY
  • Sage, Cofounder and Entrepreneur, CA
  • SCAPE, Design Intern, NY
  • Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers, Summer Fellow, OR
  • Walt Disney Imagineering, Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainable Engineering Intern, CA
  • WaterSmart Software, Summer Product Intern, CA
  • Working Lands Investment Partners, Investment Analyst, CT
  • Yale Dining, Student Foraging Intern, CT
  • Yale Entrepreneurial Institute Summer Fellowship, Company Co-Founder, CT
  • YR&G, Summer Intern, NY
 
Education
  • Middlebury College, Temporary Associate Director of Community Engagement, VT
  • Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Journey of the Universe Curriculum Development Summer Intern, CT
 
Government and Public Sector
  • State Representative in the 11th House District of Michigan, Campaign Manager, MI
  • Austin Department of Resource Recovery, Alcoa Summer Fellow, TX (2)
  • Bureau of Land Management, Summer Intern, AK
  • Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Program Coordinator, Puerto Rico
  • Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Energy Strategy Intern, CT
  • Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Solid Waste Management Intern, CT
  • Department of the Interior, Summer Policy Intern, DC
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Summer Intern, Rome, Italy
  • EDF Climate Corps Fellow – Boston Housing Authority, MA
  • EDF Climate Corps Fellow – Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, MA
  • Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Summer Intern, Canberra, Australia
  • OECD, Summer Intern (traineeship), Paris, France
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Environmental Analyst, DC
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Summer Intern, Tuamasaga, Samoa
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Directorate Resource Assistant Fellow, VA
  • U.S. Forest Service, Researcher, NY
  • Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Summer Intern, WA
  • White House Council on Environmental Quality, Public Engagement and Policy Outreach Intern
  • White House Council on Environmental Quality, Summer Intern, DC
 
Legal
  • Baker Botts LLP, Summer Associate, DC
  • Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Summer Clerk, WI
 
NGO's/Not­-For-Profit
  • Action for Cheetahs in Kenya, Summer Intern, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Baltic Environmental Forum, Summer Intern, Hamburg, Germany and Vilnius, Lithuania
  • BEF,Riparian Revegetation Effectiveness Monitoring Intern, OR
  • Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Watershed Restoration Intern, OR
  • Conservamos por Naturaleza, Summer Intern, Lima, Peru
  • East Coast Greenway Alliance, Summer Intern, NC
  • EDF Climate Corps Fellow – City of Los Angeles, CA
  • EDF Climate Corps Fellow – Grace Cathedral, CA
  • EDF Climate Corps Fellow – The Institute of Cultural Affairs, IL
  • EDF Climate Corps Fellow – The Alamo Colleges, TX
  • Global Island Partnership, GLISPA Fellow, DC
  • Greenbelt Land Trust, Summer Intern, MO
  • International Gorilla Conservation Programme, Research Intern, Rwanda
  • Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance, Clean Air Act 111(d) Policy Fellow, PA
  • Conservamos por Naturaleza, Researcher/Intern, Lima, Peru
  • National Parks Conservation Association, Summer Intern, MT
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, Summer Intern, NY
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, Summer Intern, DC
  • Oregon Solutions / US Forest Capital, Summer Intern, OR
  • Pace University, Summer Intern, NY
  • Terreform One, Summer Intern/Research, NY
  • The Forest Guild, Summer Intern, NM
  • TPL, Conservation Visioning and GIS Intern, CA
  • UNIDO, Environmental Management Intern, Vienna, Austria
  • Urban Resources Initiative, Greenspace Intern, CT
  • Urban Resources Initiative, Community Forester, CT
  • Wildlife Conservation Society, Research Associate, Apolo, Bolivia
  • World Agroforestry Centre, Summer Intern, Nairobi, Kenya
  • World Resources Institute, Summer Intern, DC
  • World Resources Institute, Summer Intern - Loss & Damage, DC
  • Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Summer Intern, Riau, Indonesia
  • Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Apprentice Forester, CT
 
Independent U.S. Research
  • Understanding the role of private property and community perceptions for watershed planning, NY
  • Quantifying the influence of plant root shape and soil media composition on the water budgets of coastal rain gardens, CT
  • Perceptions of organic foods in Latina women, OR
  • Building hydrologic models for the Pequonnock Watershed, CT
  • Ethnographic research of identity and climate change in the United States, CT
  • Survey of water chemistry in a glacial bay to locate biological hotspots, AK
  • Developing a biogeochemical model that links terrestrial and marine ecosystem services to predict how different management options affect sediment runoff, CA
  • Leading a data collection team for fire research team and analyzing it results, OR
  • Event coordination of the 99th annual Ecological Society of America conference, researching the American River Parkway, and contributing to the Urban Ecology Design Lab, CT and CA
  • Environmental writing for WriteLegacy clients and other project, CT
  • Investigating greenhouse gas emissions from the Salmon River Watershed’s freshwater, CT
  • Researching salt marsh migration in response to sea level rise in Long Island Sound over the past 100 years, CT
  • Researching and creating documentary pieces for water quality issues in the Long Island Sound, CT
  • Building a model to investigate optimum sea level rise adaptation options for energy facilities, CT and LA
  • Researching advocacy organization financing and implementing specific fundraising techniques, CT
  • Manipulating the community structure of wood-decay fungi along a temperature gradient and measuring changes to respiration and decomposition rates, CT
  • Designing and building a prefabricated, modular structure on the Yale West Campus organic garden, CT
  • Reviewing forestry literature, designing and implementing experiments, monitoring plots, collecting and analyzing data, preparing manuscripts and presentations, CT
  • Exurban residence perceptions of naturally returning predators: Connecticut case study, CT
 
Non-U.S. Independent Research
  • Investigation of how communities local communities might adapt to social, economic and ecological volatility produced by shifting monsoons in a changing climate, East Flores, Indonesia
  • Soil data collection and analysis, Inner Mongolia, China
  • Assessing Community Health Clubs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • How FIFA (World Cup) and the International Olympic Committee (Olympics) have altered the policies and urban framework of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Forestry and soil research of old field sites in Serra do Conduru, Bahia, Brazil
  • How the Amazon forest regenerates after swidden agriculture, Acre, Brazil.
  • Gleaning fisher and conservation advocate perspectives on endangered African Penguins/helping the International Gorilla Conservation Programme create a tourism certification system for local gorilla ectourism and related industries, Cape Town, South Africa and Rwanda
  • Researching the connection between farmer skills, knowledge, and attitudes with useful plant diversity, Portland parish, Jamaica
  • Assessing if interventions from Engro Corporation and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund have raised living standards in Ittehad Model Village after the 2010 floods, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Conducting a camera trapping study to detect snow leopards and training local scientists to continue the effort, Western Tajikistan
  • Perceptions of China in Africa, Zambia
  • Conducting site identifications, species research and social research on species/site preferences of fuelwood plantations, Madagascar
  • Analyzing policymakers involved with national community forest policy, Lima, Peru
  • Examining methylmercury exposure in adult women of childbearing age, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
  • Exploring the habitat requirements of Paullinia Yoco, Sucumbios, Ecuador
  • Comparing the soil carbon of Sinharaja Rain Forest Reserve (with forest conversion) to tea plantations, abandoned lands dominated by Kekilla fern, and Caribbean pine plantations, Kuduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Researching the management of agroforestry program, Bali, Indonesia
  • Identifying urban planning, design, and management strategies to decrease wildlife-vehicle collisions, increase urban habitat/connectivity, and facilitate human-wildlife cohabitation, Alberta, Canada
 
 
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