2018 Internships and Research

Masters students are required to undertake an internship or independent research project between the first and second years of their degree program.

NGO/Not-for-Profit

  • Breakthrough Institute, Oakland, CA
  • Ceres, Intern, Boston, MA
  • COMACO, Intern, Chipata, Zambia
  • COMACO, Intern, Chipata/Lusaka, East Zambia, Zambia
  • Conservation International, Intern, Arlington, VA
  • Defenders of Wildlife, Intern, Washington D.C.
  • Earthjustice, New York, NY
  • Eastern Environmental Law Center, Intern, Newark, NJ
  • EDF, Intern, San Francisco, CA
  • Environmental Defense Fund, Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • FAO, Intern, Rome, Italy
  • Gisakura, Intern, Western Province, Rwanda
  • Green Building Council of South Africa, Intern, Johannesbourg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Hakhu Amazon Design, Intern, Puyo,       Ecuador
  • National Parks Conservation Association, Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • Rare, Intern, Arlington, VA
  • Redress, Intern, Hong Kong, China
  • Responsible Business Alliance, Intern, Alexandria, VA
  • Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust, Del Norte, CO
  • Rocky Mountain Institute, Intern, Basalt, Colorado
  • Rocky Mountain Institute, Intern, Basalt, Colorado
  • RSPN, Researcher, Thimphu, Bhutan      
  • Runa Foundation, Intern, Tena, Ecuador
  • Social Entrepreneurship Intern, Runa Foundation, Tena, Ecuador
  • Spokane Riverkeeper, Intern, Spokane, WA
  • Student Conservation Association, Intern, Chicago, IL
  • The Conservation Fund, Intern, Arlington, VA
  • The Forests Dialogue, Researcher, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Intern, Washington D.C.
  • The Nature Conservancy, Intern, Arlington, VA
  • The Nature Conservancy, Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • The New Haven Land Trust, Intern, New Haven, CT       
  • Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative, Project Manager, New Haven, CT
  • UNDP, Intern, Bridgetown, Barbados
  • UNDP, Intern, Panama City, Panama      
  • UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre Bangkok, Intern, Bangkok, Thailand      
  • United Nations Development Programme, Research Assistant, Panama City, Panama
  • Wildlife Conservation Society, Intern, NYC
  • Wildlife Conservation Society, Intern, Saranac Lake, NY
  • World Bank, Intern, Washington, D.C      .
  • World Bank, Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • World Resources Institute Beijing Office, Intern, Beijing and Hangzhou, China
  • World Resources Institute, Intern, Washington D.C.
  • World Resources Institute, Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • World Resources Institute, Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • WWF China, Beijing Office, Intern, Beijing, China
  • WWF-US, Intern, Washington      , D.C.
  • WWF, Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Intern, New Haven, CT
  • Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Forest Apprentice, Eastford, CT (5)
  • Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Forest Research Intern, New Haven, CT      
  • Yellowstone to Yukon, Intern, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, Land Use Law Center, Grantwriter, White Plains, NY
  • Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, Intern, New Haven, CT

Government/Public Sector

  • Auckland Council, Intern, Auckland, New Zealand
  • California Energy Commission, Intern, Sacramento, CA
  • City of New Haven, Engineering Department, Climate Change Adaptation Research Intern, New Haven, CT
  • Colorado State Forest Service, Intern, Gould, CO
  • German Development Cooperation (GIZ), Intern, Suva Suva, Fiji
  • Miami-Dade County Regulatory and Economic Resources Department, Intern, Miami, Florida
  • National Park Service, Intern, Boston, MA
  • National Park Service, Intern, Wellfleet, MA
  • New York Power Authority, Intern, White Plains, New York
  • New York State Attorney General's Office, Intern, New York, NY
  • NYSERDA, NY Sun, Intern, New York, NY
  • NYSERDA, Office of the President and CEO, Intern, New York, NY
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Intern, Norristown, PA
  • Sustainable CT, Hartford, Connecticut
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Intern, Washington, D.C.          
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, Intern, New York, NY
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Intern, Portland, OR
  • UNDP, Intern, Panama City, Panama

Business/Consulting

  • AECOM, Intern, Los Angeles, CA
  • Alter Eco Foods, Intern, San Francisco, CA
  • Avangrid, Intern, Orange, CT
  • Bigelow Tea, Intern, New Haven, CT
  • Calvert Research & Management, Intern, Washington, D.C.
  • CDM Smith, Intern, East Hartford, CT
  • Centerbridge Partners, New York, NY
  • ConsenSys, Intern, New York, NY
  • EcoLogic Solutions, Intern, New York, NY
  • First Solar, Inc., Intern, San Francisco, CA
  • Google, Data Center Operations, Contractor, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Grid+, Intern, Austin, TX
  • Guggenheim Securities, LLC., New York, NY
  • Happy Family Brands, Intern, Boise, ID
  • ICF International, Intern, Fairfax, VA
  • Kennedy & Violich, Architecture, Ltd., Intern, Boston, MA
  • KKR, Intern, New York, New York
  • Metabolic, Intern, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Native Energy, Intern, Burlington, VT
  • Outdoor Industry Association, Intern, Boulder, CO
  • Ranger Power, Intern, Brooklyn, NY
  • Renewable Resources Group, Intern, Los Angeles, CA
  • Roux Inc., Intern, Somerset, NJ
  • Shorenstein Realty Services, Intern, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sir Kensington’s, Intern, New York, NY
  • SLAM, Public Education Studio, Intern, Hartford, CT
  • Social Finance, Inc., Boston, MA
  • The Forestlands Group, Intern, Pittsburg, NH
  • Wildwood Consulting, LLC, Intern, Asheville, NC
  • Williams-Sonoma, Intern, San Francisco, CA

Non-U.S. Independent Research

  • Researcher, Chitwan, Nepal, Creating Database and mapping of past hazard (fire, flood, landslide, and earthquake) in the Himalayan region. Modifying and validating a method of retrospective flood inundation analysis.
  • Research Team Leader, Programmed for Belize, Research Team Leader, Hill Bank, Orange Walk, Belize.  Assessing the growth and regeneration of mahogany trees that have regenerated after 20 year old silvicultural treatments.    
  • Researcher, Christchurch, New Zealand. Examining the ecology of the manuka-honey bee-human assemblage along with the perspectives of various actors within the manuka honey industry in New Zealand, with a particular focus on manuka honey produced on public conservation land and/or by Maori (New Zealand's indigenous people).
  • Researcher, Pucallpa, Ucayali, Peru. Studying the extraction and sale of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in indigenous Shipibo communities in the Peruvian Amazon. *
  • African Wildlife Foundation, Ifakara Kilombero Region, Tanzania. Supporting data review and collection, Land Use Dialogue stakeholder mapping, supporting development of goals and vision for the upcoming dialogue in fall 2018.
  • Researcher, Zhangye Gansu, China. Investigate the climate effects of irrigation agriculture in Zhangye Oasis in Northwest China
  • Researcher, Nanyuki, Kenya. Gathering data in order to quantify water demand and availability in the Upper Ewaso Ngiro River basin in Kenya. This will include a lot of secondary data collection and some primary collection to fill in the gaps.
  • Researcher, Almora Uttarakhand, India. Conducting surveys in the Almora region of the state of Uttarakhand, India to gain a better understanding of the key drivers of household vulnerability to floods.
  • Researcher, Tropical Resources Institute, Coca Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. A research experiment examining fragile symbiotic relationships between ants and trees in the Amazon Rainforest. The second project is a climate justice report written on Puerto Rico, concerning the responses and consequences of Hurricane Maria.
  • Researcher, Havana, Cuba and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Discover stakeholder perspectives on the status and future potential of ecotourism in post-crisis Cuba and Puerto Rico.
  • IGCP, Researcher, Musanze, Northern District, Rwanda. Researching seedling nursery capacity and potential to upgrade to native species for natural forest regeneration outside of Volcanoes National Park
  • FES Researcher, Pretoria Gauteng, South Africa. Conduct interviews and literature research on large carnivore reintroductions in protected reserves in South Africa, in order to understand the social and decision processes governing the success of the programs, both on the national level and individual reserve level.
  • IUCN, Researcher, Kitgum, Uganda. Through participatory research and community dialogues, men and women can integrate Land-Use priorities into sustainable land management plans that will have the potential to leverage greater political stability, gender equity, and economic growth in the region for decades to come.
  • Global Environmental Institute, Researcher, Beijing, China, Interviewing The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)      
  • Researcher, Inle Lake, Shan State, Burma. Guide the Land Use Dialogue (LUD) process by providing thorough and comprehensive information that identifies linkages between main land use change drivers and stakeholders.
  • Researcher, Solo Central Java, Indonesia. Anthropological research on Gamelan instrument makers.
  • Researcher, Pulang Pisau, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Research aims to analyze the constitutive policy process for sustainable bioenergy forest derived from degraded lands in Central Kalimantan.
  • Researcher, Dawei Tanintharyi, Myanmar. Carry out interviews, participant observation, and document analysis for my thesis research on the political ecology of protected areas in Myanmar.
  • Kenya Wildlife Service, Researcher, Kenya. Conducting interviews on perceptions of the compensation scheme for human-wildlife conflict resolutions.          
  • Researcher, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Researcher, Rio de Janiero and Bogor, Brazil and Indonesia. Conducting numerous interviews in Bogor, Indonesia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with representatives of CIFOR and various other organizations involved in monitoring and evaluating REDD+ national implementation strategies.
  • Researcher, Havana, Cuba and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Comparative analysis and study in Cuba and Puerto Rico on agriculture resilience and recovery after the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
  • Researcher, Hanoi and Ba Be National Park, Vietnam. Intern with CIFOR's Hanoi office.
  • Researcher, Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Identifying tree species and measuring DBH and height along three transects representing a continuous coast-summit elevation gradient.
  • Researcher, Asankrangwa, Wassa Amenfi, Ghana. Perform multi-stakeholder analysis in preparation for The Forests Dialogue spring 2019 Land Use Dialogue.
  • Researcher, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Collect data for a study on coal mine reclamation.

U.S. Independent Research

  • Researcher, New Haven, CT. Project on nano-enabled lithium-air batteries.
  • Researcher, New Haven, CT. Independent research in collaboration with my research advisor.
  • Researcher, Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Interviews with climbers and locals in Ten Sleep, Wyoming directed at the moral and spiritual underpinnings of the natural environment and proper land use.
  • Researcher, Caney Fork Farms, Carthage, Tennessee. Assessing the financial viability of one or more agroforestry enterprises at Caney Fork Farms. 
  • Research Assistant, USDA Forest Service, Queens, New York. Interviews, annotated bibliography, participant observation, data synthesis.
  • Researcher, The Forests Dialogue, Porto Seguro, Bahia. Qualitative research focused on various stakeholders in the region.
  • Researcher, New Haven, CT. Research work for MESc Thesis.
  • Researcher, New York, NY. Urban material flows in NYC.
  • Researcher, New Haven, CT. Research intern at Yale Law School to support the program in animal law and animal studies.
  • Researcher, IBM, Yorktown, NY, Lake George, NY, San Jose, CA, and Galway.
  • Researcher, Yale Myers Forest, Eastford, CT. Morphological plasticity of two different mechanisms of red maple regeneration in a chronosequence of irregular shelterwoods.
  • Researcher, Charlestown, RI. Sample I&A onsite wastewater treatment/septic systems.
  • Researcher, New Haven, CT. Support laboratory experiments, perform control laboratory experiments, perform final experiment and compare results to hypotheses.
  • Researcher, Susquehanna, PA. Collect groundwater samples from 7 wells near hydraulic fracturing operations in Susquehanna County. Analyze and ensure proper storage of samples. Run TOC, IC, GC, ICP-MS, ICP-OES machines and instruct others on proper procedures.
  • Researcher, New Haven, CT. Finish allometric modeling for bunchgrasses and forbs. Begin sagebrush growth ring analysis.
  • Researcher, Yale Myers Forest, Eastford, CT. Animal personality and plasticity using old-field arthropods.
  • Research Assistant, New Haven, CT. Quantifying the flood risk that the city of New Haven faces along the coast.
  • Research Assistant, Office of Congresswoman Pingree, Washington, D.C. Agriculture and food policy topics.
  • Researcher, Yale Myers Forest, CT. Camera trap field work, vegetation surveys, analysis, occupancy modeling and GIS, data analysis.
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