They’re learning about sustainable farming in middle Tennessee, studying migratory birds in Bhutan, and working on green building policy in Johannesburg, South Africa.
They’re tackling climate mitigation in New Zealand, land use in Tanzania, urban planning in China, renewable energy in Indonesia, water resource management in Egypt, and agricultural policy in Washington, D.C.
The 152 students who have already completed at least one academic year at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) are spending their summers in 34 countries and in states across the U.S., completing internships or conducting their own independent research.
All master’s students at the School are required to design a summer practicum closely aligned with their academic and career goals. The geographic reach and range of projects they created reflect the multidisciplinary scope of the School itself.
“The global reach and the scope of organizations that are hosting F&ES researchers and interns — from public sector forums to remote wildernesses to multinational corporations — truly positions our current students on the frontlines of the environmental field,” said Ladd Flock
, director of career development at F&ES.
About one-third of the students are completing their internships or research internationally.
Owing to a thriving alumni community, as well as the School’s annual “FESinDC” event in early spring, the most popular destination is Washington, D.C., where 21 F&ESers are spending the summer.Follow their travels on Instragram
View the Office of Career and Professional Development’s Summer Research and Internship Spotlight Series