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Explore our Environmental Management Internships

Are you passionate about safeguarding our planet and driven to make a meaningful impact on the environment? You could join an internship for environmental science which provides a thrilling opportunity to engulf yourself in the world of conservation initiatives and sustainable practices. As an intern, you’ll help pave the way towards a greener and more sustainable future, and get the chance to not only absorb endless knowledge but also help mold a world where nature is constantly thriving. The focus of these environmental science internships ranges to include: agroforestry, land and water management, urban greening, biodiversity research, food security, permaculture, and environmental education. Embark on a journey toward environmental positivity and be a force for change in the preservation of our planet.

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Why choose Roots Interns for Environmental Management Internships?

Grassroots work

You’ll join an organization that works directly with their community to solve problems on the ground and make a real impact.


We’ll help you find and prepare for an internship with the organization that’s right for you and your skills, background, and passions.

Academic Placements

Working abroad is an experience like no other and your internship will be tailored to your studies and interests.

Browse All Environmental Management Internship Projects

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Impact and Water Waste Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Berlin, Germany OR Remote
Delve into the realm of water and waste research, aligning your passion with a mission to positively impact the ongoing climate crisis.
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Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Farming Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Galapagos, Ecuador
Join a farm workforce, implementing eco-friendly practices, contributing to food sovereignty, and gaining experience in sustainable farming.
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Girl walking in field with a tree

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Environmental Education Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Santarém, Portugal
Inspire change through education initiatives and community outreach, raising awareness about animal mistreatment and environmental issues.
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Conservation Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Play an integral role in advancing conservation research by actively engaging in hands-on fieldwork to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystems.
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Rainforest Conservation Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
Contribute to rainforest preservation through hands-on research in Brazil, exploring the intricacies of ecosystem conservation and biodiversity.
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Biodiversity conservation internship

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Biodiversity Conservation Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
Contribute to biodiversity preservation and climate crisis mitigation through hands-on efforts to restore the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.
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Medicinal plant research internship

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Medicinal Plant Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
Explore the realm of medicinal plants and actively promote conservation research to unveil the secrets of nature's healing wonders.
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Research and Nature Conservation Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Bahia, Brazil
Acquire valuable hands-on research experience, safeguard biodiversity, and contribute practical solutions to environmental conservation efforts.
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Applications open for Aug-Oct 2023!

Forest Management Internship

  • Aug-Oct 2024
  • Cape Town & Garden Route
Engage in environmental and ecosystem conservation by assessing and sustaining forest restoration programs through hands-on fieldwork.
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Remote Agroforestry Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
Explore innovative land management solutions as you engage in enhancing ecological balance and fostering sustainable agricultural practices.
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NGO Management Internship in Malawi

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NGO Management Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR Remote
Support and assist an NGO fostering permaculture clubs for school children, contributing to sustainable education and environmental awareness.
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Permaculture Internship

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Permaculture Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Contribute to developing and managing workshops for permaculture clubs in schools, fostering sustainable practices and environmental awareness
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Urban greening internship

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Urban Greening Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Embrace the vibrant world of urban greening in Cape Town, where your passion meets a committed mission to cultivate sustainable environments.
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UH-Food Security Internship

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Food Security & Urban Farming Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Participate in sustainable practices and community well-being, developing and managing food gardens and workshops at township schools.
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Other Academic Focus Areas

Benefits of Environmental Management Internships

Practival experience

Immersing yourself in one of these internships will provide you with real-world practical experience in environmental management and enable you to apply prior academic knowledge to real environmental challenges.

Environmental impact

Environmental resource management internships usually involve contributing to projects and initiatives that make a tangible difference in promoting sustainability and conservation efforts.

Personal network

Working in the environmental sector enables you to build a strong connection with professionals and experts in the field. Building such a network can lead to future job opportunities in the industry.

Problem solving

Environmental intern jobs frequently involve undertaking complex challenges providing a platform to develop your problem-solving skills and formulate innovative solutions to environmental issues.

Well-rounded tasks

As part of your internship journey, you will get the chance to be surrounded by a team as enthusiastic about the future of the planet as you are. Your responsibilities will be filled with a variety of tasks whereby you’ll wear many hats and enable flexibility in what you do.

Personal growth

Partaking in one of our environmental resource management internships will encourage personal growth by promoting environmental consciousness and a commitment to sustainability.

Best Places for Environmental Management Internships

Why Choose Roots Internships in Environmental Management

Find out from our previous interns how internship positions in Environmental Management can boost your professional career and grow your interpersonal skills.

My internship was genuinely so much fun. The gardens are amazing, the kids are curious to learn, and I gain more knowledge about produce and organic farming every day. On a personal note, I love seeing the direct impact that I have in my role because the company is small. They say it only takes one seed to make a difference, and it brings so much joy to feel like I get to be a seed here!

Vera, Northeastern University, American – Food Security and Urban Farming Internship, South Africa

This was the best experience of my life so far. I did some really meaningful work which has continued after my internship, and was privileged to get to know the local people and really immerse myself in the community. I restarted a local organization, helping them with a new name, branding and a logo, and developing their future strategy. I also completed a survey of the area in terms of waste management strategies, as well as created fun youth club sessions to encourage reuse of materials and environmental protection. Overall, it was such a unique and eye-opening experience.

Lauryn, University of Bristol, British – Environmental NGO Management Internship, Malawi

I worked closely with communities of Cape Town, teaching school children how to propagate plants, gardens, etc. , teaching adults how to grow their own food, set up and facilitated a week-long festival of action, almost planting 2000 trees, facilitating a kids nature camp, gardening at the nursery and more. This internship will look good on my CV due to the fact that not only was I working with a special biome of plants not found anywhere else in the world really, but I also learned how to be a facilitator on all sorts of levels – at schools, festivals and camps.

Mark, HAS University, Dutch – Urban Greening Internship, South Africa

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Environmental Management FAQs

Hoe experienced do I need to be to join an internship for environmental science?

It depends on the specific internship program; some require more experience than others, but rest assured, we have internships for applicants of all levels. So whether you have or are working towards a degree in environmental sciences, or you are just passionate about helping save our planet (and kudos to you!), we can offer you an environmental science internship that will suit your level and goals.

|Who is an environmental science internship for?

Our environmental resource management internships can be a great opportunity if you’re a student majoring in any environmental program, or have just graduated with a degree in environmental science, and are looking to gain valuable work experience. You’ll get a chance to use your knowledge and skill set in a new context. These internships are also suitable for anyone who is passionate about sustainability and the environment and wants to learn how an environmental NGO works. No matter what your intended outcome is, as long as you are open to learning, willing to help, and enjoy working with others, we have an environmental internship that will suit your needs!

What can I expect to learn as an environmental intern?

We offer a range of focus topics in our environmental management internships, from permaculture to food security to organic farming. No matter which focus area or location you choose to do your internship in, you’ll have the pleasure of working in a reputable organization that has tons of experience. So be prepared to learn a lot! The learning doesn’t stop at environmental issues; as an intern working for an organization in a foreign country, you’ll also get a chance to learn about a whole new culture and environment. The possibilities are endless!

How do I apply for environmental science internship?

If you’re ready to start the application process, there are a few steps involved to help you find and secure opportunities that line up with your interests and career goals. Here’s a guide to help you through this process;

  • If you’re certain of participating in an internship for environmental science, you need to determine your specific areas of interest within the environmental field. Have a look at the range of internships being offered and try to narrow down your choices. Once you’ve decided, simply fill out the application form and we will reach out to you to set up a call with a member of our team to confirm the internship you’ve applied for is the best match for you.
  • If you are unsure of which internship suits you best, simply send us an email outlining your interests and we will set up a call to learn more about your needs and goals for professional and personal development. This will help us to match your interests and skills with the organization that is right for you!
  • When we’ve confirmed the internship you wish to pursue, we’ll send over your application to the organization and connect you with their intern supervisor. You’ll then have a short interview with the supervisor to learn more about the specific tasks and project you could get involved in. If everyone feels it’s a good fit, we’ll get going on the confirmation process!


If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:


Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us.



We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.


If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.


If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.


Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.


Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!