Internships Supported by the Marshall Weinberg Funding Program

About the Program

The Marshall Weinberg Funding Program is designed for SNRE students interested in a professional development internship. Weinberg internship funding can be used to support internships that take place in the US and internationally. Students must be in good academic standing to apply. Preference will be given to students who have never had a professional experience in their field of study.  Funding amounts are around $2,500 (could be more or less) depending on the number of applicants/amount of funding available.

How to Apply

The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 12:00 pm (noon).

Previous Internships Supported by the Weinberg Program

Title Desc.
Alliance for the Great Lakes

Anna Ruszaj interned with the Alliance for the Great Lakes, spending seven weeks with this advocacy NGO based in Chicago, IL.

Cafe Direct Producers' Foundation

Bo Williams researched carbon finance opportunities for climate change adaptation projects on tea cooperatives in Kenya and Uganda. He learned the processes necessary for developing carbon assets, how to communicate with stakeholders to best organize research, and how to prepare readable reports. Personally, Bo states that he learned that environmental improvement must be sought and accomplished in a way that is most beneficial to human well-being.

Centro de Politicas Públicas UC

The internship consisted in leading a study which analyzed recycling programs carried out at different municipalities of Santiago, Chile.

Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens

Ning served as a teaching assistant during the 6th Academy of Conservation Training in Nanjing.

City of Detroit City Council President

In this internship, Joel Heeres completed a number of activities. He helped analyze potential strategies and wrote portions of the City of Detroit's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant applications. He also coordinated the logistics of various subcommittee meetings of the Green Task Force of Detroit City Council. He attended numerous meetings as a representative of the office, both participating and at time presenting about the activities of the office to fellow government employees, private citizens, and representatives of private companies.

City of Seattle - City Green Building

Jen worked in the City of Seattle's City Green Building program under the Department of Planning and Development to begin evaluating the success of Priority Green Expedited, an accelerated permitting process to incentivize and increase the number of sustainable buildings in the city.

City of Ypsilanti

This internship dealt mainly with managing an urban forestry grant that the City of Ypsilanti previously received. 

Ecocity Builders

Christian Runge did community design work for Ecocity Builders and the Village Bottoms Community Development Corportation.  He learned a lot of technical and design skills, and a lot about politics and race issues related to urban land development.

Five Valleys Land Trust

In the Summer of 2009 Nick Deyo worked for Five Valleys Land Trust (FVLT) in Missoula, MT, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of opens space, working agricultural lands, and wildlife habitat on private lands in Western Montana. 

Food System Economic Partnership

Jennifer Young interned with the Food System Economic Partnership.

Green Seal

Ye Yue worked remotely to help develop GS-45 standards on single-use plastic resin film bags, conducted LCA comparing conventional and environmentally preferable products.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

 

SNRE Alumni Relations and Development Office
In the SNRE Office of Alumni Relations and Development, Kate Harris helped plan events for alumni and worked on developing a long term strategic plan for helping alums be more engaged with the school. She learned a lot about contact management and prioritizing projects based on their overall impact.
The Biodiversity Project
This project has been an amazing aid to Betsy Riley, both personally and professionally. From a professional standpoint, she's gained valuable work experience in the areas of surveying, interview work, report writing, and, soon, presenting my findings. The work that Betsy has done is firmly in the area of environmental communications and outreach, and she's made some great contacts in the area of work that she want to go into.
The Natural Capital Project at World Wildlife Fund

While interning at the Natural Capital Project, Kirsten Howard assisted with the development of the Belize Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan. She designed and traveled to Belize to carry out an assessment of the effectiveness of stakeholder engagement during the planning process and provided preliminary recommendations to key actors about how to improve the engagement process going forward. She also assisted with efforts to understand the current state of ecosystem service science and attempts to connect ecosystem services to non-financial dimensions of human well-being.

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