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Internships are regularly available at our field stations, typically lasting for a year, unless the program doesn’t have a summer session, in which case the internship lasts for the fall and spring semesters.

Being an intern at an SFS field station is an intense, but rewarding experience. For many, this will be their first real work experience after college, and as SFS alumni know, the field stations are anything but the typical office setting. These are excellent opportunities to enhance your resume, live overseas, work for a global organization, be part of a multi-cultural learning community, and support local communities in stewardship of their environment.


To see our current open positions, visit our Job Opportunities page.


Why Intern with SFS?

As an intern with SFS, you will:

  • Be part of the solution: make a contribution to conserving ecosystems by collaborating on research & transferring results to stakeholders
  • Enhance your resume with international work experience
  • Work with local communities, NGOs and national parks on environmental challenges
  • Live as part of a dynamic learning community
  • Gain first-hand experience in the operation and administration of a complex, international, field-based study abroad program
  • Assist in advancing the SFS environmental research agenda

How to Apply?

Internship positions are typically posted mid-fall (for a December-January start) and mid-spring (for a May-June or late August start). When applying, review all open Intern positions first and then fill out 1 online application for your top choice. In the application itself you will have the opportunity to indicate alternate choices.

Click Here for SFS Job Opportunities and Online Application