Available Internships



In addition to the listed internships, students also have the opportunity to design their own.  For tips on how to submit a strong internship proposal, including information on designing your own, click here.  Questions?  Contact [[e|kdgoff, Kevin Goff]].  For detailed information on each internship, click on the organization's name below.

Belle Isle State ParkCharlene TalcottEmail: charlene.talcott@dcr.virginia.gov
Phone Number: 804-462-0162
Number Internships available: 1
Summary: Belle Isle is a state park located on the lower Rappahannock River near the Chesapeake Bay. As part of the educational staff, the intern will work leading and developing public programs that emphasis water quality, environmental stewardship, and local history. Programs include hikes, paddling trips, and craft programs. The intern will assist with the development of SOL-based school programs.

Biology Dept./William and MaryPaul HeidemanEmail: pdheid@wm.edu
Phone Number: 757-221-2239
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: This internship involves the development and evaluation of novel instructional materials for high school students and teachers. The instructional materials are anchored in neuroscience and cognitive science. See the detailed description for more information.

Chesapeake ExperienceJill BieriEmail: jill@chesapeakeexperience.org
Phone Number: 757-890-0502
Number Internships available: 1
Summary: Summer Interns will work with Chesapeake Experience's "Chesapeake Bay Kayak Camp" summer programs, teaching children ages 6-15 about science and ecology through such activities as kayaking, species identification, crabbing, fishing, water quality monitoring, bay-related games, creation of field guides, and much more.

Fall Creek Falls State ParkStuart CarrollEmail: Stuart.Carroll@tn.gov
Phone Number: (423) 881-5708
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the largest natural areas in Tennessee. The intern would be working with a general population on a variety of natural and cultural programs, and may also work with middle schoolers in the environmental education center. For more information, see the detailed description.

First Landing State ParkJennifer HugginsEmail: jennifer.huggins@dcr.virginia.gov
Phone Number: 757-412-2306
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: As part of the interpretive staff at First Landing State Park an intern would conduct and assist with interpretive programs, environmental education, and guided tours related to natural, cultural, and historic resources.

Keck Environmental Lab at William & MaryRandy ChambersEmail: rmcham@wm.edu
Phone Number: 757-221-2331
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: In this research internship, the intern will conduct field studies of diamondback terrapins living in tidal creeks on the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station property. He or she will construct, deploy, and monitor traps for terrapins, crabs, and other bycatch, 5 days/week, and use data to determine demographics and estimate terrapin populations.

Kiptopeke State ParkDaniel JordanEmail: daniel.jordan@dcr.virginia.gov
Phone Number: 757-331-3402
Number Internships available: 1
Summary: Beautiful Kiptopeke is located on the shore of Chesapeake Bay near the southern tip of the Eastern Shore. Interns will implement environmental education programs for local students grades K-12, as well as for summer visitors to the park, such as crabbing, fishing, seining, and birding. Lodging available. See details for more information.

Lewis Ginter Botanical GardenKelly RileyEmail: kellyr@lewisginter.org
Phone Number: 804-262-9887, ext. 336
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: Interns serve as seasonal members of the Children’s Garden Team and gain exposure to a variety of professional teaching experiences while working with children and families in an outdoor environment.

Marine Science Consortium – Coastal Teaching AdventureC. Parker McMullen-BushmanEmail: specialprogramscoordinator@gmail.com
Phone Number: 757-824-5636
Number Internships available: 4
Summary: Want to spend an incredible summer minutes from the beach in a gorgeous coastal setting? Are you searching for the opportunity to share and expand your knowledge and enthusiasm about the world we live in? Looking for the type of exciting, outdoor, hands-on internship experience that puts you out on the open water on a research vessel or splashing in the intertidal zone looking for marine organisms? If so, we at the Marine Science Consortium would love for you to join our team as a Summer Intern. Click above for a detailed description.

MathScience Innovation CenterDaphne SchmidtEmail: dschmidt@msinnovation.info
Phone Number: 804-343-6525 ext 244
Number Internships available: 4
Summary: Internship opportunities are available to work with K-12 three day Teacher Conferences, the Summer Regional Governor's School for Middle School Gifted, and our Summer Student Programs (3 week-long sessions). Interns will be involved in the planning and implementation of workshops and lessons for both professional development and student programs.

Maymont FoundationKate QuarlesEmail: kquarles@maymont.org
Phone Number: (804) 358-7166 ext 308
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: Maymont Nature Center internships are directed at life sciences, environmental science, and science education majors, with opportunities to work with zoologists, aquarists, and environmental educators. For more information, please see the detailed description.

NASA's Digital Learning NetworkCaryn LongEmail: caryn.long@nasa.gov
Phone Number: 757-864-5032
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: Through distance learning technologies like video and web conferencing the DLN connects students and teachers with NASA experts and education specialists. Interns with the DLN will be trained to present several of our modules via camera to students and educators all over the country, and will also help to design new distance learning modules using NASA resources.

NASA Langley Research CenterMargaret PippinEmail: m.pippin@nasa.gov
Phone Number: 757-864-9366
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: Interns will work with Project LEARN, Long-Term Engagement in Authentic Research with NASA. They will work both with NASA scientists and classroom teachers on a variety of research projects in atmospheric science. See details for more information.

NASA Langley Research CenterMary GainerEmail: mary.e.gainer@nasa.gov
Phone Number: 757-864-7762
Number Internships available: 3
Summary: A variety of projects are available in natural and cultural resources. Interns will work on-site in a education/research setting. Excellent for those interested in environmental science, ecology, geography, archaeology, and anthropology.

NASA Langley Research CenterDr. Thom PinelliEmail: thomas.e.pinelli@nasa.gov
Phone Number: 757-864-2491
Number Internships available: 3
Summary: Interns will help to develop and implement the curriuculum for a two-week "Introduction to Engineering" summer camp for rising 5th graders to be held at NASA Langley in July.

NASA Langley Research Center Aeronautics AcademyDr. Elizabeth B. WardEmail: elizabeth.b.ward@nasa.gov
Phone Number: 757-864-7638
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: Interns will assist in a variety of capacities with the NASA Aeronautics Academy and Aeronautics Scholars Program. Please read details for more information. Interns may also work with experienced K-12 teacher on potential activities for high school students.

National Aquarium; Baltimore VenueMaria MaderoEmail: mmadero@aqua.org
Phone Number: 410-576-3875
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: Interns assist the education staff in the creation, revision, and instruction of school programs, outreach programs, visitor programs, and other education programs. You will work with an enthusiastic team of educators and a variety of audiences (K-12th and up), and will learn different teaching methods in different settings. See the detailed description for more information.

School of Education, William & MaryJuanita Jo MatkinsEmail: jjmatk@wm.edu
Phone Number: 757-221-2332
Number Internships available: 3
Summary: Interns will be assisting with the planning and implementation of two concurrent summer science camps serving 40 elementary children from high need schools. The summer camp is an aspect of the VISTA project, vista.gmu.edu. Each intern will work with W&M educators and elementary school teachers, helping them to plan, implement, and lead a variety of activities such as mini-field trips, small group lab investigations, and other engaging classroom activities.

Science Museum of VirginiaDr. Eugene G. MaurakisEmail: maurakis@smv.org
Phone Number: 804.864.1413
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: Summer interns at the Science Museum of Virginia will work with the general public in EcoLab, NOAA's Science on a Sphere, and our new exhibition, Boost !, a 7,500 sq. ft. exhibition with interactive exhibits on how to improve one's health and wellness in body, mind, and life passions. Some field work in collecting macroinvertebrates, but no previous field experience required. Must know how to swim.

Science Museum of Western VirginiaAnn ShepherdEmail: ashepherd@smwv.org
Phone Number: 540-342-5710
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: This internship provides an opportunity to work with K-5 students in a Science Museum Summer Camp setting. This year we will also offer a STEM camp for students in public housing. All activities are inquiry-based and hands-on.

Shenandoah Valley Discovery MuseumJan KirbyEmail: Jkirby@discoverymuseum.net
Phone Number: (540) 722-2020
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: Our mission at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is to ignite creativity, spark curiosity and inspire learning in visitors of all ages by providing a rich variety of interactive, hands-on exhibits and programs that focus on the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the arts. There are several different internships available for students. Please read details for more information.

The Elizabeth River Project Learning BargeRobin DunbarEmail: rdunbar@elizabethriver.org
Phone Number: 757-392-7132
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: Interns will work on K-12 educational programs on America's Greenest Vessel, The Learning Barge. This 120' x 32' steel deck barge is the world's first floating wetlands classroom with a mission to teach how to help make the Elizabeth River safe for swimming and fishing by 2020. The Learning Barge docks at different locations in the Hamptonb Roads area, and this July will be at Nauticus for three weeks of summer camp. See details to learn more.

VA Department of Game and Inland FisheriesSuzie GilleyEmail: suzie.gilley@dgif.virginia.gov
Phone Number: 804-367-0188
Number Internships available: 1
Summary: This Wildlife Education internship will take place mainly at the DGIF headquarters in Richmond. Interns will assist with the Project WILD workshops for classroom teachers and will help to develop lesson kits on wildlife topics for use by DGIF staff and volunteers. Please read details for more information.

VIMS/Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research ReserveScott LerbergEmail: lerbergs@vims.edu
Phone Number: 804-684-7129
Number Internships available: 1
Summary: This is a field research internship at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, in which the intern will work closely with marine scientists to monitor the effects of climate-related stressors such as accelerated sea leve rise and saltwater intrusion upon critical wetland habitats. Click above for a detailed description.

Virginia Air & Space CenterDr. Richard BylesEmail: rbyles@vasc.org
Phone Number: 757-876-1751
Number Internships available: 4
Summary: Interns will work with VASC, NIA, and NASA educators creating and delivering exciting science and engineering experiences for K-12 students. In summer, VASC conducts an extensive science camp program where highly diverse campers from all backgrounds, ages 6-13, enjoy fun and exciting one-week sessions with varied themes in chemistry, physics, earth science, and engineering. See detailed descriptions for more information.

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science CenterKaren BurnsEmail: kpburns@virginiaaquarium.com
Phone Number: 757-385-0272
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: With an internship in the Virginia Aquarium’s education section, you will gain valuable first-hand teaching experience as you work side-by-side with experienced informal educators in a variety of programs. Students have the opportunity to work with students of ALL ages.

Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Bridge ProjectLisa LawrenceEmail: ayers@vims.edu
Phone Number: 804-684-7608
Number Internships available: 1
Summary: The Bridge is a nationally recognized online ocean science education resource center. Interns will work with Bridge staff to review education and multi-media resources for the Bridge, manage the teacher volunteer reviewer network, and develop new lesson plans focused on ocean science data. Due to the online nature of the work, interns can arrange a partial telecommute schedule.

Virginia Living MuseumJohn WrightEmail: john.wright@thevim.org
Phone Number: 757-595-1900 ext 284
Number Internships available: 2
Summary: Interns will work with the public in the observatory, teaching basic astronomy while giving visitors an opportunity to view the sun through several of our telescopes designed for safe viewing of our local star. May also include practical experience teaching science in K-5 summer classes. Previous experience in teaching astronomy is not required. Please read details for more information.

William & Mary Department of BiologyMargaret SahaEmail: mssaha@wm.edu
Phone Number: 757-221-2407
Number Internships available: 1
Summary: Interns may complete either a laboratory research internship in neurobiology of amphibians, or an education internship working with local teachers to develop new lab exercises for high school students. Click heading for more details.

William & Mary Department of Biology, Kersher LabOliver KersherEmail: opkers@wm.edu
Phone Number: 757-221-2229
Number Internships available: 1
Summary: In this research internship, the intern will conduct research in genetics and molecular biology. There may also be an opportunity to work with high school students. For more information, see the detailed description.

William & Mary School of Education and Program in LinguisticsDr. Anne H. Charity HudleyEmail: acharityhudley@wm.edu
Phone Number: 757-221-3009
Number Internships available: 4
Summary: Interns will work with Professor Anne Charity Hudley and Professor Christine Mallinson on a study of how cultural and social language patterns affect learning and student assessment in science and math classrooms. Interns will help to collect data from classroom teachers and will also participate in teacher workshops. Please see details for more information.

Williamsburg/James City County SchoolsTerri RoettingerEmail: roettingert@wjcc.k12.va.us
Phone Number: 757-603-6467
Number of Internships Available: 4
Internship Summary: Shadow a math specialist while supporting teaching in summer school math classrooms with struggling students.

York River State ParkBrad ThomasEmail: bradley.thomas@dcr.virginia.gov
Phone Number: 757-566-8523
Number Internships available: 1
Summary: Interns will lead a variety of outdoor education programs - hiking, canoeing, day camps, etc. - for all ages from children to adults. Please see full description for details.

Youth Leadership FoundationMichele WittigEmail: mwittig@helpingkids.org
Phone Number: 202-387-1141
Number Internships available: 4
Summary: Youth Leadership Foundation is looking for interns to teach science or math to inner-city DC students grades 3-10. Each intern will be working with either elementary or middle/high school students, and will have the opportunity to create their own lesson plans during our 6-week summer intensive programs.