2018 Summer Internship in Alaska

Apply for your chance to participate in the 2018 Alaska Internship Program!

Up to three students will receive the Tishman Environmental Merit Scholarship to fund their internship experience.

Awardees will receive:

  • Round-trip airfare from New York City to Anchorage, Alaska
  • Stipend for living expenses in Alaska (approximately $4,500)
  • Logistical support from the Alaska Conservation Foundation in the form of an orientation on arrival in Alaska, ongoing liaison with host non-profit institutions, and opportunities to meet other interns and Alaskans
  • Housing assistance co-arranged with your host institution (location and amenities will vary depending on the nature of your internship)


  • Strong interest in environmental protection and the ecology and culture of Alaska
  • Preferred sophomore or junior status
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application
  • No grades of F, Z, or Incomplete at the time of application
  • Prior completion, with grades of B or better, of at least two environmental studies or related courses (please email Alan McGowan at mcgowana@newschool.edu with questions)

Academic Requirements of the Program

  • Pre-departure readings and meetings with faculty
  • 12-week summer internship in Alaska
  • Following the summer internship you will write and present an academic written summary based on the internship experience in the fall semester
  • Three additional environmental studies courses at The New School in the semester before or the year after the internship

A complete application should include the following:

  • Application form (page 3 of this document)
  • Two 250-word essays, as described on the Application form
  • Résumé
  • Transcripts (unofficial is fine) of college coursework to date
  • Academic writing sample (a recent term paper or similar project)
  • Letters of recommendation from two faculty members

Completed application and supplementary materials should be emailed to Olivia Hartle at hartleo@newschool.edu, or dropped off at 66 West 12th Street, 9th Floor. The *new deadline* to apply is Friday, December 22, 2017.