Global, Urban, and Environmental Studies (GLUE)

Summer Internship in Alaska

    The Tishman Environmental Merit Scholarship (Alaska Summer Internship) application is closed. Check back in Fall 2021 for information regarding the 2022 cycle.

    Internship Information

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

    Awardees Receive

    • $4,000 stipend to cover round-trip airfare from NYC to Anchorage, Alaska and living expenses
    • Housing assistance co-arranged with your host institution


    • Strong interest in environmental protection and the ecology and culture of Alaska
    • Preferred sophomore or junior status
    • 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

    Academic Requirements

    • Pre-departure readings and meetings with faculty
    • 12-week summer internship in Alaska
    • *Environmental Studies majors may register this internship for up to 2 credits and/or apply the experience to their ES Internship requirement; please contact Christina McElderry, the Environmental Studies Advisor, at for details.

    A complete application should include the following:

    • Application form (link will be made public in Fall 2019)
    • Two 250-word essays as described in the Application form
    • RĂ©sumĂ©
    • Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable) of college coursework to date
    • Academic writing sample (a recent term paper or similar project)
    • Letters of recommendation from two faculty members

    How to Apply

    The Summer 2020-Summer 2021 application cycle is now closed. Please check back in Fall 2021 for more information on the 2022 cycle.

    (closed) application

    *Note: the application form requires you to submit two faculty recommendation letters as well as a resume, unofficial transcript, and an academic writing sample. Please plan accordingly in order to prepare these materials by the application deadline.



    Previous Interns’ Experiences

    Photo Credit: Duncan Figurski


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