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EUS Internship Program

EUS Internship Program
An internship can be a great stepping stone to a successful career. The EUS internship program encourages students to get out into the world and do work with local organizations in Red Hook, Kingston, Hudson, Poughkeepsie, and beyond.  These internship experiences provide meaningful work, training, connections to academic work, and organizational supervision. At the end of the Internship, students will present their experiences to faculty and other students--to pass on valuable information from EUS upperclassmen to EUS students planning their own internships.

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Tom O'Dowd
Executive Administrator of Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS)
todowd [at]
(845) 752-4852 (office)

Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) Program
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Finding Your Internship 

Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE)
The CCE places many EUS students in internships.

Bard Career Development Office (CDO)

This is the job and internship board hosted by the Career Development Office. It features job and internship opportunities posted by "Bard-friendly" and EUS-friendly employers as well as on-campus and work-study employment (search for "EUS" as the "School Job ID" to find opportunities for EUS-related work). You'll also find a calendar of CDO-sponsored and off-campus events, helpful resources such as videos and podcasts for job-related topics, and much more. Any Bard student or alumnus/a can register at College Central.

Hudson River Valley Job Databases

General Environmental Job Boards:

A great ever-changing list of part-time and full-time positions from a great magazine! Covers the entire US but Hudson Valley opportunities frequently pop up.

A large database of internships as well as jobs and volunteer opportunities! Start your search broad and then narrow down to the selection criteria for your "idea list" of jobs for you.

Click this link for several relevant Environmental and Urban Studies internships that you can apply for!

Offering short-term job opportunities

Guidebook to finding a career where you can make a difference while making a living.

Jobs in the fields of renewable and clean energy (solar, wind), green building, organic, environmental, and sustainable

Helps quality candidates connect with eco-employers who care about the environment and have green jobs to fill

Jobs in engineering, science, policy, energy, and more

Matches top candidates with premier environmental and green employers

Operated by Canadian environmentalists and conservationists, for everyone who wants to help build a greener, more sustainable world

Professional work and service activities that help preserve and/or restore environmental quality

Summarizes the majority of the published positions worldwide in mining, petroleum/oil/gas, construction, and environmental industries

Offers opportunities to work in 401 national parks and in partnership with communities across the country to preserve their history and create places for outdoor fun

The Hudson Development Corporation [HDC] is a non profit Local Development Corporation (LDC) established to sustain, promote and attract projects that improve economic opportunities for businesses and residents, create jobs and enhance the quality of life in the City of Hudson.

Founded in 1963, Scenic Hudson is an environmental organization and land trust working to protect, preserve, and restore the Hudson River and its riverfront as a public and natural resource. 

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional nonprofits and other mission-aligned organizations in health, selected place-based initiatives, and education and human services. 

Environmental Education/Outdoor Education/Experiential Education/Environmental CommunicationNAAEE (North American Association for Environmental Education) has job postings for the entire country, entry-level and higher.Audubon has environmental education internships, writing/editing internships, and conservation internships.The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) exists to connect a global community of educators and practitioners and expand their capacity to enrich lives through Experiential Education.

Agriculture and food internship and job databases and List-Serve:

  • ATTRA: The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.
  • NOFA New York: NOFA is the Northeast Organic Farming Association. It has a statewide organization in NY "leading a growing movement of farmers, consumers, gardeners, and businesses committed to promoting sustainable, local, organic food and farming."
  • Beginning Farmers: provides content relevant to new, experienced, and aspiring farmers, as well as farm educators, activists, and policy makers.
  • COMMFOODJOBS: This is a list-serve and archive of mailings about food and ag jobs. Enter your email address and get regular updates as they are sent, get weekly updates in list form, or get access to the archive of recent/archived announcements.
  • Modern Farmer: This magazine hosts internships. They may require "college credit" which could be arranged at Bard. 

Alternative Energy Job Boards:
Best places to find wildlife biology field jobs:

Conservation Job Boards:

Horticulture Job Boards:

Specific Environmental Industry Associations:

EUS  Internship Archive

We keep records of past EUS Internships and Opportunities. For more information click "view more". VIEW MORE >>

Getting Credit for Your Internship

Getting Transcript Recognition for your Internship
Getting EUS Approval for Your Internship
  • You MUST get approval for your internship
  • Fill out the EUS Internship Forms (below)

Funding Your Internship

Pay for internship stipends, housing, and/or travel
  • Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) Community Action Awards: Up to $3000 for travel and/or living expenses.  Two rounds of Applications due near the end of March near the end of April, respectively.
  • The John Honey Scholarship (via the Rhinebeck Farmers Market): A $2000 award is given to a graduating Rhinebeck or Red Hook High School senior, a current college student from Rhinebeck or Red Hook or a student who is the child of a Rhinebeck Farmers' Market vendor majoring in agriculture, food science, environmental studies or a related field. Contact for more information.
  • The Lytle Family Fund: This fund provides students in EUS, American Studies, and History grants to do fund their internships. Grants run in the $250-600 range. Contact Professor Emeritus Mark Lytle directly with questions: "Mark Lytle" <>.
  • Other EUS-related funding sources: Sources available too and oftened utilized by EUS students!