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Two EGLE staff examining organisms from a sample of a stream to assess water quality
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy


We work with talented and innovative undergraduate and graduate college students. The experience is either virtual, in-person, or a hybrid and students will gain experience and knowledge of how to protect Michigan's environment and public health through unpaid internships.

EGLE interns may be studying in some of the following areas:

Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Science, Finance, Geology, Graphic Arts and Design, Laboratory Science, Materials Management, Meteorology, Physics, Sustainability Programs, Toxicology, Water Resources, or a similar field of study.

Intern Projects

Projects may include research, policy writing, data analyses, mapping, and geographic information system (GIS), engineering, marketing, communications, journalism, report writing, and much more.

Internship Benefits

  • Opportunities to work directly with EGLE staff and executives
  • Work on key environmental issues in a variety of capacities throughout EGLE
  • Positions offered that match students' interests, degrees, or career paths
  • Flexible and diverse work environments
  • Internships are held three times a year - fall, spring, and summer
  • Possibility for academic credit
  • Use of an EGLE laptop to complete work projects 
What our interns are saying: Video

What our interns are saying:

"I was looking to pursue a career with EGLE, and I wanted to check it out first," Caroline Nicholas explains in this short video, highlighting her experiences with the 2021 EGLE Internship program. "...and I ended up getting a job as a Financial Analyst with EGLE, just recently!"

Email us for more information on our internship program.