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Internships at WRI


WRI's Internship Program offers learning experiences designed for current students, recent graduates, or other candidates who wish to gain knowledge about a specific area of work. WRI offers a variety of paid and unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year in offices around the world.







Cory, New Climate Economy Intern
    Hometown: Mill Valley, California

"As an intern, I was given high level work with clear impact, while collaborating with a supportive community of passionate coworkers."










Devika, Communications Intern
    Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland

“As an intern, I fell in love with the mission, vision, and work culture of WRI. While here, I have grown as a professional, person, and world citizen.”







Gerald, Climate Intern
    Hometown: Manila, Philippines

“I worked on projects that had tangible outcomes where I was able to provide meaningful contribution, drawing on the best of my abilities.”









Katherine, Cities Intern
    Hometown: Cheshire, CT

"Interning at WRI has offered me a chance to work closely on the things I care most about. Each day at WRI is a chance to make the world a better place."


Image Credits: Deeba Yavrom, Intern

Internship Opportunities

WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in our Washington DC and International Offices. We seek interns with diverse backgrounds and who are passionate about the environment to help us make a direct global impact.

Our internships provide a learning experience for our interns who are able to contribute to our projects; many have received recognition in our published work. And while you are at WRI, you will have also have opportunities to learn more about our work culture and to network.

Internship Facts

  • Globally, we have more than 20 interns throughout the year, and up to 60 summer interns.
  • In 2016, our interns came from 21 different states and 24 countries.
  • About 62 percent of our interns have master's degrees.

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