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.

CoryNew Climate Economy Intern

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

DevikaCommunications Intern

“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.”

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.