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Explore Internship Opportunities at RES

At the start of each year, RES opens a handful of highly competitive internship opportunities across our offices and disciplines. These internships are an ideal opportunity for students to learn more about the world of ecological restoration while gaining invaluable field experience.



Are you interested in a summer internship with RES? Learn more about the experience from our 2022 intern Sydney Beck. Sydney shares what her internship looked like on a day-to-day basis.


And if you’re ready to apply, check out our open internship opportunities here.


Have some questions? Review our most frequently asked questions.

As an intern at RES, how will I spend my time?

  • Gaining an understanding of the regulatory environment
  • Learning the phases of the restoration projects
  • Understanding the stream design process
  • Performing supervised SWPP Inspections
  • Developing stream assessment techniques
  • Producing map sets using GIS
  • Identifying native and invasive plants
  • Performing water sampling
  • And more depending on the project and location.

What are the benefits of this internship?

  • Gain hands-on experience working in your chosen field.
  • Learn from an assigned mentor responsible for your development.
  • Hone presentation skills in a program-end summary to executive leadership.
  • Work in a highly collaborative team, in the field or office setting, where all team members share an invaluable experience.
  • Develop professional relationships that extend beyond the internship.
  • Receive monetary compensation – all internships are paid.

Will an internship at RES lead to a full-time position?

We employ around 30% of our interns in entry-level ecology and engineering positions every year.

Do you only employ ecologists and engineers?

We are looking for a wide variety of people, eager to contribute and advance this growing industry! Click the link below to explore all the exciting opportunities currently open.


My RES internship helped me develop and refine my skills. It gave me a great foundation of knowledge to start a career in restoration and mitigation. 


Former intern and current RES ecologist