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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.

Below is a summary of the answers to questions you might have about our internship program.


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.

What are some of the schools that RES is currently working with?

  • Virginia Tech
  • Texas A&M
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Christopher Newport University
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Purdue University
  • University of Nebraska
  • Georgia State University
  • Tennessee Technological University

This list is not exhaustive. If your school is not listed here, please get in touch with us anyway. RES is always scouting for prominent talent in ecology and environmental engineering, whatever the background.

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

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

Do you only employ ecologists and engineers?

RES is made up of much more than just ecologists and engineers. Our headquarters also are looking for people who want to contribute to advancing our young but high-potential industry. Check out our recruitment webpage for 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