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Explore Internship Opportunities at RES

Looking for an office with a view? Come join the RES team and help us on our mission to restore a resilient earth for a modern world.

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.

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RES Internship FAQs

Want to learn more about internships at RES? Below we share some of the most common questions we receive about a RES internship. 

What are the parameters of the program?
  • The internship runs for 13 weeks in the summer months. It is full-time employment; all our internships are paid ones.
  • You will spend part of your time doing fieldwork and part of your time on in-office assignments.
  • You will be working in a highly collaborative team, where all the team members will share their invaluable experience.
Why apply for this internship?
  • You will gain hands-on experience working in your chosen field.
  • You will be assigned a mentor who will be responsible for your learning.
  • Your mentor, together with the senior members of the team, will develop a learning plan for you. This plan will include regular assignments to support your learning.
  • Through this plan, your mentor will ensure that you learn key skills needed to perform an entry-level job at RES, thus increasing your chances of obtaining employment at RES once you’ve graduated.
  • You will have an opportunity to speak with and learn from the senior leaders at RES through online presentations or one-to-one meetings, available upon request.
  • At the end of your internship, you will create a presentation to summarize your experience and gain experience presenting to executive leadership.
  • Your mentor will evaluate you and you will have an opportunity to evaluate the program at the end of your internship.
What are the expected outcomes of my internship with RES?

Depending on your discipline and geography, at the end of your program, you will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the regulatory environment.
  • Learn the phases of the restoration projects.
  • Describe the stream design process.
  • Get familiar with stream assessment techniques.
  • Produce a map set using GIS.
  • Learn how to identify native and invasive plants.
  • Perform water sampling.
  • Most importantly, you’ll work with your mentor to explore areas that are of particular interest to you.
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 reach out to us. RES is always scouting for prominent talent in ecology and environmental engineering, whatever the background.

What about my prospects of employment?

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

Do you only employ ecologists and engineers?

No! Our corporate headquarters are also looking for people who want to contribute to the advancement of our young but high-potential industry. Take a look at our recruitment webpage for all the exciting opportunities currently open!