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Environment Washington Internship

Environment Washington is a statewide, grassroots environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting Washington’s clean water, clean air, and open spaces. They coordinate with sister organizations across the country to win critical environmental protections at the national level and work here in Washington to promote responsible environmental stewardship.

Spring 2021 Interns will work on our priority campaign:

Save Our Orcas

Our Southern Resident orcas in the Puget Sound are critically endangered with just 74 left. Scientists say if we don't save their main food source, Chinook salmon, we could lose these beloved animals forever. Chinook salmon are one of the many endangered salmon runs on the Lower Snake because of four dams that obstruct 140 miles of prime migration waterways. The good news is that there is a plan on the table to remove these dams, but it won’t pass Congress without strong support from our elected officials, Sens. Murray and Cantwell. That is why we are calling on Washington’s Congressional Delegation to throw their support behind dam removal to save our salmon and in return our orcas.

See the internship flyer for more information and how to apply.

The list below is of internship opportunities that have recently come to our attention. There are many opportunities available that we do not know about. If you have a company in mind go to the company's website and browse the careers information available. You can search for internships in their job search platform. Sometimes companies have specific pages for internship/student opportunities. 


Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

Visit HCSEG for current opportunities. Located in Belfair, WA they have several unique and exciting opportunities available for students.

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

Mid-Columbia Fisheries works with communities along tributaries to the Columbia River, including the Yakima River, the Klickitat River, the White Salmon River, and the Wind River. Visit their website for current internship opportunies.

Puget Sound Energy Internships

Four to five part time internships at the Wild Horse Wind Facility are available each year. The internship runs from late March through October and is based at the Renewable Energy Center (visitor center). The position is a blend of renewable energy technology, education, and customer service. Throughout the 7 month internship there are opportunities to job shadow employees, perform outreach and education at local events, and even climb a wind turbine as part of the job training. 

Wild Horse Wind Facility internships are not posted on the PSE careers webpage. Applications are typically accepted in February with interviews held in early March. If you are interested in learning about positions at Wild Horse, or would like to submit an application, please contact the Wild Horse Program Coordinator Andrea Crawford.

Jobs with PSE are generally available year round at You can set a job alert so you will be notified when any positions of interest are posted.


Companies Where ENST Students Have Interned

Aberdeen Wastewater Treatment Plant
AgriBeef-Washington Beef LLC
Alcoa Inc.
Bureau of Rec. Grand Coulee Power Office
City of Ellensburg
Department of Ecology Union Gap
Department of Fish & Wildlife
Department of Natural Resource
East Columbia Basin Irrigation District
Ellensburg Solar
Energy Northwest
Farallon Consulting LLC
Granite Construction
Kittitas Conservation Trust
Kittitas County GIS
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Mortenson Construction
Pacific Northwest Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)
Peter Pan Seafoods
Puget Sound Energy -Wildhorse Wind Farm
American horticultural Society -River Farm
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
US Forest Service
Wildland Firefighting group
Worley Bugger Fly Company
Yakima County GIS
Kitsap County Internship Program

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