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Environmental Science Intern - Fall 2024 - Boston

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Boston

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  • You: Actively enrolled in an Environmental Science program, 18+, with strong communication skills, technical proficiency, safety awareness, and work authorization in the US. Preferably pursuing a higher degree with prior internship experience.
  • You will support various tasks in environmental science, including research, field work, and design analysis. You will assist in project documentation, training, and ethical decision-making while occasionally traveling for project needs.


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Actively enrolled in an accredited Environmental Science, or related, Undergraduate program."
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Demonstrated interest in Environmental Science, or related field, and have a strong desire to advance skills related to WSP’s work and projects.
  • Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Capable of taking direction from leadership, mentors, and managers to executive projects.
  • Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, spreadsheets, technology, and tools.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Authorization to work in the United States at the start of the internship.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Actively enrolled in an accredited Environmental Science, or related, master's or PhD program.
  • Prior internship and leadership involvement on campus.


  • Support a variety of engineering tasks with the goal to develop technical, social, and ethical skills.
  • Learn basic principles of Environmental Science.
  • Assist with project research, field work, and preliminary design calculations and analysis.
  • Support preparation of final design plans, special provisions, and cost estimates.
  • Assist in collecting and maintaining project documentation.
  • Complete training on assigned tasks.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.
  • Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this internship.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.


What is the duration of the Environmental Science Internship for Fall 2024 in Boston?

The internship is temporary and will last for the Fall 2024 semester.

Where will the Environmental Science Intern be working?

The intern will be working out of either the Boston, MA, Chelmsford, MA, Merrimack, NH, or Glastonbury, CT office.

Who is eligible to apply for the Environmental Science Internship?

Individuals currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate degree program with an anticipated graduation date of December 2024 or later are eligible to apply.

What kind of work experience will the Environmental Science Intern gain?

The intern will gain hands-on, meaningful work experience by working on real projects with senior staff members.

Are there networking opportunities available for the Environmental Science Intern?

Yes, interns will have access to the Developing Professionals Network, which provides mentorship, networking opportunities, and lifelong career connections.

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At WSP in the U.S., our expertise lies at the intersection of the infrastructure and the skylines we have helped to shape from coast to coast. We can meet your needs with cross-disciplinary services across multiple sectors and markets including: advisory; buildings; water and environment; energy; and transportation & infrastructure. Our professionals have planned, designed and managed the construction of some of the most iconic high-rise buildings, bridges, highways, tunnels and transit and rail systems across the United States. Some of our most notable projects include major expansions of the New York and Los Angeles transit systems, as well as iconic buildings such as One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue in New York City, the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, and the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.