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Students who enroll in the practicum track are required to complete an internship. Through this experience, students gain professional experience and may develop opportunities for future research and subsequent employment. The governmental, nonprofit and international organizations listed below are intended as a resource for current and prospective students interested in seeking an internship through WSSS. If you are an organization interested in having our students work for you, please email us at

Governmental Agencies

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Massachusetts Water and Sewer Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
US Agency for International Development
 US Army Corps of Engineers
US Coast Guard
US Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Geological Survey


Nonprofit Organizations

Alternatives for Community and Environment 
American Water Works Association
Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development
Brookline GreenSpace Alliance
Charles River Watershed Association
Clean Water Action
Community Environmental Council
Eagle Eye Institute
EcoLogic Development Fund
Environmental Partnerships, Inc.
Massachusetts Bay National Estuary Program 
Massachusetts Climate Action Network
Mystic River Watershed Association
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition 
Natural Resources Defense Council 
The Nature Conservancy
National Rural Water Association (NRWA)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security
Salish Kootenai College
Save the Harbor / Save the Bay
Snake River Alliance
Trust for Public Land
Union of Concerned Scientists

International Organizations

Lajee Center (West Bank)
Africa Centre for Holistic Management
Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel
Agricultural and Environmental Research Institute of Burkina Faso 
Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany
Environmental Change and Security Program 
Global Water Partnership
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
International Food Policy Research Institute 
International Water Management Institute
Mekong River Commission
Water Resources Commission of Ghana
World Bank
World Meteorological Organization
World Wildlife Fund
Worldwatch Institute

The United Nations:

Food and Agriculture Organization
Development Programme
Environment Programme
‎World Food Programme
World Health Organization