Student Research and Internships

Through the generosity of James Dougherty '58, Jerry Manne '58, the Pearl family, and other sponsors, ENVS provides support for student research and internships.  Please note: For off-term grants, students must first apply for a UGAR Leave Term Grant at, Dickey International Internships at, or other funding, see other funding sources at the bottom of the page.

Research and Internships

Students should connect with faculty members for research opportunities, see Faculty Research Fields. Funding for research and internships is available from ENVS from these sources, to name a few. For application instructions, see "Apply for ENVS Funds" below. These funds are restricted to ENVS majors and minors.

James D. Dougherty '58 Fund in Environmental Studies - to be used for senior thesis research.

Jerry Manne '58 Fund in Environmental Studies - for student research related to Polar studies or studies in Africa

Richard and Jane Pearl Family Fund for Environmental Studies - for domestic unpaid student internships or non-profit work.

Frederick F. Stockwell 1943 Fund - for international internships, conferences, or research for undergraduates.

The John Topping Jr. '64 Climate Initiative Award

Established by the Dartmouth Class of 1964 in memory of John Topping Jr. '64.  Each year the fund will make an award to a student(s) who need financial support to complete an off-term research project or internship on climate management and change. All students regardless of major are welcome to apply.

John Topping Jr. "64 was a pioneer in the area of climate change, having established the Climate Institute in Washington in 1986.  The Institute became the world's first organization focused solely on climate change.  The mission of the Climate Institute is to "discover and implement climate solutions by advancing research, sharing information, and collaborating with U.S. and international partners."

The maximum award is $5,000. The recipient(s) will be expected to prepare a report on their work at the end of the award period that will be sent to an officer of the Class of '64.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a 1-2 page funding proposal outline with budget to Kim Wind at

Apply for ENVS Funds

Please submit a 1-2 page proposal for your unpaid internship or research project to Kim Wind at Kim.Wind@Dartmouth.Edu approximately 3-4 weeks before the start date.  Please include a description of the project or internship, including the hours required and budget and be sure to detail how it fits into your overall educational plan.