CfA: General Operations Internships at the RCC

The RCC is currently looking for interns to start in September 2017.

The deadline for the September internship has been extended to 14 July 2017.  

Since its founding in 2009, the Rachel Carson Center has become one of the world’s most prominent and relevant research centers in the environmental humanities. Our mission is to advance research and discussion on the interrelationship between humans and nature. We contribute to public and scholarly debates about past transformations and future challenges in environment and society, harnessing the interpretative power of the humanities (and social sciences) to contextualize technologies, economies, and policies.

The RCC sparks debate. Every year more than 50 international guest scholars from various fields work here.
The RCC connects. Over 150 international conferences, workshops, lectures, and exhibitions worldwide each year.
The RCC sets the agenda. Publishing in our online portal, print journals, and multi-lingual book series.
The RCC strengthens the field. Promoting young researchers through our in-house MA certificate and doctoral programs.

We research environment and society. We write environment and society. We teach environment and society.

About the Internship
Working within a highly international setting, this internship provides the opportunity to gain insight into the administration of an acclaimed academic institution. It is also your chance to attend weekly events, socialize with our accomplished body of international researchers, and get a new and unique perspective on the important issues of our time.

Areas in which the interns support our staff:

  • Contributing to our digital portal
  • Working on our publications
  • Writing conference reports
  • Editing videos
  • Coordinating our social media presence
  • Preparing and executing conferences and events
  • Fulfilling general office duties

Please note: RCC interns are not involved in research


  • The successful candidate will speak and write English fluently; s/he will also demonstrate an interest (relevant course work/degree/seminar papers) in environmental humanities or sciences.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree. We don’t accept applications from students pursuing a doctoral degree or from post-docs, with no exceptions.
  • International applicants are welcome as long as they fullfil the above criteria. Visas are the applicant’s responsibility.

Internship Structure

  • We are currently looking for interns to start in September 2017.
  • 30 hours per week, spread over three months.
  • Regular working schedule each week (10am–4pm, Monday to Friday).
  • The internship is compensated, details will be discussed with short-listed applicants during interviews.

Application Structure
Our working language is English, therefore all applications must be in English. To apply, please email us a self-written application (there are no application forms), including:

  • Your availability (when you are available to work).
  • A statement of interest, no longer than 5,000 characters including spaces. It should describe your motivation and highlight any special skills.
  • Your CV (no longer than 3,000 characters including spaces).
  • References: the names and addresses of two professors/supervisors (or other qualified persons) who are willing to be called on to give a personal reference.

Please format all the above into one PDF document. Please apply via email only.

Applications not following the above application structure and/or our internship structure won’t be considered.

Application Deadlines
The deadline for the September internship is 14 July 2017.

Application Process 

  • Send your application to the email address below. You’ll receive an automatic reply as confirmation.
  • We’ll get back to you after the review phase which will be 3 weeks after the deadline.
  • Interviews are either at the RCC or done online via Skype with two members of the general staff.
  • We usually respond to the interviewed candidates as soon as all interviews have taken place.

For questions or to apply, please contact:

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