Environmental Grant Research Summer Internship




$15 to $20 dependent on experience

Hours per week

20 hours per week



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



475 Riverside Drive
Suite 960
New York
New York
United States


The Environmental Grant Research Intern will work with EGA’s Tracking the Field Team to collect data, code data and create the “Tracking the Field" reports. The “Tracking the Field” report series analyzes grantmaking data from funders to track trends in environmental philanthropy, including grantmaking issue focus, geographic focus, strategy, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in exploring a wide span of different environmental issues, understanding the key players in certain fields, and diving deeper into specific topics. An executive summary of one of the reports can be seen at: https://ega.org/sites/default/files/pubs/summaries/TTFv5_Summary%20Final.pdf 

EGA is also partnering with a number of other affinity groups to create grantmaking reports and databases on more specific environmental issues, including freshwater, environmental education, environmental health & justice, etc. The researcher will also be involved in these projects and get a deeper insight into these fields. 

The term for this Summer internship is May, 2018 (starting date flexible) to August, 2018 with a possibility to be extended.



·      Grants data collection: collect grantmaking data from different sources including IRS 990 forms, grantors’ websites, and contacting members directly.

·      Grant tagging & research: research and categorize grants into an online database using EGA standard taxonomies, based on grants’ description, grantees’ website and other online sources.

·      Grant review & cleaning: assist in grant tagging review and cleaning.

·      Assist in report writing as needed.


·      Currently pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in a field related to environmental studies or philanthropy, including Environmental Science, Sustainability, Urban Planning, Public Administration, International Development, etc. 

·      Please do NOT apply if you have a background in data science with no focus on environmental studies. 

·      Knowledge of databases and data analysis not required. 

·      Excellent organization, communication, research, editing and writing skills, as well as experience in Excel, and google docs.

·      Demonstrable knowledge of current environmental issues and related social trends. 

·      Demonstrable qualitative research skills. 

·      Highly organized, and detail oriented.

·      Ability to quickly learn about new taxonomies and new online databases.

How To Apply



Due to the high number of applicants EGA will be unable to respond to applications unless you are granted an interview.

Please email Ashley Li, ali@ega.org

  • A Resume
  • A Cover letter that includes: Your specific dates of availability, the numbers of hours you will be able to work each week, why you want to intern at EGA, and your specific interests relating to environmental philanthropy or environmental issues. Include "Tracking The Field Intern" in the subject line.
  • No Phone Calls