By Nick DiUlio
August 25, 2011
Several Princeton undergraduates spent this summer immersed in local environmental issues, gaining insights into both the area’s ecosystem and their own futures, by interning with four organizations focused on sustainability.
The local sustainability internships are part of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) internship program, which enables more than 100 Princeton students from as many as 30 academic departments to spend June to late August working under the close supervision and mentorship of University faculty or experienced nonprofit and industry professionals in the environmental arena. These internships allow students to enhance their academic interests with hands-on, independent research and project experiences. PEI’s program includes internships co-sponsored by the University’s multidisciplinary Grand Challenges Program, which focuses on climate and energy, development and health.