Hixon Center Resources and Opportunities
The Hixon Center seeks to provide students with opportunities to engage in environmental issues, both on and off campus, as well as in academia and industry. Please feel free to use, share, and refer back to this page at any time!
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Hixon Center Research and Internship Opportunities
The Hixon Center offers a number of paid research and internship opportunities, available both on and off campus:
- Hixon Center-Ecologic Institute Summer Internship Program – This is a new partnership between the Hixon Center and the Ecologic Institute in Berlin to provide students the opportunity to intern abroad with an international environmental think-tank.
- Hixon Summer Research Fellowships – Each year, the Hixon Center provides up to three summer research fellowships to students interested in performing research in environmental sustainability fields. These students, aptly referred to as Hixon Fellows, have the opportunity to directly engage in the Center’s research projects. These projects may also entail opportunities for students to work with other organizations or companies.
- Rasmussen Summer Research Fund – The Rasmussen Fund supports student and faculty research in the area of environmental sustainability. The Fund is dedicated to supporting science-based inquiry into a broad range of environmental issues in the form of either faculty or student research proposals. Projects are funded through the summer, and recipients will present their findings upon return to campus in the fall.
- Energize Colleges Program – In partnership with the Roberts Environmental Center at Claremont McKenna College, the Hixon Center is a participant in Energize Colleges. The program supports colleges and universities to prepare leaders in the new energy economy. The goal of the program is to develop students’ knowledge, skills and experience to effectively evaluate energy career options and transition into the green workforce.
- REU in Data Science at Harvey Mudd College – HMC has received a 3-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Data Science. The program hosts up to 9 students for 10 weeks during the summer to work on data science research projects with applications in the environmental, biology & life science, and industrial fields. More information about the REU is available online.
Job Boards and Career Portals
There are a variety of job boards with up-to-date listings of internship, part-time, and full-time job opportunities. Here are a few reputable job boards that we recommend:
- Pitzer Office of Sustainability and Hixon Center, Shared Job Board
- Cleantekker – Cleantech Job Engine
- Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Career Portal
- The Nelson Institute Environmental Jobs Board (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Net Impact Jobs and Internships Board
Visit our Job Sites page to see a more comprehensive list of job sites and environmental job boards.