After careful consideration, the leadership team at InCEES has decided to cancel the 2021 summer internship program. COVID-19 has placed many restrictions on campus, making it difficult for us to provide students with the hands-on experience and interpersonal connections that they have received in prior years through our internships. We are hopeful that we will be able to bring back the summer internship program in 2022.

The InCEES Summer Research Internship program exposes students to research in a lab or field-based setting and aims to further their interest in the fields of energy, the environment, and sustainability. Students work closely with a research mentor on a research project that they (the student) propose. Internships have ranged from studying air quality and tall grass prairie species at Tyson Research Center, working on the Solar Decathlon competition, or mapping food distribution from rooftop farms in downtown St. Louis.

InCEES summer internships are posted in mid-February of each year and applicants are notified of their application status in late March. The paid internships are 10-weeks long, beginning at the end of May and concluding in early August. For more information, contact David Fike at

WashU Alum, Nick Matteucci, spent two consecutive summers as an InCEES intern. To read about his experience, click here.

The InCEES internship provided me with an opportunity to network and connect with people outside of the lab I was working in, who shared the same problems and goals. This provided valuable insight and perspective to a broader picture of what we were trying to accomplish.

Nick Matteucci
B.S. ’20 in Chemical Engineering , with a minor in energy engineering
Current Role: PhD student in Chemical Engineering at MIT
The 2019 InCEES Summer Interns. From left to right: Lev Kolinski, Kristen Riedinger, Katherine Phelan, Jessica Rehmann and Jonathan Borowsky. Missing from the photo: Nicholas Matteucci.
The 2017 InCEES Summer Research Interns. From left to right: Liam Joyce, Melinda Lai, Savannah Fuqua, Marissa Lerner and Skyler Simon.