From NASA to the Vatican: 10 Amazing Internships

Business News
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

SCA makes this Top 10 List of Amazing Internships around the world.

Sick of waiting tables at the local crab shack over summer break? It doesn’t have to be this way.

You could be gaining professional experience and potentially having the time of your life — with the right summer internship.

Whether you want to be an astronaut, a firefighter or a comic book artist, there’s an internship out there for you.

For rugged professionals

If you’re not afraid of fire and don’t mind hiking 15 miles a day, you might want to consider an internship with the Student Conservation Association (SCA). The SCA is a nonprofit organization offering more than 1,000 internship positions at locations across the United States.

A few of the most intriguing SCA internships include the Wildlife Management internship at White River National Forest, which requires that students roam around the territories of local animals — such as lynxes, otters and bighorn sheep — recording  information about their habitats and population statistics.

Not an animal lover? Perhaps you’d be more at home in the SCA’s Prescribed Burn Crew, where intern duties include igniting and monitoring prescribed brush fires.

Most SCA internships and many long-term intern positions even offer medical benefits as well as paid housing and living expenses.