Iscol Intern Alex Koeberle

In three different cities, three rising Cornell seniors spent the summer working with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) through the Iscol Internships for a Sustainable Future 

2012 Iscol Internships for a Sustainable Future

October 7, 2012

Iscol Intern Alex Koeberle

In three different cities, three rising Cornell seniors spent the summer working with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) through the Iscol Internships for a Sustainable Future on projects concerning the ocean, chemical testing, and sustainable farming. The students received stipends of $3,000 to support their work at the nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. The internship program, coordinated by the Atkinson Center and Cornell Career Services, was funded by the Iscol Family Foundation.

Alex Koeberle

Alex Koeberle, Boston

Alex Koeberle, a natural resources major, worked as an oceans program intern. He researched and documented the effects of climate change on New England fish stocks, fishermen, and fishing communities.

“My last day in the EDF office was bittersweet… Although I looked forward to heading back to Ithaca for my senior year, I was also sad to be leaving such a progressive organization, where I was able to witness changes being made every day.”

 

Kyle Ward

Kyle Ward, Washington, D.C.

Kyle Ward, a natural resources major, served as a health program intern. He collected data on the risks posed by toxic chemicals in support of the Safe Chemicals Act, which the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee ultimately approved in July.

 

Jennifer Weidman

Jennifer Weidman, New York

Jennifer Weidman, an environmental engineering major, was an intern with the Low Carbon Farming Project. She analyzed water quality and quantity issues in India and Vietnam, focusing on the benefits of reducing water use in agriculture.