ESE Internship

Environmental Science and Engineering students complete a doctoral dissertation while working in an internship conducted at an outside institution such as a government agency, national laboratory, non-profit organization, or private company.

The internship provides practical experience in environmental analysis and management, as well as the opportunity to conduct a dissertation research project under the supervision of a UCLA doctoral committee.

Host Institutions for Current ESE Interns



Abdullah, Khadeeja


Alvarado, Erica

Tetra Tech

Bear, Todd

Ecokai Environmental Incorporated

Chan, Valerie

NOAA, Pacific Islands Regional Office, National Marine Fisheries Services

Estes, Stephen

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles

Farrar, Corice

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles

Fong, Lisa

Southern CA Coastal Water Research Project (SCCRWP)

Ha, Un Sam

Central Contra Coastal Sanitary District (CCCS)

Leavey, Shannon


Pankratz, Shannon

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles

Pham, Tuyet-Le

South Coast Air Quality Management District

Prabhu, Setal

Edison (pending)

Quiros, David

CA Air Resources Board, Sacramento

Sias, Glenn

Southern California Edison

Vasquez, Victor

Sacramento Regional Water Quality Control Board

Yap, Tiffany


ESE News

ESE: Getting the Job Done

An IoES Graduate Program Puts Minorities & Women on the Front Lines of Environmental Problem Solving. Read more »

IoES Researchers Fight a Salamander Apocalypse

North America’s salamanders could soon face an apocalypse — from a deadly pathogen making its way here through the pet trade.

But who’s leading the charge to protect them through quick action? ESE doctoral student Tiffany Yap, who credits the program with helping her interdisciplinary approach to the problem — and the frame for her new article in Science that’s getting lots of press. Read more »

For more info contact

Myrna Gordon
ESE Program Administrator

2015-2016 Fellowship Awardees

Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship

Jeniffer Aleman-Zometa

Dr. Ursula Mandel Fellowship

Michelle Angela Thompson

Malcolm R. Stacey Fellowship

Aanchal Kohli

Jordan Rosencranz

National Water Research Institute

Khadeeja Abdullah

UCLA Competitive Edge

Jeniffer Aleman-Zometa

ESE Program Information Sheet

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