SSG Advisors (, Burlington, Vermont

WHO: Thomas Buck ‘91, Director, Natural Capital

WHERE: SSG Advisors (, Burlington, Vermont

WHAT: SSG is a global advisory and project management firm specializing in international development and sustainability. SSG builds partnerships between the public and private sectors to protect the environment and improve lives and livelihoods for people around the world. Our work here is unique, definitely engaging, and will provide a stimulating summer engagement for the right candidate.

Worldwide, SSG is a demonstrated leader in developing partnerships that unlock value for both the private and public sectors. We create partnerships that get to the heart of business objectives while applying private sector innovation to key development challenges. SSG has a strong track record in building partnerships for and with the private sector to protect and sustain natural capital. We are currently leading partnership development and investment facilitation efforts in projects focused on climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation, integrated water management, and sustainable fishing.

This internship opportunity would be well suited for any student interested in the intersection between natural resources management, international development, and international business. Knowing Williams, the ideal candidate would have a focus on environmental studies/policy, economics, political science, or another field of study that incorporates both quantitative and qualitative analysis related to environmental issues.

SSG staff will work with the environmental intern to develop a tailored research assignment that both serves SSG’s current business development or project needs and aligns with the academic or professional interests of the student. With advance notice, SSG can also help the intern to find a room in Burlington for the summer.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Interested applicants will submit a resumé and a cover letter. In addition to a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm for the fields of international development and environmental sustainability, outstanding candidates will have overseas work, study, or travel experience; a strong academic record; and/or proficiency in a foreign language.