Students who choose to enroll in the P Track of the WSSS program are required to complete an Interdiscipliary Professional Experience (IPE), which most often takes the form of an internship. Through their IPE, students gain professional-level experience and may develop opportunities for future research and subsequent employment.


The organizations listed on this page are intended as a resource for current and prospective students interested in seeking an internship through WSSS. If you are a WSSS alumnus and have worked or interned with an organization you think should be listed here, please let us know!



Recent IPE Hosts


  • Cape Cod Commission (contact Scott Horsley)

  • Clean Water Action (contact Elizabeth Saunders)

  • Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative (contact Chris Swartz)

  • Mystic River Watershed Association (contact Patrick Herron)

  • Stockholm Environment Institute

  • Tufts Collaborates! (contact Dr. John Durant)

  • Vanguard Renewables

  • Weston & Sampson Engineers (contact David Elmer)

Outside of Massachusetts

  • HydroLogics (MD, NC, OR) (contact Dr. James Limbrunner)

  • IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (ME) (contact Matt Haas)

  • International Development Enterprise (CO) (contact Ryan Weber)

  • Lajee Center (West Bank) (contact Salah Ajarma)

  • Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky (KY) (contact Mindy Scott)

Other IPE Hosts


U.S. Nongovernmental Organizations


U.S. Federal and Local Governmental Agencies


International Organizations

** For more suggestions on IPE sites, contact the WSSS Program Coordinator. **