Annual Meeting Student & ECP Internship Program

The Annual Meeting Internship Program (formerly called the Volunteer Program) offers student, student transition, and early career professional members the opportunity to be a part of the Annual Meeting, where they can gain exposure for their work, network with colleagues and friends, and expand their careers. Students, student transition, and early-career professional members who serve as interns and work a minimum of 6 hours at the Annual Meeting are eligible for $150 USD reimbursement of their registration fee* after the meeting. 

Benefits: $150 USD of your early-bird registration fee is reimbursed after the meeting. This program provides you with an excellent opportunity to become more involved with the Society and to network with a major cross-section of professionals attending the Annual Meeting. 

*ESA will reimburse up to $150 USD towards the registration fee if all criteria and deadlines are met, and the intern provides a minimum of 6 hours of work. 

All interns will be selected on a lottery system.  

  • An email will be sent out to all registered (and paid) students, student transition, and early professionals in mid-September. 
  • If you meet all the requirements listed below, individuals will enter into a pool of interns by filling out an online form.  
  • Once the form closes, ESA will randomly select interns (on a lottery system) and will contact those individuals directly with access to the internship schedule so they are able to schedule their hours.     
  • Interns will have one week to fill out their schedules. If the intern does not have 6 hours scheduled, they will be removed from the schedule and someone else will be selected in their place. 


  1. You must be registered in full for the Annual Meeting with a paid student, student transition, or early professional member registration by the advance rate deadline. 
  2. You must be able to attend one of the 30-minute training sessions prior to your first session of internship. Failure to attend one of the sessions will disqualify you from being eligible to intern in future years.  
  3. You must be able to complete 6 hours of your time. 
  4. Interns are expected to show up on time and work their full shifts. 


The call for interns will launch early September annually. 

For any questions on the internship program contact Danielle Tempesta.  

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