Departmental Internship Requirements
Many majors require or encourage an internship as a part of their requirements. These internship course descriptions are taken from the 2009-2011 course catalog. All internship courses listed in the college catalog must be registered for academic credit through the internship office.
This is an opportunity for students to work with professionals in the environmental field outside of academia. Students will work with a faculty sponsor and their site supervisor to develop a set of learning goals, strategies to meet these goals, and methods of evaluation for the internship, including the nature of the final product. An internship is an excellent way for students to apply knowledge learned in the classroom and laboratory, to learn more in an environmental area, and to explore career options. The internship may be undertaken during a semester or during the summer and must encompass 140 hours of work by the student. It is expected that the student will make a poster presentation of his/her experience. Prerequisite: Sponsorship by a faculty member on the Environmental Studies Coordinating Committee. All internships graded S/D/NC only. (2–4 credits)