The environmental studies internship program offers students the unique opportunity to directly apply relevant coursework while exploring careers and opportunities in their related fields. The goal of the program is to facilitate the student's learning experience by first placing them in internships best suited to fit their individual needs and then reinforcing the experience by offering meaningful coursework, feedback and support. The internship program encourages workplaces to set high expectations for interns and provide a structured learning environment in which students experience real life standards and situations that help make the internship experience relevant and worthwhile.
Students sign up for the appropriate internship course (EVST500) to receive elective credit hours that count toward their major requirements. All internships must be approved and administered by the environmental studies program. Those professionals supervising interns will be asked to periodically evaluate the student's performance and growth on the job. Likewise, students will also evaluate their internship and be given the opportunity to share their experience with others.
The ES internship coordinator, Paula Breslin, can assist with internship placement and the development of contact letters and resumes. Contact her at:
Office: 615A Rieveschl
A list of Environmental Internship/Career Websites is also available.
In an effort to help environmental studies students have a better understanding of what they should be doing to plan for a career in the environmental field, a series of links have been added to this page to provide guidance on writing resumes, networking, job interviewing, web searches, and so on. Please take the time to explore these useful links. Also, whenever you have questions, please stop by the Internship Coordinator office (615A Rieveschl) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for some answers, tips, and advice. We hope you enjoy these new links.
Use the Links Below for Career-Planning Advice
- Useful Sources for Environmental Career Information
- Networking - Key to Career Success!
- Information Interviews
- References - Letters of Recommendation
- Job Interview Tips
- Common Interview Questions
- Interview Questions and Answers
- Legal and Illegal Interview Questions
- Tips for Web Search
- General Web Pointers
- Types of Resume
- Writing a Resume Objective
- Skill Building Exercises
- Personal Qualities you can list on your Resume
- Action Verbs you can use in your Resume
- Functional Skills you can list on your Resume
- Cover Letter Format
- Environmental Career Planning for College Students
- Environmental Resume Preparation: DO's and DON'Ts
- What kind of Career can I get in the environmental field?
- How Can an Internship Help You in Your Career Planning?