Environmental Studies Internships
Internships are a required element of the environmental studies major. During the pre-internship seminar (ENST 3988) students explore their interests, learn about the process of finding an internship, and learn from previous students about their recent internship experiences. Following the pre-internship seminar, students work individually with the environmental studies internship coordinator to identify specific opportunities.
After completing the internship, students enroll in the post-internship seminar (ENST 3989) to process their experience through reflective writing and presentations, and interacting with students in the pre-internship seminar.
Selected organizations with which our students have in recent years interned or engaged in field or research experiences include:
Agriculture and Food
Conserving potato diversity in the Andean Altiplano (student-designed project)
- UMM Summer Research with UMM faculty (salamander telemetry, forestry)
Conservation and Water Resources
Environmental/Outdoor Education and Leadership
- Vosumnotfo (Swaziland)
- West Central Research and Outreach Center (Morris, MN)