|Undergraduates majoring in Environmental Studies or Environmental Science are required to complete an environmental internship. To fulfill this requirement, students may seek out an internship at a local environmental agency or conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member. An internship consists of 100 hours of substantive work in an environmental field under the supervision of a mentor; students must get pre-approval from their academic advisers to be sure their proposed internships qualify for credit.
During the internship, students prepare a portfolio that includes an accounting of how they spent their time, examples of their work, and reflection on the experience. After the internship, students enroll in ENVS 198, Proseminar, where they add to their career portfolios and prepare their plans for after graduation.
Start with this link to learn How to Fulfill Your Internship Requirement. All the other documents you need to get approval for an internship and get started on your internship portfolio are found in the Internship Approval Packet. See your academic adviser if you have any questions about the requirements.
Past ESS students have completed many different types of internships, ranging from academic research to working in industry. SCU's career center keeps an up-to-date list of environmental internships and advice on green careers.
Additional internship opportunities include:
California Internship Opportunities
A number of ESS students have been placed as interns at the following organizations in California:
Internship Opportunities in All States
Links to Green Internship Search Engines
- California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Graduate Program in Regenerative Studies
- California State University Fullerton, Environmental Studies Graduate Program
- Humboldt State University, College of Natural Resources and Sciences Graduate Programs
- Master of Environmental Law and Policy - Vermont Law School
- Monterey Institute of International Studies, International Environmental Policy
- San Jose State University, Masters in Environmental Studies
- Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources
- University of California, Berkeley, Masters in Energy and Resources
- University of California, Davis, Hydrologic Sciences
- University of California, Riverside, Land Use and Environmental Planning
- University of California, Santa Barbara, Environmental Science and Management
- University of California, Santa Cruz, Division of Graduate Studies, Environmental Studies
- University of San Francisco Environmental Management Graduate Program
- University of Southern California, Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology
- University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering, Green Technologies
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