For Academic Year 20/21, students may take EVST-3910-02, Environmental Careers, in 21WQ in lieu of completing an Internship, although students are encouraged to do both. This professional development class will prepare students for a career in Environmental Studies, including how to find and apply for internships and jobs. Students will learn how to identify career pathways, network with professionals, write resumes and cover letters and prepare job applications.

Contact the EVST Internship Coordinator for additional information


The Internship Process

  • You must complete an internship of (at least) 3 credits, which is equivalent to 90 hours of supervised work with the hosting organization.  Ideally, you will complete the internship after your sophomore year once you have chosen a specialization.
  • The internship is your opportunity to explore your interests and apply what you have learned in the classroom to a workplace setting.  
  • You should start your internship search several weeks ahead of the quarter in which you plan to begin the internship. The EVST Internship Coordinator (currently, Dr. Tanya Hayes) can help you to develop an internship plan that meets your academic and career goals.

Registering for an Internship

Before you can register for your internship, you must meet with the Internship Coordinator to discuss your internship and complete the appropriate SU registration materials, including:

Before the last day of classes of the quarter during which you complete your internship, you must complete and submit the following documents to the Internship Coordinator:

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