In-person Internships will resume in Summer Quarter 2021. Registration for Summer 2021 Internships is open on Handshake. Registration for Fall 2021 will be open by June 1. Internship sponsoring faculty must affirm that they, the chair/director, or the internship coordinator, have connected with the internship site to confirm the agency or location's Covid-19 specific health and safety protocols.
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
For more information, assistance and helpful internship tips and hints, please visit the College of Arts and Sciences Pathways to Professional Formationin the College Advising Office and review the following resources:
EVST Supervisor Internship Report You should provide a copy of this form to your internship supervisor prior to completion of your internship and request that they complete the form and email it to the Internship Coordinator by the due date.
Sanya interned as a researcher for Oregon Water Stories, a partnership between the PSU, Willamette Partnerships and The Nature Conservancy. She investigated the perspectives of Oregonians surrounding water and equity to inform just water policy. "This internship perfectly combined my passion for the environment and my interest in making just natural resource policy. I read a lot of interviews from a community of Portlanders experiencing homelessness, and their experiences with water. Their perspectives on natural resource accessibility and equity were very powerful."