Internships in Environmental Studies

Tatum DeMay
Tatum DeMay (left) samples for zooplankton in Lake Michigan during her internship with CMU Great Lakes Summer Research for Undergraduates

Internships offer opportunities to make your education "real" by providing practical work experiences in your field of study or career interest area.

Environmental Studies students are strongly encouraged to pursue summer internships to augment their learning and prepare themselves for future work in the environmental field.

Also, a local internship may be undertaken during the academic year for credit toward the ES major or minor. Those interested in receiving academic credit for an internship (ENST 397  Internship) must consult with the Environmental Studies Program Coordinator, Dr. Laurine Brown or the Environmental Studies Program Director, Dr. Abigail Jahiel, and receive approval before registering for the internship and beginning work.





For more information:

  • Environmental Internship Options - Explore this link to local internship options to identify an appropriate for-credit opportunity. Also see ideas for regional and national internships for possible summer experiences.

  • See the Internship Guidelines for academic credit requirement details (ENST 397). 

  • Hart Career Center Internship Resources - Check out many internship resources and frequently asked questions, or stop by Hart Career Center located on campus in the Minor Myers, jr. Welcome Center.
  • Campus Bulletin Boards - Browse the Environmental Studies bulletin boards located in Center for Natural Science (CNS) and Center for Liberal Arts (CLA) or contact Dr. Abigail Jahiel (, the Environmental Studies Program Director or Dr. Laurine Brown (, the Environmental Studies Program Coordinator, for more ideas.