An internship can give you valuable experience and could even be a gateway to a great career. Our students have had great success landing internships with private industry as well as government agencies and NGOs (non-government organizations).
How do you get an internship? There are several ways to obtain an internshp: A business or organization may contact UMW or our department and we will try to match the internship’s profile with the interests of our students. Or a student may contact someone in industry or government and arrange for an internship own their own. Many of our graduates now hold positions in industry and call our department with internship offers. Talk to any Earth and Environmental Sciences faculty member to find out more about internship.
During the summer of 2017, Environmental Geology student Emma Duncan (pictured at right) developed, tested and published a website for the recently-established Crow’s Nest Research Center. She also had the opportunity to tour the site and prepare a map of trails on the property. Emma says about the experience, “Throughout my internship experience, I learned a lot and I really enjoyed the time I spent working on this project.”
A partial list of other organizations with which our students have interned recently: City of Fredericksburg, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Resources Conservation Services, Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries, Friends of the Rappahannock, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Marstel-Day Consultants, U.S. Geological Survey, Greenpeace, and The Chesapeake Climate Action Network.