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 internships or visit UMW’s Center for Career and Professional Development’s Internship page.


emma-duncan-3 Environmental Geology student Emma Duncan (pictured at right) developed, tested and published a website for her recent internship with the Crow’s Nest Research Center.  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 listing of recent internship sponsors:

  • City of Fredericksburg, Virginia

  • 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

  • The Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

For more information email Earth and Environmental Science’s department chair Dr. Jodie Hayob at