Explore the ins and outs of a specific sector of sustainability
Learn to think critically and creatively both independently and as part of a team
Gain invaluable experience in the real world
About this course:
The internship provides students with a unique experiential learning opportunity related to environmental sustainability. The internship site is selected by the eligible student from among a variety of related disciplines, allowing the student to create a distinctive independent learning experience. The purpose is to apply the material learned in formal Sustainability Certificate academic courses to a workplace setting, acquiring valuable job skills. Students gain hands-on experience by working on real industry problems/projects in the private or public sector or in a nonprofit organization. Students intern for a minimum of 120 working hours. Throughout the internship, students communicate and work alongside an Extension instructor who helps guide them through the process. Students are required to complete a final report of their experience once they complete the internship.
Fifty percent of the program requirements (thus, three of the five courses) must be completed before taking the Internship course.