This internship course provides students with a unique experiential learning opportunity in the sustainability industry, all while being guided and mentored by an instructor.
What you can learn.
- 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 will help guide them through the process. Students are required to complete a final report of their experience once they complete the internship.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Sustainability Internship.
Winter 2020 Schedule
Elective course in Sustainability Certificate.
Restricted course. Web enrollments automatically generate a "Permission to Enroll" request.
Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: January 10, 2020.