Internships

Students enrolled in the Environmental Science program are required to complete an internship. Internships are an option for students in the Environmental Studies minor. Westminster environmental students have participated in internships with the following organizations:

  • Allegheny County Health Dept.
  • Bureau of Deep Mine Safety
  • Friends of the Riverfront
  • PA Dept. of Environmental Protection
  • Pittsburgh Zoo
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
  • Energy Developments Inc.

 

Opportunities

 

Environmental Internship Clearinghouse

http://environmentalinterns.ncseonline.org/

As an extension of the National Council for Science and the Environment's (NCSE's) Campus to Careers (C2C) program, NCSE has created an environmental internship clearinghouse with support from the UPS Foundation. The clearinghouse enables university students to search for internships in the environmental field and provides a forum for internship providers to tap into a solid community of quality applicants.

Thanks to the UPS Foundation, all services provided by the Environmental Internship Clearinghouse are 100% free.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/go_with_a_dep_inspector/13909

Go with a DEP inspector!  Come along with DEP inspectors as they review facility operations to make sure they comply with state environmental laws and permit conditions and learn the steps DEP inspectors take to make sure any problems are corrected.

http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/employment/13766/internships/607957

DEP also offers both paid and unpaid internships.  The majority of these positions are located in the DEP headquarters in Harrisburg, PA. 

You may also contact Environmental Programs coordinator, Dr. Helen Boylan, for information about shadowing a local DEP agent.

Mickey Leland Fellowship Program

http://www.fossil.energy.gov/education/lelandfellowships

The Mickey Leland Fellowship Program is now open for application.  Click here for flier.  If you have questions please contact the Mickey Leland Program at MLEF@hq.doe.gov.

Operation Wallacea

http://opwall.com/undergrad-research-assistants/research-assistant-overview/

Conservation reasearch through academic partnerships.  Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes.

Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Science

http://deohs.washington.edu/academics/undergraduate-summer-research-program/details-application

Apply for University of Washington's Environmental Health Research Experience Program, a summer research program for undergraduate students.