NRES Internship Program

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Completing at least one internship while you are in college is probably the best thing you can do to enhance your career prospects. You gain work experience for your resume, and, just as important, you learn whether or not a job is a good fit for your interests, skills, and personality.

While working in an NRES-related job over the summer without earning internship credit can provide you with some of the same benefits, there are three important advantages to completing the work required for an internship:

  • The preparation required before you can enroll for the internship credit guides you in having the important conversations with your supervisor to help you ensure that you have the most valuable work experience possible.
  • Reflecting on your work experience in the final poster and paper helps you to organize what you have learned and prepare you to be able to discuss it effectively in your job search documents and interviews.
  • It appears on your University transcript.

There are two ways to earn internship credit in NRES. If you work with a company or organization outside of NRES, you will earn credit for NRES 293 Professional Internship. If you work with an NRES faculty member, you will earn credit for NRES 294 Resident Internship. If you want to earn credit for NRES 294, you should work directly with a faculty member to determine the duties and requirements for earning that credit.

The NRES Internship Program assists students with securing internship positions in natural resources and environmental sciences. It also:

  • serves as an information clearinghouse for internship information and opportunities;
  • serves as a point of contact for students seeking internships;
  • pursues new internship opportunities with agencies and organizations.

View Policy, Guidelines, and Course Credit to learn how to receive credit for you internship.