Students in the Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, and Sustainability Studies programs complete internships. These provide opportunities for students to gain work experience as part of their academic programs. Internships have been as varied as the career opportunities in environmental fields. Some recent internships include:
Spotted Owl Population Surveys
Deanna, Biology Major
Location: U.S. National Park Service, Crater Lake, Oregon
Deanna was part of a team of field biologists who hiked the back country of the park to monitor the population of this endangered species.
European Union Parliament
Eric, Political Science Major
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Eric was an intern in the office of a M.E.P. from Spain. His work included researching chemical regulations, mitigation banking for wildlife reserves, groundwater issues and water transfer issues.
Shark Behavior Research
Derik and Amy, Biology Majors
Location: Florida Keys
Amy and Derik assisted Albion College Biology Professor Jeff Carrier in his studies of shark mating behavior.
LEED Certification Interns
Sam and Ryan, Political Science and Biology Majors
Location: Albion, Michigan
Sam and Ryan worked for the Christman Company, general contractors for the College's new science complex. Their job consisted of documenting the project's compliance with environmentally sound practices.
Nature Center Intern
Nancy, Biology Major
Educational Programs Abroad (EPA) in London: an internship program where students take a couple of classes at the NYU campus and do an internship. Environmental agencies are a possibility: EPA in Brussels where students take a couple of classes at Vesalius College and have an internship with a Member of Parliament at the European Union.