The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Undergraduate Internships
Experiential learning is encouraged. The School offers students assistance in securing summer, part-time, and permanent employment in natural resources fields. Well-developed internship and cooperative education programs award academic credit for contracted work experiences. These opportunities to explore and confirm career interests, and to develop professional contacts and exposure, give graduates a competitive edge when they enter the job market.
Travel Courses and Field Studies
The Rubenstein School relies heavily on Vermont's natural landscapes - its mountains, lakes, fields, and forests - to provide students hands-on experience studying ecology and ecosystem processes. In addition, RSENR offers a variety of intensive field courses during vacation breaks and summer session that provide students special opportunities to study the wildlife of Florida or south Texas (WFB 176/WFB 177), environmental research in the Chesapeake Bay region (ENSC 185), ecotourism and environmental interpretation in Costa Rica or Sub-Saharan Africa (RM 188), regional examples of sustainable forest management and practices (FOR 185) and the aquatic ecology of large lakes (NR 255) from the deck of the Melosira, UVM's research vessel.