Environmental Studies at UVM

Internships / Career Development

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Hear about their paths beyond UVM.

The Environmental Program places a high value on experiential education. We strongly encourage students to engage in internships, independent study and research, supervised field studies and practicum projects, etc. as an integral part of their undergraduate education.

Whether credits are earned, or not, we endorse hands-on learning through extra-curricular activities, volunteer or paid positions, workshops, apprenticeships, etc. The values of exposure to different activities, people, work settings, mentors, skills practiced and applied—all can be so useful and rewarding.  Get involved. Have fun. Learn as much as you can.

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Guidelines / Forms for Earning Credit for Internships

ENVS 191 and ENVS 291 are our course numbers for engaged learning outside the traditional classroom. We use the general term "Environmental Practicum."  

ENVS 191 is for activities done at the intermediate level; ENVS 291 is for senior or advanced level activities. You may earn a minimum of a 0.5 credit to a maximum of 9 credits in either course in a single semester or for a single project. We expect a minimum of 50 hours of effort for each credit hour earned. You may design and enroll in more than one ENVS 191 or 291 experience to earn credits toward your ENVS degree. ENVS 291 may also be acceptable for graduate credit toward advanced degrees.


Curious about what ENVS alumni do? All sorts of things!
Life After UVM: A Sampling of ENVS Alumni Job Titles


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