ENVS 202 Senior Capstone Internship
List of all ENVS 202 Capstone Internships since 2009
Considering a Capstone Internship
- Students choosing the senior internship capstone option are responsible for the equivalent of 9 credits of upper division
work in addition to the ENVS Concentration: a 3-credit 200-level course and a 6-credit ENVS 202 internship.
- We strongly encourage you to meet with your own academic advisor or with Amy Seidl, ENVS 202 Internship Coordinator, to discuss plans for your capstone internship before you get too far along in your thinking or writing your capstone proposal.
- Your capstone internship should connect well with your ENVS concentration and your 100-200-level environmentally-related courses.
- Your internship should not be some sort of activity that represents a brand new interest for which you have no previous academic background.
- An approved proposal is required before you begin your internship work.
- ENVS 201 Research Methods is ONLY for students pursuing a senior thesis/project. You should NOT take this course if you plan to complete a capstone internship.
- An approved 200-level environmentally-related course in your concentration replaces ENVS 201. This course ought to be taken before or during your capstone internship. It should be chosen carefully and should support your internship experience with relevant additional knowledge, skills, or experience.
- A minimum of 200 hours of work with a sponsoring organization is required.
Due dates for Capstone Internship Proposal
- For spring internships — draft proposal is due Nov 10th and final is due Dec 5th.
- For summer or fall internships — draft proposal is due April 1st and final is due May 1st
Final Paper and Evaluations
- A Final Paper documenting and evaluating your internship experience is required. See pg. 2 on the Capstone Internship Guidelines for more information.
- One copy of your Final Paper should be made for each of your two advisors and one Program copy goes to Bittersweet.
- Final evaluations from field site supervisor and ENVS evaluator
- We strongly encourage you to complete your internship before or within a year of finishing your course work toward the completion of your degree.
Capstone Internship Advising
- Senior Thesis/ Project students should register for ENVS 202 D section. ENVS 202 A, B, or C are for students pursuing capstone the thesis/project. Plan ahead to be able to register for your credits before you intend to graduate. You may "tuck" them in to semesters other than when you are doing your it.
- Summer interns are encouraged to register for their ENVS 202 D credits during one or more fall or spring semesters.
- You may register for all 6 credits at once, or split them up in any combination over more than one semester's schedule.
- After registering for ENVS 202 you must change the variable credit from 1 to the specific number you want that semester.
- "Grades" of SP ("Satisfactory Progress") will be assigned for each block of ENVS 202 credits until your thesis/project is graded.
- Most students earn 6 credits for their 202 capstone internship. On occasion, for good reason, a student can earn more than 6 credits.
- Students choose two advisors/evaluators for their internship:
One ENVS full-time faculty member knowledgable in the area of your internship and the other is your Internship Site Supervisor.
- Both advisor/evaluators must sign the Evaluator Agreement Form upon approval of the proposal and before the work gets underway.
- We encourage you to work closely with your advisors all along the way.
If you have further questions, contact:
your own faculty advisor, Amy Seidl the ENVS 202 Internship Coordinator.