Apply interdisciplinary environmental skills and knowledge in an organizational setting

The internship capstone experience is developed by the student in collaboration with a sponsoring organization and with assistance from ENVS staff and faculty. 

  • The Process

    1. Consult ENVS advisors about internship ideas
    2. Connect with an organization and receive their approval
    3. Submit your internship capstone proposal
    4. Register credits in ENVS 202 with ENVS advisor permission according to the guidelines below.
    5. Enrollment in a 200-level course that relates to the internship
    6. Minimum of 200 hours of work with the sponsoring organization
    7. Final evaluations from site supervisor and ENVS Faculty evaluator
    8. PDF iconFinal paper documenting and evaluating personal internship experience submitted to Faculty advisor

Students must demonstrate to the 202SE or Course Coordinator (Associate Director Amy Seidl) that academic progress has been made regarding a student’s capstone internship according to the following guidelines:

  • 1 credits: Submit a capstone internship proposal and receive approval
  • 3 credits: Complete a total of 200 hours capstone internship work (credits may be split up if internship spans across semesters)
  • 2 credit: Submit a final report to evaluators for grading, and receives a passing grade
IF YOU ARE A PART-TIME STUDENT, FINAL CAPSTONE CREDITS MAY RESULT IN NEW TUITION CHARGES. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY OR ASK STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES BEFORE GOING PART-TIME WHAT THE COST OF COMPLETING YOUR CAPSTONE WORK WILL BE.


Once a student has registered for a total of six credits, the student will have to have all aspects, as described above, completed by the end of that semester. If a student does not complete this work, the student will have to dis-enroll from the appropriate number of credits and then add it to the semester in which the work is completed.

Submit a proposal

Deadlines

Proposals are due - 

Spring internships - December 1st

Summer - April 15th

Fall - September 15th (unless year long)

Final reports are due - 

December graduates - Draft November 1st, Final December 1st

May graduates - Draft April 1st, Final May 1st

Summer - Draft July 25th, Final August 8th