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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.
Be sure to read our FAQ's on Internships, Independent Study and Practicums
Great Job and Internship Search Sites:
- ENVS Job / Internship Board - postings gathered from our "env-talk" or "env-alum" listservs, word-of-mouth, and other sources
- Job / Internship Search Sites - a long list of web sites to choose from
- Sustainability Career Resources - outstanding list of search engines brought to you by HEASC, DANS, and the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
Guidelines / Forms for Earning Credit for Internships and Independent Study
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 45 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.
Before seeking advising, please first read our FAQ's about internships, independent study, etc. here.
ENVS 191/291 Environmental Practicum Guidelines
ENVS 191/291 Learning Contract - to be signed by the student, Faculty Sponsor, Site Supervisor, and the ENVS 191/291 Course Coordinator.
ENVS 191/291 Environmental Practicum Evaluation - to be filled out by the Practicum Supervisor and the Faculty Sponsor and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ENVS 202 Senior Capstone Internship
Curious about what ENVS alumni do? All sorts of things!
Life After UVM: A Sampling of ENVS Alumni Job Titles
Links from their web site for guidance on: