Internship Unit Credit now available through the IoES
New contract course, Environment 195, now provides students in the Environmental Science B.S. major the opportunity to earn unit credit through the IoES for internships.
The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is pleased to announce the addition of a new contract course option for students in the Environmental Science B.S. major: Environment 195 - Community or Corporate Internships in Environmental Science.
Senior and Junior level students enrolled in the major who obtain an internship offer in the sphere of environmental science or sustainability can now earn unit credit directly through the IoES, 2 or 4 units per quarter, depending upon workload. Eligibility of internships must be approved in advance by the IoES, and students (with IoES assistance) will need to secure a faculty advisor to oversee their progress.
Please see below for details and requirements.
Please direct questions to Royce Dieckmann, IoES SAO, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-206-9193.
Community or Corporate Internships in Environmental Science
|Course units:||2 or 4 units|
|Prerequisite:||3.0 grade-point average in major. Limited to junior/senior majors.|
|Description:||Internship in supervised setting in community agency or business related to environmental science and/or sustainability. Students meet on regular basis with faculty supervisor and provide periodic reports of their experience. May be repeated for credit up to 8 units. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required; consult undergraduate adviser. P/NP grading.|
Approval of internships is contingent on the position having relevance for environmental science and/or sustainability, including any of the seven environmental science areas associated with the major: atmospheric and oceanic sciences, conservation biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental systems and society, geography/environmental studies, or earth and environmental science. Students can consult with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability undergraduate advisor for a list of known and departmentally approved internship opportunities. Student may also propose their own idea for internship project and petition for its approval.
Internship commitment of about 5-6 hours (2 units) or 9-10 hours (4 units) per week is anticipated. Students are encouraged, but not required, to plan for continuation of internship over two quarters, to deepen their potential learning.
|Readings:||A list of appropriate readings will be assigned by faculty supervisor, tailored to the nature of the student’s internship experience, and having high relevance for the environmental science area (see above) into which the student’s work falls. Approximately 1-2 hours of reading per week is anticipated.|
|Grading:||Pass/Not Passed. Satisfactory completion of bi-weekly short reaction papers and a 5-6 page paper due at end of quarter.|
|Passing grade is to be determined by the faculty sponsor, based on the faculty sponsor’s evaluation of the student’s written or other work and a report of evaluation by the fieldwork supervisor.|
Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2012