Internships

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As a major in the Department of Environmental Studies, you complete one or more internships at the regional, national or global levels. These allow you to network in the field, put classroom learning to work building real life skills, and explore possible career options.

The College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office guides you in researching, applying for and completing internships that earn course credit. You might choose to travel abroad for your internship, or complete it over the summer back home, or you might want to explore the many internship opportunities available during the semester in our local community.

Internships are tailored to meet your unique goals. Consider some of the internships below where many of our students have interned before you, or propose your own internship. The semester prior to your internship, begin the application process by contacting the College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office.

Center for Sustainable Communities

The Center for Sustainable Communities is an internship and service learning program that creates mutually beneficial partnerships between students and environmental organizations in the communities surrounding the Biddeford Campus. Through hands-on involvement with local governments, nonprofit organizations, and community groups, you field-test academic learning in situations that help you "think globally, act locally." The most significant partner organization is the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. Its mission, research and education about coastal environments, attract our faculty researchers as well as our student interns. For more information about this internship opportunity, contact Dr. Christine Feurt at cfeurt@une.edu. 

Examples of Local and Maine Internship Sites:

  • Acadia Mountain Guides, Inc.
  • Augusta Water District
  • Baxter State Park
  • Biodiversity Research Institute
  • Black Rock Farm
  • Brook Trout Pond Survey Internship (GIS)
  • Camp Ketcha
  • Eastern Trail Alliance
  • LL Bean Outdoor Discovery
  • Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Maine Geological Survey (GIS)
  • Microbac Laboratory
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
  • Rippleffect
  • Sierra Club
  • The Center for Wildlife
  • Toxics Actions Center
  • Biddeford City Hall (GIS)
  • Wells Conservation Commission
  • Maine Audubon Center

Examples of Out-of-State Internship Sites:

  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • AMC Volunteer (North County Trails)
  • Boston Museum of Science
  • Calder Summer Research Program
  • Echo Hill Outdoor School
  • Frank Corporation Environmental Services
  • Great Basin Institute
  • Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GIS)
  • Mission: Wolf
  • New England Board of Higher Education
  • New England Wildflower Society
  • Sandy Point Discovery Center
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Examples of International Internship Sites:

  • Global Service Corps
  • Peace Corps
  • School for Field Studies