Cynthia L. Simon

Cynthia Simon, director, College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office. Cynthia's expertise in experiential education spans over 30 years. She holds a Master's degree in Environmental Education from Leslie University, and has completed the National Society for Experiential Education's Academy. She is also NSEE's Northeast regional co-chair. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Northeastern University. Cynthia's background includes professional work in the international, corporate, not-for-profit, and small business sectors, with the past 20 years committed to higher education and the University of New England. Having completed five internships during her own educational career, living and working abroad, and attending the Audubon Expedition Institute's experiential, community-consensus Master's degree program, she exemplified and is professionally committed to high-impact experiential education. She believes deep learning comes from a sense of knowing provided by direct immersion. In 2008, Cynthia established UNE's College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office, a professional office committed to academic credit-bearing internships, and sits as the director. The CAS Internship Office supports students and the community in building exemplary internships wherein students practice their academic learning and skills, gain professional soft skills, explore job options, and find career passions, and through which businesses and organizations receive the talent and support of UNE students. 

Education

B.S.

Northeastern University

M.S.

Lesley University

Expertise

Experiential Education

Internships

Collaborative learning design

Sustainable agriculture

canis latrans (coyote)

environmental education & advocacy

wilderness skills and survival

Cynthia Simon, Director, CAS Internship Office, UNE

Cynthia L. Simon

,

M.S.

Director, College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office

Biddeford Campus

Decary Hall
118

csimon@une.edu

(207) 602-2540

On Campus