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An internship is an opportunity for you to relate classroom learning to practice. It allows you to work in a career-related field or professional environment and provides valuable experience that helps secure future employment.
You may select internships from a diversity of fields, such as environmental planning, water management, sustainable agriculture, environmental compliance, environmental education, and wildlife management. Students have had success finding internships on their own or through faculty members. Internships can be taken for course credit during the fall, spring, or summer terms.
The Department of Environmental Science provides the following two courses for internship seeking students that fill the requirements for a field, research or internship experience for the B.S. in Environmental Science or the B.A. in Environmental Studies:
1) ENV 4394 Internship in Environmental Education – which may be taken in two different forms. Students may work with E-connections, a Baylor based outreach to schools and youth organizations, offered in the spring of each year. Students may also locate an internship with an educational organization.
Note: This option must include 3 credits worth of internship time in one semester or during the summer.
2) ENV 4V93 Internship in Environmental Planning or Management – which may be organized for one semester or for up to three different semesters.
3) ENV 3V93 & 4V97 The purpose of the campus environmental sustainability leadership project is to encourage Baylor University students to tackle critical environmental concerns on their home campus or in the surrounding region. The project is designed as an on-campus internship or local internship within Waco or nearby communities, which will build leadership skills and confidence. The project may be accomplished as an elective for the B.S. in Environmental Science or the B.A. in Environmental Studies degrees, or for an Environmental Studies minor. The course is also open to non-Environmental majors for general elective credit. Students who have not completed ENV 1301 will need the permission of the department to enroll, and must prove they are adequately knowledgeable to complete their intended project. The course may be organized for one semester or for up to three different semesters.
The M.E.S. degree is open to students from a variety of academic backgrounds. Students who do not meet the science course work requirements for admission to the M.S. may apply for the M.E.S. The M.E.S.intends to provide graduate environmental education that is applicable to solving the earth's growing environmental problems. The M.E.S. is inherently an applied graduate degree. Students not completing a thesis are expected to complete a practicum under the supervision of an appropriate environmental professional
PRIMARY GOALS OF THE PRACTICUM
The Practicum, ENV 5V90, is intended to:
1) Provide an experience in a realistic working professional environment
2) Actualize the skills the student has been acquiring in class
3) Assist the student in developing a strategy for employment
4) Provide professional skills not available in regular courses, such as developing networks with co-workers