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Internships

Internships in Environmental Studies add first-hand experience by getting students out of the classroom and into environmental work. Internship locations are varied, but all involve at least 100 hours of service (paid or unpaid), in the summer or during the school year.

Internship database: This resource contains a list of +150 organizations where ENVS majors have done their internships and their thoughts on their experiences. It is meant to help students find a potential institution to do their internship, however, students should feel free to contact organizations that are not currently part of the database. Please, remember that your internship needs to be pre-approved by the Program Assistant Director. In order to have access to the internship database you will need to be a declared ENVS major. You can use your Tufts username and password to access the database. If you have questions or issues accessing the database, please send an email to environmentalstudies(@tufts.edu).

To complete your Environmental Studies Internship:

  1. Before doing the internship you must contact the Program Assistant Director to gain approval of your proposed internship

  2. Do the internship (paid or unpaid). Take some pictures to use in your poster or to be posted in the Environmental Studies website.

  3. Fill out the Internship Summary Form and email it to environmentalstudies(@tufts.edu) with the subject "Internship evaluation_student name." Your description will be kept on file, to help other students explore options for their own internships.

  4. Students are required to sign up for ENV 99 after completing their internship. Students who complete their internship during the Spring/Summer are required to sign up for ENV99 the following Fall semester. Students who complete their internship in the Fall/Winter must sign up for ENV 99 in the following Spring. For example, if you complete your internship in December 2014, you must enroll in ENV 99 in the Spring 2015 semester. ENV 99 is a "no credit" class. If you are a Senior doing your internship during the last semester before graduation you may enroll in ENV 99 that semester.

  5. All ENV 99 students are required to complete a poster of their work at the end of the internship (poster template and an example can be downloaded here), which they will present at a symposium. You can print your poster at the Tisch Library's Digital Design Studio for a small fee.

The internship symposium for Fall 2017 is scheduled for:
November 15, 2017
12:00-1:15pm
Alumnae Lounge

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