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Jobs & Internships

Before Starting Any Internship for Course Credit, You Must Contact the Professional Services Office

Steps for Transcripted Internships:

  1. Make appointment with STEM Professional Practice Office to get resume reviewed
  2. Internship search.  
    • Some internships are listed on the STEM Internships/Co-op listings made available through STEM Professional  Services. 
    • The STEM Expos held in both fall and spring semesters gives you the opportunity to meet and talk with potential employers.
    • Other internship opportunities may be searched through on-line engines, calling employers, and word-of-mouth.
  3. Interview and acceptance of Internship
    • As soon as you get an internship, complete the Training Agreement.
    • Submit the Training Agreement and a job description (on letterhead or from position announcement) to STEM Professional Service Office. 
  4. Register for internship course (ENST 3790) after training agreement is submitted.
    • For ENST majors, you must complete 4 sh (minimum of 200 work hours) of internship at a single employer.
    • If the internship continues past the summer semester, you may either register for summer internship or defer until fall semester.
    • What ever semester you register, you must complete all assignments or you will receive an incomplete.
  5. Complete the Learning Objectives.
  6. Internship Contract is emailed to you. 
    • Review the details to ensure accuracy, then sign and have supervisor sign forms and return to the internship advisor with your learning objectives.
    • If you not in the area for your internship, the contact and learning objectives can be scanned and emailed or sent by postal mail.
  7. Each week of your internship, send a journal entry via email to the internship advisor.
    • Each journal entry should include at the top: Name, place of employment, date of work, number of hours worked
    • Journal entry should include a summary of work activities then a relection of the experience.
  8. Internship Presentation and Paper
    • At the end of each semester a date will be reserve for internship presentations.
    • If you are out of the area are do not return from your internship till after the presentation date, you may defer the presentation till the following semester.
    • Using the Assingment Guidelines for more information on presenation and paper.
  9. Site Visit
    • Sometime during your internship, your internship advisor (if available) will visit your internship site to talk with both you and your supervisor (see Site Visit form)
  10. Evaluations
    • At end of your internship have your employer complete the Performance Evaluation and send to the internship advisor.
    • Also you will need to complete the Student Evaluation and submit it to your internship advisor.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Externships go to http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources/

DCNR Salaried Positions

DCNR fills a variety of positions using lists of eligible candidates provided by the State Civil Service Commission.  Generally, these positions require the applicant complete a Civil Service application and submit it according to the instructions provided in the application and test announcement.  If you apply for a job that requires a written, oral, or performance examination, use on line scheduling report for testing.  For some jobs, you will be rated based on your experience and training provided in your application materials.  The State Civil Service Commission will send you the results of your examination or rating.  If you pass the test and meet the minimum requirements of the position, your name is placed on the list of eligible candidates that may be considered for employment based on your score.  The majority of DCNR positions are filled from this pool of eligible candidates.  When we have a vacancy, we will request a list of eligible candidates from which to interview for that job title.  We normally interview the highest ranking candidates on an eligible list.

Job titles used by DCNR for which the State Civil Service Commission is accepting applications include:


We appreciate your interest in employment with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  If you have any questions, please contact:
Bureau of Human Resources
PO Box 8768
Harrisburg, PA17105-8768
Telephone 717-787-8737
Fax 717-783-0220

dcnrjobs AT pa DOT gov
"The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
is proud to be an equal opportunity employer."



NOAA Internship Opportunities

There are several internships and scholarship available through National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Most deadlines are between early January and May.  Go to http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/internships_opps.html#UNDERGRADUATE for internship opportunities.

For scholarship opportunities through NOAA go to http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships_opps.html

Summer National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Deadlines are approaching for students to apply for summer 2013 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates programs.  REU sites provide stipends, housing and meals, in addition to travel to and from the REU site.


For more information see  http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm


SERC Internship Program

Environmental Studies

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience int he fields of environmental research and education.  The program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.


-For spring projects beginning January-April, most deadlines are November 15

-For summer projects beginning May-August, most deadlines are February 1

-For fall appointments beginning September-December, most deadlines are June 1

For more information, eligibility and application go to www.serc.si.edu

To apply go to https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html

Formore information on programs go to http://www.serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/projectmenu.aspx

Student Conservation Association (SCA) Internships


SCA internships provide opportunities to learn from resource management professionals, gain tangible skills and experience, and make a contribution to our natural and cultural treasures.  SCA offers conservation internships in over 50 disciplines throughout the US.  If you are 18 or older and want to make a difference, serving with SCA offers many benefits to you and the world.  These internships are 3-12 month expense-paid opportunities to preserve environmental and cultural resources.

To search and/or apply to positions go to www.thesca.org/serve/internships



Ohio Department of Transportation

 District Four


Internship Title:                     Planning & Programs Department, Environmental College Intern


Department Location:          ODOT D-04, Highway Management Department,

                                                2088 S. Arlington Road, Akron, OH, 44306-4243        

Supervisor’s Title:                Transportation Engineer 4

Desired Semester/Period:    Fall Semester 2011



This is a full-time temporary position involving various duties that permit exposure to the student’s field of study. Under close supervision of the District Environmental Coordinator, duties will include the preparation, review and/or coordination of various environmental reports, studies and/or documents necessary to obtain environmental approval/clearance for transportation projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The student will assist in conducting field reviews with other District Environmental Section  personnel to identify, verify and document (e.g. field notes, photo-logs, etc.) potential environmentally sensitive areas/resources for the purpose of determining environmental impacts associated with transportation projects and other related activities.  Additional duties will include the review of transportation project plan submittals and the utilization of various computer applications as they apply to accomplishing the tasks of the District Environmental Section.  Student will assist in conducting highway traffic noise measurements at noise sensitive receivers (e.g., residences, schools, churches, park/recreational areas, etc.) along highway facilities during recommended traffic volume periods.  Duties will include the set-up, use and monitoring of electronic noise measurement equipment, documentation of location, field, traffic and weather conditions, record noise measurement data and the preparation of noise measurement reports and/or correspondence to officials and affected citizens. When necessary, the student will also be required to perform traffic counts, during specific noise measurement periods and, with this data, adjust field noise measurements using various calculations.  The student will perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor (e.g., information compilation, data entry and general clerical tasks).



The minimum qualifications are:  Students must have completed at least the first year of college pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, biology, environmental science, geology, hydrogeology, and/or earth science.  The individual must provide us with an Official College Transcript which shows they have at least a 2.0 GPA.



The number of hours will depend on the student’s availability.  Hourly compensation will be as follows based on college status:  Sophomore: 30-59 semester hours completed= $12.00; Junior: 60+, Senior: 90+ semester hours completed = $13.50



Employer:                           Ohio Department of Transportation, District Four

Address:                             2088 South Arlington Road, Akron, OH   44306

Main Phone Number:           (330) 786-3100

Website Address:                www.odotdistrict4.org


Contact Person:                  Jennifer McGill, HCM Analyst

Email Address:                  Jennifer.mcgill AT dot.state.oh DOT us

Phone Number:                   (330) 786-2238  

Fax Number:                       (330) 786-2214


Intern Supervisor:                Edward W. Deley, Jr., Administrative Assistant 4

Email Address:                  Edward.Deley AT dot.state.oh DOT us

Phone Number:                   (330) 786-4930

Fax Number:                       (330) 786-4914 


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