Before Starting Any Internship for Course Credit, You Must Contact the Professional Services Office
Steps for Transcripted Internships:
- Make appointment with STEM Professional Practice Office to get resume reviewed
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Complete the Learning Objectives.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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
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
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