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Environmental Policy & Planning Internships

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Internships: a major factor for getting a job.

Not sure what career you want? There are a lot of work experiences you can "try out" at UW-Green Bay. Students receive internships with government agencies like the City of Green Bay and the Department of Transportation, non-profit organizations like Clean Water Action Council and private corporations like Foth and the American Transmission Company. There are also some on-campus opportunities in Admissions, the Kress Events Center and other offices.

How to Get an Internship

Associate Professor, Marcelo Cruz works with student at computer

Internships for Credit

Generally, internships involve about 50 hours of field work for each credit, so about 150 hours for a three-credit internship; this is about 10 hours per week during a regular semester.


In order to get credit for your internship, you must:

  • Be a registered major or minor in Environmental Policy and Planning.
  • Be of junior or senior class rank.
  • Have at least a 2.75 grade point average.
  • Complete three courses within the major prior to the internship.

Find an Internship

Internship Requirements

Once you find an internship, follow these expectations to make sure you can earn credit:

1 Meet with the Internship Coordinator

When you get an internship, schedule a meeting with the PEA Internship Coordinator, Ashley Heath, to complete the Proposal Form. Then, meet with Ashley about two weeks into the internship and monthly thereafter to let her know how things are going.

Proposal Form (PDF)

2 Keep Track of Your Hours

Document the amount of time you spend at the internship and what duties you performed.

3 Write About It

Complete an 8-10 page paper that details what you did at your internship and how it connects to material learned in classes. It is due at the end of the semester.

*Though it’s not required, students are encouraged to attend the Celebrating Students! event at the end of the semester.

Internship Grading

Your internship grade is based on the quality of your work performance, as assessed by the organization's intern supervisor, and the quality of the final report and other materials, as assessed by the faculty internship coordinator. The intern supervisor completes an evaluation form to assign a grade.

Internship Evaluation Form (Word)

Isabel Taubel, Environmental Policy and Planning, Design Arts Double Major

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"I worked as a Planning Intern for the Community Development Department of the City of Neenah over the summer of 2020, and the same position for the Village of Fox Crossing over the summer of 2021. Through these opportunities, I learned so much more about what public planning is really like outside of the classroom."

Isabel Taubel '22
Environmental Policy and Planning & Design Arts Double Major

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Internship Coordinator, Ashley Heath

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As internship coordinator, Ashley Heath is here to help you with any questions you have about internships!

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