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Water Science Internships

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Internships: the bridge between your degree and your career.

Our program stresses the importance of internships—in fact, we often coordinate them. They provide industry insight, networking connections and professional development that are essential to getting a job after graduation.

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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. You can repeat the internship course for credit for up to 12 credits. Internships are to follow these expectations:

Supervised Internship

The off-campus internship supervisor is expected to oversee your work and ensure the position offers educational value and a good experience.

Faculty Mentor

A faculty mentor on campus oversees the internship, meets periodically with the student during the semester, reviews written work and submits a grade.

Reflect on Your Experience

You'll complete a project evaluating your experience during the internship, connecting internship experience with material learned in traditional classes.

Internship Grading

Internships are graded based on the quality of performance and the quality of the final product.

Erin Berns-Herrbolt

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Associate Professor Erin Berns-Herrbolt is a recognized expert at environmental engineering and keeping future water scientists dreams afloat.

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