Internship Program Goals
This program for undergraduate students aims to provide interns with opportunities to develop professional skills, to meet people working on environmental problems, and to deepen their understanding of socio-environmental issues. More specifically, interns will:
- Obtain an authentic research experience and contribute to their mentor’s research program.
- Enhance their understanding of the complex nature of socially relevant environmental problems and the research approaches used to address them.
- Enhance their understanding of how scientific evidence may be used to inform decision-making and policy with regard to environmental problems.
Internships are full-time (40 hours/week) from June 2–August 8, 2014. Interns will be paid $10.50/hour.
The program will begin with a mandatory orientation on Monday, June 2, 2014. Internships will be based at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Transportation between College Park and SESYNC or other field trip destinations will be arranged.
Selection & Mentor Matching Process & Criteria
Interns will be selected by SESYNC staff based upon the strength of their academic record and achievements, and demonstrated interest in environmental sustainability and socio-environmental issues. Finalists for the internship will be notified by the end of March. SESYNC will match finalists with available mentors based on shared interests. We hope to find suitable placements for all finalists, but this is not guaranteed.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted by March 3, 2014, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). For full details, visit: www.sesync.org/forms/summer-intern-2014
Additionally, one letter of recommendation must be submitted directly by the recommender by March 3, 2014, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the intern’s last name and “SUMMER INTERNSHIP” in the subject line.