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Beth Forys
Professor of Environmental Studies

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

Senior Intern Program

Find Internship -->get it approved-->give your supervisor a letter of intro-->keep a log-->get your internship supervisor to evaluate you

To graduate with an Environmental Studies degree you need to complete a 70 hour internship either the SUMMER before your senior year or during your senior year. It can be paid or unpaid, but it must be environmentally related.

1. LIST OF LOCAL INTERNSHIPS. You can do your internship anywhere in the world, but if you would like to stay in the Tampa Bay area, click here to download a list of established internship opportunities (Tampa Bay area internships - PDF)

2. INTERNSHIP APPROVAL. Once you know what internship you want to do (either locally or elsewhere), please e-mail (forysea@eckerd.ed) the following information:
your name, name and location of internship, types of things you'd be doing, rough schedule, internship supervisor contact information if possible

3. LETTER OF INTRODUCTION (PDF). Please hand or send this letter to your internship supervisor before or when you begin your internship.

4. EVALUATION FORM (PDF). You can email or print out and hand this form to your supervisor at the end of your internship. Have them email it or mail it to me.

5. While you are doing your internship, you need to keep a daily or weekly log of your activities, hours worked, what you learned, and any problems/frustrations. I would write about 1-2 paragraphs / day worked. You will hand this in during the fall semester. If you have an internship you are doing all summer, you can either just journal about your first 70 hours each day, or you can do weekly journal entries. You will hand your journal in during the semester that you take senior comps. It must be WORD PROCESSED.

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Fiske Guide to Colleges
Eckerd College has been recognized for environmental studies in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013.