Research and Internships
At EMU, you learn by doing. In-the-field learning is required in most programs of study
- Future teachers are in local schools the first few weeks of college, observing veteran teachers and interacting with students.
- Business students raise funds and track earnings to donate to local charities.
- Nursing students spend much of their last two years of school in clinical settings working 1:1 with patients and learning from doctors and seasoned nurses.
- Digital media and videography majors intern on the professional video crew for various campus conferences and presentations.
- Science majors collaborate with professors on National Science Foundation summer research projects like water safety monitoring in Southeast Asia, invasive species research in the Pacific Rim, and nearby research on organic farming and harvesting, and watershed safety.
These are just a few examples. Internships are an important part of study and learning at EMU.
Live and Work in DC
Internships turn into paid employment after graduation for many students in the Washington DC program.
In addition to internship opportunities close to home, dozens of exciting internships in all subject areas are available year-round through our Washington DC Scholars’ Program. Recent placements:
- Washington Office on Latin America (foreign policy advocation)
- Amnesty International (human rights)
- The US Census Bureau (statistics)
- National Institute of Health (lab work)
- Smithsonian Museum of American History (museum science)
- Shakespeare Theater D.C. (theater)
- National Public Radio and Al-Jazeera (journalism)
- The Hill, a daily congressional newspaper, and the American Ballet Theatre (photography)
- GreenPeace (environmental studies)
NASA scientist Russell De Young discusses advances in space exploration at next Suter Science SeminarJanuary 11th, 2017
Russell De Young, a senior scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center, returns to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Wednesday, Jan. 25, to present the first Suter Science Seminar of the spring … read more
- January 3rd, 2017
A desk job with a regular routine certainly isn’t for everyone, and Jake Lind ’16 knew it wasn’t for him after graduation from Eastern Mennonite University. Lind describes himself as … read more
- December 29th, 2016
Research on the Coconut rhinocerous beetle by two Eastern Mennonite University students and one professor was recently published in the scientific journal Environmental Entomology and featured on the news site … read more
- December 13th, 2016
Twelve students representing eight research projects across various scientific disciplines had to condense and disseminate their results of weeks or semesters of work at Eastern Mennonite University’s Dec. 7 STEM … read more
- November 28th, 2016
Senior social work major Elisabeth Wilder spent 12 weeks last summer working for peacebuilding organization Justapaz in Bogota, Colombia. A grant from Eastern Mennonite University’s Peacebuilding and Development Department funded … read more