Internships and Practicums
Cerrie Mendoza, a biology major, is taking part in a collaboration pilot project between the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), the U.S. Geological Survey, EMU and JMU to gather genetic samples from certain North American species of salamanders that were first collected and described 50 years ago.
Award-winning professor and Galapagos researcher Dr. Conley McMullen ’78 to lecture on endangered West Virginia plants. McMullen teaches at James Madison University. His research focuses on the eastern U.S. and the Galápagos Islands (floristics, systematics, pollination biology).
Samantha Kauffman and Marchelle Smucker, winners of the upperclass division of the STEM poster show, discuss their research with Professor Esther Tian. The duo explored high salt and high fructose diets. Thirty-nine research projects were showcased at the annual event.
Senior Amanda Williams, junior Bekah Mongold and Hannah Daley '17 take a break during summer data collection on Crab Run in Bergton, Virginia. Williams and Daley are the recipients of the first EMU Summer Research Grant, which they are using to explore the relationship between canopy cover and water temperature.
To learn more about your STEM-related career and gain valuable experience while pursuing your undergraduate degree, explore doing an internship.
Internships challenge you to:
- develop new skills
- gain experience working in STEM-related fields
- collaborate in a team
- build relationships with potential employers
- learn more about what you want to do with your STEM career
Environmental Science Internship Options
There are a variety of internship options available on or near campus. Talk to your professor to learn more.
The Ecological Society of America has many positions listed at their Ecolog archives. Other environmental opportunities are located at the following sites: