Graduate Internship in Ecology, Conservation or Evolutionary Biology

EEB 306

This course can be taken every semester
Credits: variable

All students in the EEB B.S./M.S. program in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology are required to participate in an internship of no less than two months duration. This internship is designed to provide students with practical experience applying their training in biodiversity and conservation biology to a work setting. Exact details of the internship should be determined by the student through consultation with their advisor and graduate committee. Students who are not in the B.S./M.S. program can also take this course and should consult their advisors.

The B.S./M.S. program advisory committee strongly recommends that all students in the program complete the "Internship Contract" posted here in order to ensure that student, faculty advisor, and internship supervisor, all heve a clear understanding of their respective obligations.  Faculty advisors should specify what is required for the final report on an internship, but for students in the B.S./M.S. program the minimum requirement is that a one page description of the activities be submitted to the program coordinator.

B.S./M.S. students who wish to earn graduate credits for their internship should register for EEB 306; if you are still an undergraduate then you can enroll for internship credits in course EEB 206 instead. Each credit of internship will entail a minimum of 42 hours of work per semester or term. No more than 15 credits of internship work can be counted towards the B.S. portion of the B.S./M.S. degree. If a student does not need the credits to complete their degree they do not need to enroll in either course. Whether they choose to do so for credit or not, all B.S./M.S. students must still complete the internship requirements.

For examples of internships held by previous students in the B.S./M.S. program, click here.
For potential places to seek internship opportunities, click here.

Other information

For information about the Society for Conservation Biology click here.
For information about jobs (and internships) in conservation biology click here.
For information about jobs (and internships) in wildlife biology click here.

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