All ESS majors are required to complete 3 credits of internship. To obtain credit students must register for INTS 490.
Internship Application Deadlines:
**Starting the summer of 2014, George Mason University can no longer offer or arrange internships, for credit or not for credit, in the state of Maryland, with some exceptions having to do with federal agencies. For more information on this recent change, please contact the internship coordinator, Prof. Kristin Scott, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After completing the internship application process, internship applications must be submitted to the SIS Internship Coordinator by the deadlines listed above.
Below is an alphabetical list of internship sites for students interested in doing environmental, sustainability and/or conservation work. Bear in mind this is a small (but growing!) list simply to get you started in your internship search. You are highly encouraged to look beyond this list. If you are interested in interning with one of these organizations (or any other) it is strongly recommended that you make contact the semester prior to the one in which you wish to enroll to allow ample time to secure the internship and to process the necessary paperwork. Please remember that just because a site is listed does not mean it is a guaranteed placement.
Americorps - VA State Parks
Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
(Washington, D.C. and San Francisco)
Environmental Internships & Field Trips for GMU Students (Facebook Page)
Environmental Studies on the Piedmont
George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
George Mason University Office of Sustainability
Keep Prince William Green (KPWG)
(Prince William, VA)
(Silver Spring, MD)
Sweet Virginia Honey