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All Environmental Studies majors must complete an internship or comparable alternative field experience for academic credit [3 to 12 credits]. Most internships are full time, and most occur during the summer. Many are paid. Some lead directly to full time positions after graduation; all must provide experience in environmentally-related areas. Expect to begin making arrangements one to two terms in advance of the desired start date; many summer internships have January or February application deadlines. Speak with your faculty advisor about choosing an internship that corresponds to your interests and abilities. All internships are undertaken in conjunction with a faculty supervisor, and the faculty member’s approval of the internship must be obtained prior to registering for internship credits.

Pitt-Johnstown Environmental Studies majors have completed internships with a wide range of agencies and offices at the federal, state and local level as well as non-profit organizations and for-profit companies, including these:

Bedford County Conservation District
Blairsville Municipal Authority
Blue Knob State Park
Cambria County Conservation District
Cambria County GIS Department
Camp Sequanota
Central City Brownfields Project
Chagrin Valley Engineering, Ltd.
City of Johnstown, IEOC
Clinton County Conservation District
Conveyer Services Corporation
Concurrent Technologies Corporation
CWM Environmental
DEP, Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation
DEP District Mining Operations
DEP Bureau of Watershed Management
DEP West Nile Virus Program
DCNR, various offices
DCNR, Bureau of Forestry
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company
Forest Hills Municipal Authority
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Hampton Township
Highland Sewer and Water Authority
Heritage Reservation Boy Scout Camp
Keystone State Park
Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team
Little Conemaugh Watershed Association
Melius & Hockenberry Environmental Services, Inc.
Moonlight Mushrooms, Inc.
Mountain Research LLC
Natural Biodiversity Conservation Strategy
National Park Service
Office of Surface Mining
OSM Internship Program
Paint Creek Watershed Association
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Pennsylvania State Parks
Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
Somerset County Conservation District
South Fayette Municipal Authority
TriState Citizens Mining Network
Turtle Creek Watershed Association
US Dept of Agriculture, NRCS
U.S. Corps of Engineers
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
Washington County Conservation District
Wells Creek Watershed Association
Westmoreland County Conservation District
Last Reviewed: May 6, 2008