National University

EES492 Intern/Project: Env Sci Policy

Lead Faculty: Dr. Michael R. Maxwell

Course Description

Practical "hands-on" work experience with a private or public environmental agency at regional, state or federal levels. Faculty supervisor works with agency manager/supervisor and student in designing a specific project or work plan. A final summative paper is required at the end of the internship. Course is eligible for an "IP" grade.

Learning Outcomes

  • Utilize the tools and techniques environmental scientists use to gather, process and report data and to develop solution options to real time problems.
  • Create models, alternatives and projections for practical forestry, land and wildlife management, land use planning and recreational applications.
  • Present a professional project or case analysis.
  • Apply environmental law and policy in a real world setting.
  • Adapt to agency andamp;#8211; specific protocols and supervision.