Internship Program

Important Information regarding Fall 2020 Internships: 

As outlined by Chancellor Larive, remote instruction for lecture and discussion sections, will extend for the entire Fall quarter. We are taking precautionary measures for your own health and safety and will not be offering any in-person internships in Summer/Fall quarter. We are in the process of determining how many remote-only internships we can offer in Summer/Fall. So far we have a list of "remote" for credit internships that you can view HERE.

If you are looking for a 1-unit internship in Fall, you can enroll in ENVS 189-Environmental Studies Research Seminar.  This course we be held via zoom and is held on Monday's from 12-1:05.  



Do not submit this form until have received conformation that you have an internship placement and are pursing a sponsorship from an ENVS faculty member. If you know you want to do an internship but unsure of where to start please VIEW THE REMOTE ONLY OFFERED INTERNSHIPS or email us at


*** Fall 2020 IMPORTANT DATES! ***

Wednesday, October 14th

Enrollment (google forms) due to Internship office by 5pm

This is the last day to enroll in internship for Fall quarter. 


Tuesday, November 10th Midterm Report Due by 5:00pm
Friday, December 11th

All work due to Canvas and hours completed


Phone: (831) 459-2104 NO ONE IN OFFICE FOR Summer 2020
Location: 491 Interdisciplinary Sciences Building

Summer 2020 OFFICE HOURS

Working Remotely


Janene Avedisian
Environmental Studies Internship Co-Coordinator

Janene's Office Hours

Monday: 9:30am--2pm
Tuesday: 9:00am--3:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am--2pm
Thursday: 9:30am--2pm


Chris Krohn
 Environmental Studies Internship Co-Coordinator

Chris's Office Hours 

Monday: 1:00pm--5:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm--5:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm--5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am--4:00pm



UCSC Environmental Studies students intern for a variety of local, state, national and international organizations. These organizations and businesses include educational, agricultural, non-profit, for-profit, government and non-government internship positions. Many of our more than 120 internships can be found on our Available Internships page.

Internships and your education:

Internships allow students to apply the concepts and theories they learn about in academic settings to workplace settings. As an intern, you can see how people relate with one another, test out the theories learned in classes, and observe the inner workings of the work environment in a myriad of different fields and disciplines. Work done outside the classroom brings new depth and meaning to the work done inside the classroom, and enlightens the student to the importance of their academic work. Internships can be as much about finding out what you really like as encountering what it is you do not like.

Help you define your interests:

Many students look at internships as a way to confirm their interest in a given field or discipline. An internship is a way to "taste" a type of work before you've committed to graduate school or working in a full-time position. Internship experiences can help you hone in on your area(s) of interest and focus on the type of work for which you are best suited for and work that you find most interesting.

The Environmental Studies Internship Office is committed to providing students with the necessary resources for finding the best placement for each student.

Interested? You can start the process by communicating directly with the agency, or emailing our office. You can also drop by the office during the hours posted if you would like a more thorough explanation. We placed students in more than 400 internships this past year. And, perhaps we have one waiting for you too!

Interested in providing an internship opportunity to UCSC Students? Please fill out the link here!

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