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Completing an Internship

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Internships are meaningful career-building experiences for Clarkson students, and often convert into co-op opportunities. To make sure you’re getting the best real-world work experience, we ask you and your supervisor to complete two sets of evaluation forms: one after the two weeks of employment and one in the final week of the internship. The Career Center will send evaluations directly to you and your supervisor.

Special Semester Internship Programs
Students enrolled at Clarkson may apply internally for nomination into the following four approved off-campus programs:

Washington Semester at American University-Washington, D.C.
Any major will find this internship/study program in our nation’s capital an astonishing semester. Recent internships have been with the “World Wildlife Fund,” “Greenpeace,” “Rails-to-trails Conservancy,” and include options in the U.S. government, research institutes, businesses and NGOs in the Washington, D.C., area. Some bursaries available.  Fall or Spring semester.

The NYS Assembly Internship Program, Albany, N.Y.
All industries intersect with government! All majors are encouraged to apply for this Spring semester opportunity. Pay no tuition, but earn six to 12 academic credits plus a stipend for this unparalleled internship, networking and policy experience.

Wood’s Hole National Marine Lab Semester in Environmental Science, Cape Cod
Research for a semester in a community of six independent scientific and educational institutions. Academics in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems, and the opportunity to be mentored for individual research by renowned scientists, make this hands-on semester one of a lifetime. Fall semester only.

Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rica or South Africa; Duke University Consortium
Academics in Tropical Biology, or Global Health (Spanish language required) in Costa Rica, and African Ecology and Conservation in South Africa immerse students into the depths of scientific field research and practice not found in a traditional classroom. Some bursaries available for underrepresented students.  Fall or Spring semester.