One of the classes offered in Dalhousie’s Environmental Science program is ENVS 3000, the Environmental Science Internship. By doing an internship during your studies, you’ll gain hands-on experience while pursuing questions of personal and academic interest relevant to an aspect of environmental science.
During the internship, you’ll work on a specific project at a sponsoring environmental agency, for eight hours per week over a 12-week period. The internships are guided and evaluated by a supervisor at the sponsoring agency and by an advisor at Dalhousie University. At the end of the term, you’ll give a presentation about what you’ve learned.
The internship opportunity is open only to students who have declared an honours, major, or double major in Environmental Science, or a concentration or a minor in Environmental Studies.
Previous student internships
You could find an internship placement at one of the following organizations or governmental departments:
- World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
- Solar Nova Scotia
- International Ocean Institute
- Burnside Eco-Efficiency Centre
- Air and Toxics Issues Section, Environmental Protection Branch, Environment Canada – Atlantic Region
- Clean Nova Scotia
- Ecology Action Centre
- Genuine Progress Indicator for Atlantic Canada (GPIAtlantic)
- Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), Pollution Prevention Program
- HRM, Environmental Management Services
- Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps
- North End Community Gardening Association
- Sierra Club of Canada
- Parks Canada
- Slow Food Nova Scotia
- The Sustainable Living Network
For more information, contact Peter Mushkat, coordinator of the Environmental Science program internship class:
Tel.: (902) 494-8056