Environmental Center - Academics & Internships

Academic & Internship Opportunities


Students who are interested in pursuing environmental careers should consider applying for an internship with the EC! Internships are typically project-based and can involve a significant time commitment, around 12-15 hours per week. Interns receive personal guidance and mentorship from EC professional staff throughout the course of their work.

Many internships can be tailored to qualify for academic credit. EC professional staff work with interns and their advising Faculty to tailor the project work and deliverables in order to meet necessary academic requirements. Academic credit for internships available through independent study as well as through the environmental studies program the sociology block program.

Difference between Interns and EC Student Team Members: Interns work in some similar capacities as our EC Team Members, but there can be some differences. As compared to our general Team Member positions, Intern positions:

  • are typically focused on a single pre-defined project
  • can be more self-driven
  • may require a higher level of time commitment
  • have the potential to qualify for academic credit

Visit our Working at the EC page for more information on Team Member opportunities and other positions.

Current Internship Opportunities for Fall Semester 2018

We do not currently have any internship positions planned for Fall Semester, but be sure to check back for the Spring. For more information on potential future internship positions and instructions for how to apply, email Environmental Center Coordinator Marty Pool at mlpool@fortlewis.edu.

Applied Research for the Environmental Center

The most effective change is that which is properly informed. Each year, the EC generates a list of research opportunities which would support our work immensely. The potential projects cover a wide variety of topics and require a broad range of research approaches. Research undertakings are ideally sponsored by a Faculty member who incorporates the work into a course. On occasion, the EC will allow individual students or student teams to take on research for thesis work.

List of Current Research Opportunities

Studying the Environment at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College prides itself on its wide variety of environmental and sustainability learning opportunities. Please visit the following pages for more information on our current programs: