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Beyond the Classroom

The Environmental Studies Program encourages undergraduate students to get involved with research both on or off campus. Directed and independent research is seen as an important educational complement to classroom instruction. Opportunities are available for research with experienced faculty on a variety of exciting topics in environmental studies. We also encourage students to take part in our interdisciplinary project-based, community-engaged learning experiences. 

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Research

The Environmental Studies Program encourages undergraduate students to get involved with research both on or off campus. Directed and independent research is seen as an important educational complement to classroom instruction. Opportunities are available for research with experienced faculty on a variety of exciting topics in environmental studies.

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Get Involved

Washington University's Office of Sustainability offers a multitude of opportunities for students to engage with environmental initiatives on campus and in the larger community.

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Internship Opportunities in Energy, Environment & Sustainability

The Energy, Environment and Sustainability Internship Program is a multi-stakeholder program that places students in research and project teams, while simultaneously providing professional development and enrichment training. The program is a partnership between the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES), Washington University Climate Change Program (WUCCP), and the Environmental Studies Program. When a student joins our internship program, they obtain professional experiences outside of the classroom that provide additional skills and learning experiences.

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Internships from the Living Earth Collaborative

Many internships are available for enthusiastic students who are interested in pursuing biodiversity research or conservation projects. Washington University students pursuing an internship listed below are eligible to receive credit through General Studies 2991 04.

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