Develop professional skills
Open doors to opportunities
Internships are an incredibly valuable part of your learning experience at Unity Environmental University. Not only do internships give you an opportunity to put your skills and knowledge into practice, you also have the chance to build your professional network and enhance your resume.
At Unity Environmental University, we have a strong history of supporting students throughout their internship experience. The resources on this page are designed to help you get started in finding the right internship for you.
As you find opportunities that may be of interest, or you’d like to learn more about the internship process at Unity Environmental University, please contact us. We’re here to help!
Why Apply for an Internship?
Develop skills, confidence, and professional contacts that cannot be achieved in a classroom setting.
Perform work in a short-term capacity, enabling students to identify their strengths, areas of growth, and areas of interest.
Facilitate personal reflection on work experiences through the development of an internship portfolio and worksite supervisor evaluation.
Integrate classroom theory with professional learning experiences.
Where Can I Intern?
Unity Environmental University students are making the most of their experiential learning opportunities by traveling around the world to work with organizations such as Discover Eden in South Africa, American Conservation Experience across the nation, and Intern Abroad HQ across the globe.
Students also use this experience to set themselves up for full-time employment opportunities working for agencies such as the Maine Warden Service, the National Park Service or ReVision Energy. Explore the map to see what kinds of internships are available all over the world.
What can completing an internship do for you? Check out these quick facts to see what an internship can lead to for your career!
Employers made full-time offers to 51.7% of their interns.
92% of internship employers said they would rehire their intern.
96% of internship employers said their intern met or exceeded their expectations on the job.
Employers also retained 78% of these hires after one year.
Advice from Faculty
Faculty are an excellent resource for finding internships and gaining valuable advice. Unity Environmental University faculty are accomplished in their field and bring with them a strong professional network.
Consider reaching out to faculty you’ve taken a class with and ask them about their internship experiences. Talk with them about what your goals are in an internship and ask what advice they may have to share.
Further, ask if they can connect you with organizations that might help you gain experience that will give you a strong resume and competitive edge when you start looking for jobs post-graduation.
Explore Our Career Partnerships
Unity Environmental University is proud to offer several exciting partnerships with mission-aligned organizations to help provide you with career enhancing hands-on skill development in your field.
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What Are Employers Saying About Unity Environmental University Interns?
We are grateful for this partnership with Unity College!
Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, Belgrade Lake, ME
If [intern] is representative of Unity’s student body, you should take great pride in the quality citizens your program is producing!
South Carolina Waterfowl Association: Camp Woodie, Pinewood, SC
Unity students are above average in attitude, ethics, and preparation.
Old Orchard Beach Police Department, Old Orchard Beach, ME
*Hybrid Learning students are required to enroll in an internship for credit and should reach out to their Learning Coach or Professor Doug Fox for assistance.
**Although not required for Distance Education students, internships are encouraged and valuable for supplementing your education with hands-on experience.