Your Environmental Studies major will include an experiential component, which might mean an internship, research with faculty, or an environmental focus in employment.
If you would like to find and apply for an internship, you can get started at the pages maintained by PLU's Academic Internships Office. If you want to receive Environmental Studies course credit for your internship, you should also consult the program's internship guidelines and contact the Environmental Studies Chair. For your internship to count, you must have a learning agreement signed by your faculty sponsor and your internship supervisor before starting your internship experience.
If you would prefer to fulfill your experiential learning requirement with a volunteer, research, or other employment opportunity, you are very welcome to do so. In normal circumstances, you should ensure that your experiential learning represents the equivalent of at least two full weeks of work, although it can be spread out over a longer period of time.
Majors must complete their experiential learning activity before taking ENVT 498, which is normally taken in the fall of one's senior year. To register for 498, you will need to demonstrate that you have completed or have plans to complete this activity.