An internship is required for the ENEP degree. The internship fieldwork course is designed to provide students with the opportunity for research or service experience outside of the classroom setting with an organization in the field of energy and environmental policy. The internship fulfills the University requirement for the Discovery Learning Experience through a planned and supervised learning opportunity to fulfill the educational competencies of the student's concentration and of the major.
Students may choose to intern with a nonprofit, government or research organization in the field of energy and environmental policy or with a business that provides energy or environmental services.
In order to fulfill the internship fieldwork credit, students must:
1. Submit for approval a typed description of the proposed internship with a clear indication of the value of the expected research or service to the preparation of the student's Senior Research Paper.
2. Complete at least 160 hours of internship work.
3. Write a 10-12 page paper (double-spaced) detailing the research or service experience. This paper is due upon the completion of the internship.