student presenting on importance of bees

Our students can receive credits and/or a stipend to explore the practical applications of their degree both during the school year and in the summer.

BIO 450

u003c!u002du002d wp:paragraph u002du002du003ernrnThis 3-credit elective offers junior or senior biology majors the opportunity to independently explore practical applications of biological principles in the work place.rnrnu003c!u002du002d /wp:paragraph u002du002du003e u003c!u002du002d wp:heading {u0022levelu0022:3} u002du002du003ernu003ch3 id=u0022objectivesu0022 class=u0022wp-block-headingu0022u003eObjectivesu003c/h3u003ernu003c!u002du002d /wp:heading u002du002du003e u003c!u002du002d wp:paragraph u002du002du003ernrnThe internship is designed to provide students the opportunity to:rnrnu003c!u002du002d /wp:paragraph u002du002du003ernrnu003c!u002du002d wp:list u002du002du003ernu003culu003ern tu003cliu003eExplore biology related career opportunitiesu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eReceive training and supervision in these career related activitiesu003c/liu003ern tu003cliu003eExamine the relationship between the study of biological sciences as an academic pursuit and the application of biological scholarship to the solution of biological problemu003c/liu003ernu003c/ulu003ernu003c!u002du002d wp:heading {u0022levelu0022:3} u002du002du003ernu003ch3 id=u0022eligibilityu0022 class=u0022wp-block-headingu0022u003eEligibilityu003c/h3u003ernu003c!u002du002d /wp:heading u002du002du003e u003c!u002du002d wp:paragraph u002du002du003ernrnThe student must be a junior or senior biology major in good academic standing.rnrnu003c!u002du002d /wp:paragraph u002du002du003e u003c!u002du002d wp:heading {u0022levelu0022:3} u002du002du003ernu003ch3 id=u0022creditu0022 class=u0022wp-block-headingu0022u003eCreditu003c/h3u003ernu003c!u002du002d /wp:heading u002du002du003e u003c!u002du002d wp:paragraph u002du002du003ernrnUpon completion of the internship, the student will be awarded three credits, Pass/Fail. The three credits may count toward the Biology electives as long as any other internship OR research credits have not already be used as biology electives, i.e., only 3 credits of internship or research count toward the biology program.rnrnu003c!u002du002d /wp:paragraph u002du002du003e u003c!u002du002d wp:paragraph u002du002du003ernrnFor more information, please visit the u003ca href=u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022u003eChirico Career Center u003c/au003ewebsite. All students participating in academic year, credit-bearing internships are required to complete and submit the Learning Agreement for Internships and Field Experiences. The Learning Agreement offers a description of the internship and outlines responsibilities and requirements. You will complete this form in consultation with your Faculty and Site Supervisors.rnrnu003c!u002du002d /wp:paragraph u002du002du003ernrnu003c!u002du002d /wp:list-item u002du002du003ernrnu003c!u002du002d /wp:list u002du002du003e

Environmental Internship Program

More info coming soon!

Summer Internships

Summer internship opportunities (both internal and external) are advertised via email and on u003ca href=u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022u003eHandshakeu003c/au003e.

Common eastern bumble bee (Bombus impatiens)
Digital reference collection of RI pollinators, one of Alexa Pudlo’s (Environmental Biology ’22) internship products for the Westerly Land Trust.

Organizations our students have worked with

  • Mystic Aquarium (Mystic, CT)
  • RI Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish & Wildlife (Kingston, RI)
  • Westerly Land Trust (Westerly, RI)
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Falmouth, MA)