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ENS 399 Internships

The ENS program highly encourages students to pursue internships while studying at UK.  You can also earn course credit applicable to your ENS area of expertise requirements through our internship course, ENS 399.  Please contact the undergraduate faculty advisor for ENS for more information.

Students are for the most part responsible for locating their own internships, although ENS faculty do their best to communicate internship opportunities to you as they encounter them. Some internships are recurring and open up each year. Others may be affiliated with one-time projects, grants, or initiatives. Consider also that you can make your own internship. Find a name at a place where you wish to work and pitch yourself as an intern. Many of the advertised internships, particularly those with only one or two openings may be very competitive. Proactively looking for your own internship may be more productive, and a search of your own accord will give you a better idea of what the real job search adventure to come will be like. Other advice for finding an internship: pay attention to the emails you recieve, as internship announcements are often posted there. Talk to your instructors and graduate student TAs about opportunities they may be aware of. If a friend of yours has an internship, inquire if there is the possibility of you stepping into it once they finish. Consult the ENS LinkedIn webpage to see where ENS graduates work and hold internships too.

University of Kentucky Sustainability Internships
Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition

Recent Internships

Student Location
Peyton Mills NOAA - National Marine Sanctury Program
Nate Alexander Fayette County Public Schools
Grace Rector Food Chain
Spencer Hodson UK Utilities and Energy Management
Bethany Schagane FoodChain
Hannah Smith Roundstone Native Seed
Madi Syndor Kentucky Transportation Center
Rachelanne Knoll Kentucky Association of Environmental Education
Olivia Tussey UK Recycling
Quincy Ipsaro UK Office of Sustainability - Built Environment
Genevieve Blondell Childers and Baxter Law Firm
Caroline Koontz Sandhills Ecological Institute