Gain meaningful work experience

Earn required credits towards your degree with an internship


Because the fields of Environmental Studies, Marine Science, and Environmental Geology can lead to many different career paths, it is important that every student identify a field of interest and create a plan to gain the right skills, experiences, and credentials to enter that field. FGCU Environmental Studies BA students are required to complete an Internship in a field related to the Environmental Studies degree. Marine Science BS and Environmental Geology BS Students have the option to complete an internship or senior research. Students are expected to engage in work that is supervised by an Internship Supervisor who must have demonstrable expertise in the internship area.

Internship courses and information:

  • EVR 4940 Internship in Environmental Studies (3 credits) (BA Environmental Studies students)
  • ISC 4940 Internship in Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences (3 credits) (BS Environmental Geology students; BS Marine Science students)

Academic Requirements

Required course for Environmental Studies: EVR 4940 3 credit hours.

Restricted Electives for Environmental Geology/Marine Science Students: (One of the following)

  • ISC 4910 Sr. Proj Rsch Intrdisc Nat Sci (3) or 
  • ISC 4940 Internship in Interdis Nat Sci (3)

Intern Responsibilities

General Information

  • Requires 135 hours of responsible work.
  • Can be paid or unpaid.
  • Must be an environmentally or marine-focused internship, but can be through a private company, government, or non-profit, etc.
  • Must be completed prior to the last day of the semester you are registered for the course, but can be done before you register. E.g.: Internship in the summer, register for ISC/EVR 4940 in the Fall.
  • Instructor signature required to register: Dr. Molly Nation for Spring, Fall and Summer.
  • Students are responsible for finding their own internships. Internships are not assigned by the instructor.
  • Discuss the Internship details with Dr. Nation via meeting (AB9 0238), email (, or phone 239-590-7242.
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Internship Application

Please schedule an appointment with your Natural Sciences Advising Team member to receive an editable Internship forms for EVR 4940 or ISC 4940.

All forms will be sent to students via their eagle address by their advisor.

Dennison, Rodney
Academic Advisor III
Smithson, Roger
Academic Advisor II
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Contact Us

Office: AB9 0238

Phone: 239-590-7242