ENTS Student Opportunities
The ENTS Summer Internship Program
The ENTS Summer Internship program is designed to support academically and personally meaningful summer work experiences that enrich student understanding of the scientific, economic, political, and/or ethical dimensions of environmental protection. Internship support is awarded on a competitive basis. All ENTS Summer Interns are expected to report on their summer experience at an ENTS forum, normally in fall term of the academic year following completion of the internship.
- Maximum stipend: $4,200.
The Career Center can help you find an internship opportunity, and also has information about the many other sources of funding for summer internships and research experiences.
The Udall Scholarship
The Morris K. Udall Foundation offers a number of scholarships of up to $5000 for sophomores or juniors who are committed to a career in an environmental field or Native Americans or Alaskans studying health care or tribal public policy. Carleton can nominate up to six individuals to be considered for the scholarships, and Carleton students have won several scholarships in the past. Students from any major are eligible as long as they can demonstrate a commitment to the environment or are Native Americans studying health care or tribal public policy, have maintained a "B" average, and are a US citizen or permanent alien. You need not demonstrate financial need for this scholarship.
There is a two-tiered application process for the Udall Scholarship. Students submit their completed application to the Udall Scholarship faculty adviser for review. The ENTS program will choose up to six of the strongest applications to send to the next stage at the Udall Foundation where final decisions are made. The Udall Foundation's materials refer to the first stage of department review as the "nomination process." This terminology has created confusion in the past. For the sake of clarity, no nomination is needed for students to fill out the application and submit it to the ENTS program; the nomination occurs after the application has been submitted.
All applicants must be officially nominated by Carleton College (application process site) before directly applying to the Udall Foundation. More information of the internal application process is available by contacting faculty adviser Kim Smith.
The Official Udall Web site features information on the scholarship as well as an online application.
One strength of Carleton's Environmental Studies program is the wide selection of both Carleton and non-Carleton off-campus studies programs available to students. Program lengths range from a two-week field investigation to a year. There are opportunities for students with any interest, whether it be environmental perspectives, policy, or science, and with any focus within the Environmental Studies major. Programs often involve a combination of fieldwork, cultural and linguistic immersion, and rigorous coursework. Students majoring in Environmental Studies or students with an interest in incorporating environmental studies into their off-campus study experience are encouraged to explore the programs described below and contact the faculty directors of the programs for more information.
You may count up to one 6-credit course taken on either Carleton or non-Carleton OCS programs toward the requirements of the major. If you wish to receive major credit for courses taken on a non-Carleton OCS program, you should arrange this with the ENTS director prior to the program. In general, you are encouraged to engage in careful planning when considering whether to go on an OCS program.
Visit the Off-Campus Studies Program Browser to see all the affiliated programs offered.