May 30, 2023
NATRS 278 - Natural Resources Internship 2 Credits: 4
Internship requires the student to work full time in a paid or volunteer position for an agency or company that will best help the student enhance his/her technical skills and prepare the student for career employment. The student must earn four credits by working 132 hours following NATRS 277 . Students find and choose their employers and obtain instructor approval before beginning work. Students must have suitable field clothes and equipment for the internship position. This is a pass/no credit course.
Enrollment Requirement: Instructor consent.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Find and obtain a job/position/internship position in a Natural Resources related field that will best help the student enhance his/her technical skills and prepare the student for career employment.
- Obtain and complete an internship of 440-462 hours.
- Keep a daily journal detailing: What was done each day, what was learned each day and contacts made each day.
- Satisfy an evaluation by their employer/supervisor on standard job measures such as: Job knowledge, quality of work, quantity of work, ability to learn and attendance.
- Improve their self-confidence in their abilities, competencies, and knowledge as measured by the employer’s and instructor’s assessments.
- Attain a job in the Natural Resources field.
- Manage Forestland or Resources to attain positive outcomes.
- Demonstrate effective written and verbal communications between industry partners and cooperators.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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