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Urban Environmental Studies


Are you interested in helping to train the next generation of environmental leaders?

The Urban Environmental Studies (UES) Internship program connects businesses, organizations, and institutions with Birmingham-Southern students who are committed to solving environmental problems. Begun in 2007, this program fosters partnerships between agencies and students with the guiding hope of moving society towards a more environmentally sustainable and conscious future.

UES interns tackle a range of projects with the broad goals of preserving our natural heritage, ensuring a healthy community, educating the public on the fragility of our environment, and advocating for policy change. In the past, UES interns have served with local and national environmental agencies that sponsor environmental education, conduct environmental monitoring, spearhead restoration projects, research environmental policy, and oversee land acquisition and preservation. Each UES internship is designed to match the particular needs of the partnering organization.

UES interns are motivated students who view environmental stewardship as an integral part of their identity. In their coursework at BSC, they research pressing environmental problems, study environmental science and policy, and discuss realistic ways to achieve environmental sustainability. UES internships push students to apply their classroom knowledge in real-world settings while contributing to the efforts of their environmental organizations.

Interested in hosting a UES intern? Please complete the on-line organization application by no later than Friday, January 31, 2013. Completion of the application will ensure that UES program directors match the skills and knowledge of student applicants with the needs and mission of each organization.

E-mail questions to Francesca Gross (fgross@bsc.edu or 205 226-7755) for additional information.

Please join with the Urban Environmental Studies program at Birmingham-Southern College as we seek to train the next generation of environmental leaders.