Earth Science Internships and Hands-On Learning

Students who choose to minor in earth science at Mount Union have ample opportunities to get “real-world” experience outside of the classroom. By getting involved in extracurricular opportunities and student organizations, you can strengthen your skills and knowledge in the geosciences, both of which are critical to career success.


Experiential Learning

Hands-on learning opportunities as an earth science minor at Mount Union will give you many chances to put classroom knowledge to work. These opportunities include:

  • Exclusive access to Mount Union’s Nature Center
  • Independent research
  • Research with faculty or student peers
  • Laboratory experience
  • Internships
  • Field trips to Appalachian Mountains and Adirondack Mountains
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), a competitive research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation

Internships provide you with the opportunity to go into the workforce and gain hands-on experience, which is critical to finding a job after graduation. Internships provide a significant learning experience outside the traditional academic environment and it can be tailored to align with your career goals. Internship opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Local oil, coal and environmental consulting companies
  • Summer field camps


Student Organizations

Environmental Science Club is a student-led organization on campus that seeks to promote personal development and intellectual growth in each student pursuing a major or minor in any of the natural science disciplines, specifically environmental science and earth science.

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