NRES Internship or Research Project
All NRES majors are required to complete a pre-professional experiential learning requirement to give students exposure to real world natural resource work. This can be satisfied through a research experience (NRE 395) or an internship (NRE 399). Most NRES majors complete an internship (NRE 399). Experiences must be related to either the Environmental Systems Emphasis Area or the Analytical Skills Development Area of the NRES curriculum. Either of these courses are anticipated to be a prerequiste to NRE 400 which is under approval review (SPRING 2019). NRE 400 is expected to be the Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course for the NRES program.

Interactive map of past NRE 395 and NRE 399 projects!

 

Directions

Read this document to learn how to register for NRE 395 or NRE 399.

 

NRE 395

To complete an independent research project, normally a student will arrange to work on a natural resource or environmental research project being conducted by a UK faculty member or a researcher in some other setting. Ideally, this research work will be related to the student’s Environmental Systems Emphasis area. A NRE 395 research contract should be prepared which will explain in general terms the nature of the research, the work to be completed by the student, the work product expected (e.g., article, paper, poster), and the time period for completion of the work. This contract must be approved by the NRES Internship Coordinator before registering for NRE 395. 

NRE 395 Syllabus

NRE395/399 Learning Contract

Please note, you must download this file to your computer and open it in Adobe Acrobat in order to be able to fill out the research contract.

 

NRE 399
An internship should be approached as a pre-professional work experience completed in an off-campus setting. Ideally, the internship will be related to the student’s Environmental Systems Emphasis area. In recent years, internships have taken on a more important role in career development.  

Students can identify internship opportunities by talking to NRES majors who have already completed internships, attending the NRES Internship Forum (typically Fall Term) to see what students did to complete internships in the previous year, or searching the web for opportunities. 

Before registering for NRE 399, students must complete a Learning Contract. Before completing a Learning Contract, students need to identify a faculty advisor for the internship.  This can be your academic advisor, or another faculty member whose interests may correspond to the content of the planned internship.  Consult with your advisor about completing the Learning Contract before seeking approval signatures. This contract must be approved by the NRES Internship Coordinator before registering for NRE 399.

NRE 399 Syllabus

NRE 395/399 Learning Contract

Please note, you must download this file to your computer and open it in Adobe Acrobat in order to be able to fill out the learning contract.

 

Examples of past NRE 395 and NRE 399 projects:

Examples of the 2017 NRES Internships and Research Projects

Examples of the 2016 NRES Internships and Research Projects

Examples of the 2015 NRES Internships and Research Projects

Examples of the 2014 NRES Internships and Research Projects

Examples of the 2013 NRES Internships and Research Projects