EcoStudio

The EcoStudio

Finding internships can be difficult. The EcoStudio engages with organizations on and off campus who are interested in working with you! We collect information about all of the projects and help connect you with a project that you're interested in. Weekly meetings in the EcoStudio with your faculty advisor, client, and other EcoStudio students will broaden your skillsets and connect you with your peers. Come collaborate with us!


Application Process


Step 1

Read through the projects

Our projects page lists all available projects. Read through the descriptions carefully, and find a project that matches your skillset and your interests.

View Projects

Step 2

Submit an Application

Add in your contact information and some more about your skills, relevant experiences, etc. Then, select up to three projects that interest you.

Apply

Step 3

Check on the Progress of Your Application

We'll review your application, do our best to match you with your top project, and guide you through the entire process.

Check on Your Application

Step 4

Submit Contract

Prepare your Independent Study Learning Contract and then upload into the Online Learning Contract Manager

More Information

Check out the FAQ

We know you have questions about internships and getting academic credit. To help you get answers, we put together a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Journals

EcoStudio students should submit journal entries on this site using our Journals page.


What if I found my own internship?

Congratulations! We can help you get academic credit for it, and we'd love for you to join us in our EcoStudio meetings! You'll need to follow the steps in Step 4 above.


Weekly EcoStudio Meetings

EcoStudio

EcoStudio students will meet weekly as a group to hear more about each other's projects and participate in professional development activities. Students will work on resumes, cover letters, improve their professional social networks, blog about their internships, and give a final presentation about their experience.

Meeting Schedule

Fall 2022: Mondays 9 - 10 AM, Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30 PM. We will meet in Venable 3302

Download syllabus


Final Presentations


Need-based Awards

Thanks to the generous support of the Institute for the Environment, EcoStudio is pleased to be able to provide need-based awards for the 2022-2023 school year for some students selected for unpaid internships. If you would like to be considered, please provide your financial need information on your application. Use the following formula. FAFSA Financial Need = Cost of attendance - Expected Family Contribution


Questions?

Send an email to Brian Naess (naess@unc.edu) or Megan Lane (megan.lane@unc.edu).