What is the EcoStudio?

Pairing outstanding undergraduate students with faculty advisors for environmentally-focused, client-based research, applied learning projects, and internships

EcoStudio pairs students with sustainability-related internships from community partners, including local businesses, non-profits and municipalities, as well as the UNC campus, for high-impact, applied learning opportunities to solve challenges of today. EcoStudio also works with students who have found their own internships, and EcoStudio partner organizations now include Fortune 500 companies from around the globe.

An applied learning experience through the EcoStudio allows students to explore the world of careers in energy, sustainability, environment, policy and planning, and many other fields. In these experiential settings, students can apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world problems, allowing them to make a real difference while developing professional skills that will help them in the job market.

EcoStudio students meet weekly with their advisors and other students to talk about their projects, collaborate, and participate in career development workshops. Classroom components of the project foster academic discussion with peers and professors to help students understand the significance of their projects in a broader picture, as well as help the students prepare for the next phase of their professional careers.

Weekly EcoStudio Meetings


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. More information about weekly EcoStudio meetings is available to UNC students

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