Academics :: School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Environmental Science

How do I get experience in environmental careers?

Internships provide excellent opportunities to gain valuable experience in environmental careers. You get a chance to try out a career while gaining important skills and making professional contacts. Opportunities exist here in the Roanoke Valley and beyond. Some internship opportunities may lead to future full-time employment!

Roanoke Valley - Alleghany Regional Commission's Internship Program

Internships are available year-round with the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission's Internship Program for students that have coursework and/or interest in any of the following areas: regional and transportation planning, community and economic development, water and environmental resources planning, demographics, mapping, housing, citizen participation and outreach, general research and data collection, website design, and/or related topics. For more information please visit:

Western Virginia Water Authority

Internships are periodically available at the Western Virginia Water Authority. For current opportunities please visit:

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

Provides real conservation experience with SCA expense-paid internships. Internships relate to natural resources, wildlife management, ornithology, herpetology, botany, GIS/GPS, environmental education, etc. For more information regarding these opportunities please visit: