Undergraduate Internships

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Undergraduate Summer Internship Program aimed to provide interns with opportunities to develop professional skills, meet people working on environmental problems, deepen their understanding of socio-environmental (S-E) issues, and learn about the S-E synthesis research approach.

In this 10-week program, selected interns worked closely with a faculty mentor at the University of Maryland, College Park, or mentors at other local institutions, on a project related to a S-E problem. In addition to working in their mentor’s labs or offices, interns also engaged in a weekly SESYNC-sponsored program of events. During the weekly meetings, interns learned about various aspects of S-E synthesis, developed S-E synthesis skills, interacted with their fellow interns, and met professionals working on S-E problems.

This program is no longer offered.



Watch the video below to hear about the experiences of former SESYNC interns in their own words.

2016 SESYNC Interns

The 2016 cohort of SESYNC interns included 18 undergraduates with diverse majors. They worked with professors at the University of Maryland and Coppin State University, and professionals at SESYNC.

2015 SESYNC Interns

The 2015 cohort of SESYNC interns included 19 undergraduates with diverse majors. They worked with professors at the University of Maryland and Coppin State University, and professionals at SESYNC, the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

2014 SESYNC Interns

The 2014 cohort of SESYNC interns included 15 undergraduates with diverse majors. They worked with professors at the University of Maryland and Coppin State University, and professionals at the U.S. Global Change Research Program and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

2013 SESYNC Interns

The 2013 cohort of SESYNC interns included 14 undergraduates with diverse majors. They worked with professors at the University of Maryland and Coppin State University, and professionals at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and at SESYNC.

2012 SESYNC Interns

The 2012 cohort of SESYNC interns included 10 undergraduates with diverse majors. They worked with professors at the University of Maryland and Coppin State University, and professionals at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the City of Annapolis Department of Neighborhood and Environmental Programs.