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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment


MEERM Internship Option

From its inception, our MEERM non-thesis option catered to environmental professionals with strong, existing environmental workplace experience and publication history, who completed job-focused elective coursework in lieu of a thesis. In 2010, through a functional, industry- and community-based advisory structure, we opened a non-thesis option to all, by adding an “MBA-style” two-course sequence that requires execution of applied research projects within a formalized internship experience.

This internship-based option of Addressing Workforce Needs in Environmental Sciences (AWNES) builds recognition for the MEERM program, fosters degree-related employment for its graduates, and meets evolving business, government, and non-profit environmental management needs.

The Master of Earth and Environmental Resources Management (MEERM) program of graduate study provides curricula for students interested in positions in earth or environmental resource management, and allows students to tailor a graduate degree program in to their own particular goals. The degree balances relevant courses in basic science and engineering with specific courses in policy, management, finance, and economics to ensure well-rounded professional preparation.

The MEERM-AWNES option caters to those already working in environmental careers, who wish to enhance their skills qualifications toward further career progression, as well as those who wish to attain higher entry-level qualifications for the rapidly expanding "green" job market.