Internships and Community Engaged Learning
Off campus internships can be a great way for students to gain professional experience, enhance learning, and network with potential employers. This website is designed to help University of Utah biology majors find and apply to current off-campus internship opportunities. This website is also a resource for potential internship providers seeking instruction on how to develop an internship and announce it to U of U biology students. Detailed information and past opportunities can be found by following the links at the bottom of this page. Current Internship Opportunities
Community Engaged Learning
Community Engaged Learning, formerly called Service Learning, is both a learning and teaching strategy that integrates meaningful, community-based volunteering and reflection with course instruction. It enriches the learning experience, allows students to apply lecture topics to the professional world, enhances civic responsibility, and strengthens relationships between students and their off-campus community. Three courses in the Biology Department offer the Community Engaged Learning attribute: Wildlife Ecology & Conservation (BIOL2400), Global Environmental Issues (BIOL3460), and Biochemistry 1 (BIOL3510). To learn more contact Amy Sibul, or visit the Bennion Center website at www.bennioncenter.org.
Amy Sibul, M.S.
Community Engaged Learning and Internship Coordinator
University of Utah
Bldg 44, Rm 101
257 South 1400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Amy Sibul coordinates the Community Engaged Learning classes and informal internship program for the U of U Biology Department. She is also the instructor for BIOL2400, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Her educational background is in Wildlife Biology and Ecology. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University in 1994 and her Master's in Plant Ecology from Utah State University in 1998. Her professional experience includes serving as the biologist for a Salt Lake City environmental consulting firm and directing the Conservation Program at Red Butte Garden. She has always emphasized the importance of civic engagement and has volunteered for the Salt Lake City School District, BreatheUtah, The Utah Museum of Natural History, and La Leche League.