Internships and Community Engaged Learning

Internships-how to get one and how to get credit for it.

Current Internship Opportunities

CSME Internship Opportunities

UofU Hinckley Institute Internships-Environmental Studies

UofU Hinckley Institute Internships-Medical & Health

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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. Biology majors can also earn academic credit for qualifying internships through enrollment in Biol 4965, an independent study internship course.Contact Amy Sibul for more information.

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. Information for Providers and Agencies

Community Engaged Learning

Community Engaged Learning is a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address Community Engaged Learningcommunity needs that relate to course topics. Reflection and reciprocity are key concepts of community-engaged learning. The classroom component of the course is combined with the experiential learning component, along with multiple reflection opportunities, to create an enriching, meaningful and applied learning experience for the student. This strategy allows students to apply lecture topics to the professional world, enhances civic responsibility, and strengthens relationships between students and their off-campus community. Five courses in the School of Biological Sciences now offer the Community Engaged Learning attribute: Microbiology, (BIOL 3210) Global Environmental Issues (BIOL 3460), Conservation Biology (Biol 3470), Entomology (BIOL 5445), Spring semester Biochemistry 1 (BIOL 3510). Each of these courses allows students to engage in meaningful, applied work with a community partner that enriches the learning experience. For more details see the class-specific CEL syllabus linked above.  To learn more contact Amy Sibul, or visit the Bennion Center website.

Contact information:

Sibul at Red Butte GardensAmy Sibul, M.S.
Community Engaged Learning and Internship Coordinator
School of Biological Sciences
University of Utah
Building 44, Rm 215
257 South 1400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Amy Sibul is teaching faculty for the School of Biological Sciences and is one of two Instructors for Conservation Biology (Biol3470). She coordinates the Community Engaged Learning Program for the department, and manages the informal internship program which helps connect students with applied experiences and allows them to earn academic credit for those experiences through enrolling in Biol4965-Independent Internship. Her educational background is in Wildlife Biology, Ecology, and Conservation. 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.

Current Internship Opportunities

Past Internships

Information for Providers and Agencies

BioURP Research Opportunities