Internship Experience for Credit

Internship Experience for Credit

Internships give students an opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to a real-world experience set in a professional practice oriented environment, with the intern’s work preferably overseen by a professional. In addition to offering students the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their technical skills, it allows students to develop professional skills such as teamwork, effective communication, social interaction and professional networking, an understanding of business procedures, leadership, and critical thinking.  Additionally, students gain work experience within a semi-formal academic framework that carries with it official course credit from The University of Arizona. 

Students in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are eligible for any internship that is related back to their degree and academic work in Biology, Bioinformatics or Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  

To receive credit for the internship experience, students will submit this form to Sarah Kortessis , our Program Coordinator.  The period of internship must coincide with the semester in which the internship credit is taken.  Each unit of internship credit requires a minimum of 45 hours of work during the semester in which the credit is received.  

Previous students have successfully completed the following internships.  Should you be interested in an internship not on this list, contact Sarah Kortessis to begin the approval process for that program. 


Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Alaska Sealife Center, housing provided

Arizona Game & Fish

US Fish & Wildlife

National Park Service

Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids 

Reid Park Zoo

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Tucson Wildlife Center

Saguaro National Park