Junior-Year Experience

In keeping with Merrimack’s commitment to both service and experiential learning, we require that you participate in an environmentally-related community internship during your junior year.

The internship can take place in a wide array of public and private organizations focused on environmental policy, business, research, regulation, enforcement, ethics and education.

The ESS director will help you secure an internship that matches your academic interests and skills. To register for ESS 4850, you’ll need clearance from your academic adviser.


In addition to working 100 hours, you will be required to:

  • Submit a work log chronicling your weekly activities. You can view this as a record for your own use while writing the required essay.
  • Write an essay containing both a description of the work you did and a reflection on how the internship influenced your personal, professional and academic interests.
  • Provide a supervisor review outlining the scope of the work you did and recommending a grade.

The work log, essay, and supervisor review must be submitted by the last day of exams for the semester in which the student has enrolled in the course. Email Bryan Bannon all of the above.