149 Duke Students Receive Stanback Summer Internships

June 14, 2015

Tim Lucas, 919-613-8084, tdlucas@duke.edu

DURHAM, N.C. – One hundred and forty-nine students have received paid internships through the Duke University Stanback Internship Program this summer.  

Through their internships, 99 graduate students and 50 undergraduates will gain significant work experience in energy, conservation, advocacy, policy, research, and applied resource management with partner organizations across the United States.

The internships carry a $5,000 stipend.

“This year’s group is one of our most diverse ever. We have 28 international students, 11 sophomores or freshmen, 31 students who are age 25 or older, 13 who identify as an American minority, and six who identify as part of the LGBTQ community,” says Rhonda Sarmento, senior career specialist at the Nicholas School of the Environment’s Career and Professional Development Center, which administers the internship program. “The 2015 interns are also one of our most diverse in terms of the academic fields they represent.”

This year’s cohort of Stanback Interns includes 66 Master of Environmental Management or Master of Forestry students, including 10 MEM/MF incoming students, two who are pursuing dual degrees in environmental management and business administration, and two who are pursing dual degrees in environmental management and public policy.

Other graduate-level interns include 14 Master of Engineering Management students, 11 law students, six Master of Public Policy students; and one each pursuing masters degrees in international development and environmental engineering.

The 50 undergraduate Stanback Interns include 17 in public policy; nine in environmental science and policy; nine in environmental science; five in biology and three each in global health, economics and psychology.  Students in mechanical engineering, English, history, political science, Spanish and Latin American studies, women’s studies, statistics, Asian and Middle Eastern studies, mathematics and Program 2 are also represented.

To learn more about the Stanback Internship Program go to the program website.

YouTube videos documenting the experiences of past Stanback Interns are online here.