Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Research and Internships

Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I will learn.
  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Pursuing learning experiences beyond the classroom is a crucial component of an undergraduate education. "Experiential learning" is a process through which students develop skills, knowledge, and values from direct experiences outside of the traditional academic setting. Well planned activities can provide students with the opportunity to grow academically, professionally, and personally by promoting career development, cultural awareness, leadership, confidence, critical thinking, problem solving, and other intellectual and hands-on skills.

Undergraduate students in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences can participate in a wide variety of enriching experiences outside of the classroom, including internships, research projects, experiential study-abroad, volunteer, student leadership and campus involvement, student employment/work-study, and other professional development opportunities. Depending on the experience, students may earn academic credit for their work.

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For questions/concerns regarding specific opportunities please contact:

Andrea Nelson
Experiential Learning Coordinator & Academic Advisor.