Environmental Science Internships

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These, as well as consulting firms, and environmental advocacy groups are some examples of the internship opportunities the greater Poughkeepsie area offers.

Research projects are usually for either 3 or 6 credits and are taken during either the junior or senior year. The summer between the junior and senior year is a particularly good time to participate in this type of activity. Some typical examples of recent student projects include:

  • fecal coliform analysis of sites along a local stream through areas of different land use
  • uptake of PCB's by Hudson River zebra mussels
  • effects of zebra mussel filtration on sediment deposits in the Hudson River
  • effects of electromagnetic fields on plants
  • reproductive success of Hudson River zebra mussels
  • weed control and vegetable production using different mulches on an organic farm
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