The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Undergraduate Summer Internship Program aimed to provide interns with opportunities to develop professional skills, meet people working on environmental problems, deepen their understanding of socio-environmental (S-E) issues, and learn about the S-E synthesis research approach.
In this 10-week program, selected interns worked closely with a faculty mentor at the University of Maryland, College Park, or mentors at other local institutions, on a project related to a S-E problem. In addition to working in their mentor’s labs or offices, interns also engaged in a weekly SESYNC-sponsored program of events. During the weekly meetings, interns learned about various aspects of S-E synthesis, developed S-E synthesis skills, interacted with their fellow interns, and met professionals working on S-E problems.
This program is no longer offered.
Watch the video below to hear about the experiences of former SESYNC interns in their own words.