Internships and Co-ops
Internships and co-ops give students practical hands-on work experience in their intended field of study while still in college. We encourage students to participate in co-ops and internships because they will:
- be more marketable after graduation,
- have higher GPAs,
- and gain practical on-the-job experience in real-world settings.
Some programs within the College of Natural Resources require students to participate in an internship, co-op or experiential learning experience, while others are only highly encouraged. Explore requirements for your major and opportunities below:
- Forest Biomaterials Internships and Co-ops
- Forestry and Environmental Resources Internships and Co-ops
- Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Internships and Co-ops
Career Exploration and Resources
There are few fields today that do not encompass some aspect of natural resources, and our graduates have their pick of many options with organizations around the world, including industry, the corporate sector, government, academia, nonprofits and many others. Regardless of the major you choose, our students understand how to produce sustainable value from nature in ways that meet the needs of the current generation without mortgaging the future.
Browse some of these resources as you search for your future career:
- Forestry and Environmental Resources
- Forest Biomaterials
- Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
- Careers In Forestry and Natural Resources website
- NC State Majors and Careers
- Careers in Forestry and Environmental Resources
- Careers in Forest Biomaterials
- Environmental Career Opportunities
From a pro-golf management internships in New Zealand to a study abroad program on biodiversity in Equatorial Guinea, the College of Natural Resources has a program that is right for you.
Explore departmental pages to learn more about opportunities for your major:
- Forest Biomaterials International Page
- Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management International Page
- Forestry and Environmental Resources International Page
- Looking for more options? Visit the NC State Study Abroad Office.
Hands-On Learning Student Spotlights
Meet Julia Jacobs
Enrichment Fund recipient Julia Jacobs, a natural resources policy and administration major, solidified her aspiration to become a conservation scientist while studying abroad in Namibia.
Meet Kable Young
Paper Science and Chemical Engineering double major Kable Young is a BioResources scholar researching how the addition of soybean lecithin effects the properties of tissue grade paper strength and softness.