The capstone project for MS Professional Science students is an internship at a water-related entity. You’ll work in the field, building scientific and business skills and growing a professional network to advance your career in water.

Here are where previous students have interned:

Government Agencies and NGOs

  • Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Stream Restoration Intern
  • City of Bayside, Communications and GIS Intern for Citizen Engagement
  • City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office, ECO/Water Harvesting Intern, Green Infrastructure Intern
  • City of Racine Health Department, Research Assistant, Water Quality Intern
  • City of Racine Water Utility, Commissioner and Chair of Public Works Committee
  • City of South Milwaukee, Stormwater & Engineering Intern
  • Madison Public Health Department, Public Health Educator
  • Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Freshwater Resources Co-op, Water Resources Specialist
  • NewWater, Water Resources Technician
  • Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Environmental Planning Technician North Shore Water Commission, Drinking Water Treatment Intern
  • SODIS Bolivia, Environmental Engineer & Water Quality Outreach Specialist
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Pathways Internship Program
  • Waukesha County Land Conservancy, Stewardship Intern
  • Wisconsin Sea Grant, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Wastewater Management, Fisheries, Stormwater Planning, Air Management 

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Alliance for the Great Lakes, Watershed Outreach Intern
  • Alliance for Water Stewardship, North America Standard Implementation Intern
  • Clean Wisconsin, Intern Riveredge Nature Center, Sturgeon Curriculum and Outreach Specialist
  • Harbor District, Inc., Waterfront Researcher, Hotel Habitat Intern
  • Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Water Quality Monitoring Intern, Adopt-A-River Assistant Coordinator
  • Milwaukee Community Service Corps, Freshwater Intern
  • The Nature Conservancy, Groundwater/Surface Water Intern
  • Reflo, Green Infrastructure Intern
  • Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Watershed Planning Strategist
  • Urban Ecology Center, Land Stewardship & Green Infrastructure Researcher
  • YMCA Camp Minikani, Aquatic Ecology Environmental Educator

Private Sector

  • Badger Meter, Facilities Intern
  • Covance, Senior Research Analyst
  • Enlightened Brewing Company, Microbiologist Intern
  • Great Lakes Environmental Center, Water Quality Intern
  • Natural Resource Technology, Environmental Technician
  • Pentair Water Purification, Research & Development Engineering Co-op; Microbiology Co-op; Project Manager
  • Plymouth Springs Fish Co., Fish Farm Intern
  • RA Smith National, Wetlands Ecologist
  • Veolia North America, Laboratory Intern
  • Xcel Energy, Environmental Intern for Water Division: Oil Spill Prevention Plans