Thirty-six environmental internships awarded at Sewanee

Molly and Mary Hannah

Over the summer of 2017, Sewanee funded 36 environmental internships around the globe that surpassed over $100,000 in total funding. Many of the internships were for local projects involving Sewanee faculty and staff and included research such as "Cave diversity in the Cumberland Plateau", "Evaluating the politics of wastewater management in the US", and "Watershed research on Split Creek".  Several faculty-directed projects for overseas internships were also awarded including "Agroforestry in rural Haiti", "Whale research at the University of West Indies", and "Subsistence agriculture in Cuba". In addition, funding was given for multiple internships with organizations across the US and overseas, and these projects included work at the Carter Center in Kampala, Uganda, The Nature Conservancy in Alabama and Tennessee, Great Day Gardens in Virgina, Dinosaurs of the Two Medicines Sandstone in Montana, and with the U.S. Forest Service in Athens, Georgia. The attached photo is of Molly Mueller and Mary Hannah Giddens, two current students who interned with our Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. They spent the summer with Dr. Amy Turner conducting bat surveys and live trapping small mammals and turtles for population estimates. More information about all internships at the University of the South can be found at the Career & Leadership Development site.