Practical Experience Requirement

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Work experiences and internships are a great way to gain real-world experience. All NREM students are required to obtain 400 hours of practical (paid or volunteer) career-related experience approved by an academic advisor, prior to graduation. This experience enables our students to apply their skills in real-life situations and helps establish a network of professionals.

The practical experience requirement, or NREM 104, is within the curriculum’s Core Degree Requirements. Students can start completing this experience requirement the summer after high school graduation. Students may choose to complete the 400 hours in one full summer, or while taking classes during the fall and spring semesters. The 400 hours can be broken up into sections and may be obtained through multiple employers if desired.

Internships are located throughout Iowa and across the United States. Our students have studied and worked abroad from Australia to the Philippines to the Arctic Circle.

 

NREM Job Board

We receive thousands of job announcements annually, so NREM students have plenty of opportunities for work experience. You can see some of these job announcements on the NREM Job Board.

 

Download NREM 104 (Work Experience) Forms

Student Experiences

Aaron
Major: Forestry
Focus Area: Forest Ecosystem Management 

 

Cory
Major:Animal Ecology;
M.S. Candidate, Wildlife Ecology
Focus Area: Wildlife

 

Savannah
Major: Animal Ecology
Focus Area: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences                  

 

Adam
Major: Animal Ecology
Focus Area:Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences  

 

Darren
Major: Forestry
Focus Area: Forest Ecosystem Management 

 

Tony
Major: Animal Ecology; M.S.
Candidate, Fisheries Biology
Focus Area: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences      

 

Eric
Major: Animal Ecology
Focus Area: Wildlife

 

Jessica
Major: Forestry
Focus Area: Alumni

 

Valerie
Major: Animal Ecology
Focus Area: Alumni; Environmental Specialist

 

Laura
Major: Animal Ecology
Focus Area: Pre-Vet and Wildlife Care

 

Brooks
Major: Animal Ecology
Focus Area: Wildlife

 

 

 

 

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