College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Resumes & Cover letters

A good resume will not get you an internship -- but a bad resume could keep you from one. 

Use the resources below:

Sample ENSP resumes:

  • RESUME GUIDE AND TEMPLATE - created by Angela  :)  This can be used as a starting point for general guidelines and formatting, including what to include and how to list them!
  • Elliot - worked full-time after high school in international service programs. However, he wanted a technical/lab-oriented position upon graduation, so emphasized those skills on his resume. You could do the same with GIS/computer skills, foreign language skills, and/or a list of supporting courses.  Elliot's format (BLANK).
  • Courtney -  was a Psychology major who took ENSP classes as "supporting area" and built a "minor." Her leadership activities and wealth of environment-oriented courses made her a strong candidate for environmental positions. Courtney's format (BLANK).

Successful applications...

  • include a high-quality, error-free resume. The thinking goes: if you are not taking care with your resume, then what's to say you will take care with your work?
  • include a carefully-prepared cover letter that addresses the requirements of the internship and your unique qualifications for it, including your long-term goals, and personal interests.
  • are appropriate to your background.  Apply during early college career for less selective (often unpaid) internships to build the expertise necessary to qualify for more advanced (well-paid) internships later on. Do not spend time applying for internships you are clearly not ready for -- but do keep the information on file for next year's round of applications!  

The University Career Center & the President's Promise now has embedded career advisors in each academic College that can assist you with your career development!  Please click on their name to learn more about their services and to make an appointment.

For general services, such as resume and cover letter reviews, visit the University Career Center, 3100 Hornbake Library (South Wing, facing Campus Drive).

You may also meet with Angela if you would like help with your resume.  After reviewing the examples above and revising your resume accordingly, please make an appointment if you would like to go over your draft in person (  Thank you!

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