Thank you for your interest in hosting an Independent Study student!

Employers hosting Independent Study students should provide a learning environment where students can assess their skills, values and interests and understand how they relate to a specific career path. Supervisors will need to provide supervision, regular feedback, and mentoring. Students are expected to be professional, engaged, inquisitive and ready to learn and contribute. 

Ideal placement sites will provide students with a pre-professional experience and structure the activities to allow each student to:

  • Develop an understanding of organizational goals and objectives.
  • Contribute to the organization's overall goals and daily activities through tasks related to Earth system science and environmental science.
  • Understand the relationship between theories learned in the classroom and practice experienced in the field.
  • Develop interpersonal and technical competencies required in the workplace.

Please complete the field site application and the Non-Discrimination Agreement below to apply to host an Independent Study student.

Contact ESS at (949)824-8794 or essinfo@ess.uci.edu to learn more.

Independent Student Employer Application
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