Research and Internships

At EMU, you learn by doing. In-the-field learning is required in most programs of study.

Future teachers are in local schools the first few weeks of college, observing veteran teachers and interacting with students. Business students raise funds and track earnings to donate to local charities.

Nursing students spend much of their last two years of school in clinical settings working 1:1 with patients and learning from doctors and seasoned nurses.

Live and Work in DC

Internships turn into paid employment after graduation for many students in the Washington DC program.

Dozens of exciting internships in all subject areas are available year-round through our Washington DC Scholars’ Program. Recent placements:

  • Washington Office on Latin America (foreign policy advocation)
  • Amnesty International (human rights)
  • The US Census Bureau (statistics)
  • National Institute of Health (lab work)
  • Smithsonian Museum of American History (museum science)
  • Shakespeare Theater D.C. (theater)
  • National Public Radio and Al-Jazeera (journalism)
  • The Hill, a daily congressional newspaper, and the American Ballet Theatre (photography)
  • GreenPeace (environmental studies)

Nearby Internships and Research Opportunities

Maybe you’ll intern closer to campus, like at Shenandoah Growers, and put your lessons on sustainability and development in the local market into effect.

Digital media and videography majors intern on the professional video crew for various campus conferences and presentations.

Peacebuilding students work with EMU’s world renowned Summer Peacebuilding Institute staff as hundreds of peacebuilders arrive from around the globe for study at CJP. Students interested in pastoral study take part in the Ministry Inquiry Program, an 11-week pastoral internship, and social work majors complete 16-week practicums during the summer in local agencies.

Science majors collaborate with professors on National Science Foundation summer research projects like water safety monitoring in Southeast Asia, invasive species research in the Pacific Rim, and nearby research on organic farming and harvesting, and watershed safety.