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Environmental Studies and the BERC

The Environmental Studies major at MCLA is a cross-disciplinary program that aims to give students a solid foundation in a variety of areas within the field.  The BERC assists Environmental Studies majors who are seeking out and subsequently completing their required internship experience, or MCLA students from other majors who simply wish to gain experience in environmental studies or sciences through an internship or volunteer activity.  Establishing and maintaining active relationships with the BERC's and MCLA's community partners allows for placement of interns into a variety of positions and projects that ideally focus on the student's specific area of interest.  Often students remain with the organization that provided their site experience for the internship beyond the specific project or after graduation.