Environment, Sustainability & Society Special Opportunities


Opportunities for students in the Environment, Sustainability & Society (ENSS) major include off-campus courses, directed and independent studies, conferences, and summer research. Interdisciplinary J Term off-campus courses, in particular, offer unique and valuable opportunities for students interested in environmental issues, sustainable business practices, and policy in Arizona, Portugal, and Hawaii.


We also have internship opportunities that introduce students to careers.

Opportunities include: municipal governments projects to reduce GHG emissions, conservation projects with local non-profits, work with local organic farmers, projects in local state parks, and many more.


Internships and employment opportunities with FORCES - Friends of Recreation, Conservation and Environmental Stewardship – New York State Parks

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Environment Scholars Program

The Environment Scholars Program offers two scholarship opportunities for Hartwick students enrolled at the College at the time of the proposed project.

The awards ($6,000 maximum) can support student research or internship opportunities. A faculty mentor is required for each proposal. Priority is given to students enrolled in the Environment, Sustainability and Society (ENSS) major or minor.

The Pine Lake Environmental Research Scholars Award is given annually, on a competitive basis, to one or more students who plan to conduct student-faculty collaborative research at Pine Lake or in nearby Robert V. Riddell State Park.

The Environmental Internship Scholar Award is given annually, on a competitive basis, to students participating in an environment-related internship at any time during the academic year.

Contact Dr. Peter Fauth, Environment Scholars Coordinator at fauthp@hartwick.edu.



Hartwick College has developed a bachelor’s/master’s degree articulation agreement with Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC). The agreement allows students to earn a bachelor’s from Hartwick in four years and a Master of Science in Business for Social Impact and Sustainability or a Master of Science in Sustainable Fashion in one year of intensive study.

Learn More in the College Catalog