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Environmental Project Graduate Intern- Denver, CO

Organization: The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES)

Position Title: Environmental Project Graduate Intern

Location: Denver, CO

Hours and Compensation: unpaid, 20 hours/week

Application Deadline: October 31, 2013


Organization Overview

The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is an independent non-profit organization that engages stakeholders to deliver technically sound solutions to complex environmental and health problems – without unwanted side effects. IES is seeking motivated graduate interns who are passionate about protecting the environment!


ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM INTERN: IES is seeking enthusiastic graduate interns to join one of our project teams: The Tree Project or the Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Project.

The Tree Project’s mission is to improve the environment of Colorado’s urban areas through proper tree selection and management.

The CEC Project seeks to mitigate and prevent water pollution from trace contaminants in household and personal care products through alternative products, elementary and adult education, and research.


  • Support technical and program work in all phases of the current and upcoming projects.
  • Conduct independent background research and analysis on various environmental issues.
  •  Participate in project design, project implementation, stakeholder meetings, community workshops, and educational programs.
  • Help build and maintain IES outreach to and communication with stakeholders.
  • Assist with writing, editing, and submitting grant proposals to support project work.
  • Assist with the development and distribution of marketing materials.
  • Design and implement real world elementary education programs including lesson plans for a variety of age groups.


Successful candidates will be a self-motivated, detail-oriented graduate students or college graduates. Excellent writing, verbal, presentation, research, and organizational skills are required. The intern must have the ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and communicate effectively in a team-oriented environment. Completed studies in technical areas such as environmental science, chemistry, biology, engineering, urban planning, health, economics, or nonprofit management are desired.

DETAILS: This is a part-time unpaid internship (15-20 hours/week) based in Denver with a flexible schedule. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to the above email address. Be sure to include why you are interested in this position and your availability (in Denver). Please include the title of the internship you are applying for in the subject line of your email. IES does not have a central office. Interns work independently, and participate in Institute and Project meetings in Denver.

Interns will have the opportunity to prepare academic papers for presentation and publication, if interested. Interns will be encouraged to apply IES work to academic courses, as appropriate and desired, with support from IES professional staff members and Board members. Interns will have the opportunity to meet and work with technical and business experts in the Denver region.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to by 10/31/13. Be sure to include why you are interested in this position and your availability.

To learn more about IES projects, visit

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