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Sep 20 / BARD CEP

Environmental Program Intern, Institute for Environmental Solutions – Colorado

Organization: The Institute for Environmental Solutions

Position Title: Environmental Program Intern

Location: Denver, Colorado

Hours and Compensation:  Unpaid internship; 15-20 hours/week

Description: 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 passionate about protecting the environment!

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.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be 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.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. 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. Please mention how you learned of this opening.

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