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Jan 8 / BARD CEP

Environmental Program Intern, Institute for Environmental Solutions – Colorado

Organization: Institute for Environmental Solutions

Position Title: Environmental Program Intern

Location: Denver, Colorado

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Rolling

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 and volunteers who are passionate about protecting the environment! We are working on exciting projects to reduce air and water pollution, improve human health, teach young children to become environmental stewards, and restore trails and open space.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM INTERN: IES is seeking enthusiastic graduate interns and volunteers to join our project teams: The Tree Project or the Chemical Footprint Project. The Tree Project’s mission is to improve Colorado cities using tree science; restore natural systems and urban green infrastructure; and educate children and adults to become environmental stewards. The Chemical Footprint Project seeks to reduce chemical footprints to improve water quality and human and environmental health. Intern/Volunteer


o Support technical and program work in all phases of the projects

o Conduct independent research and analysis on environmental issues

o Participate in project design, project implementation, stakeholder meetings, community workshops, and educational programs

o Help with IES outreach

o Assist with writing grant proposals to support project work

o Assist with the development of marketing and public relations materials

o Design and implement 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. The work we do is science and engineering based, with little or no established guidelines. Successful volunteers have been self-motivated, had a high attention to detail, and excellent written and oral English communication skills. IES volunteers must be able to tackle challenging problems with minimal guidance. Completed studies in technical areas such as environmental science, chemistry, biology, engineering, urban planning, health, economics, or nonprofit management are desired.

IES helps volunteers and interns gain experience to advance their careers. Volunteers and interns are able to self-guide their level of involvement in IES, creating the opportunity for them to meet their own goals, objectives, and visions with team member input and support. Interns will be encouraged to apply IES work to academic courses, if desired, with support from IES professional staff members and Board members.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Include why you are interested in this position and your availability in Denver. Please include the title of the internship or volunteer position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

IES does not have a central office. Interns and volunteers work independently, and participate in Institute and Project meetings in Denver. To learn more about IES projects, visit

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