Student Summer Internship Program



Student Internship Program

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals offers two Summer Internship Programs for Native American college students.

Meet our interns and learn about their projects.

Students:
The Student Summer Internship (SSI) program is an 8-week program. The purpose of this internship program is for students to gain hands-on skills and experience with EPA or other governmental and tribal environmental offices in managing and monitoring air quality. The internship program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Water and Land Summer Internship program is an 8 to 10-week program. The purpose of this internship program is for students to gain hands-on skills and experience with tribal organizations, state and federal agencies, and water or land management NGO’s. The internship program is funded by the Catena Foundation, Mighty Arrow Foundation and the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy.
Host Sites:
Information for organizations interested in hosting a college student intern: Student Summer Internship Host Information

Gabrielle James was an ITEP intern in summer 2021 with the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center based in Boulder, Colorado. She did research on a couple of specific projects that tribes were working on such as beaver mimicry and research on how climate change impacts Native American health.

Gabrielle had the following to say about her internship experience, "Following the completion of the internship, I am entering my final year of my undergraduate education and I am strongly considering looking for and applying to jobs that are in related fields. As a Diné student about to graduate, this research experience was invaluable as I’m also about to write my senior thesis and final projects based on what I’ve learned through this internship. Future interns should consider an ITEP internship because my knowledge of Tribal climate adaptation work has increased more than I thought it would at the start of my internship, and I have a desire to pursue a career in a related field."



Please mail additional documents to:
Physical Address (FED EX UPS)
ITEP-EEOP Internship Program
Peterson Hall, Bldg 22, Room 107
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Mailing Address (USPS):
ITEP-EEOP Internship Program
PO Box 5768
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Contact information:
ITEP-EEOP Internship Program
PO Box 5768
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Peterson Hall, Bldg 22, Beaver St.

Mansel Nelson
928-221-1222
Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu