EEOP Internships


If you are a former ITEP intern, please contact ITEP to update your information. ITEP is interested in learning about your current academic and/or career endeavors.

Current interns:

Elise Adams
June 1st is the start of my internship with time split between the island of Unalaska, Alaska and Flagstaff, Arizona.
I have lived in Anchorage, Alaska almost all my life. I am currently a graduate student at Northern Arizona University and am excited to do my research and field work in my home state. I am the youngest of 4 kids and have always been close to my family. I love to travel, hike and do outdoor activities. I also love to figure skate, rock climb, cook and spend time with my family and friends.
Before starting graduate school I worked at the Alaska Zoo for several years, part of that time as a zookeeper. It was hard work but fun and rewarding!
I knew I wanted to work in science and conservation since 7th grade when I did a project about Rachel Carson and her work. I want to make a positive difference in the world through both my work and personal life.
Hailee Brown
Ya'at'ee! My name is Hailee Brown. I am Navajo & of the Towering House, Many Goats and Caucasian clans.
  • I attend Dartmouth College and am pursuing a double major in Anthropology and Native American Studies modified with Environmental Science.
  • I enjoy hiking, baking, photography and reading.
  • My family lives in Phoenix, Arizona but is originally from Coppermine, Arizona.
  • I am interning at The University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center in Tucson, Arizona from June 5 to July 28.
Steven Chischilly Jr. yinishye' To'heedliini nishli, Na'toh Dine'e Bashichiin
Hello, My name is Steven Chischilly Jr. I'm of Water Flows Together clan and born for Tobacco People. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies from Fort Lewis College. I love to do outdoors oriented activities such as fishing, mountain biking and exploring Dinetah (Navajo Nation). I am working for the Pechanga Indian Tribe in Temecula CA. I started working on June 5, 2017 and I am loving it. Thank you ITEP for all your help and support.
Shaun Hudson
  • Education: Master's student in the Climate Science and Solutions Program at Northern Arizona University
  • Hobbies: I enjoy outdoor activites (camping, hiking, fishing). I enjoy traveling and seeing new places. When i have time I enjoy training horses and learning from them.
  • My internship is located on the Hopi Reservation in northern Arizona in the small community of Kykotsomovi.
  • I started my internship on May 30, 2017 and excited to learn more and the knowledge that i have learned throughtout my first year as a Grad Student.
Melanie Rose Keil
June 12th at Big Pine Paiute Tribe, Big Pine, Ca.

  • Summer 2017 Graduate: BS Environmental Health and Radiological Sciences: Colorado State University
  • Associate of Science: Front Range Community College

  • Gardening, cooking
  • Making herbal medicines
  • Writing, reading
  • Photography, painting
  • Slow hiking!
  • Working for social, racial and environmental justice

  • Oldest of six siblings
  • Mother of one beautiful daughter
  • 8th generation American on paternal side
  • Haudenosaunee on maternal side
Natalie Shaw
My name is Natalie Shaw and I am 3rd year ITEP-EEOP intern, this year I will be interning with the Central Arizona Project in Phoenix, Arizona staring on June 12.

Some things about me:
  • I'm a recent graduate from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.
  • In the fall, I'll be attending NAU in the Masters program for Environmental Policy and Science.
  • I have 3 sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

  • Hiking
  • Off-roading
  • Dancing (I'm a jingle dress dancer but I love all styles of dance.)
  • Going to concerts (I love underground and old-school Hip-hop and country...I know a weird combo huh.)
  • Watching and playing basketball (Lakers fan for life.)
Sherralyn Sneezer (Sherry)
  • Hello I am from Shonto, AZ, and I'm Navajo and San Carlos Apache. I went to high school at Monument Valley in Kayenta, AZ. I am a sophomore tending Dartmouth College.
  • My Grandparents are Rose Marie Grass and Jones Grass & Ann Sneezer and Collier Sneezer.
  • I am an Environmental Studies major.
  • I enjoy playing volleyball, eating, and reading.
  • I am a Gates Millennium Scholar.
  • The host site I will be working at Honor The Earth in Callaway, MN. I will be starting on June 12th.
Cydney K. walters
Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Control Program Intern.

  • Senior at University of Arizona.
  • Studying Environmental Science and Electrical Computer Engineering.
  • I live in Navajo, Az but my family is orginally from Coalmine, Az.
  • I love to hike, camp and fish. I love spending time with my family and friends.
  • I am a very talkative person and I love to laugh.
  • One interesting fact about me is that I did hurdles for 7 years.
  • I graduated from Holbrook High School.
  • I am the current reining 2016-2017 Miss Native American University of Arizona.

Previous interns:

For more information, please contact:
Mansel Nelson