EEOP Internships

Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program
Since 1994, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has offered student summer internships for Native American and other college students with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This program provides the opportunity for students to gain hands-on skills with EPA or other governmental and tribal environmental offices.

Learn about previous internships.

The internship is designed to give current college students an opportunity to:

Eligible students must meet the following: Application Process: Potential Intern Host Sites for Summer 2016:

Several potential host sites are available for your review and consideration. Eleven of these host sites will be filled based on student interests and successfully matching student skills to the host site needs. There are two general categories of host sites for students to consider. One general category is technical and education. The other general category is policy.

When students are providing their preferences, we recommend they consider the project description and the skills needed as the most important consideration, with location of the host site as a secondary consideration. The ITEP staff will consider student input when making offers to the students, as well as a good fit between student skills and host site needs.

Click HERE to review the descriptions for the potential host sites for summer 2016.

Click HERE to submit your host site preferences for summer 2016

Please submit your documents by email, mail, or fax:
Email documents to:

Mail or fax documents to:
ITEP-EEOP Internship Program
PO Box 5768
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Application Deadline: February 29, 2016.

Selection Process:
The intern selection process will begin March 1, 2016. The EEOP staff will select two or three applicants for each host site. The intern applicants will be rated based on the following:
The host site staff will review the applications and conduct telephone interviews with the potential interns. The host office will make the final selection.

Selected Interns:
The intern will work at the host site but will be an employee of Northern Arizona University (NAU). The EEOP staff will work with the selected students to arrange travel, housing and payroll. Students will be paid by NAU and payment is based on students completing a 8 week, 40 hour per week internship.

Earning Academic Credits

Northern Arizona University does not offer academic credits for the ITEP-EEOP internship, however we will cooperate with any department or college that is willing to award academic credit for the internship. Be sure to review our program with your department to make sure it meets their requirements.

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

For more information, please contact:
Mansel Nelson