Student Summer Internship Program

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.

Register to receive updates about Summer 2023 internships.

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

Eligible students must meet the following:
Application Process:
Please submit your documents by email or upload:
Email documents to:
Large files can be uploaded to
Files can be uploaded to

Application Deadline: February 8, 2023.

Selection Process:
The EEOP staff will coordinate with host sites to identify 3 to 5 applicants to interview. 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. Everyone who registers will get regular updates on the selection and placement process.

Selected Interns:
The intern will work at the host site but will be paid by 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 an 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.

For more information, please contact:
Kerri Sangster,