Student Summer Internship Program

Environmental Education Outreach Program
PO Box 5768
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Phone: 928-523-1275
Fax: 928-286-8882

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.

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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 mail:
Email documents to:

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

Application Deadline: February 26, 2021.

Selection Process and Timeline:
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. See below for a tentative timeline for the selection 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.

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:
Josie Kamkoff, Community Program Coordinator