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The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals offers two types of internships for Native American and other college students. The student summer internship (SSI) program is a 8-week program for college students and the short internship (SIP) program is a 20 to 40 hour long internship program for high school and college students. The purpose of the internship programs is for students to gain hands-on skills with EPA or other governmental and tribal environmental offices. The internship programs are funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Learn more about our internship programs:
    Student Summer Internship (SSI) Program

    Short Internship Program (SIP)

Apply to host a high school or college student:
    Student Summer Internship Host Information

    Short Internship Program Host Information

Autumn Harry Autumn Harry interned at the Navajo Nation Air Quality Program during Summer 2012. Autumn said, "Before this internship, I had recently switched my major from Biology to Environmental Science. In the past year my interest for environmental science has grown and now that my internship is complete, I am more than confident that I want to work in the environmental science field. My future career goal is to work for the USEPA. I know that the USEPA works closely with tribes in maintaining cultural and natural resources. I would like to work for them so I could help not just one tribe, but many tribes achieve their environmental goals. This internship has taught me so much and I am excited to take my newly found knowledge and put it to use."

Meet our interns and learn about their projects.

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.
Fax: 928/523-1280

Mansel A. Nelson
Phone: 928/523-1275

Environmental Education Outreach Program
PO Box 5768 * Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5768
Phone: 928/523-1275 * Fax: 928/523-1280 * email:

Last updated: November 18, 2014

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