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.
The internship is designed to give current college students an opportunity to:
- Assist EPA/Tribal agencies with environmental issues.
- Acquire ready-to-use skills.
- Gain actual experience while contributing to a project.
- Earn $4,000 during the ten week experience.
- Receive a limited housing allowance.
- Receive a limited travel allowance.
Eligible students must meet the following:
- Be a US Citizen.
- Possess at valid driver's license.
- Be a full-time student during Spring 2013 (12 hrs undergrad, 9 hrs grad) with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
- Be majoring in an environmental or related field like science, engineering, planning, policy, law, management, political science, anthropology, health, etc and have an interest in pursuing an environmental career upon graduating from college.
- Possess proficient verbal and written communication skills.
- Have a strong interest in working with Native American tribes or topics.
- Submit an online application
- Submit a current resume
- Submit two recommendations
- Submit your unofficial college transcript(s)
- Submit a one-page, double spaced essay on your interest in environmental careers and working with tribes.
Learn about the internship projects available during summer 2013 [pdf].
Please submit your documents by email, mail, or fax:
Email documents to: Graylynn.Hudson@nau.edu
Or mail or fax to ITEP-EEOP Internship Program
PO Box 5768
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Application Deadline: February 22, 2013.
The intern selection process will begin in February. The EEOP staff will select the top two to three applicants for
each host office. The applicants will be rated based on the following:
- Quality of the application packet
- Interest in environmental careers in tribal communities as demonstrated by work, volunteer, and school activities
The host office will review the applications and conduct telephone interviews with the potential
interns. The host office will make the final selection..
The intern will work at the host site but 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 10 week, 40 hour per week internship.
Earning Academic Credits
Northern Arizona University does not offer academic credits for the ITEP-EEOP internship. 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 fits their requirements.
Learn about previous internships.
|Mail applications to:
ITEP-EEOP Internship Program
PO Box 5768
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5768
Bldg. 22 Rm 107
Flagstaff, AZ 86011