Internship Title: Extensive Variety of Internships Available Terms and description of Internship: Wildlands Restoration Volunteers engages thousands of volunteers in over sixty land stewardship projects each year,
completing a wide variety of high priority habitat restoration and conservation work
throughout Colorado and southern Wyoming. Our projects are led almost entirely by
volunteers. We have an extensive leadership training program, which provides important
skills needed to lead our projects. These skills are transferable to many other areas
of life, and provide a basis for empowered engagement in conservation issues. A range
of terms are available, see website for more information. Learn more.
Internship Title: Diversity Internship Terms and description of Internship: Every summer, The Nature Conservancy hires students
to fill over forty paid internship positions during a 10-week internship. These positions
are available throughout the country and provide a unique opportunity to bridge the
gap between academics and the work being done in the world of conservation to promote
a healthy, sustainable planet. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university
to apply. Contact name, number and email.
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Internship Title: Animal Care Internship Terms and description of Internship: An internship at Greenwood provides the opportunity
to gain hands-on experience working with many different wildlife species. Interns
will learn skills such as handling techniques, cleaning and sterilization procedures,
habitat enrichment, diets, food preparation, and feeding methods, and will assist
experienced rehab staff with treatment procedures. Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions
available. 20-40 hour weeks, and ability to work weekends required. Contact name, number and email: firstname.lastname@example.org; See website for more details.
City of Boulder Parks and Open Space
Internship Title: Stewardship Program Terms and description of Internship: The Stewardship Program provides opportunities
for individuals, families, businesses and organizations to learn about and care for
Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks through learning in service. OSMP volunteer
coordinators will work with groups to create a specialized service experience that
is tailored to interests. Staff teaches history, management practices and safety in
the field with instruction on tool use. Projects Offered: Seed Collections, Agriculture
Property Clean – Up, Cattle Fence Deconstructions, Trail Building for New and Rerouted
Trails, Integrated Pest Management – Invasive Weed Pull, Irrigation Structure Maintenance,
Assisting Forestry Crew in the Foothills, etc. Contact name, number and email: email@example.com
Internship Title: Summer Internship Program Terms and description of Internship: Are you interested in a summer of challenging
new experiences? Do you like people and nature? Rocky Mountain National Park has opportunities
available for those who want to learn, experience some of the most spectacular scenery
in the nation, and help park visitors understand and appreciate the park's natural
and cultural resources. Contact name, number and email: Sue Langdon-Internship Coordinator, 970-586-1358.
See website for more details.
Rocky Mountain Shambhala Center
Internship Title: Summer Land Crew Volunteers Terms and description of Internship: These positions are involved in the maintenance
of the physical landscape including the gardens, trails and roads at Shambhala Mountain
Center. A climate of ecological consciousness is encouraged thus interest in sustainability
or natural resource management is preferred. Requirements include the ability to work
full, physical days at high altitude, a team orientation and an interest in gardening
or landscaping. Actual landscaping or gardening skills are preferred but not necessary. Contact name, number and email: See website for current contact info.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Internship Title: Horticulture and Research Volunteers Terms and description of Internship: Help keep the Gardens beautiful! Our York Street
horticulture team is looking for volunteers to assist with garden maintenance; performing
tasks such as weeding, mulching, planting and watering. Volunteering with our horticulturalists
is a great way to meet new people and improve your knowledge of plants, while providing
an invaluable service to the community. Contact name, number and email: firstname.lastname@example.org See website for more details.
Internship Title:Smithsonian Garden Internship Terms and description of Internship: The Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences
in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian,
the world's largest museum complex. Interns will learn skills in a broad range of
horticultural endeavors from SI's expert professional staff and can provide a strong
practical background to emerging professionals hoping to enter the public gardening
world. Contact name, number and email: email@example.com; 202-633-5840.
Internship Title: Farm Volunteer with Summer Long Possibility Terms and description of Internship: Oxford Gardens offers opportunities for volunteers
to come to the field to work, learn and enjoy. Volunteers always leave with plenty
of fresh vegetables and the satisfaction of having connected with the earth and its
fruit. Contact name, number and email: Peter Volz, firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-817-9676
Aspen Moon Farm
Internship Title: Farm Internship Terms and description of Internship: We will hire 2 or more apprentices each season.
We have housing for 2 apprentices on the farm. Please inquire via e-mail and we will
send you an application. We are a NABDAP (North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship
Program) mentor farm. Contact name, number and email: email@example.com; 303-808-9583.
Internship Title: Greenhouse and Market Garden and Environmental Education Internship Terms and description of Internship: Growing Gardens is Boulder’s long-time community
garden organization. Each year Growing Gardens hires many interns for their market
gardens as well as their youth garden programs. Please inquire about opportunities
through the summer early in the late winter/spring season to ensure opportunity. Contact name, number and email: Annie Sweeney; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship Title: School Garden Internship Terms and description of Internship: Our garden to table program provides elementary
schools in Boulder Valley School District with the resources and support to build
vegetable gardens and create hands-on learning experiences for students with growing,
preparing and eating healthy food. Growe Foundation occasionally has opportunities
available for summer student interns in their school garden program for BVSD. Contact name, number and email: email@example.com.
Cure Organic Farm
Internship Title: Farm Internship Terms and description of Internship: Internship positions at Cure Organic Farm provide
the opportunity to observe, actively experience, ask many questions and above all
learn about successful small farming. By no means are internships easy. They require
hard work and long hours in the field daily, but offer the invaluable benefit of being
a part of the inner workings of the farm. The focus of our internship program is to
train future farmers in creating a successful, diversified commercial market farm.
Ideal candidates are self-motivated folks looking for agricultural training with a
community purpose, and in-the-field training on the details of small farm management.
See the website for extensive detail on the program. Contact name, number and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship Title: Farm/Ranch Internship Terms and description of Internship: Sustainable Settings is a working farm and ranch
hybrid near Carbondale, CO. Sustainable Settings fosters intensified learning-working
in the various field areas of the Whole Systems Learning Center. To accomplish this
we have established a limited number of internships, two to four and no more than
six people at any one time. Seven month sessions are the normal intended length of
internships. The specific duration is negotiated between each intern and the Director.
See extensive website for more info. Contact name, number and email: email@example.com.
Ceres Greenhouses Solutions
Internship Title: Greenhouse and Garden Intern Terms and description of Internship: Ceres Greenhouse Solutions, a budding local company
that designs and installs energy efficient greenhouses Is seeking a permaculture and
gardening intern to design, plant and upkeep it’s model greenhouse located in North
Boulder. The Intern will manage all aspects of the 80 sq. ft. greenhouse, creating
and maintaining their own uniquely designed indoor ecosystem based permaculture principles,
Ceres Planting needs, and their own vision. Specific responsibilities include creating
a bed layout and planting plan; researching appropriate plants; planting and cultivating
a variety of plants; monitoring the greenhouse for pest/disease problems and responding
accordingly; and generally creating an abundant healthy ecosystem where plants and
people love to be. Contact name, number and email: Lindsey@ceresgs.com.
Internship Title: Farm and Garden Apprenticeship Terms and description of Internship: The Esalen Farm and Garden is looking for dynamic
people to join our sustainable, holistic Farm and Garden Apprenticeship program. The
farmers and gardeners at Esalen cultivate four acres of marine terrace, on temperate
land between the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The land is rough, dramatic,
and majestic. We work hard each day providing a large portion of the produce that
the Esalen Kitchen uses to feed our 250-350 guests every day, while also educating
hundreds of people every year. See website to learn more about Esalen. Contact name, number and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Gulch Zen Center
Internship Title: Farm and Garden Apprenticeship Terms and description of Internship: In 1972 Green Gulch Farm became part of the San
Francisco Zen Center, a nonprofit religious organization dedicated to the practice
and study of Zen Buddhism in the Soto Zen lineage as conveyed by its founding teacher,
Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. Situated on the coast of Marin, on an inholding of the Golden
Gate National Recreation Area, Green Gulch includes seven acres of certified organic
mixed vegetable fields, fruit trees, and flower gardens, all of which are open to
visitors year-round. See website to learn more about Green Gulch Zen Center. Contact name, number and email: email@example.com.
Social & Environmental Justice
Internship Title: Growhaus Internship Terms and description of Internship: Want to be part of Denver’s thriving movement
for Food Justice? Interested in participating “behind the scenes” at an urban farming
nonprofit? Consider joining the GrowHaus team for one of our internships! As a GrowHaus
intern, you will be immersed in a dynamic, supportive work environment, where every
day is a new adventure. Your comfort level will be pushed, and you will be expected
to be self-directed, open-minded, and willing to assist with a variety of tasks –
even ones that fall outside your job description. Each year the GrowHaus offers numerous
internships in a variety of capacities. See website for current info. Contact name, number and email: See website for interactive intern application.
Woodbine Ecology Center
Internship Title: Self-Designed Internship Terms and description of Internship: Inspired and guided by the historical wisdom
of indigenous peoples, Woodbine Ecology Center utilizes education, demonstration,
research, and active collaboration with indigenous and other communities to develop
and promote examples of egalitarian, self-reliant, and sustainable living. Woodbine
can host interns who have a specific area they desire to focus on. Intern opportunities
are based upon compatible interests and are very self-directed. See website for more info. Contact name, number and email: See website for interactive contact form.
Internship Title: Cultural Survival Internships Terms and description of Internship: Cultural Survival's internship program is an
integral component to the organization. Interns are actively involved in all areas
of the organization, and play a vital role in the day-to-day operations. We ask interns
to commit no less than 16 hours per week at our office in Cambridge, MA for a minimum
of six weeks. The average internship lasts for the duration of one school semester
or three to four months in the summer. Interns attend a half-day orientation session
at the beginning of their volunteer service to learn about all of Cultural Survival's
current programs and our organizational history. Contact name, number and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute
Internship Title: Permaculture Internship Terms and description of Internship: Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute
is a leading permaculture organization in the country. Each summer they host very
self-directed interns to work in the gardens, greenhouses, and with the animals. Previous
permaculture experience is highly valued. See website for more details about this
excellent organization and the work they do. Contact name, number and email: Jerome Osentowski; email@example.com; See website for more details.
Internship Title: Permaculture and Farm and Garden Internships Terms and description of Internship: Live and work at Sunrise Ranch while participating
in the 12 week PDC course. Work is primarily concentrated in the garden performing
tasks such as planting, weeding, irrigating, and harvesting. Other work responsibilities
include two dish shifts per week and the possibility of assisting in other departments
such as livestock, landscaping, maintenance, youth programs, guest services, or kitchen.
Compensation includes room and board and a Permaculture Design Certificate upon completion.
See website for more details. Contact name, number and email: Patrick Padden; Patrick@sunriseranch.org
Bullock Brother’s Homestead
Internship Title: Skill-Building Internship Terms and description of Internship: Bullock Brother’s Homestead is located on Orcas
Island in Washington state and is one of the oldest permaculture sites in the USA.
Each year we work on different projects in our skill-building internship. Consequently,
the skill building program is different every year. Our projects provide hands-on
experience in many of the following skill areas: organic gardening, grafting, pruning,
electrical, plumbing, irrigation, metalworking, carpentry, nursery management, pond
construction, mushroom propagation, ferrocement construction, canning & food preservation,
cooking, working with small animals, plant propagation, bee keeping, etc. Contact name, number and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permaculture Research Institute Australia
Internship Title: Permaculture Internship Terms and description of Internship: The Permaculture Research Institute, led by Geoff
and Nadia Lawton, now offer a ten-week curriculum-based internship program, aimed
at fast-tracking the development of permaculture-based knowledge in a wide range of
specific subjects. This is an ideal way to fast-track your ability to establish and
maintain your own permaculture project and/or get started on a career as a permaculture
consultant and/or educator. See website for more details and cost. This internship
has a very high cost, but scholarships can be available. Contact name, number and email: email@example.com
Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center
Internship Title: Sustainable Living Internship Terms and description of Internship: The internship is a very special time at Ampersand.
Our site comes to life as amazing folk gather for an intensive learning and community
living experience. We share in a lifestyle that is abundant with the essentials. Our
rustic living conditions include, solar electricity, running rainwater (frugal use
is expected with both), hot showers, an indoor bathroom with composting toilets, and
wireless internet access. We cook primarily with solar ovens and live off rainwater
that we harvest throughout the year. We build with earth and salvaged materials. Contact name, number and email: firstname.lastname@example.org; 505-780-0535.
Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation
National Renewable Energy Lab
Internship Title: Renewable Energy Research Internship Terms and description of Internship: Graduate and undergraduate students have the
opportunity to participate in the laboratory's research and development programs,
initiate new areas of research, and establish a base for ongoing collaborations through
NREL's Research Participant Program. Students with new ideas and talents can contribute
to research of mutual interest in NREL's research and deployment disciplines, while
also contributing to the transfer of the technology resulting from that research.
Undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full-time in a U.S. college or
university, have successfully completed at least the sophomore year of school by June
of the current year, and plan to continue full-time enrollment the following fall
term may apply for open positions. See website for more information on NREL. Contact name, number and email: email@example.com.
Center for Resource Conservation
Internship Title: Resource Conservation Internship Terms and description of Internship: We work closely with several programs at the
University of Colorado Boulder, Naropa University, and college and high school programs
nationwide to provide high-quality, realistic working experiences for students. Our
internships are similar to our volunteer opportunities; there are a lot of opportunities
to choose from. We need students who are motivated, independent, hard workers that
want to learn how a well-established nonprofit works. Depending on our division needs
for the specific time of year and the individual’s goals and interests, interns can
work with us as event planners, program assistants, volunteer coordinators, research
assistants, graphic designers, office assistants and more. See website for more info about the CRC. Contact name, number and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Policy & Activism
Local Food Shift (Formerly Transition Colorado)/Hazon
Internship Title: Local Food Guide Internship Terms and description of Internship: Local Food Shift and Hazon are seeking an intern
to disseminate an Interfaith Local Food Shift Guide and Directory in the summer of
2013. The goal is to place this information in the hands of hundreds of members of
Boulder area faith communities. Distributed through congregations, this information
can empower and inspire individuals to make healthier and more sustainable choices
for themselves, their families, their congregations, and the wider community. The
internship, an unpaid position, would run May 15 – August 15 (dates are flexible)
and is 12-15 hours/week. The primary responsibilities will be to: Conduct outreach
to 60 congregations to recruit 40 distribution sites for 5,000 copies of the Interfaith
Local Food Shift Guide and Directory; Deliver guides to congregations; Handle all
tracking of distribution; Do follow up and evaluation with congregations. Contact name, number and email: Becky O’brein; email@example.com.
Internship Title: Wide variety of Internships around the USA. Terms and description of Internship: With over 700,000 members, the Sierra Club is
one of our nation's largest grassroots conservation organizations. Our statement of
purpose is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth. We seek to
accomplish this by the education and promotion of the responsible use of the Earth's
ecosystems and resources. Interns are selected on the basis of their interests, education and experience in
political science, environmental studies, natural resources, history, law, journalism,
computer science or other related fields. We especially seek interns who have been
directly involved in conservation work and have good communication and writing skills.
Our normal intern rotations are in the fall, winter/spring, and summer but we are
flexible with other starting dates. Contact name, number and email: See website for varied opportunities and specific contacts.
Internship Title: Environmental Policy Internship Terms and description of Internship: If you want to spend the semester learning how
to make a real impact on the decisions that affect the energy we use, the air we breathe,
the water we drink and the places we love, apply for an internship with Environment
Colorado. Each semester, we train students like you to analyze environmental problems,
advocate for smart solutions, and build public support. And you’ll work one-on-one
with one of our advocates or organizers, providing a unique, mentored experience. Contact name, number and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Protection Agency
Internship Title: Student Internships Terms and description of Internship: Ever thought about having a great career dedicated to improving the health and well-being
of all Americans? Ensuring that we have clean air, pure water and better-protected
land? You can have that career at EPA! EPA internships and fellowships provide a great introduction
to our work, giving you a sense of whether EPA might be the right place for you. Internships,
fellowships and other opportunities are available at our Washington D.C. headquarters,
in our ten regional offices, and at our labs and research centers throughout the nation.
Contact name, number and email: See website for more info on opportunities around the USA and position specific contact
Wild Bear Ecology Center
Internship Title: Environmental Education Internship Terms and description of Internship: Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery is seeking up to five interns for the summer
season to assist in the planning and implementation of our youth programs. Chautauqua
Fridays (ages 5- 7) at Chautauqua Park in Boulder or at our Mountain Program based out of the Mountain
Ecology Center on the busline in Nederland, takes place Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm
in Nederland offering workshops for ages 5-15. Interns must be responsible, creative, enthusiastic,
and dedicated to providing a safe and age-appropriate learning environment. See website for more details on the organizations work. Contact name, number and email: email@example.com.