Student Summer Internship Program- Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

Flagstaff, AZ

Position Title: Student Summer Internship Program

Organization: Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, Northern Arizona University

Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Organization Overview: 

The purpose of the Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP)- a part of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University- is to interest Native American students in environmental careers and to assist schools in improving environmental science literacy.

Position Overview:

The Student Summer Internship (SSI) program is an 8-week program. The purpose of this internship program is for students to gain hands-on skills and experience with EPA or other governmental and tribal environmental offices in managing and monitoring air quality. The internship program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Water and Land Summer Internship program is an 8 to 10-week program. The purpose of this internship program is for students to gain hands-on skills and experience with tribal organizations, state and federal agencies, and water or land management NGO’s. The internship program is funded by the Catena Foundation, Mighty Arrow Foundation and the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy.


  • Assist EPA/Tribal agencies with environmental issues.
  • Acquire new skills in a work environment.
  • Gain actual experience while contributing to a project.
  • Explore future careers.


  • Be a US Citizen.
  • Possess at valid driver’s license. (Not required for all internships)
  • Be a full-time student during Spring 2022 (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 projects benefiting Native American tribes.
  • Identify as Native American (Certificate of Indian Blood, tribal enrollment documentation or letter explaining tribal affiliation required).

Salary/Pay: $5,120 during the eight-week experience.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2023

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.