San Juan Collaboratory Natural and Cultural Resources Internship Program
Interns work hard, gain knowledge, experience, friends & have fun!
This paid 10-week career-building internship program offers an outstanding opportunity to learn from professionals in the field, build skills, and gain networking contacts - all while living in a beautiful place. Each student will be placed with a natural resource scientist or manager for a 10-week field experience/internship. Students will learn methods used by natural resource professionals and community planners in the field and office and contribute to real-world projects. About 30% of past interns have been offered employment by mentoring agencies as a result of their field experience. Due to the many logistics and planning requirements of this program, participation necessitates a spirit of adventure.
Interns receive $2,750 over 10 weeks, orientation, training, and supervision.
*Interns are responsible for their housing and are required to have reliable transportation.*
2013 Summer Internship Schedule
March 15 - Application Deadline
April 30 or Before - Internship Offers Made
June 10-12 - Orientation, Training, Wilderness 1st Aid (Durango)
June 13 - Interns Begin Work with Mentors
July 19 - Mid-Program Training Field Trip & Reports
August 16 - Intern Final Presentations & Evaluation
Accepting Applications for
2013 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS!
2013 Internship Poster (pdf)
*Note: 2013 internship descriptions are still being developed. In the application, when asked about your internship preference, state the type of internship in which you are most interested (i.e., forestry, restoration, alpine research, hydrology, etc.). See last year's internship opportunities and previous intern reports to have a better understanding of the types of internships offered.
Check out the types of internships offered last year:
Examples of Past Internships:
2012 Intern Report (pdf)
2011 Intern Report (pdf)
2010 Intern Report (pdf)
2009 Intern Report (pdf)
2008 Intern Report (pdf)
The University of Colorado at Boulder, Fort Lewis College, Mountain Studies Institute, and the San Juan Public Land Center (USFS/BLM) are members of a collaborative effort for integrated, interdisciplinary studies and education on the Western Slope of Colorado. Together, we develop multi-disciplinary, problem-oriented research and outreach efforts to serve rural Southwestern Colorado.
We establish on-site learning opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels by building bridges between educational institutions and community groups.