MSI Internship and Education Programs

2016 FC-FLIP Interns celebrate a successful crucade against invasive Oxeye Daisy infestation near Coal Bank Pass.  

2016 FC-FLIP Interns celebrate a successful crucade against invasive Oxeye Daisy infestation near Coal Bank Pass.  


Mountain Studies Institute hosts a variety of internships and other education opportunities throughout the year.

Animas River Social Science Internship:

Now accepting applications!

Click Here for more information and to APPLY

Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) is conducting a qualitative social science study to understand residents’ and visitors’ perspectives of water quality, risk awareness, and outreach needs in the Animas River watershed. The study will be used to inform education and outreach activities to build awareness and understanding for residents, recreationalists, and visitors of the Animas River about water quality conditions in the Animas River watershed of San Juan and La Plata Counties, CO and San Juan, NM. MSI will utilize the study results to inform and shape new education and environmental literacy efforts. The survey and other efforts are funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Four Courners Federal Lands Internship Program (FC-FLIP) 

For college students and recent college graduates: a summer internship opportunity.

Mountain Studies Institute is no longer accepting applications for 2017 but will be offering the program again for the summer of 2018. Check back in early 2018!

For more information on the 2017 FC-FLIP click here

Experience Mountain Science Program (xMSP) 

For current high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

The internship will be for 2-3 weeks in July, 2018. Exact dates TBD.

For more information or if interested please email Jeremy May:

For information on the 2017 xMSP CLICK HERE


Frontiers of Science Institute - University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO.

FSI is designed for high-school sophomores and juniors (rising juniors and seniors) with a strong interest in and aptitude for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). FSI activities are designed to give students a better understanding of STEM and the nature of scientific investigations.

Visit the Frontiers of Science Institute website for more information on upcoming internships.

2017 Announcement/ Details