YVSC Internship Program

The goal of the YVSC Internship Program is to connect motivated students and young professionals with professional training and experience that puts them on track to sustainability professions and/or collaborations in the future.

The 12-week program brings interns into contact with YVSC staff and engages them in our programs addressing sustainability issues in the Yampa Valley, while providing them with training and on-the-ground experience in nonprofit work. Using a project-based approach, participants apply what they learn through the internship to contribute to, expand on or develop a meaningful environmental project within our community.

“This project has given me the opportunity to combine my biggest passions and interests, and has given me the freedom to explore interdisciplinary connections between sustainability, climate change, and the arts. I have learned so much through the YVSC staff and have gained confidence in my work. I feel content in knowing my work has a positive impact on the Yampa Valley community and environments.”

Marguerite Pilon, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023

“I gained so much knowledge about the limitless opportunities in the field of sustainability and I now have a direction toward what I want to do. The internship provided me with a project that was fulfilling, engaging, and rewarding and allowed me to truly make a difference in the community.”

Thomas Cooper, Summer 2022, Fall 2021

“Overall, I feel like this internship was an amazing opportunity. I gained so much knowledge about the limitless opportunities in the field of sustainability and feel like I know have a guiding direction towards what I what to do. The internship provided me with a project that was fulfilling, engaging, and rewarding and allowed me to truly make a difference in the community. Everything from the deliverables to the outings was so incredible! Thank you!”

Sidney Barbier, Summer 2022 Summer 2021

Who Should Apply?

Are you a student or young professional seeking experience and training in the field of sustainability in the Yampa Valley? Do your interests align with one or several of our Priority Areas or Programs? We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position. No previous experience is required for this program, just an eagerness and interest to learn.

Internship Program Term Dates

Spring 2024

Application Window: CLOSED

Term Dates: February 5 – April 26

10-15 hrs/wk

Summer 2024

Application Window: March 15 – April 15

Term Dates: May 20 – August 9

15-20 hrs/wk

Fall 2024

Application Window: TBD
Term Dates: September 9 – November 29
10-15 hrs/wk

How to apply

1

Submit an online application

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YVSC will interview select applicants

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YVSC will notify Internship position offers via email

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