San Juan Collaboratory Natural and Cultural Resources Internship Program for High School Students
Interns work hard, gain knowledge, experience, and friends . . . and have fun!
Do something unique this summer: become an intern and get outside with Mountain Studies Institute! Gain hands-on experience contributing to real-world environmental science projects. Interns work side-by-side with a small group of other interns, a mentor from MSI, and natural resource managers, planners, and/or researchers. Interns learn about ecology, hydrology, wildlife, and forestry. They address issues such as water quality, a changing climate, mine reclamation, fen restoration, and forest health. Internships are based out of Durango, with travel to Silverton, Pagosa Springs, and overnight backpacking trips in the San Juans. Due to the many logistics and planning requirements of this program, participation necessitates a spirit of adventure and parent/guardian support.
For additional information, including information on who should apply, see 2013 High School Internship Application below.
If your are a potential mentor-sponsor, contact Emily Olson; firstname.lastname@example.org or (970)382-6908.
Accepting Applications for
2013 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS!
2013 Summer Internship Schedule
March 29 - Application Deadline
April 30 or Before - Internship Offers Made
June 10-21; July 8-August 4 - Program Dates
Examples of Past High School Internships:
2012 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.