Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

IES Internships

‌The Institute of Environmental Sustainability provides hands-on internship opportunities for students to get deeply involved in our environmental initiatives. IES has connections with some premiere partner organizations for additional opportunities beyond the University.

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Current Internship Opportunities

IES Internships use a common application. You may apply for multiple internships but will need to complete the application separately, once for each position. Check back each semester to see what is available.

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IES Internships

 

There are many opportunities for students to get involved with IES in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  We regularly offer internal internship positions in the Searle Biodiesel Lab, Urban Agriculture Program, Campus Sustainability, Marketing/Communications, and IES Front Desk. Hiring timing is based on the timeline further down on this page. The following are more detailed descriptions of individual internship opportunities currently available:
Students at all levels and from all majors are encouraged to apply.  You will need a PDF resume and an unofficial transcript (available on LOCUS) to complete the application. All applications can be completed through the IES Common Application.

Application Deadline: CLOSED.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum -  Collections Internship

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s (PNNM) collections contain approximately 290,000 specimens and artifacts collected from the 1830s to the present. The Summer 2018 Intern, under the supervision of Collections staff, will use online georeferencing tools including GeoLocate and Google Earth to attach latitude and longitude coordinates to specimen locality data, beginning with specimen records in malacology (mollusks). By the end of the internship, the intern will have georeferenced specimens in CAS/PNNM’s malacology collection, thereby improving the accessibility to these specimens for research.

For more information, see the PNNB Internship Application - Summer 2018‌‌.

Application Deadline: Submit application and all required materials to Eniko Racz (eracz@luc.edu) by May 10th, 2018.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum -  Animal Husbandry Internship

This internship with the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum involves working with three species, the Blanding’s Turtle, the Smooth Green Snake and the Wood Frog. The Chicago Academy of Sciences is currently involved in conservation projects with these three species. The position will involve learning and conducting best husbandry techniques for animals that are going to be released into the wild. This will include feeding, cleaning and handling. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn about the various projects and will also assist in occasional conservation filed work (during the appropriate season).

For more information, see the PNNM Animal Husbandry Application - Summer 2018‌‌.

Application Deadline: Submit application and all required materials to Eniko Racz (eracz@luc.edu) by May 10th, 2018.

Environmental Law and Policy Center Internship

The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest's leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation's leaders.

For more information and application instructions, see the ELPC Internship Application - Summer 2018‌.

Application Deadline: Submit application and all required materials to Eniko Racz (eracz@luc.edu) by May 10th, 2018.

Delta Institute Internship

The Delta Institute is a nonprofit organization formed in 1998 that works in partnership with business, government and communities in the Great Lakes region to create and implement innovative, market-driven solutions. Delta works to build environmental resilience, economic vitality and healthy communities. You can learn more about Delta Institute at www.delta-institute.org.

Depending on the specifics of the individual intern, interns provide a variety of different services in areas like writing and content development for social media and web platforms, and providing support for events, fundraising initiatives, and project communications. Delta values the diverse perspectives our interns bring to our work, and interns are invited to our staff meetings and any relevant project meetings during their internship.

For more information, see the Delta Institute Communication Application - Summer 2018‌‌.

Application Deadline: Submit application and all required materials to Eniko Racz (eracz@luc.edu) by May 10th, 2018.

External Internships These opportunities are not managed by IES, and can be found on RamblerLink.

Internship Application Timeline

Spring Semester2018
Application Open Closed
Application Deadline Closed
Interviews Closed
Decision By Closed
Summer Session2018
Application Open Closed
Application Deadline Closed
Interviews Closed
Decision By Closed
Fall Semester2018
Application Open August 1, 2018
Application Deadline August 31, 2018
Interviews September 5-7, 2018
Decision By September 14, 2018

Additional Loyola University Chicago Internship Resources

You can find information about additional undergraduate research programs at Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP).

Another resource to look for hands-on learning opportunities is through Loyola University Chicago's Center for Experiential Learning (CEL). The CEL serves students, faculty, staff, and community partners as a resource for community-based experiential learning opportunities and partnerships.

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