Fellowships & Internships
The Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) provides hands-on work opportunities for students to get deeply involved in its environmental initiatives. The IES fellowship program is designed to help students define their long-term career goals through experiential learning beyond the classroom.
Currently accepting applications for the following internships:
Urban Agriculture Internship
IES and The Northern Trust Charitable Trust are offering multiple internships for the Spring 2015 semester at the Lake Shore Campus. Interns will work closely with the Urban Agriculture Coordinator and be responsible for both individual and team-related tasks. 2015-2016 Internships applications are Due Friday, January 16, 2015
The internship will run for 13 weeks, from February 4 through Map 9, 2015.
Interested students should see the Spring 2015 Urban Agriculture Internship Application
Loyola Student Biodiversity/Restoration Internship
IES is offering six full-time Biodiversity/ Restoration internship positions this summer at the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) in Woodstock, IL. Interns will be working under the supervision of Dr. Roberta Lammers-Campbell and Fr. Stephen Mitten, S.J. and will be engaged in biodiversity and /or restoration research and projects.
The internship will run from May 10 through August 9, 2015.
Interested students should see the Summer 2015 Internship Application.
Check back each semester to see what is available.
The IES also offers both faculty and undergraduate research fellowships for those who would like to propose a specific research project that is within the scope of IES's research goals.
You can find information about additional undergraduate research programs at Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP)
Internships through IES's Partner Organizations
Generally, internships (both paid & non-paid) and volunteer opportunities may be available with the following organizations that IES has worked with either presently or in the past:
- Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter
- Audubon - Chicago Region
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Chicago Conservation Corps (C3)
- Chicago Environmental Network
- Chicago Wilderness
- Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
- Uncommon Ground
- Angelic Organics
- CityFarm/The Resource Center
- Growing Power
- Chicago's 49th Ward
- 7 Generations Ahead
- Orion Grassroots Network
- The Student Conservation Association
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.