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Institute of Environmental Sustainability

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.

Internship Opportunities

Currently accepting applications for the following internships:

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.

IES Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The focus of the program is for students to conduct interdisciplinary research on issues related to unsustainable natural resource uses in the greater Chicago land region. The Institute encourages research projects to combine elements of ecosystem structure and function, impacts on human health, public policy, behaviors, and other environmental factors. 

In addition, one fellowship specifically focusing on a biodiversity project researched out at Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) will be considered.

Applications are due March 1, 2015. Apply at LUROP.

See a full description, eligibility, and qualifications.

Michael and Dorothy Carbon Undergraduate Research Fellowship 

This program is designed to provide Loyola University Chicago undergraduate science students with opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research projects with faculty for two years, their junior and senior years, on current issues in the fields of math and science. Up to 8 Carbon Fellows will be funded each academic year. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend and up to $2,500 for research supplies per year.

Applications are due March 1, 2015. Apply at LUROP.

See a full description, eligibility, and qualifications.

Loyola Farmers Market Internship

IES and The Northern Trust Charitable Trust are offering multiple internships at the Lake Shore Campus.  The intern position starting April 1st will work closely with the Market Manager in planning the early phase of preparations for the official start date of the 2015 Loyola Farmers Market which is June 8, 2015.  And will contribute as a team member in helping manage the market for its duration of the 2015 season.  A great career building opportunity for those exploring management, planning and community development.

For a full description, eligibility, and qualifications, please visit 2015 Farmers Market Internship April 1 to October 31, 2015.

Loyola Farmers Market Internship Level 2

The level 2 market internship is similar with a shorter time period.  

For a full description, eligibility, and qualification, please visit 2015 Farmers Market Internship May 11 to October 31 2015.

Urban Agriculture Internship (CLOSED)

IES and The Northern Trust Charitable Trust offer multiple internships each semester at the Lake Shore Campus.  Interns work closely with the Urban Agriculture Coordinator and are responsible for both individual and team-related tasks.  2015-2016 Internship positions are filled.

Interested students should see the Spring 2015 Urban Agriculture 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:   

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. 


Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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