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.

IES Internships
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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

Common Application
There are many opportunities for students to get involved with IES in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  We regularly offer the following internal internship positions, available on the timeline below:
You can apply for all of these positions using the IES Internship Common Application.  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.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017.
Ecological Restoration LUREC Internship Loyola is promoting the dominance of native organisms and control of invasive species so that LUREC may help sustain the broader natural ecosystems of McHenry County and of the newly established Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge.  Field work will include invasive species control, planting of native vegetation, and ecological monitoring. 

For more information, see the LUREC Ecological Restoration Internship Application.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017.
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.  Fall 2016 projects include efforts to improve monitoring of diesel pollution in Chicago and assisting the Clean Energy and Sustainable Business team with solar power site analysis, research of clean energy companies and energy efficiency programs.

For more information, see the ELPC Internship Fall 2016‌.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2017.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Internship The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s (CAS/PNNM) collections contain approximately 290,000 specimens and artifacts collected from the 1830s to the present.  The Fall 2016 project includes georeferencing specimens in the ornithology collection and generating a visualization of Academy specimens over space and/or time.  Experience with GIS is preferred.

For more information, see the PNNM Internship Application, Fall 2016‌.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2017.
Delta Institute Internship The Delta Institute works in partnership with business, government and communities in the Great Lakes region to create and implement innovative, market-driven solutions that build environmental resilience, economic vitality, and healthy communities.

IES is not currently offering an internship at the Delta Institute.
Biodiversity Inventory Research Internship Loyola is engaged in recording the current biodiversity found on the property and is developing a database that can be used by faculty and students to record or retrieve interesting information concerning that biodiversity.  This inventory can be used as baselines for current and future biodiversity surveys.

Biodiversity Research Fellows put their scientific knowledge into action by conducting various research projects.  Explore some of the previous Biodiversity research projects done at LUREC since 2012.

For more information, see the LUREC Biodiversity Inventory Internship Summer Application‌‌‌‌.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017.
External Internships These opportunities are not managed by IES, and can be found on RamblerLink.

Internship Application Timeline

Spring Semester20162017
Application Open Nov. 16, 2015 Nov. 1, 2016
Application Deadline Dec. 4, 2015 Nov. 18, 2016
Interviews Dec. 12 - Jan. 22 Nov. 28 - Dec. 4
Decision By Jan. 22 Dec. 10
Summer Session20162017
Application Open Feb. 15 Feb. 13
Application Deadline Mar. 4 Mar. 3
Interviews Mar. 14 - Mar. 18 Mar. 13 - Mar. 17
Decision By Mar. 31 Mar. 31
Fall Semester20162017
Application Open Aug. 1 Aug. 4
Application Deadline Aug. 31 Sep. 1
Interviews Sep. 6 - Sep. 9 Sep. 5 - Sep. 8
Decision By Sep. 9 Sep. 8

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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