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: March 2, 2018.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Internship

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s (PNNM) collections contain approximately 290,000 specimens and artifacts collected from the 1830s to the present. The Spring 2018 Intern will be an Entomology Collection Intern and will verify the taxonomic nomenclature of insect species, identify insect specimens, ensure specimens are properly labeled, and update specimen data.

For more information, see the PNNM Application - Spring 2018‌.

Application Deadline: Submit application and all required materials to Eniko Racz (eracz@luc.edu) by January 5th, 2018.

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.

For more information, see the Delta Application - Spring 2018‌‌.

Application Deadline: Submit application and all required materials to Eniko Racz (eracz@luc.edu) by January 5th, 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.

Application Deadline: CLOSED - Check Back for Summer 2018 and/or Fall 2018 Positions

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 Feb. 9, 2018
Application Deadline Mar. 2, 2018
Interviews Mar. 19 - Mar. 23
Decision By Mar. 30, 2018
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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