Applied Work Experience and Paid Internships

The Natural Resource Management Field Institute provides relevant, paid internship opportunities for NRM students

Many students take advantage of paid employment opportunities as seasonal field technicians. Student employees work on environmental projects and interact directly with environmental professionals. Student field technicians obtain relevant field and laboratory experience, preparing them for future education and employment.

Current and past students of the Field Institute have proven themselves as exceptional students at CMC and in four-year institutions. Students that have worked for the Field Institute excel in their respective academic departments, using their ability to combine hands-on problem solving with classroom knowledge.

Since 1999, the Natural Resource Management Field Institute has been involved in over 50 environmental projects collaborating with project partners at:

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S.Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • U.S.Forest Service (USFS)
  • U.S.Fish and Wildlife (USFWS)
  • U.S.Geological Survey (USGS)
  • U.S.Bureau of Reclamation (BOR)
  • U.S.Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW)
  • as well as other agencies, local governments, private clients

These projects have provided extensive opportunities for students with:

  • Surface and groundwater sampling, water quality analysis

The Natural Resource Management Field Institute works with the NRM academic program to enhance the academic experience through experiential learning.

In addition to connecting students with paid work opportunities, the NRM Field Institute collaborates with various agencies to identify and research environmental issues through contract and grant based projects.

The Field Institute is a truly unique educational opportunity. The NRM Field Institute leverages our location to maximize student involvement with applied environmental project work in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains.