Student Mentorship

Mentorship

IBE offers a unique mentorship program for Colorado State University students who share a passion for sustainability and the built environment. Our interdisciplinary approach enriches interns’ exposure to the many facets of sustainability and allows for meaningful collaboration between disciplines and departments across campus.

In our 21-year history, IBE has mentored more than 75 CSU students, 90 percent of whom now work in leading sustainability and built environment positions around the world.

Through hands-on training, our mentorship program empowers and equips the next wave of built environment professionals to make meaningful green improvements to our communities.

Students are mentored by senior staff to deliver professional work products for our clients. Throughout their internship, students sharpen their skills in client communications, task management, decision making, budget management, and sustainability consulting, ultimately transforming into well-equipped project managers.

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As proven by our successful alumni, the professional work experience gained at IBE becomes an invaluable portion of students’ education and helps them secure meaningful employment in their desired fields of work.

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IBE Fellowship Program

If you’re a CSU Masters or PhD student looking for a practical, collaborative experience that exposes you to the many facets of sustainability, the IBE Fellowship Program is for you. IBE fellows work in interdisciplinary teams to publish white papers and other resources that facilitate real-world application in advancing healthy, thriving built environments. IBE staff provide professional mentoring, sustainability skills training, and support in thesis/project direction, professional networking, and job hunting.

First-year Fellowship

IBE invites full-time, first-year Masters and PhD students to apply for a one-year fellowship position. Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis and will receive a $2,000 to $4,000 award, dependent on the candidate pool. The one-year fellowship begins in August 2017 and concludes in August 2018.
Read more and apply by April 2, 2017. >>>

Senior Fellowship

IBE invites continuing Masters and PhD students to apply for a one-year fellowship position. Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis and will receive an award of up to $12,000, consisting of up to $4,000 toward tuition, $2,000 for conference attendance and related travel, and a $6,000 assistantship. Funding level is dependent upon the candidate pool. The one-year fellowship begins in August 2017 and concludes in August 2018.
Read more and apply by March 16, 2017. >>>