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Student Associates

Students are at the heart of what we do.

Real world experience is essential for a student to begin a sustainability-focused career, yet these experiences are not part of a typical university curriculum. IBE engages at least one CSU student on every project, and engages graduate fellows in developing professional resources, such as whitepapers. Our staff mentor students through their work, giving them a jump start on advancing the industry even before they graduate.

Our student program is truly interdisciplinary.

Cross-disciplinary collaboration creates the most innovative solutions to sustainability challenges. IBE students represent nearly every college at CSU. Our students learn from their staff mentors, their projects, and each other. They graduate ready to impact their communities.

CSU Programs Represented by IBE Students

  • Ag Sciences
  • Business
  • Human & Health Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Natural Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Engineering
  • Natural Resources

Current Student Associates & Fellows

Apply for an Internship

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from CSU graduate students and upper level undergraduate students who can commit at least 12 to 16 months and at least 5 hours per week toward a paid internship. Experience is not necessary, but successful candidates demonstrate exceptional enthusiasm and initiative, good writing skills, and a commitment to learning.

Apply for a Fellowship

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 invites full-time Masters and PhD students to apply for one-year fellowships each academic year. Fellows for the upcoming academic year have already been selected; please check back in early 2019 for the 2019-20 call.