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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 a part of a typical university curriculum. IBE engages at least one CSU student on every project. Our staff mentor students through our project 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 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 a one-year fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year.

First-year Masters and PhD students are invited to apply for IBE’s first-year fellowship. Fellows are selected on a competitive basis and are eligible for an award of $2,000 to $4,000, depending on the candidate pool. Download the first-year fellowship call and apply by April 1.

Continuing Masters and PhD students are invited to apply for IBE’s Senior Fellowship. Senior fellows are selected on a competitive basis and are eligible for an award of up to $6,000, and a guaranteed paid internship equivalent to up to an additional $6,000. Download the senior fellowship call for further details and apply by March 18.

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.

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