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Environmental Consulting & Interdisciplinary Intern

 **This internship is part of the University’s Jeff Metcalf Internship Program. By applying to this internship: 

Please note: to ensure that the University can provide opportunities to as many students as possible, Federal Work-Study eligible students may be paid using Federal Work-Study funds. If your opportunity is funded by Federal Work-Study, you will receive biweekly paychecks during your internship, and the pay will be subject to withholding as wages, as required by law. **

You can learn more about Delta Institute at The Delta Institute is a nonprofit organization formed in 1998 that works in partnership with business, government and communities in the Great Lakes region to create and implement innovative, market-driven solutions. Delta works to build environmental resilience, economic vitality and healthy communities.

Delta Institute offers its interns a unique, hands-on learning experience in a fast paced nonprofit environment. Interns will have the opportunity to do program work across three strategic priority areas: energy, ecosystems, and waste. Interns will work in collaboration with Delta’s diverse and experienced staff to help create and implement innovative, market-driven solutions that build environmental resilience, economic vitality and healthy communities.

Each intern is supported by three designated staff contacts to ensure an educational internship filled with skill building and real-world experience.


The manager is the primary point of contact for the intern. They are mid to senior level staff who provide coaching, task management, and evaluation. Managers work with interns to create clear goals and deliverables and keep them on track.

Managers will help teach interns how to accomplish deliverables by breaking them into tasks, setting milestones, and prioritizing. They celebrate the successful milestone achievements and help interns find solutions to barriers they may encounter. 


Mentors provide interns with a peer learning experience. Interns are paired with staff mentors whose in positions are similar to those the intern may aspire to soon after graduation. 

Mentors will provide the intern with a first day orientation to the office, and serve as an ongoing resource for project specific questions as well as informal career advice.



Delta’s Director of Finance & Operations is available to discuss any questions or concerns an intern may have during their internship, and welcomes feedback on Delta’s intern program. Interns are also encouraged to provide a copy of their resume for review and feedback. 


Depending on the specifics of the intern, interns provide a variety of different services in areas such as research, data analysis, social media, writing and event support. Delta values the diverse perspectives our interns bring to our work, and interns are invited to our staff meetings and any relevant project meetings during their internship. The 2018 Metcalf intern will have a specific project, and  will be expected to assist other professional staff across the strategic priority areas, as needed. At the end of the internship, interns conduct a presentation to staff highlighting their accomplishments during their time at Delta. 

We are looking for a motivated, independent professional with strong research and writing skills and an environmental science or science background. Intern must be well organized, eager to learn, able to commit to a regular schedule, and able to communicate clearly and frequently with Supervisor. 


Please submit your resume, cover letter, and an unofficial transcript.