Job Type: Internship/Temporary
Salary Details: $37,000-$40,000 annual salary
Deadline: May 22, 2023

This is a paid, full-time (40 hours a week for 10 weeks) seasonal natural resource education outreach internship with Colorado State University’s (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). Majority of the internship work will be based on-campus in Fort Collins, Colorado but travel to Edwards Air Force Base in California in Summer 2023 is required. Military affiliation is not required to apply for this position.

If you are a student, recent graduate, or early-career professional that is interested in learning more about federal land management and educating the public about natural resources, and reducing human-wildlife conflict, this position is the perfect opportunity to build connections and gain hands-on experience that will help you excel in the field of natural resource management. Working under the guidance of seasoned Natural Resource Managers and Specialists, you will get firsthand experience in many of the practical applications of environmental management.

As a Natural Resources Education and Outreach Intern, your primary responsibility will be to capture via photo and video existing natural resources projects at Edwards Air Force Base, such as (1) the Reptile and Amphibian Inventory; (2) the Restoration of Piute Ponds Complex Project; (3) wildlife-human conflict reduction Program and develop educational materials for the public. This position will require you to have excellent written communication skills as well as videography and video editing skills as you will be developing education and outreach content about the Edwards AFB Natural Resources projects for the general public.

CEMML is a research, education, and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU. CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and other CSU departments to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, please visit

Natural Resources Project Documentation: Edwards Air Force Base, California
Internship work and content development will occur at the CSU Fort Collins campus but will travel to Edwards Air Force Base in California to accompany the Natural Resource staff and project technicians to learn about and capture (via photos and videos) the various ongoing Natural Resource efforts.

EAFB is a 308,000-acre United States military installation found in Antelope Valley, California. The primary mission at EAFB is to research, develop, and test advanced manned and unmanned aircraft. This mission is supported by the NASA/Armstrong Flight Research Center, the Air Force Laboratory, and the Air Force Test Center, which are all stationed at the installation. The EAFB Environmental Office is tasked with supporting the testing mission by maintaining access to the air, land, and water that is found on the installation, while also ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. They are also responsible for protecting and preserving the unique Mojave ecosystem found throughout EAFB, with key areas of focus including wildlife monitoring and management, hazardous materials management, and water conservation.

To learn more about EAFB and its mission, visit


  • Travel to Edwards Air Force Base during the 2023 summer and document all CEMML projects through photography and videography
  • Edit and produce content such as short outreach films, brochures, flyers, posters, etc to educate the public about the resources at Edwards Air Force Base and the efforts of the Natural Resources program
  • Accompany field technicians to interview and document the Natural Resources projects
  • Work closely with the installation’s Public Affairs office to ensure all content is approved before release
  • Develop outreach strategies to engage with the community, such as public events and presentations to installation residents.
  • Maintain and organize all photo and video content captured
  • Collaborate with the CEMML team to ensure accurate representation of their work and projects
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be currently enrolled in a college/university program related to environmental science, media production, or a related field
  • Ability to travel to Edwards Air Force Base in California during the 2023 summer and commit to a minimum of 8 weeks of internship
  • Experience with photography and videography
  • Proficiency in video editing software (e.g. Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of environmental issues and natural resource management preferred
  • Interest in educating the public about Natural Resources and the importance of reducing human-wildlife conflict

Majority of the work for this internship will be on campus at the CSU Fort Collins campus but requires travel to Edwards Air Force Base in California in the 2023 summer to learn about and document (via photos and videos) the various ongoing Natural Resource efforts. The intern will need to be able to work outdoors in various weather conditions and be able to carry and operate camera equipment. The intern may be required to work irregular hours, including weekends and evenings.

The annual salary range for this position is $37,000-$40,000. CEMML will complete any required internship paperwork and provide mentorship throughout the internship period.

Visit: Students/Recent Grads – CEMML ( for a full description of the positions that are currently available. Once you have chosen which positions you’d like to be considered for and reviewed the housing resources, follow the instructions to apply to the open pool through the CSU Job System.   

Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from the application materials. A complete application consists of the following items.

  • Cover letter (a narrative addressing each qualification described in the announcement)

  • Resume

  • Three references (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor; references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)

  • Academic transcript