Abigale Stangl

"This semester I had the great opportunity to work with Western Resource Advocates (WRA) on their Water Program. While assisting with the research for two reports on Nevada's and Utah’s water use and opportunity for conservation, I have come to understand the large consumption trends that span across the region, and the small steps that we as individual citizens can take to insure the vitality of home in the West."

~Abigale Stangl

Bachelor of Environmental Design (BED), Spring 2008



Center of the American West Internships Program

The Center of the American West offers internship opportunities for CU-Boulder undergraduates (juniors and seniors) to work for public and private organizations on projects that deal with Western topics and issues and offer professional training for the student.

These 1-3 credit hour internships foster students’ development as community leaders working for a sustainable West. Past projects include management of natural resources, the search for resolution of cultural conflicts, and the design and implementation of public environmental policy. Interns work 40 on-the-job hours per academic credit hour and meet with faculty sponsors for advising on the academic components of the internship: weekly journal entries, papers, and oral presentations. Interviews are held at the end of each semester and begin with the start of the following semester.

To qualify, applicants must be current degree program students at CU-Boulder with a minimum of 60 credit hours in progress at time of application, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 semester.

For more information, email academics@centerwest.org or call 303-735-1399.