The Center for Protected Area Management (CPAM) works with protected area agencies and non-profit organizations to create internship opportunities for students. Because CPAM is based in a large land-grant university in one of the largest colleges of natural resources in the world, we are well positioned to be able to promote and recruit top student talent for internship positions. In addition to Colorado State University students, we are able to recruit students from a half dozen additional Universities located along the Colorado Front Range and in Wyoming.

We will post more information when we have positions available for future Rocky Mountain Internship Program cohorts..

three people in yellow in the forest
a woman in purple riding a horse in the mountains

Rocky Mountain National Park
Internship Program: Summer 2018

The Center for Protected Area Management offered 3 internship positions at Rocky Mountain National Park for the 2018 season. Three students, Tyrus McLachlan, Andrew Sampson, and Joe Sarr, from the Colorado State University departments of Watershed Science, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, and History, formed the second cohort serving as Forestry, Backcountry, and Museum Specialist interns for the park

Tyrus McLachlan, 2018 Forestry Intern
Andrew Sampson, 2018 Backcountry Intern
Joe Sarr, 2018 Museum Speacialist Intern

For More Information:

Please consider attending the culmination for the 2018 Rocky Mountain National Park Internship Program cohort. The 2018 interns will be presenting about their experience. Please refer to the information below or download the flyer for more information.

Intern Presentations:

Thursday, December 6 at 10am in Michael Smith Natural Resources Building 345

Application questions

How to Apply

In order to apply for the internship program, interested applicants need to fill out our online application form in addition to submit their resume (max 2 pages) and one letter of reference from a previous employer or a professor. At the end of the online application, the applicant will be prompted to upload their supporting documents. Click below to apply.

Applications are not being accepted at this time. Stay tuned for the next application period.


Reach out to our program coordinator, Erin Hicks via email.