University Programs

The Center for Protected Area Management actively pursues opportunities to connect the campus community with protected area opportunities and information.  This includes disseminating the information acquired through our research, on-site training courses, and technical collaboration with the greater University community and also developing opportunities for students to get involved in hands-on activities with protected areas.  Our academic outreach programs are designed to bridge our off campus field work with the interests of our students, faculty, and local community members and to bring opportunities for field work to our students. In addition, Center staff and affiliates teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at CSU and they serve as guest lecturers.

Rocky Mountain National Park Internship Program: Summer 2017

The Center for Protected Area Management is proud to be offering a new internship program at Rocky Mountain National Park.  Interns will assist park staff with a variety of programs from maintenance and design to resource stewardship and education.  We are currently working with the National Park Service to design a suite of internship opportunities for the summer and fall of 2017.

For More Information

Please consider attending our information sessions on November 30th and December 1st, 2016 where will highlight specific information about this internships.  A flyer for the information sessions can be downloaded here.
Internship Program Details
A detailed description of the internship programs are available here:

How to Apply

In order to apply for the internship program, interested applicants need to fill out our APPLICATION FORM and submit the form in PDF, along with a resume (max 2 pages) and 1 letter of reference from a previous employer or a professor to Please list your name and the internship you are applying for in the subject line.

Spanish Language Lunch on Biodiversity Conservation

The Center for Protected Area Management and Training hosts Spanish language casual luncheons throughout the year in 217 or 212 Forestry for anyone from the CSU and Fort Collins community that would like to learn or practice Spanish while listening to presentations about the biodiversity conservation issues our Center focuses on in the field.