Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Application

Deadline: February 12, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

The program is open to students in engineering and science programs at accredited colleges or universities in Kansas who will have at least a junior standing by the start of the internship summer. You must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in an accredited Kansas college or university to qualify. 

Interns receive up to $18/hour plus travel reimbursements to and from their host company location. The program includes four days of training and 10 weeks on-site spent collecting data and writing reports.  Projects result in a written report detailing the intern’s methods, findings, and recommendations ; a case study summarizing the intern’s work; and a formal presentation to interested audience members in mid-September.

Prospective interns who take CE-690 Industrial Environmental Sustainability Practices course during the January intersession receive extra points during the intern interviewing process. (Course can be taken for credit or non-credit, and by non-students. See course details.)

           Are you wondering whether a P2 internship is for you? Read what past interns have to say about the program.

“The most valuable part of my internship was learning how to research solutions and understanding where and how to spend my time.”

“I learned so much about pollution prevention and could honestly see myself doing pollution prevention type projects in my future career. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the people at my host company and PPI.”

“The most memorable part of my internship was getting to see another side of manufacturing that I’ve never been exposed to. I’ve never been in a plant setting before so getting to see the assembly lines and how a part goes from being raw material to finished parts ready to be shipped out was eye-opening.”

“The most important thing I would tell other students about this internship is to be prepared to go out and make things happen. Without a personal drive to produce results, you won’t be able to make a difference within the company.”

“The most valuable part of my internship was acquiring environmental principles that I will carry along with me for life. In every job I take, I will always think about ways to reduce waste, the use of natural resources, pollution and emissions to help to take care of our planet. Being able to better identify my strengths and weaknesses in the workplace, too.”

Applications submitted after the January 31 deadline will not be considered.

The application will not save your progress. It must be completed in one session.

Please ensure you have the following information ready:

  • Emergency contact (Name, address, phone, email)
  • Contacts for two references, one academic and one work-related
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume
  • Technical writing example
  • Cover Letter

Begin application

K-State Pollution Prevention Institute
(800) 578-8898 | sbeap@ksu.edu
2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 300, Manhattan, KS 66506