Montana State University Students as MTP2 interns.2022 intern, Elissa Ikola, working with Native Fish Keepers, Inc. (Left),
and 2021 intern, Edwin Allan, working with Pasta Montana (Right).

Intern With The Montana Pollution Prevention Program!


WHO:  Upper level undergrad & graduate students

WHEN: 11 weeks: June 3 - Aug 14, 2024

WHERE:  Across Montana (*housing scholarships available)

WHY:  $19-21/hr! College credit! Experience!

Gain vital career experience, earn credits and get paid while helping to protect human health and the environment!  

As an MTP2 intern, you will have the opportunity to affect change while working full-time at a manufacturing or processing business in Montana. This experience prepares you for a career after graduation and also provides you with an opportunity to help a company make changes to reduce pollution, increase energy efficiency, and save money! 

Each summer, MTP2 recruits and hires junior, senior and graduate level college students who have strong technical backgrounds and leadership abilities to work on waste and energy reduction projects at companies in Montana. Up to 12 projects are funded each year in locations around the state. Project specifics vary year-to-year.

"As a P2 intern, my experience has been transformative and enlightening. Working within the realm of prevention strategies, I've gained invaluable insights into identifying and addressing potential issues before they escalate, contributing to safer and more sustainable practices in the indsutry. The hands-on learning, collaborative environment, and the opportunity to make a tangible impact have made this internship a rewarding and enriching journey in my academic field of Industrial Managment Systems Engineering."
                                                       - Karen Nunoz-Michel

Karen Nunoz-Michel and many past students have worked with MTP2 and this internship. You can read their full testimonials of how the internship helped them.


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Fill out the application for your chance to make a difference.

Applications for the internship will be accepted from January 1st until all project spots are filled.


Detailed requirements, week by week schedule, process and more within.


If your business needs help to be part of the solution or just wants to cut pollution (and potentially costs), let us help you.


Look into examples of internship projects from the past.


Have more question? We have answers!


Sponsored by MSU's Montana Pollution Prevention Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  

If you are interested in more information, please contact:

[email protected]

“Empowering businesses to be part of the solution, not the pollution!”