COSA Spring/Summer Natural Resources Internship Opportunity with ERO Resou rces – Durango, CO

On ERO’s web site: Spring and Summer Natural Resource Internship, Durango, CO – ERO Resources

ERO Resources Corporation (ERO), an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is seeking a natural resource intern for its Durango office from early April until the end of September 2022. The intern will gain experience in the environmental consulting industry and exposure to environmental regulations, permit applications, and document preparation. For 40 years, ERO has served clients in Colorado and throughout the West with an enduring commitment to quality and integrity. ERO’s diverse team of scientists, planners, and subject matter experts work together to craft innovative solutions that balance change in our region with natural and cultural resources protection. ERO is DBE, MWBE, and SBE certified in Colorado.

This position supports new and existing natural resource projects based out of our Durango and Hotchkiss offices. Primary duties include assisting with literature research and organization, database entry, wetland delineations, natural resource assessments, and other natural resource-related fieldwork. Depending on experience, other duties could include preparing sections of draft reports. The candidate must be well organized and able to perform desktop/office-related duties while working from our downtown Durango office. Office space will be provided and the amount of time in the office will be dependent on the projects being completed, as well as current protocols related to the pandemic. A good portion of time from May through July will be in the field around the Western Slope of Colorado. Professionalism, integrity, and comfort working with people are of the utmost importance as the position requires regular contact with team members in the field, in the office, and virtually as needed.

Minimum qualifications: The candidate must have, or be in the process of obtaining, a bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, environmental science, ecological restoration, range science, natural resource planning, or similar discipline. One to two years of Colorado natural resource experience, including plant and wildlife identification or coursework, is preferable. Experience writing technical reports or research papers is also a plus.

The successful candidate will be detail oriented; possess the ability to work simultaneously on, and prioritize, multiple projects; and have the capability to work both as a member of an interdisciplinary team and independently. Candidates must be physically able to perform strenuous fieldwork, carry a minimum of 25 pounds, hike more than 3 miles per day over rough terrain, and work in adverse weather conditions. Overnight travel will be required.

The internship will run through the end of September 2022. The pay is $17 – 20/hour, depending on experience. The number of hours per week will vary from 24 to 40. No benefits are included.

If you are qualified for this position in ERO’s Durango office, please email a cover letter, resume describing your education and experience to Aimee Way (away) and cc Opportunities by March 20, 2022 – PDF preferred. Please include a writing sample (at least one page) with your materials. No phone inquiries please; you will receive an email notifying you that ERO has received your application. Only potential candidates will be contacted for interviews.

For more information about ERO, please visit our website at

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ERO is DBE, MWBE, and SBE certified in Colorado.