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Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention Internship Program

The Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention (P2) Internship Program is a 12-week internship program occurring from late May to early August that pairs college students with companies seeking new and innovative approaches to pollution prevention and conservation. The program is sponsored by Hamilton County Recycling ReSource, the Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste District, Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District, and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). View the details of current internships and qualifications below. And apply for an internship or email Christin Horsman to be a host company.

2024 Host Companies

  • Adams-Clermont County

    More internship opportunities coming soon from Adams-Clermont Counties!

  • altafiber

    altafiber is a telecommunications company with an environmental vision is to “connect people, free from waste or pollution, enhancing environmental quality and health in our communities.”

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  • Butler County

    More internship opportunities coming soon from Butler County!

  • Revision Collective

    Revision Collective is a holding company of like minded businesses that is fueled by the desire to succeed in business while giving back to the community.

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Intern Responsibilities

Interns selected to participate in the Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention Internship Program are given responsibilities that assist his/her learning and experience in implementing pollution prevention initiatives including:

  • Assist company professionals in facility audits to identify new sustainability and pollution prevention activities pertaining to waste/ hazardous waste reduction, emissions reduction, water conservation, energy conservation, and manufacturing efficiency
  • Research and evaluate new pollution prevention recommendations and ensure compliance with environmental and safety regulations
  • Present recommendations to supervisor and technical advisors

If you have questions about the program or how to apply for an internship session, email Christin Horsman.

Information for Interested Host Companies

If your company is interested in reducing waste and implementing practical sustainability solutions, your company is a good fit for the Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention (P2) Internship Program. The program recruits and trains qualified upper-level undergraduate and graduate students to address sustainability projects for 12 weeks at selected facilities across Hamilton, Butler, and Clermont counties with company supervision to improve performance.

The Districts fund approximately 75% of the internship and the host companies match 25%. If you are interested in becoming a host company for the summer 2025 session, email Christin Horsman.

The 2023 internship program application deadline was February 18, 2024. Applications will reopen once the new opportunities from Butler County and Adams-Clermont County Solid Waste Districts are announced.

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