Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention Internship

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 R3Source, the Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste District, the Montgomery County Solid Waste District, and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Information for Interested Student Applicants

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

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2022 Host Companies

MadTree Brewing: When MadTree sprouted in 2013, they were driven to craft great beer - but more importantly – to build something bigger than the high-quality beer they produce. From inception MadTree has lived up to its name, working to celebrate and protect nature, reduce its impact on the environment, and firmly plant roots in the community. MadTree is seeking an intern to further reduce environmental impacts through with waste diversion and energy conservation initiatives.

Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub (CRRH): The goal of CRRH is to help mitigate the effects of climate change by increasing recycling, reuse, and landfill diversion rates in the greater Cincinnati area. To meet this goal, CRRH is seeking an intern to identify new diversion streams and outlets and increase communication efforts to customers. 

Internship Qualifications

Internship qualifications include:

  • Must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student with at least two years of undergraduate education completed
  • Desired majors include: engineering, environmental health and safety, and environmental science
  • Must have a valid driver's license issued by the state of residency

If you have questions about the program or are interested in applying for the summer 2022 internship session, email Mary Cropenbaker.