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Pollution Prevention (P2) Internships: Where to go for Help
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Getting Started - Scope of the Program
Recruiting Students
Recruiting Internship Clients
Technical Assistance and Support
Internship Tasks
Student Training
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Measuring the Impact of the Internships
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This section displays contact information for experts in pollution prevention (p2) internships.

Programs listed: 13

1.  Butler County Department of Environmental Services (BCDES) - Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention Intern Program

The Butler County Department of Environmental Services provides safe, reliable services to Butler County — one of the fastest growing counties in Ohio.

130 High Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: (513) 887-3066

Contact:  Kimberley York, P2 Intern Advisor
Contact Phone: (513) 887-3406
Contact Fax Number: (513) 887-3777

2.  Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District - Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention Intern Program

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District (District) is a County organization, established by State law, responsible for ensuring that the County achieves State mandated goals for recycling and waste reduction. The District achieves these goals through the implementation of waste reduction programs targeted to residents, communities, businesses, and schools. It is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services.

250 William Howard Taft Road
First Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45219-2660
Phone: (513) 946-7734
Fax: (513) 946-7779

Contact:  Catherine Walsh, P2 Intern Advisor
Contact Phone: (513) 946-7732
Contact Fax Number: (513) 946-7779

3.  Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) - Office of Pollution Prevention - P2 Internship Program

The mission of the Office of Pollution Prevention (OPP) is to promote pollution prevention (P2) as the preferred strategy for environmental protection. The OPP promotes P2 through a variety of educational, technical assistance, regulatory integration and voluntary recognition initiatives.

1021 N. Grand Avenue East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, IL 62794-9276
Phone: (217) 782-8700
Fax: (217) 557-2125

Contact:  Richard Reese, P2 Internship Program Coordinator
Contact Phone: (217) 786-7489

4.  Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Intern Program

Interns with the Iowa Pollution Prevention Program experience a unique partnership of academia, industry and government all working together toward environmental and economic goals.

502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Contact:  Danielle Dilks, P2 Intern Program Coordinator
Contact Phone: (515) 281-8063

5.  Kansas State University - Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI)

The Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI) is an agency within Engineering Extension at Kansas State University. PPI provides confidential, technical, environmental pollution prevention and compliance assistance to businesses and institutions. PPI also operates the Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP).

Kansas State University
133 Ward Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-2508
Phone: (785) 532-6501
Fax: (785) 532-6952
Hot Line: 800-578-8898

Contact:  Nancy Larson, Director

6.  Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) - Environmental Assistance Center - Retired Engineer Technical Assistance Program (RETAP)

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) provides assistance to businesses, institutions and the public to improve the environment and save money by adopting the three "R's" reduce, reuse and recycle. Known also as pollution prevention, this is a non-regulatory assistance program that provides information, technical assistance and financial incentives to reduce pollution.

P.O. Box 30473
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (800) 662-9278

Contact:  Dale Copedge, P2 RETAP Internship Program
Contact Phone: (517) 335-0383

7.  New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - Pollution Prevention

Provides free, confidential, non-enforcement, multi-media, pollution prevention and compliance assistance programs that are available to all New Hampshire businesses, institutions, municipalities, and agencies.

29 Hazen Drive
PO Box 95
Concord, NH 03302
Phone: (603) 271-6460
Fax: (603) 271-2867

Contact:  Stephanie D'Agostino

8.  University of Maryland - Manufacturing Assistance Program

Since 1984, UMMAP has provided critical solutions to help Maryland manufacturers grow and become more competitive. A program of Mtech at the University of Maryland, UMMAP is a cost-effective, objective resource. As Maryland’s affiliate of the federal NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, UMMAP draws upon a national network of solution providers, as well as the expertise of the entire University System of Maryland.

410 W. Lombard Street
Suite A
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 706-3445

Contact:  Paul Gietka, Manager
Contact Phone: (410) 706-3445
Contact Fax Number: (410) 706-3446

9.  University of Minnesota - Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)

The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is an outreach program at the University of Minnesota that helps Minnesota businesses develop and implement industry-tailored solutions that prevent pollution at the source, maximize efficient use of resources, and reduce energy use and cost to improve public health and the environment.

University of Minnesota - McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2008
Phone: (612) 624-1300
Fax: (612) 624-3370

Contact:  Krysta Larson, Intern Program Coordinator
Contact Phone: (612) 624-4697

10.  University of Missouri Extension - Missouri Environmental Assistance Center (MOEAC)

The Missouri Environmental Assistance Center (MOEAC) is the one-stop resource for pollution prevention and environmental compliance assistance for Missouri small businesses.

University of Missouri
200 Engineering Bldg North
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-5001

Contact:  Marie Steinwachs, P2 Internship Coordinator
Contact Phone: (573) 882-5011

Contact:  Leah Christian
Contact Phone: (573) 882-2268

11.  University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Partners in Pollution Prevention (P3)

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Partners in Pollution Prevention (P3) program has helped both area college students and Nebraska businesses since 1997. Undergraduate student interns provide one-to-one Pollution Prevention assistance to Nebraska businesses by performing waste assessments or other waste reduction projects.

University of Nebraska
234 L.W. Chase Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0726
Phone: (402) 472-2838

Contact:  Bruce Dvorak, Associate Professor
Contact Phone: (402) 472-3431

12.  University of New Hampshire - P2 Internship Program

Teams engineering students with interested facilities to work on Pollution Prevention projects. The Internship program usually runs for a 10 week period during the summer. Trained student interns receive a stipend and work at the facility site.

University of New Hampshire
Chemical Engineering Department, 255 Kingsbury Hall
Durham, New Hampshire 03824-3591

Contact:  Ihab Farag
Contact Phone: (603) 862-2313
Contact Fax Number: (603) 862-3747

13.  University of Wisconsin Extension - Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center

The University of Wisconsin Extension is continuing the student intern program for health care in 2009, after completing a successful pilot program in 2008. The Extension's Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC) will support University of Wisconsin students to work in four Wisconsin health care facilities during the summer of 2009 to research solutions for specific waste-related problems.

161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Suite 6000
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 227-3160

Contact:  Steve Brachman, Waste Reduction Specialist


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