Are you interested in internship or fellowship?

SDSG accepts new interns and fellows on a rolling basis, including internships for academic credit. SDSG interns and fellows may work remotely or from our Gunnison, Colorado office. All interns and fellows commit to work for at least 10 hours a week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Tasks include, but are not limited to, research and memo writing, drafting content for SDSG publications and reports, and working with SDSG teams on current projects.

Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the semester in which they wish to receive academic credit. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three references to to apply. SDSG internships and fellowships are currently unpaid positions.


Current Interns & Fellows

Summer 2019

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Brad Cummings 

Brad Cummings is in his third year of law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he is also an LLM candidate for International Business Transactions. Brad is also a dual Master’s recipient in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Resource Law Studies from the University, and received his Bachelors in Philosophy from the American Military University. In addition to receiving specializations in Renewable Energy and Oil and Gas, he also has worked in various research assistant roles on projects involving the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Upon graduation, Brad plans to work in the non-profit community in Veterans advocacy and environmental protection, preservation, and sustainable development.


Wendy Kerner 

Wendy Kerner is a student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she is working toward a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. She is Symposium Editor for the University of Denver Water Law Review and will be participating in the Environmental Law Clinic for the 2019-20 school year. She has returned to school after teaching elementary education in Park County, Colorado for 20 years because she wants to gain the legal knowledge to help protect our planet and people (particularly marginalized communities) from irresponsible, unlawful actions; address harmful, ineffective laws; and help develop reasonable, sustainable policy. She loves spending time outdoors in the mountains with her husband and daughter.


Charlotte Selix

Charlotte Selix is a second year law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She is a dedicated animal rights and environmental advocate, serving on the executive board for the newly reinstated Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Her passion for environmental protection led her to intern for SDSG.


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Hunter Edberg

Hunter Edberg is currently a Master’s of Environmental Management Candidate at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. He is in the Sustainable and Resilient Communities track, and his emphasis is in renewable energy development, specifically solar. He is particularly interested in renewable energy policy, the increasingly compelling economic argument for renewables, and future growth in battery storage. Hunter’s interest in energy started while working at the Sustainability Office at Bemidji State University, where he received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. When he is not working on school or project related items, you will likely find him the mountains or on a river somewhere.

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Jose Mozo Hormann 

Jose Mozo Hormann is studying for his LLM at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. L.L.B From Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, with a concentration in Public Law. During Law school, Jose worked as an intern in the National Congress. After graduation worked in private practice as a sole practitioner. Jose is also a volunteer of the Santiago Fire Department. He is married and the father of one.

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Tori Jarosh

Tori Jarosh is a Spring 2018 Western Colorado University graduate. She graduated with a degree from the Environment and Sustainability program with a water emphasis. in the Fall of 2018, Tori returned to Gunnison from her hometown of St.Charles, IL to intern for SDSG. She now acts as a research associate on a current study which aims to identify barriers to renewable energy adoption in Colorado communities. Tori's interests in energy arose during her involvement in Gunnison community energy initiatives; these include organizing public engagement forums and meeting regularly to connect local renewable energy agendas. She hopes to participate in further initiatives across the nation or globe. Outside of the office, Tori enjoys gardening and spending time in the kitchen.

spring 2018

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Chris Werre

Chris Werre is a second-year graduate student in the Master in Environmental Management (MEM) Program at Western State Colorado University. His studies focus on Global Sustainability and he is particularly interested in policies that protect human rights while addressing pressing environmental challenges such as climate change. Chris has an undergraduate degree in Marine Science and Geology from Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Florida. After graduation Chris volunteered for the Environmental Agency of Iceland (Umhverfisstofnun) as a trail team leader for international volunteers. Before enrolling in the MEM program Chris worked in Denver as an environmental lab analyst and continued to spend time volunteering in Iceland during the summers.