Undergraduate Sustainability Interns


Every year, the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology solicits applications for Swette Undergraduate Sustainability Interns.  Swette Interns perform research that focuses on using microorganisms to provide sustainable services to society.  Study areas include renewable energy, improving water quality, and managing microbial communities.  Each Swette Intern is integrated into an on-going research project in the Center and is compensated at a rate of $14/h.  Swette Interns produce significant results that advance sustainability research and also get opportunities to present their results in written and oral formats.  This is a tremendous opportunity to work with the distinguished faculty members in the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology:  Dr. Bruce Rittmann, Dr. César Torres, Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Dr. Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz and Dr. Andrew Marcus.

The internships are open to undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors at the beginning of the academic year.  An intern must have a background in science or engineering that addresses providing sustainability services to society.  Selection criteria emphasize academic qualifications and demonstrated commitment to sustainability.  

Please check back in February 2016 for openings for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Current Opportunities

Swette Undergraduate Sustainability Internship

Work with some of the world’s most distinguished environmental biotechnology scientists who use microorganisms to provide sustainability services to society. Help them develop new ways to produce renewable energy, improve water quality, bioremediate contamination and improve health.
The internship is for students who will be juniors and seniors during the 2017-2018 school year. For 10-15 hours a week, successful applicants will be compensated $12,000. Apply by Jan. 20, 2017 to be considered. For more information, click here.


Graduate Students

Graduate students can pursue research in the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology after enrolling in any of the following graduate programs at Arizona State University.  Please visit the individual program pages to learn more about how to apply.