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About Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) aims “to inspire a lifelong commitment to the Earth by educating for environmental responsibility, conserving and restoring the balance of natural communities, and advancing the ethic that the earth must be respected and nurtured.”  ACES has been providing various environmental education opportunities in the Roaring Fork Valley for over 40 years.

Interns are responsible for a range of duties, including assisting with the management of the visitor center and nature preserve, working on the environmental education programs for children, interpretive nature walks, birds of prey programs and special projects such as caring for the resident birds of prey, plants and live animals.  The experience that interns gain from ACES helps prepare them for a career in environmental education or environmental studies.


Experience in the natural sciences, environmental education or a related field; interest in environmental education; first aid and CPR certification; and experience working with the public are required.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

ACES Summer Naturalist Internship Coordinator
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
100 Puppy Smith Street
Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: (970) 925-5756


Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Denver, CO