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    Blumenstein Internship

    What is the Charlie Blumenstein Internship?

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    The Charlie Blumenstein Stewardship Assistant position is a summer water and wildlife conservation internship.

    In the Summer of 2019, the selected Charlie Blumenstein Stewardship intern spent the summer at The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Carpenter Ranch in Hayden, CO (near Steamboat, CO). This experience offered opportunities to engage with visitors; work alongside ranch managers in maintaining the property, and gain a better understanding of how Carpenter Ranch supports researchers, Colorado water rights, and much more. Full details on how to apply for the 2020 internship will be found in Handshake soon. Contact the Career Center with questions.

    Charlie Blumenstein graduated from Colorado College in 1996 with a major in biology. He was passionate about the environment and conservation of water resources. Charlie credited his informal, out-of-classroom, extra-curricular, field experiences with his decision to become a hydrogeologist and to devote his professional life to the improvement of our water resources. After Charlie’s death in May 2003, his family and friends established a fund in his memory to recognize his passion and commitment to conservation and the outdoors through this internship.


    Past Interns

    From 2004 to 2017, the internship was located at The Nature Conservancy Silver Creek Preserve in Picabo, Idaho. Click on the reports of past interns to learn more about their experience.

    Nate Marx, 2019

    Madeline Wilson, 2017

    Caleb Cofsky, 2016

    Joseph Friedland, 2015

    Molly Broom, 2014

    Caley Gallison, 2013

    Ham Wallace, 2012

    Collin Knauss, 2011

    Dominique Lucio, 2010