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GLRPPR Contacts: Illinois EPA - Pollution Prevention Internship Program

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Illinois EPA - Pollution Prevention Internship Program
1021 N Grand Ave. East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, IL 627949276
Telephone: 217-782-8700

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  • State

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  • Each year, Illinois EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention recruits upper-level university students to work on pollution prevention (P2) projects during the summer. While students have been placed primarily at manufacturing facilities, they have also worked at small business development centers, trade associations, local government facilities, environmental groups and military installations. The purpose of the program is to help facilities identify, research and pilot P2 technologies and practices.

    Each student selected for the program is required to attend an initial P2 training program in Springfield. The student will spend the remainder of the 12-week summer session working as a temporary full-time employee at the sponsoring facility. Students typically have backgrounds in engineering, environmental management, chemistry, or occupational health and safety.

    The program has helped Illinois businesses save millions of dollars and reduce environmental releases by over 200,000 pounds.

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).


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