Native American High School Intern

Morongo Environmental Protection Department’s Native American High School Internship Program started in the Summer of 2007. Since then, over 30 Morongo Tribal Members or Descendants have gone through the program. Students spend approximately 18 hours a week, for 5 weeks, working side-by-side with each Environmental Specialist to gain real-world experience in the environmental protection field.  Students learn about each of the EPD’s programs and complete  their own individual project related to environmental protection.


To provide an opportunity for Native American students to gain professional work experience on a variety of environmental projects which complement their career goals.

Who May Apply:

Morongo Band of Mission Indians is an equal-opportunity employer. We do, however, give preference to Native Americans, as allowed by federal law. Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • High School students must be entering high school in the fall or be current students
  • Have a fundamental concept of natural resources
  • Be able to work in both an outside and inside environment
  • Be able to pass a background check, as applicable
  • Complete a waiver of liability

Upon satisfactory completion, a certificate of completion & proof of internship will be granted. Hours worked may be used to satisfy college/university internship requirements, contingent upon college/university’s approval.


Two High School Internship opportunities are available annually in June.

High School Internship Projects

2023 EPD High School Internship –
Accepting Applications thru May 26, 2023!

Open to current 8th – 11th grade students with preference given to Morongo Tribal Members and Descendants. Students will spend approximately 18 hours a week for 5 weeks, working with each Environmental Specialist to gain real-world experience in the environmental protection field.

When: June 13 – July 21, 2023 (off week of July 3)

Schedule: T/W/Th 9am -4pm

Apply with the Morongo HR Department, located in the Morongo Administration Building