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Dark Sky Internship

February 2, 2021 by Judi Pickell

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The Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative (CPDSC) in partnership with the Utah Community Development Office (CDO) is seeking one part-time position. Currently housed within the CDO, the Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative provides a model for dark sky conservation and leads the way in protecting natural darkness as a precious resource throughout the Colorado Plateau and beyond. This is a dual position with the Utah Community Development Office and the chosen applicant will have the opportunity to support CDO team projects, review small planning grant applications, and produce written guides and resources for rural and transitional communities surrounding the Wasatch Front.


In this role, the intern will assist the CPDSC Coordinator with projects, initiatives, and activities in support of the Cooperative’s five objectives:

  • Coordination & Network Building: Coordinate efforts, communicate effectively, share resources and information, and provide mutual support to the larger network of dark sky advocates throughout the Colorado Plateau region.
  • Outreach & Education: Assist in the creation, promotion, facilitation, and improvement of the public’s understanding of the benefits and implications of night sky conservation.
  • Tools, Guides & Resources: Support, create, and share actionable tools, guides, and resources that support landscape scale approaches to night sky conservation.
  • Support & Technical Assistance: Provide direct support and technical assistance to build the knowledge and capacity of stakeholders relative to their own dark sky conservation goals and activities.
  • Communications & Design: Enhance the effective communication of dark sky concepts through the creative use of media and graphic design including printed, crafted, electronic media or presentations.

The internship is anticipated to end in the Spring (April / May), with a potential full-time extension through Summer (August) and the possibility of continuing based on office needs and intern interest. Past interns have gone on to full-time employment with our office or are employed with the Utah Office of Energy, Utah Office of Tourism, GOED Office of Management & Budget, and various entities.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to our Internship Program Coordinator Jordan Katcher at


Deadline to Apply: Monday, February 15, 2021 (EOB)  


CPDSC Internship 2021

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