The Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (IIC) is a partnership between Southern Utah University and the Land Management Agencies and Native American Tribes of Southern Utah, Northern Arizona and Eastern Nevada. Together, we develop challenging Internship opportunities for students from most SUU degree programs and in a diversity of exciting professional fields. IIC partners mentor their interns providing “real world” work experience that can complement their academic pursuits and help prepare them for a successful career.
The IIC is the premier national partnership model in youth leadership and educational development for public land stewardship.
The IIC engages youth in building meaningful leadership and educational skills. These experiences provide opportunities to develop a working knowledge about natural and cultural resources and a variety of careers in public lands management while shaping the next generation of public land leaders and advocates.
This valuable work creates a sustainable and effective network of land management and education partners. The IIC leverages existing partner resources to expand partner capacity, supports local economies and under-served communities, shares knowledge regionally, and opens doors for youth development and education opportunities.