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Apply to be an intern host company

Who can apply?

Any business, industry, facility or entity located in Kansas can host an intern if viable pollution prevention projects have been identified. The internships last 11 weeks and the intern is assigned to work 10 weeks at your facility. 

For companies that only have one or two projects or aren't ready for a full-time intern, there is the circuit-rider option. A circuit-rider intern typically visits six to eight industries and focuses on one or two projects per company.

Learn more and apply to be a host company >

What can an intern do for you?

Businesses receive well-developed, specific recommendations that can benefit the company’s bottom line and the Kansas environment through projects that target:

  • energy and water use
  • toxic chemicals
  • air emissions
  • hazardous and solid wastes
  • employee risks
  • sustainable material management

Check out our library of case summaries of previous projects >

PPI Hosts Environmental Justice Event in Wyandotte County

On Nov. 16, PPI hosted an event in Kansas City, Kansas, supported by the Unified Government of Wyandotte County. Community members, government officials and industry experts gathered to discuss environmental justice, or EJ, issues facing Wyandotte County. The event included presentations from Darling Ingredients and the Heartland Environmental Justice Center, followed by an in-depth conversation about EJ challenges in the community. 

PPI is hosting a similar event from 4-6:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Wichita Public Library – Evergreen Branch, 2601 N. Arkansas Ave. The event will focus on sustainability and environmental justice in Sedgwick County. With insights from Spirit Aerosystems, we'll discuss how local businesses and the community can reduce pollution and make a positive impact. Light refreshments will be served. 

Register for the Sedgwick County event >

Last chance to enroll in Industrial Environment Sustainability Practices course for professional development

Enrollment for the upcoming Industrial Environment Sustainability Practices intersession course closes Dec. 29. This Jan. intersession course focuses on pollution prevention and sustainability practices in manufacturing and industrial facilities. It also includes an overview of environmental regulations and EPA tools. The course is available for credit, noncredit (students only) and professional development.

Individuals or nonstudents interested in taking the class for professional development and/or CEUs, should email Cris Brazil. The cost for taking CE690 for professional development is $300. Classes are held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 9 -10 and from 9-11:30 a.m. on Jan. 11.

Learn more and enroll >

Featured case summary

This case summary is a great example of what a circuit-rider intern could do for your company through a brief assessment. Our circuit-rider interns are the best option if you have smaller projects or one or two processes that could be improved.  

If you are interested in becoming a host company, visit our website to learn more. Applications are being accepted now through Jan. 15. Email Cris Brazil with any questions.

Online hazardous waste training

Hazardous waste handlers are required to complete training annually, and new employees must be trained within six months of taking a position that requires they handle hazardous waste. This training needs to be documented and maintained for at least three years. 

PPI offers online training that includes a certificate of completion for $50 per user.

Enroll now >

Upcoming Events

Jan. 9-11

Industrial Environment Sustainability Practices intersession course


Jan. 10-12

57th Annual KAPA-KRMCA Convention


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