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Welcome to the Pollution Prevention (P2) Internships Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview
Examples of various pollution prevention (P2) internship programs are included in the subsections throughout this Topic Hub.

Getting Started - Scope of the Program
Information to help programs interested in developing P2 internships.

Recruiting Students
Information about finding and recruiting qualified student interns to participate in a P2 internship program.

Recruiting Internship Clients
Information about selecting and recruiting appropriate host companies, institutions, and agencies as P2 internship clients.

Technical Assistance and Support
Information about how programs can provide technical assistance and support during internships.

Internship Tasks
Information about possible tasks and project deliverables required during and after the internship.

Student Training
Information about the different approaches used to train student interns.

Program Costs
Information about various costs involved with developing and maintaining a P2 internship program.

Measuring the Impact of the Internships
Information about how the different P2 internship programs measure their environmental results.

Information about environmental measures resulting from specific P2 internship projects; also includes links to specific programs.

Acknowledges the pollution prevention experts that helped contribute to the development of this Topic Hub.

Where to go for Help
Contact information for people and organizations with expertise or involvement in P2 internships.

Complete List of Links
Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.


The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

The Pollution Prevention (P2) Internships Topic Hub™ was developed by:

Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
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Hub Last Updated: 10/8/2013

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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