Internship (Summer 2022)


Berkeley Air Monitoring Group is looking for a part-time Intern to join our small, dynamic company for the summer of 2022, with the possibility to extend beyond. The ideal person for this position is an undergraduate student who would like to learn more about air pollution, health, and climate change and gain experience in research, instrumentation, lab work, and data analysis. The position will be based in our office in Fort Collins, Colorado, and there is the option for some remote work.

About Berkeley Air and Our Mission

Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, Inc. ( is a small technical consulting firm located in Berkeley, California, and Fort Collins, Colorado, founded in 2008, and incubated at the University of California, Berkeley. We work to mitigate the many problems associated with the use of dirty solid fuels for cooking, heating, and lighting, where electricity and gas are unavailable or unaffordable. Millions of people die prematurely each year as a result of exposure to air pollution, one of the world’s largest environmental health risks. With nearly 40% of households worldwide still using solid fuels for their cooking, the health impacts of this air pollution are especially problematic in lower- and middle-income countries. Similarly, household economics and gender dynamics are affected by the lack of affordable access to clean cooking options. Lastly, the unsustainable harvesting and inefficient burning of biomass fuels contributes substantially to climate change.

Our vision is the widespread adoption of cleaner and more efficient household energy solutions for global health, gender, and climate benefits. To this end, our company provides scientifically based testing, monitoring, and evaluation of household energy technologies and fuels for a range of domestic and international clients in both the public and private sectors. We also sell monitoring instrumentation, including sensors for air pollution and stove use.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Lab work with air pollution sample treatment and instrument handling
  • Data cleaning and data analysis (using R and Excel)
  • Equipment construction
  • Air pollution instrument file processing
  • Equipment inventory management
  • Literature and internet research
  • Other miscellaneous technical tasks
  • Opportunities are available for independent research projects

Required Experience and Skills

  • Basic MS Excel skills required
  • Experience with statistical software R is strongly preferred
  • Comfort with numbers, physical sciences, and basic computing required
  • Understanding of statistical analysis a bonus
  • Some laboratory experience preferred
  • Ability to work well independently and in groups, both remotely and, when possible, in a small office
  • Interest in learning and creating a healthy, sustainable world

Hours, Compensation, and Start Date

The summertime commitment is up to 10-20 hours per week. The time commitment during the semester is a minimum of 6 hours per week. Due to lab work requiring longer stretches of time, 3–4-hour time slots are preferred. This is a paid internship. Compensation starts at $12.50 per hour.

How to Apply

To apply, please email the following to with “Summer 2022 Internship” in the subject line:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Contact information for two references(No phone calls, please)