Environmental Associates (Advanced Job Training, Internships, and Experience Program)

  • PASE Corps
  • Virginia Beach, VA, United States
  • Nov 01, 2016
Schedule Flexible/Varies Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Science/Engineering Environmental & Energy Law Natural Resources Sustainability

Job Description

The PASE Corps Adavanced Environmental Training & Experience Program is solving the chronic problem of job seekers needing a job to get experience and employers who want candidates that have experience.

Description:

Environmental Associates become part of PASE Corps and build their resume by:
Participating in weekly advanced environmental training sessions that are based on skills employers told us were the most important or often missing in resumes and experience that they wished more candidates would have -- based on nationwide environmental employer surveys conducted by the Environmental Career Center;
Researching technical and environmental policy issues one week and then teaching them next week.  Much of the Fall 2016 advanced training sessions will focus on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and associated laws and regulations such as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, NEPA regulations of NASA, Air Force, Navy, Army, NOAA and others. 
After learning the basic NEPA procedures, Environmental associates will research and teach advanced concepts derived from recent White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA guidance.
Researching and preparing proposals for grants, cooperative agreements, and environmental contracts -- environmental employers seek technical staff that can also write proposals and win work!
Adapt, research, and train on other skills that environmental employers introduce to us during the semester -- for example, Brownfields, climate change planning, ISO 14001 EMS, and other environmental compliance laws, regulations, and skills.

Limited to 25 participants for Fall 2016- Spring 2017 sessions. Two-hour training sessions on Mondays in Hampton and Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Additional training sessions/locations may be added based on employer/partner's needs.  Some Associates may be selected to work on short-term projects for our Partners (municipalities, government agencies, consultants, and nonprofit environmental organizations).  Others may be placed in internships on-site with our Partners. Ultimate goal is placing PASE Corps Environmental Associates in rewarding entry-level environmental sustainability careers.

Qualifications:
At least two years of college, bachelor's degree or higher preferred.  Preference for candidates who have college education in environmental-related degree programs.
Ability and/or willingness to research environmental topics one week and teach them at the following week's session.  
Availability to work on short-term environmental projects for our partners/employers.

PASE Corps Environmental Associates are not stuck in the Catch-22 trap of: The job requires experienced people, but I need that job to get experience.  They are passionate about sharpening their skills and abilities and building their resume for a career that makes a difference.

Apply Now and attach your resume for consideration.

See PASEcorps.org for more information.  Click here for a fact sheet on upcoming training in Hampton Roads, Virginia

PASE Corps is an EEO

Job Level

Entry-level, Volunteer, Intern (Paid), Intern (Not Paid)

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO