To provide a motivated student who is interested in State Government and Environment for an opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in Land Quality Section of Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources in Department of Environmental Quality. The intern will work directly with environmentalists, engineers and as well as other members of regulated community/public and will be able to get an experience in a diversity of state and federal environmental regulations including dam safety, industrial storm water, mining and erosion control. This internship will include occasional field work, computer research, data entry, and writing inspection report/notification letters.
Major Tasks to be Performed:
The intern will be responsible for Working from a list of high and intermediate dams to be inspected in the fall, the intern could verify current ownership of the dam utilizing the applicable county GIS website, and provide proposed changes for review. Once these changes are approved, I-BEAM could be updated and a new one-page report submitted for review, with a draft notification of inspection. This would be useful and save time for all the specialists and provide the owners advance notice so that they may perform routine maintenance of their dams prior to our inspections. The intern will be Reviewing the MRO dam files to make sure EAPS for high hazard dams are entered into I-BEAM accurately. The intern could confirm and update the county emergency management addresses and numbers. The intern will also work in Mining, erosion and sediment control program and Industrial storm water to review these permits and inspections. Some additional responsibilities will be tailored toward the specific interests of the student in order to maximize the internship experience.
Final Product or Outcome Anticipated:
The student will exit this internship with a significant awareness of State and Federal regulations and day to day functions of Land Quality section. The intern will have first-hand knowledge of the environmental programs with knowledge of Dam Safety, Mining and Storm water. The intern will also learn about research and development.
Academic Majors Desired:
Agricultural, Biological, Engineering, Environmental or Natural Resource Sciences
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
All applications must have the attached documents:
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Supplemental and Contact Information
Candace Dudley, Internship Coordinator