Intern - Environmental Affairs

  • Port Authority of Houston
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • Feb 12, 2017
Temporary Air Quality Environmental Science/Engineering Hazardous Waste / RCRA Waste Management/Recycling Watershed/Stormwater

Job Description

Are you READY? We are.

READY to move the world and drive regional prosperity? READY to be a part of America’s distribution hub for the next generation? We are. At Port Houston, we make sure our people have the best advantages in the business and that includes making sure they are READY to work for a world-class port and facility. And by READY, we mean: Respect, Excellence, Accountable, Diligence, and “You”.

Get in on the action at Port Houston where You can begin your career; where You can learn from top professionals; where You can influence and impact your fellow interns; where You can be part of a tradition, over 100 years in the making.

Missing out on this could mean missing the chance at an extraordinary opportunity. Are you READY?


Intern, Environmental Affairs - Houston, TX

The Environmental Affairs Intern performs a variety of tasks in broad-spectrum areas of environmental health & safety for large enterprises to help manage environmental, health & safety, and quality systems.

This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills he/she may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He/she will gain a better understanding of the role that Environmental Services can play in a global business setting, and be better prepared to work in the arena of Environmental Affairs, Coastal Resources, or government agencies.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Create tools required for managing permitting activities and compliance measures associated with a project from concept to completion.
  • Assist the team in executing a plan to effectively organize pre and post operation/maintenance and/or construction activities on all projects requiring monitoring and/or permitting close out.
  • Participate in the planning process and identifies regulatory requirements needed for the successful completion of projects.
  • Utilize Environmental background, such as Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering, to ensure air compliance and water treatment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be enrolled in and have already completed two semesters in an undergraduate Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or related major in a public or accredited private academic institution
  • Graduate-level students will be considered only if there is not an eligible undergraduate student available
  • Students must either attend a Houston area college/university or have a permanent residence within a commutable distance
  • Students must be in good academic standing to apply for an internship; a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7 is preferred
  • Students may not be related to any current Port of Houston Authority employee
  • Students must be able to work throughout the established twelve-week (12) program dates

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrates strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to prepare business cases and explain and/or support the recommended course of action.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to listen to business partners and understand their expectations and requirements.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Punctuality is key.

 When you take the first step with the Port Houston, you’ve taken the first step in the right direction in your new career path. Great pay, benefits, and a long tradition are just the beginning. Get READY!

More information:

  • Paid internship
  • Duration: May 22 – August 11, 2017

How to apply:

  • Apply through our Careers page at
  • All applications must include current resume

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Job Level

Entry-level, Intern (Paid)