Internships - Environmental Quality in CT Annual Report

  • Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality
  • Hartford, CT
  • Aug 06, 2018
Internship- Unpaid Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Communication - Public Outreach Research Sustainability

Job Description

Project Description:

The intern will work closely with CEQ staff, and will also interact with the staff of other state agencies to assist with research in monitoring the state's environmental trends. Research areas may include environmental permitting and enforcement, land use, open space preservation, environmental policy.

Picture of the Connecticut State Capitol building

The spring semester usually includes monitoring of legislative action concerning the environment, where the intern may attend legislative committee meetings and public hearings.

Work Product:

The Annual Report, and/or supporting documents such as special reports, which will be distributed to the governor, legislators, the media, and the general public.

Course Credit:

This internship is unpaid, but course credit may be determined by the educational institution.

Supervision Provided:

The intern will work closely with the Executive Director and Environmental Analyst, but must also be able to work independently.

Qualifications:

It is open to any graduate student or undergraduate, that has completed at least junior year in college. Recent interns have been from Miami University, Ohio; Trinity College, Hartford; University of Connecticut, Storrs; UConn Law School and Eastern Connecticut University. A background/major in political science, environmental science, biology, law or a related field is good preparation. Excellent written and oral communications skills are required.  

Duration:

Negotiable.

Application Deadline:

For spring semester:  January 15
For fall semester:  September 15 
For summer: May 15

To Apply:

Send a resume and a writing sample, via e-mail or postal mail, to the contact below.  The writing sample can be anything you have written yourself that demonstrates your writing ability, such as a short term paper, essay, book review or short story. You may include in the resume a list of courses taken that you believe would be relevant. An in-person or telephone interview will be requested as part of the selection process.

Contact Person:

Peter Hearn, Environmental Analyst
Council on Environmental Quality
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 424-4000 
e-mail: peter.hearn@ct.gov

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Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Government- State/Provincial