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.
The spring semester usually includes monitoring of legislative action concerning the environment, where the intern may attend legislative committee meetings and public hearings.
This internship is unpaid, but course credit may be determined by the educational institution.
The intern will work closely with the Executive Director and Environmental Analyst, but must also be able to work independently.
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.
For spring semester: January 15
For fall semester: September 15
For summer: May 15
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.
Peter Hearn, Environmental Analyst
Council on Environmental Quality
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
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