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Environmental Intern

Date Posted:  Feb 23, 2021
Requisition ID:  173161

Greenfield, IN, US, 46140

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.


Unpaid Internship:

The Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) summer internship program is an unpaid summer internship that lasts approximately 3.5 months.

About the Job:

This position will serve as an environmental Intern for the Capital Program Management – Greenfield District Environmental Division of the Indiana Department of Transportation.  The Intern will be responsible for a variety of division projects and support.  This position is responsible for helping to prepare and review environmental documents in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), INDOT and other applicable regulatory agencies. The objective of the position is to provide a valuable learning experience for the intern, as well as to assist the agency in completing their assignments and responsibilities.  

A Day in the Life:

  • Collects, researches, and digitizes environmental data;
  • Collects and analyzes field data; 
  • Main project will include completion of all environmental research and on-site investigations (with staff assistance) for the 2021/2022 maintenance pipe repair/replacement program; 
  • Prepares environmental documents for various other INDOT projects, including the development and coordination of environmental related reports; 
  • Ensures compliance with federal & state regulations; 
  • Provides related technical assistance in development & maintenance of tracking logs using data base management system; and
  • Other duties as assigned

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Working towards a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science or closely related (e.g. geology, archaeology, natural resources, ecology, etc.) field
  • Relevant work experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of the mission and role of INDOT
  • Basic understanding of state policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Knowledge of state government structure, administrative procedures, and the legislative process
  • Ability to research, draft, and edit data and reports
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Ability to operate computer tools
  • Good research and writing skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills suitable for a wide variety of contacts
  • Confidence and ability to learn on the job and adapt quickly to changing circumstances

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