Employer: Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP)
Internship Number: 320
Internship Title: Bureau of Land Resources Intern
Location: Augusta, Maine
Period of Engagement: Available each summer and fall semester
Compensation: Unpaid
Project Supervision: Director, Bureau of Land Resource Regulation, MDEP
Description of the Internship:
The Bureau of Land Resource Regulation at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) is responsible for administering the core environmental laws that affect land development in the State of Maine.  The MDEP is responsible for providing public service and assistance with Maine’s environmental regulations, and for evaluating impacts from land development activities against laws and regulations created by the Maine Legislature.

These internships will not be for a specific project, but will provide assistance with a wide variety of regular work activities in the MDEP’s Division of Land Resource Regulation as described below.

Internships are available during the Department’s “field season,” which generally runs from April to November, or, during the summer and fall semesters.  Depending upon the student’s schedule and availability, a summer internship may begin in April or May.  The work activities will be located out of the Central Maine Regional Office in Augusta, but there may be some travel involved to the Portland or Bangor offices.

These work activities involved in this internship will occur in the Central Maine Regional Office in Augusta, and could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • accompany field services staff on site visits to review citizen complaints or to provide permitting assistance;
  • attendance at Board of Environmental Protection hearings on appeals of MDEP decisions;
  • assistance with improving license processing procedures;
  • assistance with data entry;
  • recordkeeping and archiving of approved permits; and
  • related work activities
  • General computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and email
  • General knowledge of the Maine land use laws, including the Site Location of Development Act, the Stormwater Management Act, the Natural Resources Protection Act, and Shoreland Zoning is desirable, but not required.
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Partnership’s Internship Application Form online.
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