Employer: Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Environmental Assessment
Internship Number: 374
Internship Title: Geographic and Hydrologic Analysis Support Intern
Location: Augusta, Maine
Period of Engagement: Summer
Compensation: Unpaid
Description of the Internship:
Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for protecting and restoring Maine’s natural resources and enforcing the state’s environmental laws.  The agency structure consists of the Commissioner’s Office and three bureaus that administer the Department’s environmental programs.  Legislative mandate directs DEP to prevent, abate and control the pollution of the air, water and land.  The charge is to preserve, improve and prevent diminution of the natural environment of the State.  The Department is also directed to protect and enhance the public’s right to use and enjoy the State’s natural resources. The Division of Environmental Assessment is under the Land and Water Bureau of Maine DEP, which is responsible for administering the core environmental laws that affect land development in the State of Maine.

The Division of Environmental Assessment is seeking a student intern for the summer.  The intern would work out of the Augusta office.  Days and hours are flexible and can be negotiated; it is anticipated this would be a three days per week position for 11 weeks. The student will be interviewed before any offer of employment is made.

Responsibilities:
The student intern would perform spatial location, measurement, and calculation in ArcMap and Excel in support of Hydrologic Analysis.  About half of this work would be performed at a computer terminal and half in the field.  The student would be invited to help out in the field with GPS location of wells, measurement of bedrock fracture orientations as well as acquisition of multi-parameters of groundwater base flow from road crossing streams measurement (late May to early August).

Other related scientific investigations and assessments may be performed on occasion with other Environmental Assessment staff as the opportunity arises. This might include working on occasion with the lakes or rivers assessment and monitoring staff biologists.

In addition, the student could be performing some file search, field work documentation and data entry in support of the Environmental Geographic Analysis Database (EGAD).  This would be in the area of groundwater protection.

Qualifications:
  • Strong work ethic and willing to work hard
  • Act as a team player
  • Be adaptable to both office and field environments
  • Background in geology or other science with knowledge of ArcMap and Excel, or similar experience.  Some background in environmental science or related field would also be useful
  • Good computer skills
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and social skills are preferred for interacting with a variety of staff as well as the public on occasion
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Internship Application Form online.
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