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State of Massachusetts Contracted Student Interns in Springfield, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. * * * *Environmental Justice (EJ) Environmental Analyst (EA) This program runs from June 2024 - October 2024 As part of the region’s EJ Initiative, The EJ EA Intern will participate in a comprehensive environmental assessment in Holyoke. The Intern will conduct an environmental assessment of urban recreational settings to complement and support the identification of potential environmental sources of contamination, which can impact resident’s quality of life. The Intern will conduct research to identify areas of urban fill and/or landfill sites and identify the current and proximal land use at the site. The deliverable product will be a report with tables describing identified sites and suggested next steps and GIS map of identified sites. This will complement ongoing air monitoring assessment work in the area. Preferred Qualifications * Strong skills in the use of Microsoft Suite (EXCEL, WORD, PowerPoint) * Skill in data management and analysis * Basic understanding of initial environmental site assessment * Basic knowledge of reading maps * Basic knowledge of GIS mapping * Basic research * Spanish fluency would be helpful * Basic understanding of Environmental Justice * * First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * * Prerequisites Associate or Bachelor’s degree (must be enrolled or within one year of graduation) Required * * Cover letter * Resume * * *Comprehensive Benefits When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Contractor* *Organization: Department of Environmental Protection *Title: *Contracted Student Interns Location: Massachusetts-Springfield-436 Dwight Requisition ID: 240003ZA