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Site Assessment Intern

SWCA Environmental Consultants/New England Environmental (SWCA/NEE) seeks an intern to assist with work being conducted under the guidance of staff in the Site Assessment group.  SWCA/NEE’s Site Assessment group provides a number of services to clients including environmental site assessments, sampling of environmental media (soil, sediments, indoor air, and groundwater), soil borings and monitoring well installation, construction oversight related to contaminated soil, and site inspections to maintain active remediation systems.   Summer interns would be required to work on any number of projects that may provide the aforementioned services. 

Qualifications/Skills Required:

Candidate should have completed sophomore or junior year of college in a natural science or engineering field such as environmental engineering, geology, biology, environmental science, or chemistry. Applicants must have completed the OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training, and preferably be current with their 8-hour annual refresher in order to do field work. Applicants should have excellent organizational, writing and speaking skills; have a working knowledge of computer and basic software programs; and be enthusiastic, self motivated, and optimistic. Must be able to communicate and work with a diverse audience, and work independently as well as a member of a team.  Candidates must be available and willing to travel away from home at times, depending on work schedules, and be able to work outside in all weather conditions.

Work Time Frame

NEE will be offering this internship for a 10 week period from June 5 through August 25.

Work hours:

This is considered a temporary, part-time position offering between 32-40 hours each week. Because of the nature of this position, the work schedule is irregular and may include some evening and weekend hours. Normal business hours are between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and most work will occur between these hours. Work will be divided between office and field work, as possible, and will include work in all weather conditions.

      Compensation: 

 

      SWCA/NEE interns will be paid Massachusetts minimum wage for the length of the position.  For any work in which you are required to use your own vehicle for company work, you will be reimbursed for travel miles at the rate is set each year by the Federal Government.   If your work requires you to stay overnight away from home, NEE will provide pay for overnight accommodations, and reimburse you (currently $51.00/day per diem) to cover the cost of breakfast and dinner.

 

      Travel and Transportation:

Applicant must have reliable transportation possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter describing your background/experience.  Be sure to include your dates of availability and at least three current references that have a good working knowledge of your background and abilities as they relate to the position.

Application Deadline: March 10, 2017

To apply for this job, please contact Julie Marcus.

Ecological Design/Landscape Architecture Intern

Ecological Design/Landscape Architecture Intern will work on a variety of projects types and associated tasks including site assessment and analysis, schematic design, construction documents, bidding assistance and construction oversight. NEE/SWCA will be offering this internship June 5 through August 25.  This is considered a temporary, full time position. Because of the nature of this position, the work schedule is irregular and may include some evening and weekend hours. Normal business hours are between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For any work in which you are required to use your own vehicle for company work, you will be reimbursed for travel miles at the rate is set each year by the Federal Government.   If your work requires you to stay overnight away from home, NEE will provide pay for overnight accommodations, and reimburse you (currently $51.00/day per diem) to cover the cost of breakfast and dinner.   Must have a valid driver’s license.

Position Requirements:

Completion of junior year of college in Major/Concentration: Landscape Architecture / Ecological Design /  Environmental Design / Environmental Engineering

Must be proficient in AutoCAD 14 or newer and ARC GIS.  Proficiency in Sketch-up, InDesign, and Photoshop is a plus.
Experience at working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
Flexible during times of change.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to effectively execute tasks is crucial.

Please submit resume, cover letter, writing sample, three references and digital portfolio highlighting range of work completed.(must include example of CAD and hand graphics)

Application deadline: March 10, 2017. No calls, please.

To apply for this job, please contact Julie Marcus.

Natural Resources & Environmental Permitting Intern

New England Environmental/SWCA (NEE/SWCA) seeks an intern to assist with work being conducted under the guidance of staff in the Natural Resource Division. NEE/SWCA’s Natural Resource Department provides a number of services to clients including wetland delineations, rare species and wildlife surveys, botanical surveys, vegetation surveys, environmental permitting, lake and pond assessment, oversight of wetland restoration and mitigation projects, construction oversight related to sediment and erosion control, and site inspections to maintain catch basin and water quality features at commercial facilities.  As an intern, you would be required to work on any number of projects that may provide the aforementioned services. NEE/SWCA will be offering this internship June5 through August 25.  This is considered a temporary, full time position. Because of the nature of this position, the work schedule is irregular and may include some evening and weekend hours. Normal business hours are between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Work will be primarily in the field and will include work in all weather conditions.  Some office work may also be required.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

Candidate should have completed junior year of college in a natural resources field such as biology, environmental science, wetlands or natural resource management. Applicants should have excellent organizational, writing and speaking skills; have a working knowledge of computer and basic software programs; and be enthusiastic, self motivated, and optimistic. Must be able to communicate and work with a diverse audience, and work independently as well as a member of a team.  Candidates must also be available and willing to travel away from home at times, depending on work schedules.  The candidate must also be able to work outside in all weather conditions,

Work hours:

This is considered a temporary full time position. Because of the nature of this position, the work schedule is irregular and may include some evening and weekend hours. Normal business hours are between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Work will be divided between office and field work, as possible and will include work in all weather conditions.

Compensation: 

NEE/SWCA interns will be paid Massachusetts minimum wage for the length of the position.  For any work in which you are required to use your own vehicle for company work, you will be reimbursed for travel miles at the rate is set each year by the Federal Government.   If your work requires you to stay overnight away from home, NEE/SWCA will provide pay for overnight accommodations, and reimburse you (currently $51.00/day per diem) to cover the cost of breakfast and dinner.

Travel and Transportation:

Applicant must have reliable transportation possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Supervision and guidance:

The employee will be supervised by Valerie Miller and other senior staff members as it applies to a particular project work.

To apply, send a resume and describe your background/experience.  Be sure to include your dates of availability and three current references that have a good working knowledge of your background and abilities as they relate to the position.

Application Deadline: March 10, 2017. No calls, please.

To apply for this job, please contact Julie Marcus.

Ecological Restoration Intern

The Ecological Restoration Intern executes the physical tasks and field activities associated with projects according to the project job requirements. The Restoration Group Intern will participate in the implement all project tasks as directed by Restoration Specialists and the Senior Restoration Specialist. NEE/SWCA will be offering this internship June 5 through August 25.  This is considered a temporary, full time position. Because of the nature of this position, the work schedule is irregular and may include some evening and weekend hours. Normal business hours are between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Work will be primarily in the field and will include work in all weather conditions.  Some office work may also be required. NEE/SWCA interns will be paid Massachusetts minimum wage for the length of the position.  For any work in which you are required to use your own vehicle for company work, you will be reimbursed for travel miles at the rate is set each year by the Federal Government.   If your work requires you to stay overnight away from home, NEE will provide pay for overnight accommodations, and reimburse you (currently $51.00/day per diem) to cover the cost of breakfast and dinner. The internship requires occasional travel in order to complete restoration projects throughout the Northeast.  The Restoration Group Intern must have a valid driver’s license, and must be able to conduct physically challenging activities in all weather conditions.  

Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicate with other project team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Implement and complete tasks and responsibilities delegated by Field Supervisors.
  • Take positive action and accountability for assigned work.

Position Requirements

  • Completion of sophomore or junior year of college
  • 1-3 years direct work experience (desired) in a landscaping/construction capacity
  • Previous stormwater experience (desired)
  • Previous erosion control experience is (desired)
  • Experience at working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Flexible during times of change.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively execute tasks is crucial.

Work Conditions

  • Overtime may be required in meet project deadlines.
  • Driving for extended periods of time.
  • Physically able to participate in potentially strenuous field work.
  • Travel may be required for the purpose of executing project work.

To apply, send a resume and describe your background/experience.  Be sure to include your dates of availability and three current references that have a good working knowledge of your background and abilities as they relate to the position.

Application Deadline: March 10, 2017 No calls, please

To apply for this job, please contact Julie Marcus.