The U.S. EPA offers students who are go-getter’s and energetic summer employment within their department. This affords them to gain work experience and knowledge of how the EPA safeguards the environment and protects the health of human beings
Consider a job with the Environmental Protection Agency where more than 17,000 men and women have joined for challenging worthwhile careers. The EPA is the nation’s leading environmental education, science, research and assessment efforts that consistently work to protect our environment and health, discovering and implementing new ideas and concepts everyday.
Various career experiences are available for students through fellowships, internships, and other opportunities nationwide in association with the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). STEP offers employment on a temporary basis allowing the student to continue school studies while earning a salary. The job positions can last for 3 months during the summer or extend into the school year as long as you are a student. Qualifications are for U.S. citizens, at least 16 years old and must be enrolled as a student seeking a degree, meaning you must be taking a half-time academic or vocational and technical course load at an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, or a two or four year accredited college or university at the undergraduate, graduate or professional school level.
Job Opening Areas:
Specific openings for the year 2011 are within the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) located in Washington, D.C. for the Student Honors Law Clerk Program. Students will be employed in one of the following 15 designated practice areas of OECA:
1. Administrative Litigation & Appellate Review
2. Clean Air Act Enforcement
3. Clean Water Act Enforcement
4. Compliance Assurance & Outreach
5. Criminal Enforcement
6. Enforcement Policy, Planning and Legislation
7. Enforcement Targeting & Development
8. Environmental Justice
9. Federal Activities (NEPA, Environmental Impact Statement Review)
10. Federal Facilities Enforcement
11. Hazardous Waste (RCRA) Enforcement
12. Hazardous Waste Site Remediation Enforcement (Superfund)
13. International Enforcement (NAFTA; Import/Export requirements)
14. Multi-statute case development & enforcement
15. Toxics & Pesticides Enforcement
Students will work directly under the supervision of practicing attorneys or technical professionals in these areas where they will perform varied aspects of technical or legal researches, writing assignments or analysis on policies.
Brief Application Information:
Resumes are required.
The application deadline for the Summer of 2011 is February 20, 2011.
The application deadline for fall 2011 positions is July 20, 2011.
The application deadline for Winter-Spring 2011 positions is November 20, 2010.
Telephone interviews can be scheduled for candidates who live out of town.
More detailed employment and application information can be found at the government EPA website.