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State of Massachusetts Drinking Water Program in Boston, 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. * *_Proposed Duration:_ Winter Program 2023 January - April Because MassDEP is presently working remotely, candidates will work remotely, until staff return to the office. Candidates will need a computer with Windows 10 and Office suite and will be expected to work on their own computers. Candidates will also need to have internet access as a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection may be provided. _Agency Mission_ The MASSDEP is a state agency responsible for protecting human health and the environment by ensuring clean air and water, the safe management and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. The MassDEP is one of the agencies in the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. _DEP’s Diversity Vision and Mission_ The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in fulfilling its vision to advance diversity at the agency as we seek to hire, retain, and promote women and men from different racial, cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds regardless of their sexual orientation or disability status. Through effective and fully compliant affirmative action and equal opportunity policies, MassDEP strives to attract members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the environmental field and to increase the number of minority and women applicants for its vacancies. _Project Description_ The intern will assist Drinking Water Program staff with project tasks that support the goals of the Safe Drinking Water Act.* *_Description of Internship Duties_ * Assist with updating MassDEP’s Surface Water Supply Protection Plan guidance document. * Assist in developing outreach material for lead services lines and lead plumbing materials. * Assist in outreach for attracting applicants from a diverse background for certified operator entry level training opportunities. * Participate in staff meetings. * Assist with other Drinking Water Program tasks including data entry and research. _Knowledge Requested_ Course work in environmental sciences, community planning, geography or earth science. Good writing and research skills. _The Value of a MassDEP Internship_ MassDEP’s Volunteer Internship Program creates a “win-win” experience by providing experiential learning for interns while allowing the agency to cultivate a diverse applicant pool for employment opportunities in the environmental field. MassDEP’s goal is to provide a growth oriented opportunity for all interns. Interns will receive invaluable real world experience, intellectual challenges, problem solving skills and contacts in their field of interest. Interns are considered an integral part of MassDEP. Qualifications: This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Applicants are required to: * Be enrolled in a degree program; or * Have received their degree within one year of their date of graduation date * Submit a cover letter, application, and resume * * This is an intern contracted position for up to 22.5 hours per week $21.00 an hour/undergrad degree $26.00 an hour/graduate degree Employees must have the ability to commute to MassDEP Massachusetts locations. All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. * First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Please see Preferred Qualifications. _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! *Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. 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: *Drinking Water Program Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Winter Street Requisition ID: 22000CRD