The Department of Environmental Protection has a limited number of unpaid internships available for high school and college level students to help further enhance their skills and career goals. Internship assignments will be developed in an effort to combine the applicant's interests and goals with the Department needs. Our intent is to provide interns with real-world experience and training while at the same time obtaining much needed help on our most pressing challenges.
The vast majority of our internships are suitable for undergraduate or Master’s students, but qualified high school students may be considered. Internships can be in the fall, spring or summer, except for the biological monitoring internships which are only in summer.
In order to be considered for an internship, please follow the directions outlined on this webpage, specifically in "How to Apply". Click the green "How to Apply" button on the right.
Department Areas of Focus:
Summer Biological Monitoring Internships
Each summer, the Watershed Management Division offers specialized volunteer internships to work with stream monitoring crews to collect biological, physiochemical and habitat data. The internships are unpaid.
Applications are Due: May 2, 2016
Submit a completed application with a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
If you are interested in interning with the Department of Environmental Protection, please email a resume and cover letter with your areas of interest to email@example.com. Your resume will be forwarded to appropriate divisions within DEP for consideration.
Individuals applying for a summer biological monitoring internship should also include a completed application with their resume and cover letter.
If your skills and interests look like a potential match for an available internship, a staff member will contact you to set up an interview.
Don'ts of Applying for a DEP Internship:
Jobs with DEP
Interested in a job with the Department of Environmental Protection? Visit the Montgomery County Office of Human Resources job portal for open positions with the County and the Department of Environmental Protection.
Hiring for the County and a listing of all positions is only accessible at the Office of Human Resources. Please do not contact a Department, Division or person outside of the Office of Human Resources.
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