Internship Opportunities

How to Apply:

Please register 24/7 at Careers.IN.gov to apply for any of these open positions.

Updated: 01/22/2018

Positions Closing: January 28, 2018

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Air Quality Compliance and Enforcement Branch

The Compliance and Enforcement Intern will work within the Compliance and Enforcement Branch, Office of Air Quality of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Incumbent reports to the Compliance and Enforcement Section Chief. The purpose of this internship is to effectively use all compliance and enforcement tools and resources available to improve air quality in our state by ensuring that all air pollution sources are in compliance with all state and federal air pollution control laws, rules and permits while incorporating innovative voluntary compliance and pollution prevention approaches with the regulated community.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Air Quality Permit Review Section

This intern position exists within the Permit Review Section, Air Permits Branch, in the Office of Air Quality. The purpose of this internship position is to gain an understanding of the permit development process and the related air regulations. As part of this internship, the intern will review applications for air permit approvals which may include MSOP, FESOP and Part 70 permits; and modifications, revisions and amendments to these permits. The intern will assist in this work until that deadline and utilize the skills he/she develops to assist in other permit revision projects as assigned.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Land Quality Confined Feeding Operations

Assist CFO Section in Permits Branch and CFO Compliance Section in Compliance Branch in determining the permitted status of each facility and assigning it to an appropriate compliance inspection schedule. Assist with collection and collation of comments on the draft CFO Guidance Document. Research the term and fees for hazardous waste permits issued in other states.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Land Quality Leaking Underground Storage Tanks Section

The purpose for this position is to research and compile internal and external records regarding several hundred Underground Storage Tank (UST) sites that have a confirmed release that are currently inactive because the owner is unknown, unwilling, or unable to perform corrective action. Additionally, the Intern will research files and make technical recommendations on the need for additional action. Interns will also perform database research for the program manager to determine best practices for current processes. This may also include research of Leaking UST Programs in other states.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Land Quality Remediation Services Section

This position involves researching data on closed IDEM Remediation Branch sites in Indiana to assess IDEM closures against economic benefits to Indiana as aligned with Gov. Holcomb's "Next Level" pillars.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Land Quality Science Services

This position will assist IDEM's Office of Land Quality by conducting research to keep the Branch current on scientific and technological practices and trends.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Land Quality Solid and Hazardous Waste Permits Section

This position is located within IDEM's Office of Land Quality, Permits Branch in the Solid and Hazardous Waste Permits Section. Research regulatory status of facilities in relation to the federal coal combustion residuals (CCR) regulation (40 CFR 257, Subpart D), and, for those facilities subject to the regulation, evaluate their compliance with various requirements of the regulation, and record the details of that compliance on a spreadsheet. Support Permits Branch staff in research efforts surrounding the writing of a rule to implement a permitting process for CCR wastes in Indiana. Perform file reviews for low priority sites subject to RCRA Corrective Action to determine appropriate next steps.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Land Quality State Cleanup Section

The purpose for the position is to conduct research of existing internal and external documents, files and records to identify historic and present dry cleaning operations, manufacturers, etc. located within the 0153 Ground Water Contamination Site (0153 Site). This information will be used to find potential releases of chlorinated solvents to the environment, particularly in the Riverside and White River municipal drinking water well fields. There are 30,000+ parcels of land in the Indy Metro area located within the 0153 Site.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Land Quality Underground Storage Tanks Branch

The purpose for this position is to analyze and process documents related to Underground Storage Tank (UST) sites to increase the accuracy of information in the UST database. Additionally the intern will research files and make corrections to records that are inaccurate. Interns will also perform database research for the program manager to identify and clarify duplicate records.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Program Support Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Section

This position is in the Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Section within the Office of Program Support. This intern position performs tasks related to the voluntary programs within this section. This intern will research pollution prevention best management practices for agricultural operations/businesses, gather information on what environmental management systems are currently available to these operations/businesses, and prepare written summaries of the research. This intern will also be involved in activities related to the Partners for Pollution Prevention, the Environmental Stewardship Program and the CLEAN Community Challenge.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Program Support Recycling and Reporting Section

This position is in IDEM’s Recycling and Reporting Section within the Office of Program Support. Staff is responsible for the agency’s Quality Management System, environmental education and outreach, and recycling outreach and the administration of the electronic waste and recycling market development programs. This position will assist in providing technical assistance and support to developing activities that work to reduce solid waste disposal. This includes assisting Indiana residents and businesses with developing or improving recycling and household hazardous waste services. This position will assist with providing recycling educational presentations and workshops for schools, youth camps, community groups, and teacher workshops.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Water Quality Compliance Branch

This position exists within the Compliance Branch of the Office of Water Quality of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). The individual in this position will work with Compliance and Inspections staff that are responsible for administering the NPDES compliance regulatory program. The intern for this position should possess an understanding of biological and/or natural resources and basic computer skills.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Water Quality Ground Water Section

This position will be stationed within the Ground Water Section, Drinking Water Branch, Office of Water Quality. The Ground Water Section summer intern should expect to be involved in a mixture of office and field work activities supporting the sampling and analysis of ground water for the Statewide Ground Water Monitoring Network (comprised of over 300 sites across the state) and other source water protection efforts.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Water Quality Wetlands and Storm Water Branch

This position serves in the Wetlands & Storm Water Section, Operations, Surface Water & Enforcement Branch in IDEM's Office of Water Quality (OWQ). The summer intern will be employed as a project team member under the supervision of Wetlands & Storm Water staff.

Governor's Summer Intern: Office of Water Quality Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch

This position will be stationed within the Office of Water Quality Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch. Sample collections are performed by wading into rivers and streams or from a boat. Personal safety equipment and training will be provided when necessary for field and laboratory work. While not in the field or laboratory, the intern will perform data entry/GIS work.

Governor's Public Service Summer Internship Program

Every summer, the State Personnel Department administers the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship program. This internship program was created in 1989 to introduce bright and motivated college students to the operations and officials of state government. This program provides interns the opportunity to work with state agency officials, as well as participate in co-curricular components to enrich their experience.

The timeframe for applications ranges from January through February. To be considered, interested students must submit an online application for the specific internship(s) of choice via the Indiana job bank.