Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Intern (35 Hour)

Recruitment #210824-0196ES-001


Are you looking to pursue a career path that will protect the environment and make an impact? 
If so, we encourage you to consider joining our team! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving, and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut; as well as making cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut's economy and creating jobs - and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state. 

The Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance (MMCA) is responsible for the proper management of wastes, chemicals and other materials such as pesticides that are critical to the protection of the environment, public health and safety. 

Position Highlights: 

The MMCA Engineering and Enforcement Division/Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program is looking for an Environmental Intern to join our team. This is a one-year training classification and upon successful completion of the training period, the incumbents will be promoted to an Environmental Analyst 1.  Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply. Don't let the job title "Environmental Intern" deter you!  This is a full time position with opportunities for advancement.  This position is full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Hours are flexible between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan;  Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work - life balance! 

Selection Plan

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The selected candidate must have and maintain a valid driver's license and operate motor vehicles compliantly. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

You must specify your qualifications on your application. Should you have any questions pertaining to application process, please contact

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Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .


In a state agency receives training in introductory professional environmental work for the development of technical and professional skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement to the professional environmental work of the agency; performs a wide variety of increasing difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during the course of the training period.


During the training period, the candidate’s skills will be developed to perform the following duties:

1) Assist with implementation of a variety of sustainability, waste reduction, reuse, and recycling projects;

2) Assist with strategic initiatives associated with the ongoing implementation of Connecticut’s Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy (CMMS) and CT Coalition for Sustainable Materials Management (CCSMM) initiative;

3) Provide technical assistance and support to municipalities to implement waste reduction initiatives;

4) Develop and provide additional technical assistance, outreach, and education (to the general public, businesses, government agencies and other stakeholders) to improve awareness and participation to maximizing sustainable practices and recycling;

5) Maintain, update and enhance DEEP’s Sustainable Materials Management/Recycling webpages;

6) Assist with implementation of CT’s Commercial Organics Recycling Law;

7) Assist with development and implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs;

8) Assist with coordination of grant programs;

9) Assist with coordination of Facility Operator training and certification efforts;

10) Research and respond to questions received via the Division’s Compliance Assistance program;

11) Analyze data to help support policy decisions;

12) Prepare reports and correspondence;

13) May serve as a DEEP representative or subject matter expert at public meetings, hearings conferences, conference calls, webinars and other similar proceedings; and

14) Perform other related duties as required. 


Some knowledge of basic theories, principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis; some knowledge of basic statistics; general knowledge of environmental program planning principles and practices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; analytical skills; research and organizational skills; ability to understand and interpret legislation and technical data; ability to utilize computer software.


A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to the environmental field including but not limited to the biological, earth, or physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental law; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; environmental or natural sciences; or natural resources.


The preferred candidate, through coursework or experience, will have:

1) Experience working with the principles and practices of sustainable materials management;

2) Experience researching, evaluating and analyzing reports and data;

3) Experience presenting data about technical issues to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences;

4) Experience planning, scheduling, prioritizing, and reviewing workload status to ensure timely completion and quality of deliverables for multiple activities/projects;

5) Experience establishing and meet measurable goals;

6) Ability to develop and/or strengthen knowledge of pertinent state laws, statutes, and regulations pertaining to recycling, sustainability and solid waste management;

7) Experience working with diverse groups;

8) Experience proficiently using Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.), with familiarity of webinar software and social media;

9) Experience with geographic information systems (GIS), the ability to generate GIS maps from data sets; and

10) Experience interpreting and following OSHA regulations and personal safety protocols.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from on site environments and moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.