This morning, the U.S. EPA Region 10 opened applications for their newly launched internship program. Students should review the eligibility and required documents carefully and apply as soon as possible.  Applications must be submitted prior to 9:00 PM Pacific on February 3, 2021.  The job announcement is limited to 250 applications and may close before February 3, 2021 if the limit is reached.

To help you apply quickly through the USAJobs site, you are strongly encouraged to attend TODAY’S information session and Q&A with Peter Murchie, Manager of the Geographic Programs Section, Puget Sound and National Estuary Programs, and Columbia River Basin Restoration Program at U.S. EPA, Region 10. The event will be held over Zoom at 5:00 pm PST. Register here!

The internship positions are located in Anchorage, Boise, Portland, and Seattle, although they will possibly be remote positions for 2021. This program offers paid opportunities for students to work in federal agencies and explore careers while completing their education. Students may apply for one or multiple locations.  Positions will be located in our Air & Radiation, Enforcement & Compliance, Laboratory Services & Applied Science, Land, Chemicals, & Redevelopment, Regional Administrator, Superfund & Emergency Management, and Water Divisions.  Click here to learn more about each of these programs. Interns will be mentored by various environmental experts to learn how EPA implements laws, regulations, and policies to protect public health and the environment in the Pacific Northwest (e.g., water, air, land, environmental research, etc). There are two announcements with one for physical science degrees and the other is for non-physical science.

About EPA Internships

  • Approximately 20 positions will be part-time or full-time during the school year and breaks.
  • The EPA is primarily interested in hiring diverse college students who are pursuing environmental study, science or engineering degrees, but will also have some opportunities for students in other disciplines, such as human resources and public affairs.
  • Applicants must be enrolled on a half to full-time basis and must meet all the qualifications identified in the job announcement. US citizenship is required.
  • Upon graduation, if the student meets all intern program completion requirements, they may be eligible for conversion to a permanent federal government position without further competition.

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More About the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 10 is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve in the Pacific Northwest.  Our primary office is in Seattle, Washington, and we serve the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Pacific Northwest Tribes. Region 10 also has operations offices in the following cities: Anchorage, AK; Boise, ID; Portland, OR; and Lacey, WA.

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