Internship: Environmental Protection Specialist

Last Updated: May 13, 2024

The internship will be assisting and working alongside the current environmental protection specialists on staff for the collection, storage, and transportation of hazardous waste. The internship will be working in both the office and in the field on Joint Base Lewis McChord. Intern must be able to lift up to 50lbs. 

This 6-12 week course will prepare an intern for jobs related to the management and transport of hazardous waste and materials. The intern will have a good sense as to what is required to be learned and mastered prior to applying for a position related to hazardous waste/materials in the Federal, public, or private sector.

Core Duties Include:

1. Hazardous Waste Management
Monitors and inspects the handling, marking, storage, packing, transporting, turning in, and disposal of hazardous waste to ensure compliance with applicable installation, local, state and federal environmental regulations.

2. Hazardous Materials Spill Response
Responds to and provides basic guidance on cleanup of petroleum, chemical, and wastewater spills.

3. Educational Outreach
Provides training to installation personnel concerning all facets of hazardous materials and wastes to include improved methods and procedures. Advises installation personnel using hazardous materials on measures to control or eliminate hazardous environmental conditions.

Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works

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