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State of Massachusetts (2) Environmental Justice - Student Intern in Boston, Massachusetts

_Project Description_

The intern will assist the Department’s Environmental Justice (EJ) Director and the Department’s EJ Team.

_Description of Internship Duties_

  • The intern will develop/create outreach material for the EJ Office to distribute to EJ Organizations.

  • The intern will schedule regular meetings with individuals of the EJ Team to establish a relationship and to discuss EJ activities, issues, and concerns across MassDEP’s bureaus, regions, and programs. The intern will report back to EJ Director and together we will discuss next steps.

  • The intern will conduct research to add to MassDEP’s EJ Organization list.

  • The intern will conduct research to add to MassDEP’s Alternative Media spreadsheet for use agency wide.

  • The intern will review, and complete lists of languages spoken in LEP EJ Populations as defined by the 2010 U.S. Census data to assist MassDEP with EJ activities.

  • The intern may also assist with coordination between MassDEP, the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA), other state agencies and external groups, (i.e., environmental advocacy and community organizations).

  • The intern may also contact GIS staff to assist with requests regarding EJ criteria statistics from MassDEP staff.

  • The intern will assist the EJ Director with coordinating MassDEP EJ Team meetings, draft meeting minutes, participate in EJ webinars and provide updates to EJ team members via email.

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_Knowledge and Skills Needed_

These projects require general familiarity with databases and online research. The intern must be able to interact with MassDEP staff and EJ Stakeholders via email, the telephone or in person (post-tele work) and possess interpersonal skills. The ability to work alone and to work with others is also required. The intern must also be organized, a self-starter and able to adjust to “fire drills” on any given day.

Because MassDEP is presently working remotely, candidates will work remotely, until staff return to the office. Candidates will need a computer with Windows 10 and office suite and will be expected to work on their own computers. Candidates will also need to have internet access as a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection may be provided.

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_The Value of a MassDEP Internship_

MassDEP’s Volunteer Internship Program creates a “win-win” experience by providing experiential learning for interns while allowing the agency to cultivate a professional, diverse pool of applicants for employment opportunities in the environmental field.

MassDEP’s goal is to provide a growth-oriented opportunity for all interns. Interns will receive invaluable real-world experience, intellectual challenges, problem solving skills and contacts in their field of interest. Interns are considered an integral part of MassDEP.


Applicants are required to:

  • Be enrolled in a degree program in the Spring 2021; or

  • Has received their degree within one year of their date of graduation

  • Submit a cover letter, application, and resume

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This is an intern contracted position for 22.5 hours per week

$20.00 an hour/undergrad degree

$25.00 an hour/graduate degree





Employees must have the ability to commute to MassDEP Massachusetts locations.

*All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. *

Please see Preferred Qualifications.

*An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job: *Environmental and Energy

Organization: *Department of Environmental Protection

Title: (2) Environmental Justice - Student Intern

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Winter Street

Requisition ID: 200008GQ