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State of Massachusetts (9) Office of Diversity and Civil Rights - Student Interns in Boston, Massachusetts

_Agency Mission_

MASSDEP is the state agency responsible for protecting human health and the environment by ensuring clean air and water, the safe management and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.

_DEP’s Diversity Vision and Mission_

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in fulfilling its vision to advance diversity at the agency as we seek to hire, retain, and promote women and men from different racial, cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds, including persons with disabilities and sexual orientation. Through effective and fully compliant affirmative action and equal opportunity policies, MassDEP strives to attract members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the environmental field and to increase the number of diverse applicants for its vacancies.

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_Project Description_

The selected intern will serve as a member of the Diversity Office and will obtain experience in administration and program coordination to provide an appropriate and broadly defined diversity-related information that supports, fosters and maintains a diverse and inclusive environment for all staff at DEP.

_Knowledge and Skills Requested_

• Assist with thecoordination of MassDEP’s Intern Program

  • Attend virtual career fairs and eventsto recruit diverse candidates for employment and internship opportunities at DEP.

  • Assist with reviewing and evaluating resumes for MassDEP job opportunities

• Provide research and statistical data to quantify diversity related project outcomes

  • Correspond with staff, volunteers, and committee members via email to provide information on events announcements, meetings, etc.

• Provide administrative support

Provide social media support

_Knowledge and Skills Requested_

Microsoft Suite – PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Word

Educational Interest in diversity and civil rights

Written and oral communication skills; commitment to promoting a diverse inclusive environment and working effectively in a diverse environment.

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.


This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

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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. *

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

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: (9) Office of Diversity and Civil Rights - Student Interns

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Winter Street

Requisition ID: 200008GX