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We are looking for results-oriented, driven individuals with a thirst for problem solving.

At Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) our vision is to be the number one state in the nation in balanced, leading-edge environmental protection; through technical and operational excellence; and radical simplicity for customers and staff. We are currently looking for employees who are committed to our Agency, passionate to excel in their career and engaged in our mission. Only this caliber of employee will be successful in driving our Agency towards accomplishing our vision.

Brownfields Intern


Job Location:

Address:  1110 W Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $15.00 

Grade: 04

Closing Date: Open until filled  

This internship is available for remote work within Arizona (including virtual office arrangement).

Job Summary:

We are seeking a talented and engaged Intern for our Brownfields Program. The intern will be responsible for performing research and data collection for the value streams in the Remedial Projects Section with a focus on community engagement and outreach activities. You will work with staff to learn about the rules and regulations as well as their implementation involving Brownfields, Voluntary Remediation Program, Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act sites. You will also work with the Remedial Projects Support Unit on community engagement and assist with environmental documents and procedures to ensure community involvement is effective in giving the public an opportunity to be informed and participate in site decisions.

Intern Project/Outcome Expected from the Intern:
• Create a storyboard to be published on the ADEQ website
• Provide 1 to 2 Continuous Improvement Ideas to the Brownfield program
• Updating process work plans related to community involvement, engagement, and environmental legal activities

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

You will bring the following to the internship:
• Volunteer work experience/exposure to research, sustainability, recycling and environmental policy
• Knowledge of data mining analysis (preferably in the areas of green, solar, recycling or environmental science)
• Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
• Strong verbal, written and multi-tasking skills
• Strong customer service, communication and public speaking skills
• Ability to draft, edits and proofread environmental documents
• Database and data entry skills

You will gain the following from this internship:
• Real World application of sustainability, environmental assessments, grants and clean ups
• Real world experience of engaging with communities and other governmental staff
• Applicability of environmental policy and community engagement
• Knowledge of working in a Lean Culture

Selective Preference(s):

• Intern candidate must be in their Junior or Senior year of a BS/BA or working towards a Masters/PhD program
• Selective preference will be given to students in sustainability studies, environmental science, green remediation, recycling, solar or environmental policy
• Candidate must have a GPA of 3.0 or better
• Candidate must have the right to work in the US without requiring sponsorship
• Candidate must be at least 18 years old
• May be required to drive a State Vehicle and stay overnight
• Valid drivers’ license required

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting HPO@azdeq.gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.