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Outreach Intern

  • 509772
  • Internship


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.


Outreach Intern

Underground Storage Tanks Unit

Job Location:

Address:  1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:


$15.00 Hourly

Grade: 04

Closing Date: Open until filled 

Job Summary:

We are seeking a talented and engaged intern who wants to develop beyond the classroom. In this role, you will be responsible for providing outreach support for the Underground Storage Unit Tank (UST) unit. You will conduct outreach call to the UST customers about the launch of the MyDEQ portals and create MyDEQ account, monitor and manage MyDEQ inboxes, notify staff of MyDEQ support requests from customers, track outreach efforts and provide regular updates to supervisor, identify problems and develop countermeasure as necessary, assist with the development and implementation of additional MyDEQ outreach efforts.

Intern Project/Outcome Expected from the Intern:
• Implement an outreach program plan
• Develop and collected metrics to track the success of the plan

Job Duties:

You will bring the following to the internship:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Good telephone etiquette
• General knowledge of communications practices
• The ability to assist customers with registration for online accounts

You will gain the following from this internship:
• Hands on experience with implementing outreach and communications strategies
• Oral and written communication skills
• Experience drafting proofs and scripts
• Problem solving skills
• The ability to execute and adapt an outreach plan to help achieve mission outcomes

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 environmental/chemical engineering or environmental science
• Candidate must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
• Candidate must have the right to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship.
• Candidate must be at least 18 years old.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Compensation is $15.00 per hour, up to 20 hours per week, with no other benefits provided.
It is up to the discretion of the respective school to provide academic credit.
The internship will begin in August 2021. Hours can be adjusted to accommodate class schedules.


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
· 10 paid holidays per year
· Accrual of sick and annual leave beginning at 12 and 13 days per year respectively for full-time employees
· A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
· A robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability
· An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
· We promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility
· We offer a variety of learning and career development opportunities

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

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.