Subject: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECO internship available at EPA Region 9 - Tribal Solid
Waste Program - Deadline to apply 2/17
Official announcement can be found at www.ECO.org
752 - San Francisco, CA
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency
Workplace: Environmental Protection Agency
The ECO associate will train with the Tribal Solid Waste Team in their
to support comprehensive waste management strategies on over 140 Tribal
throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. Focus areas of the Tribal
Waste Team include illegal dumping prevention and cleanup programs,
and composting programs, landfill compliance assistance programs, market
stimulation for recyclables in and around Tribal lands, building Tribal
environmental capacity, and solid waste code and policy development. The
training opportunity will enhance the student's research and outreach
s/he participates in projects including but not limited to:
Tribal Solid Waste Database Updates and Investigating Database Changes --
familiar with the Tribal Team database of dump closures, tribes with
systems, recycling programs, and solid waste management plans. The ECO
associate will have the opportunity to accompany an EPA staff person on at
one site visit.
The ECO associate will learn from EPA staff in other waste programs,
the Underground Storage Tanks and Hazardous Waste programs and observe
work with integrated information/maps on the universe of RCRA facilities
impacting tribal lands. Assorted Research Projects:
* Research Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) programs in rural areas to
how they could be implemented successfully on Tribal lands. Information
gathered would ultimately assist in the development of a Region 9 HHW
* Research recycling markets in AZ, CA, and NV, specifically in rural
and/or near Tribal lands.
The Associate will gain an increased understanding of Tribal environmental
specific solid waste issues and will benefit from the opportunity to train
interact with the Tribal Solid Waste Team as well as key stakeholders in
state, and federal governments, Tribal government and environmental staff,
Essential skills include the ability to:
* Communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse group of
* Manage separate concurrent projects and meet associated deadlines;
* Analyze information, develop options, and make recommendations to
* Coordinate and work collaboratively as part of a team to accomplish
* Research topics and respond to public inquiries.
Basic computer skills, including word processing and familiarity with the
Internet are required. Familiarity with database programs and GIS mapping
experience preferred but not required. Undergraduate or graduate students
encouraged to apply.
The intern candidate must be a citizen of the United States, its
possessions, or lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent
They must also be a current undergraduate or graduate student at the start
the internship; or a college graduate who is taking post-graduate courses
another degree, or a college graduate who will return to school in nine
after starting the internship.
ECO Associates cannot work in the same office as any relative who is an
employee. This means they cannot work in the same supervisory (management)
as their relative, and that they also cannot work for a subordinate of
relative. ECO Associates must work in a totally separate and unrelated
from that of a relative. Interns must disclose information about any
employed at the Agency, including their name, office, title, and contact
information. Former employees of EPA are not eligible for the program
years of employment at EPA.
Full-time, Part-time; 26 weeks; $15 an hour; Start Date: March 2005;
Apply: February 17, 2005
IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE YOU MUST BE A CURRENT STUDENT OR RETURNING TO
WITHIN NINE MONTHS OF THE START OF THE INTERNSHIP. IF YOU ARE RETURNING TO
SCHOOL PLEASE STATE THIS IN WRITING AND SUBMIT WITH RESUME.
Send resume and cover letter to Divya Mankikar at dmankikar@...
You must include the job number and job title in your cover letter. In
if sending your resume and cover letter via e-mail, please include the job
number in the e-mail's subject line.
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please state your interest in ECO's Diversity Initiative by typing or
in the upper right hand corner of the first page of your resume the
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Mansel A. Nelson
Program Coordinator (Environmental Educator) Voice 928 523 1275/1496
Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
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Northern Arizona University Hanley Hall
Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 7, Room 112
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