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Ohio EPA Recruiting Summer Interns at Five Ohio State Events
Ohio EPA is looking for college students who want challenging, meaningful summer jobs. An Ohio EPA internship is an opportunity to explore careers in the environmental field while working with experienced professionals.
Ohio EPA is hosting a series of intern recruiting events on campuses around the state, including four coming up in early 2014 at The Ohio State University. These are:
- Wednesday, Jan. 15: 7 p.m. in Kottman Hall Room 333C.
- Tuesday, Jan. 21: OSU Arts and Sciences 2014 Summer Internship Fair, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ohio Union Performance Hall.
- Thursday, Jan. 30: OSU Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agricultural Administration Auditorium.
- Friday, Jan. 31: Ohio Fish and Wildlife Conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fawcett Center.
- Tuesday, Feb. 4: Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society meeting, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ohio Union.
The paid internships typically put students in the field with Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water staff sampling fish, macroinvertebrates or water chemistry in streams and rivers; collecting plants and soils in wetlands; conducting computer modeling; or assisting with permits and investigating storm water control measures. Internships also are available in drinking and ground water, air pollution control, environmental services laboratory, law and information technology.
For information, click here or go to Ohio EPA’s internship Facebook page.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.