Summer 2021 Environmental Technician Intern

Street
Marine Science Center
City
Poulsbo
State
WA
Job ID
2020-2364

Overview

Spend your summer in the Puget Sound area and remote Alaska as the Environmental Technician Intern with Sealaska Remediation Solutions (SRS). SRS’s team of environmental professionals provides technical expertise to our clients to meet regulatory challenges and solve complex problems associated with hazardous materials and waste; and contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater, and surface water. Our companies have over 15 years of experience in site characterization, remedial investigation, remedy evaluation, record of decision, remedial design, remedial action, system operation and maintenance, system optimization, long-term monitoring, and compliance. Working with our teams, you will learn the health and safety requirements to complete fieldwork and various treatment plant operations and environmental sampling at various locations and facilities This internship will be based in Poulsbo, WA, with travel to field sites in the Puget Sound area and Alaska.

Responsibilities

  • Aid our teams in conducting environmental investigations
  • Sample water quality
  • Complete field forms
  • Sample groundwater, surface water, soil and sediment
  • Learn treatment plant operations
  • Conduct chemical and physical tests
  • Support our teams in investigations of intuitional controls
  • Learn how to operate field equipment including Photo Ionization Detector, 5-Gas monitor, peristaltic pump, submersible pump, Horiba multi-meter, bladder pump and controller, depth to water and fuel meters.
  • Learn to ship environmental samples in accordance with applicable regulations
  • Understand waste management and characterization

Qualifications

  • Interest in the environmental sciences
  • Sealaska shareholder, descendant of a shareholder, or spouse of a shareholder
  • At least 18 years of age by start date
  • At least a 2.5 GPA
  • Must be currently enrolled in college or a vocational-technical school or a recent graduate (1-2 years) and have completed one year of school by the start date
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Majoring in science, technology, engineering or math field or some STEM class enrollment
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to both collaborate with a team and work independently
  • Self-starter with ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to travel, as needed

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Intern must provide copy of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance for use of company car.
  • You may be asked to provide proof of your status as a Sealaska shareholder, shareholder descendant, or shareholder spouse
  • You must successfully complete a background check prior to onboarding at Sealaska
  • Copy of college transcripts

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will sit for extended periods of time; walk, use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bending or crouching; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift/carry and/or move up to 20-50 pounds safely. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: Frequent periods of time in outdoor settings with possibilities of daily rain.  Certain days will be in the Seattle Sealaska office.

Applicants must be a current Sealaska shareholder or a Sealaska shareholder descendent.

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