2023 Summer Environmental Technician Intern

City
Los Alamos
State
NM
Job ID
2022-2740

Overview

The Sealaska Technical Services (STS) team in Los Alamos, NM, is seeking an Environmental Technician Intern to work within their Water Program. As the Environmental Technician Intern, you will work alongside this team to provide groundwater and surface water monitoring and water remediation services associated with legacy contamination from past operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  You will spend much of the summer outdoors hiking and collaborating on projects in both hot and rainy conditions. Project opportunities will include groundwater and surface water sampling, operation of a pump-and-treat system removing hexavalent chromium from the aquifer, well maintenance, waste management, and data management, interpretation, and reporting. Specific scope will be based on active projects at the time the applicant is accepted into the program.

The internship will take place in Los Alamos, NM. This is a hands-on learning experience with the Water Program team in the field.

Responsibilities

  • Learn to complete projects as a team, enhance your professional skills, and gain an understanding of environmental remediation
  • Groundwater and surface water sampling
  • Operation of a pump-and-treat system removing hexavalent chromium from the aquifer
  • Well maintenance and waste management
  • Data management, interpretation, and reporting
  • Storm water monitoring, erosion prevention structure development and surveying
  • Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)
  • Willingness and eagerness to be outdoors, hiking up and down canyons
  • Physically fit and in demonstrated good health
  • Able to both collaborate with a team and work independently
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Sealaska shareholder, descendant of a shareholder, or spouse of a shareholder
  • At least 18 years of age by start date
  • 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 a Science field (Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science), Environmental or Civil Engineering
  • At least a 2.5 GPA
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills
  • Self-starter with ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to travel, as needed

 

Application Process:

  • Complete online application at Sealaska.com/careers by January 23, 2023.
  • Submit a resume with online application
  • Provide most recent transcript (unofficial) to kayla.roberts@sealaska.com
  • 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.

 

About Sealaska Intern Program

The Sealaska intern program exists to uplift Sealaska shareholders and their descendants pursuing post-secondary education with meaningful career experience, learning opportunities, and a supportive community. Interns explore career interests, grow professional skills, and connect with the unique and vibrant cultures of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people. You will spend the summer with peers who share an Alaska Native heritage, learning from each other and building a community as you venture into your careers. Learn more at sealaska.com/careers/summer-internships.

 

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: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will primarily work in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

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

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