Environment Summer Internship 2022
We are the Environment Agency. Working with Government, councils, businesses, and communities, we create a better place for people and wildlife. Acting to reduce the impacts of climate change is at the heart of everything we do.
If you’re looking to further develop your skills, we have exciting opportunities for you to do just that. Our Academic Internships run for between 6-12 weeks starting on either 27 June or 4 July 2022. We’re offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience whilst complementing your studies and developing both personally and professionally. Our internship programme gives you a comprehensive introduction to everything the Environment Agency does, with the opportunity to spend time with a range of teams or specialise in a particular department.
There are opportunities in the following teams: Partnerships & Strategic Overview (Flood Risk), Asset Performance, Hydrology, Analysis & Reporting, Fisheries Biodiversity & Geomorphology, Environmental Crime, Waste Regulation and many more.
During your Environmental Science placement with us you will gain experience in areas such as:
- Project management
- Data management and analysis
- Regulating the environment (permitting, waste etc)
- Environmental incident management
- Insight into multiple areas of the business
The Environment Agency operates across England and you’d be joining teams based throughout the West Midlands Area (Shrewsbury, Fradley, Tewkesbury, Stafford and Kidderminster). You will have the opportunity to work with multiple teams during your internship and learn from a variety of experienced members of staff across the following departments:
- Flood & Coastal Risk Management / Operations
- Water, Land & Biodiversity
- Regulated Industry
- Environment, Planning & Engagement
We are looking for applicants who are studying for or who have recently completed a science or civil engineering related degree. You can be at any stage of your degree course but will not have graduated before Summer 2019.
You’ll be comfortable learning from others, but also sharing your own knowledge, ideas and opinions. There will be the opportunity to work with leaders across the area including the Area Leadership Team.
We are looking for applicants with the following skills:
- Highly personable with enthusiasm and willingness to learn
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Motivated and adaptable
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Keen problem solver
- Good analytical skills
- Passion for the environment
- Data and information management skills
Contact and additional information
We are fully committed to building an inclusive and diverse environment which reflects the communities we serve and where everyone can be their authentic self. We welcome applications regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity or marital status.
As the internship is short-term it is likely to be office based / on site rather than remote working from home but this will be discussed in more detail at interview.