EPA Wastewater Management Internship

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Published: October 26, 2021
Washington, District of Columbia
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Natural Resources/ Restoration / Planning / Land Use /
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A research opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Office of Water (OW), Office of Wastewater Management (OWM) located in Washington D.C.

OWM, together with states, tribes, and many partners, protects the environment and supports community health and resilience through its programs, including, but not limited to, those focused on water efficiency, green infrastructure, and decentralized systems.

EPA has an interest in ensuring equity and seeking environmental justice for underrepresented populations while being sensitive to “green gentrification” concerns. As the agency and states look to implement sustainable water solutions in communities, it is important to ensure that all members in the community benefit from programs.

Research Project:

As part of their research project, the participant will analyze data, evaluate programs, identify equitable development practices, and use geostatistical tools to assess how programs are being carried out at the local level and whether they can better ensure benefits are available to all citizens. The project will inform a report with findings and recommendations.

Learning Objectives: 
With guidance from the mentor, the research participant will gain experience in any or all of the following areas:

  • Understanding how federal programs are translated into action at the local level through collaboration between federal, state, local government and community stakeholders.
  • Learning how to use geospatial tools to evaluate environmental programs.
  • Identifying equitable development strategies that allow new investments in communities while mitigating displacement concerns (“green gentrification”).
  • Researching approaches that can be used to better communicate the availability and benefits of programs in ways that will resonate with a broader range of community members.
  • Gathering, analyzing reviewing, and presenting on their results to their mentor and internal/external audiences.
  • Writing papers, briefings, fact sheets, case studies and presentations for government and non-government audiences.

Note: Job closes on 10/4/2021 at 3:00 PM ET. 

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