MDAQMD Summer Intern Opportunity: Applications Due April 27

Editor’s Note: Even if the due date has past, give the office a call to see if they will consider a late application. Martial Haprov, Community Relations and Education Specialist, Office 760.245.1661, ext. 3002.

The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is currently recruiting for one Air Quality (AQ) Intern in its Operations Section and one Community Relations and Education (CRE) Intern in the Administration Section. These are unpaid temporary positions from June to August 2019.

Under close supervision, students who participate will acquire knowledge and general familiarity with the role of an air district both internally and as a public employee (Student Intern) serving our public clientele and administrative and elected superiors. The internship also provides students the opportunity to develop his/her skills as a professional public servant.

Students will be mentored by experienced air quality and communications professionals throughout the internship. This program is designed to provide student interns with work experience and to perform specified tasks.

Student interns will be expected to participate and acquire knowledge in the District’s operations, and to prepare a mid-program progress and final presentation summarizing their activities with the District during their internship.

Enrolled in an accredited college or university academic program and not have participated in the District’s Summer Internship Program in past years
• AQ position — majoring in any science discipline or environmental studies degree program; CRE position — majoring in any communications related program
• Be fluent in both written and spoken English
• Have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher
• Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States
• Pass a pre-employment screening process to include reference checks and a background/criminal check
• Proof of enrollment will be required prior to start of assignment
• Be able to work at least 20 hours per week during the Summer Internship Program
(June – August)

The District’s Student Internship Program is an unpaid, limited-term supervised work experience which is volunteer-based. However, students can gain academic credit while participating in the program in an area related to their field of study.

See the program flyer here for more information including how to apply.


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