Environmental Internship, PhD (Location Flexible)

Employer
Abt Associates
Location
Rockville, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 02, 2021
Closes
May 30, 2021
Ref
2156174420
Discipline
Modeling
Employment Type
Internship
Salary Type
Salary
Opportunity
Abt is seeking a PhD-level graduate student summer intern to assist with our natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) and other environmental science work in the Division of Health and Environment.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
- Provide technical, analytical, and research support on a variety of projects.
- Process and analyze data
- Summarize field-collected or observational datasets related to our environmental research practice
- Perform quality assurance and quality control checks on technical data, reports, analytical output, and spatial data products.
- Conduct literature reviews, including gathering, evaluating and disseminating published literature and reports.
- Assist with the development of technical reports and manuscripts
Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas: NRDA, environmental assessment, contaminant fate and transport, environmental chemistry and toxicology, and/or fate and effects modeling. Preferred experience includes:
- 1-2 years' experience in environmental science-related research and familiarity with complex data analysis
- Experience in toxicology, chemistry, biology and/or ecological restoration
- Working knowledge of the NRDA process
- Experience with programming languages or data analysis packages such as R, SASS, Python, SPSS, ARC/GIS, or Tableau
- Excellent writing and quantitative skills
Minimum Qualifications
- MA/MS or BA/BS in Environmental Science, Geosciences, Biology, Toxicology, or a related field
- Acceptance into a PhD program
- 2 years of experience in environmental research, natural science research, and/or complex data analysis OR the equivalent combination of education and experience
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.
The Division of Health and Environment (DHE) is rapidly growing our domestic health and environment portfolios as we expand our footprint in these thriving markets. As we race into the years ahead, we will continue to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients in providing innovative, evidence-driven solutions that contribute to a healthier environment and the health and safety of individuals, families, and communities. We are market leaders in providing policy and regulatory support; advancing public health and clinical epidemiology; providing environmental science, natural resource management, and ecosystem restoration; shaping healthcare policy and health services delivery; responding to mental health and substance use disorders; and studying the criminal justice system. If you want to work in a dynamic and collaborative work environment that fosters professional growth and promotes a culture of innovation, thought leadership, technical excellence, and collaboration, Abt is the right place for you!
At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.

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