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Resilience Planner Intern

Merrifield, Virginia, US
Closing date
Mar 4, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Job Description:
Dewberry is currently seeking a Resilience Planner Intern for our Fairfax, VA office forSummer 2022.**Local candidates preferred, no housing stipend providedDewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether youre an experienced professional or a new graduate, youll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call Dewberry at Work, that haveinspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

The internship is aimed at training exceptional students to become leaders in the field of resilience planning, and will support the Resilience Solutions Group (RSG) with a variety of tasks, such as: community outreach and engagement, research, policy analysis, planning, report development, presentations and/or decision support applications. The individual will engage in the research, planning and development of operational and tactical plans, policies, procedures, and guidance to promote resilience to and mitigation of the full range of natural disasters. Related areas of technical focus for this position include but are not limited to: climate change adaptation, sea level rise, extreme heat, forecasting, hazard mitigation planning, demographic and economic analysis, research and planning primarily related to Federal agencies, Cooperating Technical Partners, state agencies, and local communities.

Required Skills & Required Experience:
Pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree in Planning, Environmental Science, Policy, Communications, or other related field. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.Previous internship experience preferred.Ability to be self-motivated and function in a team environment a must.Knowledge and ability to use the following computer applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other similar tools.Knowledge and ability to use Tableau, ArcMAP, Adobe InDesign, and other data processing, visualization, and design tools preferred.*In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position, performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberrys background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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