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Environmental Intern

Tetra Tech, Inc.
Chantilly, Virginia, US
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
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Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world's most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists. Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science®. Tetra Tech is actively seeking a highly motivated Intern for employment in the Chantilly, VA office. In this position you will be able to assess your skills, motivations, and growth potential for a career with Tetra Tech. Your Role: The candidate will utilize their education, with guidance from other scientists and engineers to assist in scientific and administrative tasks. The candidate should have the willingness to learn new tasks and will support meaningful work products. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: * Assist with field data collection, including surface water sampling. * Collect and enter data using Microsoft and other database applications for technical evaluation. * Interpret data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance. * Assist with report production, quality control, and file management activities. * Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member. * Conduct research for ongoing projects, including review of regulations and permits, work plans, or other documents. * Update websites using Content Management Systems (CMS). Knowledge of HTML is beneficial. Qualifications: Qualifications of the ideal candidate include but are not limited to: * Knowledge of data collection and tabulation in preparation of scientific documents. * Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite with experience in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. * Knowledge of Microsoft Access * Ability to format and produce reports as well as the ability to maintain file management. * Attention to detail is required. * Enthusiasm, resourcefulness, and a positive attitude. * The successful candidate is able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal format and make evaluated decisions. * The successful candidate will work as a problem solver, will have an interest and ability to work in a collaborative manner, and will have the flexibility to adapt to changing situations. * Must be able to manage time well and work on tasks as part of a larger project team. * Experience in GIS and databases are preferred. * A strong drive to succeed and professional approach to work are required. * Must be able to manage time well and work on tasks as part of a larger project team. * Must have a strong health and safety ethic. * In addition to English, fluency in other languages will be considered a plus. * Candidate should be self-motivated and able to take directions. Education and Certifications: Currently in pursuit, or recently obtained, a BS/BA or MS in relevant scientific discipline (e.g., environmental science, geology, environmental engineering, chemistry, or other scientific field). * Candidate must have successfully completed at least two years of study towards a degree (Juniors, Seniors, and recent grads) * Completion of six courses in a relevant scientific discipline described above. * GPA of 3.1 or higher. Health and Safety: At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities as well as project requirements. Physical Requirements: * Candidate must be able to walk large project sites and must be physically able to carry up to 35 pounds of equipment (such as sampling tools, GPS unit, field screening equipment and cameras) during field work. * Field activities take place in a variety of weather conditions, and can occur in remote locations and include areas of uneven terrain or occur during harsh weather. * Field sampling and monitoring may include various media (soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, soil gas, and air). * Candidate must be able to sit at a desk / computer in an office environment for office-based tasks. Work Environment: While we commend hard work, we are interested in people who are effective - who get the right things done at the right time. At Tetra Tech, you will work with people who come in every morning to decide what needs to be done to accomplish the goals we have all helped define, and then take ownership for the speed of the execution on those goals. About Tetra Tech: Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees-21,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Explore our open positions at Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities: LinkedIn: @TetraTechCareers Twitter: @TetraTechJobs Facebook: @TetraTechCareers Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech's core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on. Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Please no phone calls or agencies. Additional Information * Organization: 103 EMI

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