DEP's Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability (AQES) Program runs a year-round Student Internship Program. During their internships, students have an opportunity to explore the various AQES offices, as well as present their research and findings to upper management. They are also given opportunities to attend meetings, hearings, presentations and other special events. AQES covers a wide variety of topics, including air quality monitoring, planning, permitting and regulation; air toxics; energy policy and economic analysis; energy markets; energy efficiency and renewable energy; energy resiliency; electricity delivery and reliability; electric vehicle infrastructure and technology; fossil energy; advanced energy technologies; nuclear energy; radiation protection, compliance, and enforcement; sustainability; recycling outreach and communications and carbon emissions. For more information about AQES and its activities, visit us at http://www.nj.gov/dep/aqes and Like us on Facebook.
While AQES's internships are unpaid, the Intern Program Manager will work with an educational institution’s cooperative education office to enable students to obtain college credit upon request.
Given the broad range of topics covered by AQES, students in a variety of educational disciplines (e.g., environmental science/studies, geography, chemistry, biology, physics, meteorology, computer mapping/geographic information systems (GIS), engineering, economics, law, business, communications, graphic design, etc.) will be considered. Eligible candidates must have completed their first year of college.
The deadline for Summer 2017 applications has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted.