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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Energy & Environment Cabinet Internships


The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) has internships across the Commonwealth. We have paid opportunities within the Department for Natural Resources, Department for Environmental Protection, Office of Administrative Services, the Office of Energy Policy, and the Public Service Commission. 

​Interns can expect:

  • ​EEC offers fall, spring, and summer internships
  • $15/hour pay
  • 37.5 hour work week
  • EEC gear
  • Telecommute opportunities (where applicable)
  • Great experience to build a resume​​

​Intern duties include:

  • Interact with staff on collaborative projects such as collecting field samples​
  • Use cutting edge technology used for dam inspections, data collection and site assessments
  • ​​Develop real world, hands-on environmental experience

​Qualifications to apply:

  • ​Must be a graduate of or a student in pursuit of a BA or BS in environmental science, biology, physical sciences, or related degree fields from an accredited program
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Self-starter, motivated, and eager to learn
  • Basic knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook​​

How to apply:

​Submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF and email to​ with the subject line "(Your first name, last name) EEC Internship Application". Example: Jane Doe EEC Internship Application. In your resume and cover letter, please be sure to include the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • University and anticipated year of graduation
  • Current GPA
  • Related experience
  • Area of interest within the EEC where you would like to intern
  • Residence for the duration of the internship
Please contact if you need further information.

​​Prior to submitting your resume and cover letter, we highly encourage you to visit our website and​​ our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter​ to learn more about the Energy and Environment Cabinet. The EEC is a large agency, and your research will allow you to familiarize yourself with the different subject areas within the cabinet.​

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