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EPA’s National Enforcement Training Institute (NETI) is accepting applications for unpaid positions in its Student Intern Program. We also share resumes with other offices. Participants in NETI’s program will work in EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and other enforcement-related offices in Washington, DC.
We are seeking applications from undergraduates and graduate students in a variety of fields, including computer science, computer programming, data analysis, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, biology, GIS, economics, health sciences, public policy, and government.
Students will work with practicing environmental technical professionals and attorneys on projects related to civil (administrative and judicial) and criminal enforcement, investigations, inspections, targeting/priorities, federal facilities enforcement, state/tribal enforcement coordination. and other matters. Our offices implement and enforce the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, FIFRA, RCRA, TSCA, CERCLA and other environmental laws. Specific projects and assigned practice areas will depend upon the student’s placement. For more information about OECA’s activities, see and
NETI’s Summer Student Intern Program includes a series of unique, specialized training sessions on environmental laws and how they are enforced. These weekly seminars provide first-hand knowledge from EPA’s leading enforcement experts.
Semester requirement: a minimum of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks.
Summer requirement: a minimum of 40 hours per week for 11 weeks (graduates) or 10 weeks (undergraduates).
Positions are competitive. We look for qualified and highly motivated candidates with superior records of achievement, a commitment to environmental and/or law enforcement work, and who also work well in teams.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, two or three references (name, title, phone number and email address), a writing sample, and a cover letter that includes a statement of interest that highlights particular skills and subject area preferences. Please submit this information to On the email’s subject line, please include your name and indicate the timeframe of interest (Fall, Spring and/or Summer).
DEADLINES: (please include the session you are applying for in Coverletter)
Applications for Fall 2021 Last Friday of April 2021
Applications for Spring 2022 Last Friday of September 2021
Applications for Summer 2022 Last Friday of January 2022
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered only if positions are still available