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Environmental Framework Analyst Summer Intern DNERR

Environmental Framework Analyst
Delaware Coastal Programs
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) uses research and education to help lead public policy discussions, inform decision-making, and balance the use and protection of coastal and ocean resources. The DCP is currently seeking applications for an Environmental Framework Analyst intern. The intern will lead an effort to review and analyze existing Environmental Mitigation Plans for offshore wind development projects, both in the U.S. and overseas, to identify best practices in successful mitigation and/or compensation methodologies and inform future potential region-specific mitigation recommendations. The intern will gain valuable ocean science policy experience through the lens of the expanding field of offshore renewable energy, as well as acquiring knowledge about regulatory programs within DNREC and other environmental organizations.
·      Literature review of Environmental Mitigation Plans (EMP) for offshore wind development projects
·      Identify best practices in successful EMPs
·      Develop list of recommendations for potential region-specific mitigation methodologies
·      Engage with subject matter experts and stakeholders
·      Other duties as assigned, based on intern interest areas and organizational needs
Required Skills
·      Bachelor's or master's degree (or degree in progress) in environmental science, environmental studies, natural resource management, marine science, political science, or a related field
·      Interest in scientific policy work
·      Ability to represent the DCP professionally at meetings and events
·      Strong writing and communication skills
·      Strong research and data analysis skills
·      Strong organizational skills
·      Detail-oriented, focused, and punctual
·      Ability to work in a team or independently as needed
·      Ability to work remotely/in a virtual setting
·      Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Direct Supervisor
·      The direct supervisor will be the Ocean Planner

·      Training: A hallmark of the program, interns receive training from the field experts they will be working with. In addition to this formal and informal training to successfully conduct their internship assignment, interns will have the opportunity to build associated skills and share real-time experience with park staff and colleagues. Training will be made available to the interns to further their personal and professional development.

·      Housing: Limited co-ed housing is available, at no fee, for interns providing full-time hours (30 or more per week). If selected for housing, an intern will share a house, duplex or dorm facility with other interns.

·      Activities: Interns will have the opportunity not only to visit ALL Delaware State Parks at no fee, but also participate in many of the tours, programs, and associated events for free. Delaware State Parks span the length of the state and whether it be canoeing at Trap Pond State Park, surfing at Delaware Seashore State Park, attending a concert at Bellevue State Park, or touring the living history facility at Fort Delaware, there is certainly something for everyone.

·      Stipend Available: Interns are not employees of the State of Delaware- they are considered volunteers and are not paid for their service. Interns may elect to receive a stipend to help cover expenses incurred during their volunteer intern service. The stipend is a fixed amount of $100 per week for service of 30 or more hours per week or $50.00 per week for service of between 20 – 29 hours/ week paid biweekly as a direct deposit into the Intern’s bank account.

o  The stipend is not a wage but does count toward the total income on which the intern’s tax obligation is based. Interns electing to receive the stipend will complete IRS Form W-9 Request for Tax-Payer Identification as self-employed and will receive a Form 1099 at the end of the year that reports the amount of income from the stipend. No taxes are withheld from the stipend.

All Delaware State Parks Interns are required to undergo and successfully complete a background check performed by the Division.