Environmental Heath Intern

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

Commitment: June 2010 - August 2010 Hours: 10-15 hours/week

Application Deadline: May 20, 2010

The Oregon Environmental Council’s Environmental Health Program is seeking applications for a Summer 2010 Intern. The Environmental Health Intern will play a critical role in researching and designing a potentially new consumer education program focused on reducing residential pesticide use of certain products through consumer education.

While residential use of pesticides is regulated, there is the potential for misuse or overuse of these products, resulting in avoidable downstream (in rivers, streams, and yards for example) exposures to harmful chemicals. The toxics research intern will determine which of the chemicals listed on Oregon’s priority pollutants list (http://www.deq.state.or.us/toxics/docs/DraftToxicsFocusList.pdf ) are available to the general public for residential pesticide use; which products contain these chemicals; what retail stores in Oregon sell these products; estimate the volume of these products used in Oregon; evaluate existing programs that educate the general public on the use of these products; and additional research tasks as needed related to the project.

To apply please submit a letter of interest and your resume to Ashley Hollenbeck at [email protected] by May 20, 2010 for consideration.

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid
Qualifications:Qualifications •Excellent research and writing skills; extensive computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft office software, searching on-line databases and the Internet. •Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and meet goals in a timely manner. Strong written and verbal communication skills, an attention to detail, an aptitude for logical thinking and sound judgment, a commitment to professional ethics, and the ability to work with sensitive and confidential information. Training and Supervision provided by Environmental Health Program Director.
website link:www.oeconline.org