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2017 Summer Intern Program Announcemnt


                                         Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District

Invites applications for the position of:


An Equal Opportunity Employer

OPENING DATE: 03/23/17

CLOSING DATE: 04/28/17


The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (District) is a regional government agency committed to attaining and maintaining healthful air quality while supporting strong and sustainable economic growth. The District accomplishes this through regulation of industrial facilities and various outreach and incentive programs designed to encourage sensible clean air choices. As the second geographically – largest of California’s 35 air districts, the MDAQMD’s 20,000 square mile jurisdiction encompasses the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County and Riverside County’s Palo Verde Valley.

The District is currently recruiting for two Air Quality Interns in the MDAQMD’s Operations Section. One Communications/Public Relations Internship is also available in the District’s Community Relations & Education Department. These are unpaid temporary positions from June to August, 2017.

The MDAQMD’s Student Internship Program is designed to provide college students with an understanding and introduction to the interworking of a public environmental regulatory agency at the District and how we serve our community. The District’s program provides students with the opportunity to apply their education to “real-life” work experience and exposure to a public environmental regulatory agency while providing students seeking a career in the environmental industry an opportunity to gain applied or research experience.


Under close supervision, students who participate will acquire knowledge and general familiarity with the role of an air district, its dynamics, values, and attitudes, both internally and as a public employee (student Intern) serving our public clientele and administrative-political superiors. The internship also provides students the opportunity to develop his/her skills as a professional public servant in a public regulatory agency setting.


Students will be mentored by experienced air quality professionals throughout the internship. This program is designed to provide student interns with work experience and to perform specified tasks in one or more departments in the following areas:

· Permit Engineering

· Compliance

· Air Monitoring or

· Community Relations & Education


Student intern will be expected to participate and acquire knowledge in the District’s operations, and to prepare a mid-program progress and final presentation summarizing their activities with the District during their internship.


· Enrolled in an accredited college or university academic program and not have participated in the District’s Summer Internship Program in past years.

· Majoring in any science discipline or environmental studies degree (communications or public relations for Community Relations Internship)

· Be fluent in both written and spoken English

· Have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher

· Provide legal proof of legal right to work in the United States

· Pass a pre-employment screening process to include reference checks and a background/criminal check

· Proof of enrollment will be required prior to start of assignment

· Be able to work at least 20 hours/week during the Summer Internship Program (June – August)

The District’s Student Internship Program is an unpaid, limited-term supervised work experience which is volunteer- based, however, student can gain academic credit while participating in the program in an area related to their field of study.

The length of the internship is 200 hours of training that would equal 1-4 academic units.


Submit a cover letter and resume to the contact and address listed below.

Include a PDF of unofficial transcript of all institutions attended.

District staff will review your application package and advise you regarding status of your selection for participation in the program.

Submit completed application package to:

Mojave Desert AQMD
14306 Park Ave
Victorville, CA 92392
ATTN: Catherine Tran

For questions regarding the Internship Program, please contact:

Roseana Brasington
760-245-1661 ext. 5706

Catherine Tran
760-245-1661 ext. 5034

Last updated: 3/22/2017 10:12:50 AM