DEP’s Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability (AQES) Program runs a summer Student Internship Program. During their internships, students have an opportunity to explore the various AQES offices, as well as present their research and findings to upper management. They are also given opportunities to attend meetings, hearings, presentations and other special events.
AQES covers a wide variety of topics, including air quality monitoring, planning, permitting and regulation; air toxics; energy policy and economic analysis; energy markets; energy efficiency and renewable energy; energy resiliency; electricity delivery and reliability; electric vehicle infrastructure and technology; fossil energy; advanced energy technologies; nuclear energy; radiation protection, compliance, and enforcement; sustainability; recycling outreach and communications and carbon emissions. For more information about AQES and its activities, visit us at http://www.nj.gov/dep/aqes and Like us on Facebook.
While our internships are unpaid, the Intern Program Manager will work with an educational institution’s cooperative education office to enable students to obtain college credit upon request. Given the broad range of topics covered by AQES, students in a variety of educational disciplines (e.g., environmental science/studies, geography, chemistry, biology, physics, meteorology, computer mapping/geographic information systems (GIS), engineering, economics, law, business, communications, graphic design, etc.) will be considered.
Eligible candidates must have completed their first year of college.
The application period for Summer 2019 Internships is now open.
Assist AQES’ Bureau of X-Ray Compliance staff in developing an imaging quality test tool as a part of its quality assurance program for fluoroscopic x-ray machines. This project will enable the Bureau of X-ray Compliance staff to develop acceptable ranges for Image Quality and Entrance Skin Exposure associated with a patient’s abdomen during fluoroscopic procedures.
Assist AQES’ Bureau of Energy & Sustainability in creating social media content and infographics to support the New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry. The project would require site visits with sustainable businesses across New Jersey to create videos and social media posts about their green operations. In addition, the project would include creating infographics and factsheets about sustainable practices for the general public.
Assist AQES’s Bureau of Energy & Sustainability in developing a 5-year report about the state of New Jersey’s sustainable business. The project would require analysis of data from the New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry to determine the current status, as well as proposing metrics and preliminary case studies for inclusion the report.
Assist AQES’ Division of Energy and Security in developing a repeatable methodology in R for analyzing U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data for New Jersey. The project would help AQES better understand the State’s primary energy and end-use consumption (total and by sector), and electric power generation in New Jersey.