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AECOM Natural Resource/Biological Intern in Pocasset, Massachusetts

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Natural Resource/Biological Intern for Spring/Summer 2022 employment in the Pocasset, MA office.

This position is expected to begin in May 2022 (estimated).

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Overview

This position will perform environmental field and reporting tasks on projects in New England and surrounding states. The selected candidate must be willing and able to learn new methods for data collection, be self-motivated, and able to follow through with assignments.

This is an intern level professional position providing the individual an opportunity to learn water resources, natural resources, wetland science and field sampling skills. This position requires knowledge of the MS Office Suite, data management, and the ability to support environmental permitting and natural resources studies.

The candidate should have a basic knowledge of water quality, wetlands, and aquatic ecology, some field data collection. GIS mapping and GPS experience preferred, but not necessary. The candidate should have experience or interest in field collections of biological, physical and chemical data in various media (water, soil, sediment, biota), including basic experience with field equipment, measurements, and lab procedures.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support office and field tasks

  • Field sampling and survey support including wetlands surveys, wildlife surveys, media sampling (soil, water, sediment), on-water sampling

  • Office reporting/data validation/ entry tasks

  • Performs a variety of routine tasks to gain experience and familiarization with methods, practice, and programs.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work as part of a larger team a must.

Minimum Requirements

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resource Management, Marine Biology, Ecology, Wetland Science, Environmental Science, Geology, or related field

  • Must have completed 3 years of study

  • Valid U.S. Driver's License

  • Due to the nature of the work, U.S. Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidate must have excellent technical writing skills and ability to effectively express his or herself orally among internal staff, clients, and sub-contractors.

  • Office based tasks may include conducting entry and reporting of field collected data, performing spatial analysis, aerial photographic interpretation, and visualization of field collected data using mapping tools.

  • Candidate must be detail oriented, and have the ability to work independently or in a fast-paced team environment.

  • Candidate must exhibit a mature sense of professional responsibility and awareness of accepted standards of professional behavior.

  • Candidate must be experienced with basic computer programs; MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with statistics, GPS, ArcGIS or AutoCAD a plus.

Additional Information:

  • This position is expected to be full-time with a duration of approximately 3 months (may be subject to change).

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Employee may be asked to submit a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) at the time of hire, as this position could require operating a vehicle when visiting field/job sites.

  • Please note AECOM may offer the option to work partially remote for this position, although a candidate local to the MA area is necessary.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257457BR

Additional Locations US - Chelmsford, MA - 250 Apollo Drive

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.