DEQ Internship

Website Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

The purpose of the DEQ Student Internship program is to employ students at the graduate and undergraduate levels, in fields of study that will be beneficial to the DEQ while providing the students with challenging work experience and exposure to the environmental regulatory processes and the business operations of a governmental entity. Through this program, the DEQ hopes to increase awareness of environmental issues and encourage students to pursue environmental/governmental careers.

In order to be considered for the internship program, students must be:

  • Currently enrolled full time in an accredited educational institution at the undergraduate or graduate levels.
  • Pursuing an education in a directly related curriculum to the Division that they will be working for (i.e. BS/MS in Biology for OES/Permits, BA in Accounting for Fiscal Services, etc.)
  • Maintain enrollment at the University while employed in the internship program.

Verification of enrollment from the University will be required upon hire. The verification must be on official University letterhead and include the students name, status (full-time or part-time with the number of hours enrolled), and classification.

Students do not need to be registered during the summer sessions in order to be qualified for student status. However, if they graduate in the spring semester, proof of enrollment for the fall semester must be received in order to continue employment under the internship program.

Students must be enrolled full time and can work up to 28 hours per week.  Student Workers are not required to pursue an education in a curriculum that is directly related to the Division in which they will be working.

Only one application must be submitted for consideration as a Student Worker / Student Intern in all offices within DEQ. Your application will be made available to hiring managers in the Office of Environmental Assessment, the Office of Environmental Compliance, the Office of Environmental Services, the Office of the Secretary and the Office of Management and Finance.
The applicant pool generated from this continuous announcement will be used to fill vacancies across the agency. The job location is listed as Statewide because vacancies may be filled in any of the following locations: Headquarters – Baton Rouge, Acadiana Regional Office – Lafayette, Bayou Lafourche Regional Office – Lockport, Kisatchie Central Regional Office – Pineville, Northeast Regional Office – West Monroe, Northwest Regional Office – Shreveport, Southeast Regional Office – Harahan, or the Southwest Regional Office – Lake Charles. Work location preferences will be indicated on the application and applicants will only be considered for employment in those selected locations.

Please refer to the “Application Status” section of your LA Careers account in order to track your application.  When your status shows “Eligible for Consideration”, this means your application will be made available for employment consideration as vacancies occur.

Please reference STUDENT2020 if a paper application is submitted.  All supplemental questions should be answered and submitted with the application.  Any applications that do not contain this information may be rejected. Paper applications can be located on the job seeker portal of Civil Service’s website here (Download PDF reader).

For further information:
Theresa Warren
Human Resources
LA Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA  70821

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