Benefits of Student Internships at DEQ

Spring is the best time of year for student interns. Some of the benefits of an internship with DEQ include:
  • Finding possible future employment with a stable Government entity.
  • Knowing whether or not DEQ is a good fit for you.
  • Gives students an opportunity to explore the environmental field with DEQ.

What is a student intern?

“Student intern” means a person who has been accepted in or is currently enrolled in an accredited school, college, or university and is hired directly by an agency in a student intern position. (high school student, vo-tech, or college).

The term ‘Student Intern’ in state law clarifies that they are not permanent employees and are not eligible for leave and holiday benefits. It also clarifies that student interns are covered by workers’ compensation insurance.