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Environmental Specialist Intern

Chemours is seeking an Environmental Summer Intern to join our Chemours Discovery Hub Facilities team! This position will report directly to the site EHS Consultant.
As an intern, the Environmental Specialist will be introduced to environmental regulatory compliance activities for the Chemours Discovery Hub in the fields of: hazardous materials management, air emissions control, stormwater best management practices, wastewater discharge compliance, non-hazardous waste management, hazardous waste management, and Department of Transportation shipping compliance. The goal of this internship is to gain useful knowledge in the field of environmental regulatory compliance, some transferrable training, and participate in key initiatives of the Environmental Management System for the site.
Location: Newark, Delaware (University of Delaware’s Science, Technology, and Advance Research Campus – STAR Campus)
Hours: Full-time or part-time schedule, flexible to candidate needs
Term: 3-month assignment between May – August
The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work with staff to conduct environmental field sampling of wastewater, stormwater, and/or drinking water
  • Interpret data of field environmental sample results
  • Help prepare correspondence for agencies such Delaware Natural Resources of Environmental Control (DNREC), City of Newark, New Castle County Department of Public Works, and The Newark Partnership
  • Shown (or trained) on the Chemours waste characterization/disposal process. Prepares shipments according to the Department of Transportation (DOT), and manifests hazardous waste following 40 hr. Hazwoper/RCRA and DOT Certification (third-party training upon hire).
  • Review databases for site air contaminant emissions and/or waste disposal volumes
  • Support maintenance of accurate records related to chemical inventories, requests, shipments of hazardous waste
  • Assist with tasks for environmental compliance with Federal, State, and Local rules/regulations
  • Recommend and coordinate development of a unique project to support Chemours’ 2030 Corporate Responsibility Commitment Goals under climate, water, and/or waste at the site
  • Complete required Environmental, Health and Safety training for the duties and hazards of the position
  • Facilitate site involvement in company-wide biodiversity initiative to advance sustainable land use and biodiversity practices. Activities will include but are not limited to: collecting data on current Chemours initiatives, helping to develop and socialize a biodiversity toolkit, being an advocate for the work at the site, communicating with employees, and working with other core team members.
  • Assist with Water Stewardships Waterbody Risk Assessments for nationwide Chemours manufacturing sites.
The following is required for this role:

  • Current enrollment at an accredited university as a sophomore or above
  • Pursuing a degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Sustainability, Geology, Environmental Policy, Earth Science, Meteorology, and/or other similar applied science fields (PhD Post-Doc fulfillment will not be considered)
  • Ability to read, write, and interpret scientific data
  • Candidate capable of independently working on tasks alone or with limited supervision
  • Some laboratory fieldwork/coursework in, but not limited to chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical techniques, stormwater, wastewater, and/or drinking water
The following is preferred for this role:

  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Strong skillset in Microsoft Word, Excel, Excel Macros, SharePoint, Teams, and online Enterprise platforms
  • Interest in pursing a career in environmental regulatory compliance, permitting, consulting, policy, management, etc.
  • Preference will be given to students capable of 15+ hours/week Sept-May and 35+ hours/week June-Aug

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Paid Site Holidays and Paid Day of Service (for full-time internships only)
  • Temporary Housing Assistance
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Strong Inclusion a Diversity Initiatives
We are driven by our purpose to create a more colorful, capable, and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.
Built upon a 200-year-old legacy and a world-class product portfolio, we bring everyday convenience to virtually everything people touch—in industries ranging from automotive, paints, and plastics to electronics, construction, energy, and telecommunications. We bring solutions that are better, safer, more reliable, and more sustainable, through the power of chemistry.
We see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it. By taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture, our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves—at Chemours and in life.
The “ours” in Chemours represents everyone who works here. We’re thousands strong and always looking for the best and brightest to join our team.
Five fundamental, foundational values form the substructure of our culture as a multinational
corporation. They are core beliefs that guide and frame both our behaviors and our aspirations.
Our values are in part what differentiate us from others, making us uniquely Chemours.
They are—Customer Centered, Refreshing Simplicity, Collective Entrepreneurship,
Safety Obsession, and Unshakable Integrity. At Chemours, our values are where everything begins.
We were honored to be named a “Great Place to Work-Certified Company” for 2018 and 2019—our second consecutive year. We were also proud to receive a Gold Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE VETS program in 2019.
Chemours is an equal opportunity employer
Chemours is an E-Verify employer
Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. Candidates who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) are ineligible