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Research Project Description

Web Management Information System Project
Internship Program Opportunities
Office of Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC

EPA Water 2013-288

Project Description:

A postgraduate internship is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water (OW) in Washington, DC. The internship will be served with the Management Operations Staff in the Project Management Office.

The intern will be trained on 1) OW Web Development efforts, 2) the process transforming web content into EPA’s Drupal Content Management System (CMS) and the OW CMS, CommonSpot and 3) creating embedded geographical information of data into dynamic web pages. The intern will learn valuable skills and gain experience in, geographic information systems (GIS), environmental communication, and project management.

The participant will be involved in OW Web Development efforts and in the process of transforming web content into EPA’s Drupal Content Management System (CMS) and the OW CMS, CommonSpot. The participant will also use GIS to display data geographically on the web.

The participant will gain exposure to the processes used to develop EPA communications. The participant will also develop web technical skills and application development skills.

Qualifications:

The applicant should have received a bachelor’s degree in information technology, geographic information systems, environmental science, or computer science within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the start date.

The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran. U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is preferred (but can also hold an appropriate visa status, however, an H1B visa is not appropriate). The intern must show proof of health and medical insurance. The intern does not become an EPA employee.

The appointment will initially be full time for a one-year and may be renewed depending on the availability of funding. The annual stipend will range from $45,000 up to $55,000. No travel or relocation expenses will be paid.

Technical Questions:

The EPA mentor for this project is Deric Teasley. He can be contacted at Teasley.deric@epa.gov.

How to Apply:

An application can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/application.htm. Please reference Project # EPA Water 2013-288 when requesting information.