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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Standard

Location: Lee's Summit

Starts: May. 1, 2024

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


17.77 per hour

Duration of Assignment: May 2024 – August 2024

Job Location: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Quality, Kansas City Regional Office, and will be located at 200 Unity Circle North, Suite 2A, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.

Why you’ll love this position:

As an intern with the Water Protection Program (WPP) Section in the Kansas City Regional Office (KCRO), you have the opportunity to make a difference every day. You can make a positive impact protecting the environment and human health by investigating water quality concerns and assisting with inspections. You will join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership who embraces the value of people.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources protects our air, land, water, and mineral resources; preserves our unique natural and historic places; and provides recreational and learning opportunities; while promoting the environmentally sound and energy-efficient operations of businesses, communities, agriculture, and industry for the benefit of all Missourians. Join a professional and easy-going team that is highly effective, collaborative, with leadership who embrace the value of people and the environment.


What you’ll do:

  • Investigate water quality concerns
  • Assist an Environmental Specialist team member
  • Shadowing of water pollution control work would include stormwater, land disturbance, and domestic wastewater facility inspections and concern investigations
  • Assisting inspectors with their equipment and samples, participate in conducting observations of facility conditions
  • Occasionally accompany inspectors that work in other environmental media


Professional Experience to be Gained:

  • Understanding in the area of environmental regulation in Missouri, specifically in the area of water pollution control
  • Opportunity to visit a wide variety of regulated facilities, and participate in the compliance inspection process
  • Trained in the basics of engineering review and investigation, and will have opportunity to practice technical writing skills

All you need for success:

  • Graduate or undergraduate student with major in biological science, environmental science, chemistry, natural resources, geology, engineering, or related field.
  • Ability to use MS Office software.
  • Walking, sitting or standing for long periods of time may be necessary to conduct office or field work
  • Licensed driver and able to provide transportation to and from the office, as well as be able to drive fleet vehicles to conduct field work

Lack of post-secondary education will not be used as the sole basis denying consideration to any applicant.

If you have questions about this position, please contact: 

Olivia Jackson, (816) 251-0702 or


Aarick Roberto (DNR Recruiter), (573) 522-1503 or

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The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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