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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Standard

Location: Kansas City

Starts: May. 12, 2021

$ Paid
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Description

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It’s never too early to start searching for your dream career.  If you’re ready to apply the principles you’ve been learning at school in the real world,  Evergy is the place for you.  Hands-on experience is what our internship programs are all about.  Our programs offer students an opportunity to gain insight and meaningful experience while also allowing us to identify talented prospective employees.  Many of our interns go on to develop successful careers at Evergy.

As an intern,  you’ll have real responsibilities,  and you’ll work on productive assignments with actual business interactions.  We know that you work hard,  so we help you play hard while you are here.  We provide a number of intern events throughout the summer to burn some extra energy,  including volunteer events,  power plant tours,  lunch and learns,  and more.

PAY RANGE:  $17.00-  $20.00

Scheduled Work Hours:  Monday -  Friday,  flexible hours.

Responsibilities

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Conservation and Sustainability Intern supports the Corporate-level Conservation and Sustainability Department in the implementation of environmental stewardship,  conservation,  sustainability,  and education initiatives.   Specifically,  the selected candidate will support the Conservation and Sustainability Program in areas of project planning and implementation,  land or wildlife management,  recycling,  business sustainability initiatives,  volunteer coordination,  and community engagement activities.   Field work may involve equipment and power tool operation,  construction work environments,  habitat assessment and management,  project management,  as well as significant manual labor.

The selected candidate may also support the department in compliance related initiatives.  Compliance programs may include wastewater treatment and permitting,  coal combustion waste handling and disposal,  distribution power delivery support,  air permitting and compliance,  industrial hygiene,  and conservation.  Miscellaneous duties for other programs may be assigned as required.

Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:

A student actively pursuing a Bachelor’s or Masters degree in environmental studies,  sustainability,  life science,  industrial/environmental/bio-ag engineering or other related field.   A sophomore,  junior,  senior or graduate level student with Microsoft or equivalent software skills is preferred.

Skills,  Knowledge,  and Abilities Required:

Must be comfortable with computers and new technology and have working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.   Must be professional,  dependable,  self-motivated and have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.   Must be able to communicate effectively with program managers,  co-workers and other required contacts. 

Licenses,  Certifications,  Bonding,  and/or Testing Required:

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Working Conditions:

The work environment will be both office and fieldwork.   Must have excellent work record including good attendance and good safety record.

Evergy has a clear mission –  To empower a better future.  Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First.  We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company,  we need a team with a variety of backgrounds,  perspectives and skills.  So,  our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.  We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone –  regardless of race,  color,  religion,  gender,  gender identity or expression,  sexual orientation,  national origin,  genetics,  disability,  age,  or veteran status –  has a voice and can bring their best every day.  We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are,  the better we will be.  Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties,  responsibilities,  and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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