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DNREC summer internship projects provide students with real-world experience in environmental policy

The Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) is accepting applications through April 7 for two paid summer internship positions at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Each year, DENIN works in partnership with DNREC to provide internship opportunities in environmental policy. The focus of each project is determined by DNREC based on state environmental needs, and the intern works under the mentorship of DNREC personnel. DENIN assists with intern recruitment and provides a $4,000 stipend for the 10-week experience.

“Since 2011, DENIN has worked closely with DNREC to offer internships at the intersection of environmental science and policy,” said Jeanette Miller, associate director of DENIN. “Our students work side by side with experienced environmental professionals and make policy recommendations to DNREC leadership.”

The internships begin June 5 and continue through Aug. 11, 2017, culminating in a presentation of findings and policy recommendations to DNREC leadership.