DNREC offers community engagement internship in conjunction with Delaware Environmental Institute

Students who are interested in making sound environmental policy have an opportunity to gain direct experience this winter and spring through a paid internship with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).

Each year, the Delaware Environmental Institute (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 stipend for the experience.

The goal of the current project is to support the development of Public Involvement Plans at DNREC. Such plans detail how the agency identifies stakeholders and seeks public input about proposed regulations and other actions that impact communities.