Students,

You can review the project description and objectives below, as well as the skills a host site needs.  After reviewing the information, you can use the link provided at the bottom of the document to provide feedback to the ITEP staff about the host sites you find the most interesting.  

The policy related host sites are towards the bottom of this webpage.

Questions?  

Contact Mansel A Nelson at mansel.nelson@nau.edu.


Technical and Educational Intern Host Sites

Nine (9) of the following host sites will be selected based on student interests and skills.

Blue Star Studio

Pawhuska, OK

Project Description

The purpose of the Resilient & Healthy Native Communities Internship is geared towards promoting awareness and understanding of air quality related issues while working directly with tribes using the latest in smart design and holistic planning related to the built environment of evolving indigenous populations. This also will increase understanding of the wider impacts of planning, design and construction choices on the extraction, manufacturing and fabrication industries which feed the design and construction of our communities, which also have major factors affecting to overall air quality and greenhouse gas emissions on the planet. For example, the choice of materials and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in a home can be impacted by human behavior patterns such as cultural practice or overcrowding resulting in detrimental effects such as mold and asthma. What recommendations, supported by solid data, can be made that promote health, durability and affordability, but still work with the realities of the occupants affected by social, cultural, economic and environmental forces?

Objectives

The overarching goal offers the intern a rich, supportive mentoring environment within which she/ he will gain practical, hands-on experience in the planning and design of Resilient and Healthy Native Communities as it pertains to air quality & the built environment involving community, spiritual, cultural and political stakeholders as well as multi-jurisdictional partners. The intern will assist Indigenous American planners, architects and systems engineers on 1) Research of best practices, applicable green codes and standards, and place-based solutions related to tribal air quality, climate change, healthy materials selection, mold elimination, renewable energy and others; 2) Coordination with state and federal agencies on performance indicators, data collection and standards (for example, the EPA’s tribal indoor air quality standards, HUD’s Office of Native American Programs, etc.); 3) Documentation of recommendations and data for integration into actual planning and design projects involving large-scale resilient communities on tribal lands; and 4) Increase the knowledge base of the intern as it pertains to Federal and Tribal housing and development policies; design and construction practices and their impacts on human health and the environment with a special emphasis on indoor air quality, greenhouse gas emissions and indigenous lifeways.

Intern Skills Needed

Central Arizona Project (CAP)

Phoenix, AZ

Project Description

SCOPE:  Central Arizona Project (CAP) utilizes an Environmental Management System (EMS) to identify and track all aspects of CAP operations that have environmental impacts. Environmental Instructions (EI's) are written documents that outline and explain each regulatory or policy activity related to the operation. Due to unique regulatory authority, and cultural policies, EI's are needed for CAP operations on Indian lands, but have not yet been written for the EMS.  It is proposed that the Intern will identify CAP operations and impacts that occur on tribal lands and develop Environmental Instructions (EI's) that outline the nature of the regulatory or policy requirements of the governing authority.

 

PROCESS:  CAP Environmental Department staff will familiarize the Intern with operations that may occur within the reservation and general regulatory requirements (Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act) which may pertain to aspects of the operations. The Intern shall research the regulatory body with jurisdiction in the area, contact and research the jurisdiction to identify regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, those identified by CAP staff, as well as other cultural issues that should be made part of an EI for that operation. An example of a regulatory requirement could be for control of dust generation during earthmoving activities. An example of a cultural issue could be a prohibition on photographing tribal members, or archeological items by CAP staff during work activities.

 

INTERACTIONS:  In gathering information to develop EI's, the Intern is anticipated to contact at least two (2) Indian nations with regulatory jurisdiction on their lands, as well as specific departments within CAP, including, but not limited to Maintenance Planning, Engineering Lands & Records, Business Planning & Government Programs, and Legal.  Some field work and/or observation may also be included.

Objectives

Environmental Instructions (EIs) will be written that will conform to the format adopted by the CAP Environmental Department for inclusion in the EMS, for each operation that has separate or unique circumstances. Additionally, where insufficient time is available, a list of other potential EI's identified by the Intern for consideration for the EMS will be maintained and submitted to CAP at the end of the internship along with an oral and/or written report, detailing the experience and work performed during the summer experience.

Intern Skills Needed

Ability to research and identify relevant information, and compile such information into easy to read written format.  Positive attitude, willingness to learn and to engage new people.  Basic Microsoft Office skills a plus.

Chugach Regional Resources Commission

Anchorage, AK

Project Description

The Chugach Regional Resources Commission (CRRC) is a Tribal nonprofit organization that represents the seven tribes in South-central Alaska in environmental and natural resource issues. CRRC recently received a grant from BIA to conduct a high level assessment of concerns and issues of tribal members and communities related to climate change. This project will be Phase I of developing a Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Chugach region.

Objectives

The intern will help develop a resource assessment tool to evaluate the resources available at each of the seven villages. They will then travel to the villages with a CRRC staff member, conduct workshops outlining climate change and potential impacts on the individuals and communities. The intern will assimilate and organize the information as a foundation for developing Phase II of an adaptation Plan.  

The intern will then help organize and arrange for a workshop for CRRC board members in Anchorage to review the results of the original assessment.

Intern Skills Needed

The intern will need to be a self-starter and be able to work independently. They will also need to possess organizational and writing skills and computer efficiency.

Gila River Indian Community-Department of Environmental Quality

Sacaton, AZ

Project Description

GRIC Air Quality personnel will provide a mentorship to the intern to gain a full understanding of the day to day operations of a Tribal Air Quality Regulatory Program.  The project will provide experience in all aspects of Air Quality Program development, implementation and enforcement.  In addition, the intern will gain knowledge of how Tribal Air Quality Program development and implementation promotes Tribal sovereignty and self governance.

Objectives

The intern will gain hands on experience in ambient air quality data collection, Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) requirements, calibration techniques and data management and assist with the daily operation of the GRIC Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network.  In addition, the intern will assist with conducting compliance inspections of industrial facilities, draft inspection reports, assist with issuance of Notices of Violation (NOVs) if necessary and respond to citizen complaints.  The intern will also assist with drafting of Air Quality Operating Permits including conducting completeness checks on permit applications, calculations and development of Technical Support Documents (TSDs).  GRIC Program personnel will also mentor the intern on Tribal Air Quality Policy issues affecting Tribes including the Tribal Authority Rule (TAR), Treatment as a State (TAS), Tribal Implementation Plans (TIPs), Designations, Exceptional Events etc.

Intern Skills Needed

Positive attitude and a willingness to learn.  Ability to interact with the regulated Community (e.g., industrial facility personnel) and the Community at large.  Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft Office skills and the ability to compile information and write detailed inspection reports, complaint reports etc.

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Environmental Services Division

Saulte Ste Marie, MI

Project Description

The Intern will assist with an International Ambient Air Monitoring Project designed to monitor the air quality in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, to evaluate the potential effects an outdated  integrated steel manufacturing plant located in Canada has on two nearby tribal communities.  The Intern will also help with the development of two emission inventories that ITCMI will develop for member tribes.

Objectives

Intern Skills Needed

Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas

Horton, KS

Project Description

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas Environmental Office is seeking a qualified intern to develop a vulnerability assessment framework for the Nation. This project is intended to lay the groundwork for a vulnerability assessment that will form the basis of a Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

A vulnerability assessment is the critical first step in addressing climate change, establishing a local climate change profile to guide local climate change response (i.e., adaptation). The vulnerability assessment and analysis will:

  1. Itemize the properties and resources of the Kickapoo Reservation (and a 5 mile wide buffer zone);
  2. Prioritize the Nation’s resources;
  3. Identify vulnerable assets and potential hazards to resources; and
  4. Provide for elimination or mitigation of the most serious threats to the most valuable resources.

It is anticipated that our assessment framework will be initially based on climate change impacts, and that the emphasis may eventually shift to one facilitating adaptation to climatic changes. Ultimately, both concepts will need to be integrated, utilizing climate model predictions as input and adaptive decision-making as output. This is expected to be an iterative process which produces dynamic documentation.

Objectives

This project relates directly to climate change and includes a component pertaining to impacts of climate change on ambient air quality and the consequences of those impacts.

Goals:  

Intern Skills Needed

This project will require a Level II intern. The qualified intern candidate is expected to be familiar with the production of data spreadsheets (e.g., in MicroSoft Excel). Familiarity with potential impacts of climate change is desired. The candidate should also have basic experience in analysis and interpretation of data and preparation of written reports. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.

La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians

Pauma Valley, CA

Project Description

The purpose of the project is to conduct air quality education and outreach in tribal communities regarding climate change, as well as being involved in meteorological and air quality monitoring activities.

The intern will help organize, plan, and implement an education program for tribal members that focuses on climate change. They will also learn to perform calibrations, maintenance, and data download from an E-BAM PM-2.5 air monitor. Additionally, the intern will perform data analysis on air quality and/or meteorological data, create wind rose graphs, and study seasonal, diurnal, or other patterns in the data.

Objectives

Intern Skills Needed

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians

Wayland, MI

Project Description

The internship project will involve air quality and climate change education and outreach in the Gun Lake Tribal community. The internship will also be involved with the development of the Gun Lake Tribe’s climate change adaptation plan. The intern will assist with the design and implementation of summer programs for the annual Jijak Youth Camp and provide education programming for Tribal members. The intern will also assist Gun Lake Environmental Department staff with climate change research for the development of the Tribe’s climate change adaptation plan.

Objectives

Intern Skills Needed

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job/internship.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Navajo Nation EPA-Air Quality Control Program

Fort Defiance, AZ

Project Description

The internship with the Navajo EPA, Air Quality Control Program will involve;

  1. Regulatory and Field work: Participate in compliance evaluation inspections at Title V facilities, such as coal fired power plants, coal mining, oil and gas, and natural gas compressor stations.  Audit emission testing at major and minor sources.  Review inspection reports, organize files and update the database.
  2. Tribal New Source Review: Review the Tribal New Source Review rule. Assist technical staff in seeking out business/facilities on the Navajo Nation that are subject to the rule.  Maintain and update the Emission Inventory Facility Listing.
  3. Air Monitoring:  Assist with data collection, quality assurance, quality control, and maintenance associated with Navajo Nation air monitoring sites.  Activities include sampling equipment procedures, biweekly, monthly, and quarterly Quality Assurance and Quality Control checks, data analysis for criteria air pollutants (NO2, SO2, PM2.5, PM10, and Ozone), Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPP) review, database management, sample and data collection from air monitoring and meteorological sites, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, and overview of current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
  4. Burn Wise Program – Residential Wood and Coal Smoke:  Participate in promoting cleaner residential burning by assisting in distributing outreach information developed by NNEPA and U.S. EPA.  Assist in a residential wood and coal stove inventory and analyze the health impacts associated with improper burning of wood and coal.
  5. Clean Air Act Regulations & Rulemaking: Review Navajo Nation Clean Air Act, Operating Permit Regulations, Open Burning Regulations, Tribal New Source Review, Best Available Retrofit Technology, and Greenhouse Gases regulations.
  6. Outreach: Develop outreach materials for the Open Burn program, participate in outreach activities, and assist in database management and E - filing of records and reports.

Objectives

  1. To assist with the development of air quality regulations under the Navajo Nation Air Pollution Prevention and Control Act and implementation of the air permitting program.
  2. To assist with the maintenance and expansion of the particulate and gaseous air quality monitoring network.
  3. To update and maintain the emission inventory.
  4. To participate in the local and regional air quality related activities.

Intern Skills Needed

Microsoft Office experience, general background in basic mathematics courses, biology and chemistry courses.

Nez Perce Tribe ERWM Air Quality Program

Lapwai, ID

Project Description

During the summer of 2014, the Nez Perce Tribe ERWM Air Quality Program is looking for assistance in developing and disseminating air quality outreach and educational materials to youth and adults on the Nez Perce Reservation.

Objectives

  1. Produce presentations and activities for youth
  2. Produce presentations and outreach materials for adults
  3. Learn about FARR smoke management and burn permitting, and
  4. Gain experience related to operating an ambient air monitoring network

Intern Skills Needed

Strong computer, research, writing and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills, and ability to work within a team and independently.  Experience presenting to youth and adults or a strong willingness to engage in public speaking. Ability to a drive a vehicle, has a valid driver’s license, and is insurable by the Nez Perce Tribe.

Pueblo of Acoma-Environmental Department

Acoma, NM

Project Description

The Pueblo of Acoma Environmental Department Air Quality Program is in need of a baseline air emission inventory, program policy for quality assurance and sustainability support along with public outreach and education support. The emissions inventory  should include: updated air toxic data; phone book review; data acquisition methods; point source emissions and calculations for area and mobile emissions. Our program has recently lost capacity in the air program as the new technician was appointed to Tribal Council where he will serve the community for the next calendar year. The air quality program is in need of initial development, policy to support program long term sustainability and  strategies to assist in outreach and education. As an added task, the Environmental Department can anticipate a need for future assistance in the area of indoor air quality, such as mold. The Pueblo of Acoma has experienced (4) Presidential Disaster Declarations in flood in the past (6) six years. It is imperative to the overall well being of flood casualties to support biological pollutant detection, specifically, in traditional homes. To support this initiative, we invite ITEP to provide technical expertise as a partner with the Pueblo of Acoma to assist with this particular task. Biological pollutants are silent hunters in need of extermination and according to EPA, CDC and NIH - it can promote asthma in children, cause breathing difficulties in elders and is very common in areas that have recently flooded.

Objectives

Complete Emissions Inventory;

Develop (5) year plan for program sustainability;

Assist with strategies for public outreach & education:

Create baseline research to assist with development of public biological pollutant survey to include outreach, tribal policy support and initiate and sustain collaboration with ITEP.

Intern Skills Needed

Interest in EPA tribal air quality program along with tribal policy development to support long term sustainability; proficiency in public speaking; awareness of Pueblo cultural competency to include paternal leadership methods; strong communications skills - both written and oral; creative problem solving skills, and general Microsoft software proficiency; Desired: thematic mapping capability and experience with ArcMap. Finally, self-disciplined enough to realize when to ask for help.

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians-Environmental Office

Santa Ynez, CA

Project Description

The Intern will assist the Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office (SYCEO) staff in coordinating and conducting air quality assessments throughout the Tribal community. In addition, the intern will become familiar with local air quality issues, collect data and prepare outreach materials for the community. With guidance from SYCEO staff the intern will draft Quality Assurance Project Plan(s) to conduct radon, indoor air pollutant, and other toxic substances sampling as necessary.

Objectives

Intern Skills Needed

Santee Sioux Office of Environmental Protection

Niobrara, NE

Project Description

The quality of air resources has a significant impact on Tribal members health and welfare.  The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) estimates that 40% of American live in counties where air quality did not meet health-based standards for at least one pollutant (USEPA, 2013).  In addition, USEPA recognizes that millions of minorities face poor health outcomes because of the risk associated with living in communities that are overburdened with environmental hazards (USEPA, 2013).  In response to this reality, the Santee Sioux Nation established a comprehensive air quality monitoring and assessment program to evaluate air quality risk factors for the Reservation.  The primary intent of this short-term project is to support ambient air quality monitoring and assessment for the Santee Sioux Nation.  To accomplish this goal the incumbent will provide field support during weekly filter processing and data collection at the Nation's CAST-NET site, perform ongoing data entry and assessment, and communicate the monitoring and assessment results to the Tribal Environmental Director, a Tribal Stakeholder group, and community members.

Objectives

The primary goal of this project is to increase community participation and understanding in the Nation's air quality monitoring and assessment program.  This short-term project will be deemed successful through the attainment of the following objectives:

  1. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) development and/or enhancement.
  2. Improve Air Quality.
  3. Engaging Stakeholders.
  4. Making a Visible Environmental Difference.

Intern Skills Needed

US EPA, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Clean Air Markets Division

Washington, DC

Project Description

CASTNET is a long-term regional monitoring network operated by U.S. EPA’s Clean Air Markets Division. CASTNET was designed to assess the Acid Rain Program by measuring regional trends in sulfur and nitrogen pollutants. Each CASTNET site measures ambient concentrations of sulfur and nitrogen pollutants and provides a long-term record of dry air pollution deposition fluxes. Most CASTNET sites also measure ambient ozone concentrations, a known contributor to health issues such as asthma and other respiratory illnesses. The EPA operates more than 50 CASTNET monitoring stations throughout the US including 3 tribal sites. Under this project, the intern would gain knowledge of ambient air quality monitoring, air pollution deposition modeling, data management, and policy assessment tools.

Objectives

Monitoring is an important part of a tribal air program, allowing a tribe to identify, track and more clearly understand their air quality issues. This internship will provide the intern with a deeper understanding of monitoring data and analysis, and will help EPA improve our monitoring work with tribes.

The main goal for this internship is to identify and make available data and other information resources on atmospheric deposition, air quality monitoring and air quality modeling that is relevant and useful to the tribal environmental community.  This internship will provide hands-on experience in monitoring instruments, data management tools, and geographic information systems (GIS).  The intern will also be involved with developing mapping and data products used by EPA to assess environmental results due to emission reduction programs.

Intern Skills Needed

Preferred, but not required:

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Policy Intern Host Sites

Two (2) of the following host sites will be selected based on student interests and skills.

Air Permits Office, US EPA, Region 9

San Francisco, CA

Project Description

Project Title:        Air Quality Permitting and Rulemaking in Tribal Areas in EPA Region 9 – Pacific Southwest Office

Over the 9-week internship period in summer 2014, the intern will primarily support the implementation of Clean Air Act permitting requirements in Indian Country, under the Tribal New Source Review (NSR) Rule, as a member of the Air Permits Office.  The intern will also be a part of the workgroup involved with Regional and National activities for implement the Tribal NSR Rule.  Projects would include working to facilitate public involvement and conducting outreach for permitting and rulemaking actions, and working to develop rule implementation materials.  Depending on timing, the intern will assist in coordinating the logistics for a public hearing and open house for a permit action on the Navajo Nation Reservation.  In addition, this project can be tailored to the interests of the intern by allowing the intern to choose several options for providing support to implement the Tribal New Source Review Rule, including, but not limited to 1) generating outreach materials for minor sources and Tribal Environmental Professionals, 2) identifying potential minor sources on Tribal land in Region 9 and compiling information, 3) developing a standard operating procedure and resources list for conducting consultations for the National Historic Preservation Act for permit applications, 4) developing a standard operating procedure or resource document for tracking, processing and issuing General Permits for qualified minor sources of air pollution located in Indian Country.

Objectives

Our objectives for the EEOP intern are to assist EPA Region 9 with tasks associated with the Tribal New Source Review rule, public involvement and communication of technical information related to EPA rulemaking, and to learn about the Air program and regional haze and air quality issues in the Pacific Southwest.

Intern Skills Needed

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Science or engineering coursework preferred. Ability to speak Diné desirable but not required.

Apache Tribe of Oklahoma

Anadarko, OK

Project Description

The purpose of this internship is to determine the advisability of an Air Quality Program within the Apache Tribe Environmental Program (ATEP) of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma.  The intern will:

  1. Identify and list air sources impacting tribal lands (Emissions Inventory).
  2. Identify resources to build capacity for an air quality program such as: personnel, training, education, and equipment
  3. Conduct outreach on air quality issues within the tribal communities.
  4. Support the air quality policy work of tribal staff in their capacity as members of the National Tribal Air Association’s Executive Committee (NTAA EC)
  5. Assist with organizing and implementing the Youth Environmental Camp and Apache Elders Environmental Walk.

Objectives

  1. Increase awareness of air quality issues in the community.
  2. Develop a plan for creating an air quality program for the tribe.
  3. Develop a report for activities related to the national air quality and climate change policy issues with the National Tribal Air Association’s Executive Committee.

Intern Skills Needed

The intern will need to have an idea about Environmental Science and how it applies to the EPA Office.  Good organizing and communication skills.

Gila River Indian Community-Department of Environmental Quality

Sacaton, AZ

Project Description

GRIC Air Quality personnel will provide a mentorship to the intern to gain a full understanding of the day to day operations of a Tribal Air Quality Regulatory Program.  The project will provide experience in all aspects of Air Quality Program development, implementation and enforcement.  In addition, the intern will gain knowledge of how Tribal Air Quality Program development and implementation promotes Tribal sovereignty and self governance.

Objectives

The intern will gain hands on experience in ambient air quality data collection, Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) requirements, calibration techniques and data management and assist with the daily operation of the GRIC Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network.  In addition, the intern will assist with conducting compliance inspections of industrial facilities, draft inspection reports, assist with issuance of Notices of Violation (NOVs) if necessary and respond to citizen complaints.  The intern will also assist with drafting of Air Quality Operating Permits including conducting completeness checks on permit applications, calculations and development of Technical Support Documents (TSDs).  GRIC Program personnel will also mentor the intern on Tribal Air Quality Policy issues affecting Tribes including the Tribal Authority Rule (TAR), Treatment as a State (TAS), Tribal Implementation Plans (TIPs), Designations, Exceptional Events etc.

Intern Skills Needed

Positive attitude and a willingness to learn.  Ability to interact with the regulated Community (e.g., industrial facility personnel) and the Community at large.  Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft Office skills and the ability to compile information and write detailed inspection reports, complaint reports etc.

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission 2

Odanah, WI

Project Description

The effects of climate change must be addressed on small and large scales.  Recently, President Obama created the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Change.  The Task Team is to provide recommendations to the President on building climate preparedness and resiliency.  This project will entail staffing Chairwoman Karen Diver, Chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and GLIFWC Board of Commission member, in her role as one of two tribal members of the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Change.

Objectives

This project will entail ensuring Chairwoman Diver is adequately knowledgeable, up-to-date, briefed, and prepared for her role as member of the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Change, and assist in writing recommendations to the White House on the various questions asked of the Task Force.

Intern Skills Needed

Navajo Nation EPA-Air Quality Control Program

Fort Defiance, AZ

Project Description

The internship with the Navajo EPA, Air Quality Control Program will involve;

  1. Regulatory and Field work: Participate in compliance evaluation inspections at Title V facilities, such as coal fired power plants, coal mining, oil and gas, and natural gas compressor stations.  Audit emission testing at major and minor sources.  Review inspection reports, organize files and update the database.
  2. Tribal New Source Review: Review the Tribal New Source Review rule. Assist technical staff in seeking out business/facilities on the Navajo Nation that are subject to the rule.  Maintain and update the Emission Inventory Facility Listing.
  3. Air Monitoring:  Assist with data collection, quality assurance, quality control, and maintenance associated with Navajo Nation air monitoring sites.  Activities include sampling equipment procedures, biweekly, monthly, and quarterly Quality Assurance and Quality Control checks, data analysis for criteria air pollutants (NO2, SO2, PM2.5, PM10, and Ozone), Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPP) review, database management, sample and data collection from air monitoring and meteorological sites, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, and overview of current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
  4. Burn Wise Program – Residential Wood and Coal Smoke:  Participate in promoting cleaner residential burning by assisting in distributing outreach information developed by NNEPA and U.S. EPA.  Assist in a residential wood and coal stove inventory and analyze the health impacts associated with improper burning of wood and coal.
  5. Clean Air Act Regulations & Rulemaking: Review Navajo Nation Clean Air Act, Operating Permit Regulations, Open Burning Regulations, Tribal New Source Review, Best Available Retrofit Technology, and Greenhouse Gases regulations.
  6. Outreach: Develop outreach materials for the Open Burn program, participate in outreach activities, and assist in database management and E - filing of records and reports.

Objectives

  1. To assist with the development of air quality regulations under the Navajo Nation Air Pollution Prevention and Control Act and implementation of the air permitting program.
  2. To assist with the maintenance and expansion of the particulate and gaseous air quality monitoring network.
  3. To update and maintain the emission inventory.
  4. To participate in the local and regional air quality related activities.

Intern Skills Needed

Microsoft Office experience, general background in basic mathematics courses, biology and chemistry courses.


You can send your preferences to the ITEP staff here.