Environmental Scientist Intern – TETRA TECH, United States

Environmental Scientist Intern – TETRA TECH, United States

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges.

Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

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Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science®.

Your Role: Environmental Scientist Intern – TETRA TECH, United States

Tetra Tech, Inc. is currently seeking an Environmental Scientist Intern for our Kansas City, MO operations to support environmental investigations at former lead mining areas and lead smelters in southeast Kansas, particularly near Pittsburg and Weir, Kansas. 

Job responsibilities will include obtaining access to residential properties for soil sampling, conducting soil sampling at properties where access is obtained, and overseeing excavation of contaminated soil at properties that qualify for site remediation.  This position will require extensive outdoor work during all seasons.

Other responsibilities may include preparation of sampling plans, interpretation of sample data and preparation of data summary reports, regular maintenance and calibration of equipment used during field studies, and supporting other environmental studies.  

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In this position you will be part of a project team and gain valuable data collection experience in the field, as well as experience in preparing detailed analysis of field data and project reports.  Tetra Tech provides mentoring and training opportunities to help junior staff hone their areas of expertise and diversify their interests.  

In addition: Environmental Scientist Intern – TETRA TECH, United States

  • This position requires you to drive on a regular basis. Passing a motor vehicle record background check and maintaining a valid driver’s license and good driving record is required. 
  • This position also requires passing a criminal background check.

Qualifications/Skills: Environmental Scientist Intern – TETRA TECH, United States

 Candidates should have 0 to 1 years of experience and be able to work at least 16 hours per week (additional hours can be worked depending on availability).  Candidates must be 18 years of age or older, and should also live in or near Cherokee County, Kansas (most work will occur in Weir, Kansas).  Desired skills in the ideal candidate include but are not limited to:

  • Must possess strong analytical, organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Must be highly motivated, customer focused and work well in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel preferred.

Education and Certifications: Environmental Scientist Intern – TETRA TECH, United States

Ideal candidates should be working towards a degree in environmental science, geology, biology, environmental engineering, and/or geographic information systems (GIS).  Candidates seeking other natural science or engineering degrees are also acceptable.  

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift sample coolers and other equipment up to 50 pounds.  Candidates must be able to wear a full-face respirator and complete annual medical monitoring program, including pulmonary function testing.

Work Environment:

This position will require extensive outdoor work.  Opportunities for limited travel within the four-state area of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska may also be available based on the candidate’s ability to travel.  Outdoor work may occur during all seasons, including peak summer and winter conditions.

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About Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 470 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—22,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Explore our open positions at https://www.tetratech.com/careers. Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:

LinkedIn: @TetraTechCareers

Twitter: @TetraTechJobs

Facebook: @TetraTechCareers

Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people.

All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law.

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We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.



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