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Environmental policy internship

April 29, 2014--Students who are interested in making sound environmental policy have an opportunity to gain direct experience this summer through a paid internship with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).

Organized in collaboration with the Delaware Environmental Institute, two projects are in the offing. One is focused on policy to promote the use of native plants on formerly contaminated sites that have been remediated, working with DNREC’s Site Investigation and Restoration Branch. A second project will help the Division of Fish and Wildlife harmonize the array of regulations now in place governing more than 70,000 acres of land owned and managed by the state of Delaware.

Each intern will have a mentor in DNREC, along with an experienced committee of stakeholders to help guide the process.

“DNREC is looking for talented students who are ready to roll up their sleeves and dive in to the complexities,” said Jeanette Miller, associate director of DENIN.  “Moreover, students should know that they are contributing to real change. Last year, Gov. Markell signed a bill into law that was based in large part on the work of one of our interns.” 

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