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This position can be available as either a full-time or part-time role.


Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, is a shared-services company that provides legal, government and public affairs services to affiliates of Koch Industries, Inc. around the world.


The Washington, D.C-based Environmental Regulatory Affairs team has an opening for an Environment and Regulatory Affairs Intern or Co-Op.  The position affords an opportunity to contribute to understanding emerging federal environmental regulatory issues and their potential intersection with business operations and performance.


A successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Strong intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, writing and verbal communication skills
  • Achievement in science/environmental course work with a public policy focus or applied knowledge of scientific concepts and analytics
  • A high level of personal integrity and ability to maintain confidential information
  • Enthusiasm and ability to work efficiently on the assigned tasks, responsibly within the scope of work, and collaboratively with the regulatory team this role will support


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Assist team in preparing analyses of the Administration’s regulatory reform efforts—Executive Orders, Presidential & White House Directives, regulatory agency directives. Review dockets, attend listening sessions and other regulatory reform-focused meetings at direction of team members, prepare summaries for their and Koch businesses’ use
  • Prepare spreadsheets detailing states’ status in implementing climate-focused power rules and key components of other state climate and clean energy initiatives
  • Track international activity on climate, transportation of dangerous goods, or other subject matter
  • Assist team in keeping up-to-date on permit streamlining efforts—major infrastructure permitting, air permitting, water permitting
  • Keep abreast of latest developments in all aspects of environmental monitoring (fence line, personal monitors, etc.) under EPA’s Next Generation Enforcement Initiative
  • Develop competency on select EPA applications/databases that report environmental emissions and incidents, i.e. those found on the EPA Envirofacts and ECHO websites and the updated EJSCREEN tool
  • Assist in the analysis of state water quality triennial review reports; update internal water quality matrix
  • Monitor information from EPA, DOI, DOT, OSHA, DHS, state agencies on a wide variety of issues, as directed by other team members, to inform updates to internal assessments

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Working toward or have completed Bachelor’s degree
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Minimum of 12 course work hours in either chemistry, biology, engineering, or environmental and natural resources policy
  • Ability to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future


What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with tracking issues on social media, regulatory dockets, and similar sources
  • More than 12 course work hours in either chemistry, biology, engineering, or environmental and natural resources policy
  • Previous internship experience


Want to learn more about KII?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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