Overview

Thank you for your interest in a career at IEC. As a tri-state environmental agency, our employees have the opportunity to work throughout the region, performing sampling, monitoring, and analyses in support of IEC’s water quality projects. IEC offers competitive compensation including benefits for eligible employees. IEC is committed to the professional development of our employees, which allows employees to increase their skills, experience and network, benefitting both the employee and the commission.

The Process

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@iec-nynjct.org. Your application will be reviewed to determine if your qualifications possess the right match for the position.

Shortly after submission, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. You will be contacted directly if we would like to schedule an interview. Due to the high volume of resumes received for our positions, IEC is unable to respond to individual status update requests. We respectfully request no calls about a position or the status of your application. We thank you for your interest in employment at IEC. We look forward to hearing from you!

Available Positions

IEC Seasonal Intern, 2021 | Brooklyn, NY, and field locations throughout Metropolitan New York area.

The Interstate Environmental Commission seeks seasonal interns to assist with field, laboratory, and office work associated with its water quality monitoring activities throughout the Tri-State area. The intern will participate in a variety of water quality monitoring surveys, perform field measurements and collect ambient water samples. Field work will be both land and boat-based. Boat surveys will depart from Port Washington, NY to complete western Long Island Sound monitoring. Harbor monitoring may include both land and boat-based water quality monitoring in New York Harbor and its tributaries. Field work requires very early morning boat cruises approximately twice a week and significant driving around the New York Metropolitan area to assist with sample transport. In addition to field sample collection and transport, laboratory duties will include filtration of water samples, preparation of bottles, coolers, equipment, and quality control activities. The intern may assist with IEC’s other programs including its IEC’s citizen science program, habitat restoration and continuous in-situ monitoring. The intern may also assist with the preparation and organization of reports and documents and materials related to IEC’s projects for dissemination to stakeholders and the public. The position will require approximately 30 hours (four days) per week, with some flexibility. Some activities may be performed remotely, as appropriate. The anticipated start date is May 1, 2021 with an estimated end date of October 31, 2021.

Successful candidate will have a minimum 3 years of satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree in the environmental sciences, biology, or a related field, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail a must. Proven desire and ability to work outside and on a boat under a variety of environmental conditions, a valid driver’s license, and private means of transportation required. Travel costs (at standard current IRS per-mile reimbursement rate) and tolls associated with field work and sample transportusing a personal vehicle will be reimbursed. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Demonstrated laboratory experience is a plus, as well as experience with Microsoft Excel and GIS software.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume by March 19th, 2021 as indicated at the top of the page. Please reference position number 21-001 in the e-mail subject line.

IEC Communications Intern

Primarily Remote Position, with occasional in-person duties in Brooklyn, NY, and field locations throughout Metropolitan New York area.

The Interstate Environmental Commission seeks a part-time Communications Intern. Duties include researching and writing copy and compiling visuals for IEC’s online and print publications. Writes and develops content for social media, website, quarterly email newsletters, state summaries and Annual report. Assists Executive Director in the general operations of the office related to the development and distribution of materials for Commission meetings and reporting requirements. May participate in meetings of the Executive Committee and Commissioners, where appropriate. Preparation and organization of reports and documents and materials related to IEC’s projects for dissemination to stakeholders and the public. The position will require approximately 20 hours per week, with some flexibility. It is anticipated that this position will be primarily remote, while some in-person assignments will be required to familiarize the intern with organizational activities and facilitate content development. The anticipated start date is May 1, 2021. The anticipated length of the internship is one year.

Successful candidate will have completed three years towards a bachelor’s degree in communications, English, creative writing, journalism, language arts, liberal arts, inter-disciplinary environmental studies or related field preferred as well as technical or professional experience in the fields listed of above.

Excellent attention to detail in terms of accuracy, presentation, design and grammar a must. Knowledge, experience with and interest in aspects of environmental issues, particularly in relation to water quality.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and three (3) writing or other examples of diverse media communication samples by March 19th, 2021 as indicated at the top of the page. Please reference position number 21-002 in the e-mail subject line.