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WSP USA Summer 2023 Environmental Scientist (Natural Resources) Intern in Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Summer 2023 Environmental Scientist (Natural Resources) Intern

Req ID 10959

Summer 2023 Environmental Scientist (Natural Resources) Intern

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

Nationally recognized as a Top 100 internship program, WSP USA hosts hundreds of interns across the United States to gain hands-on, meaningful work experience to enhance their education and professional aptitude. Our interns gain exposure to real projects while working side by side with senior staff. Through our Developing Professionals Network, interns gain mentorship, networking opportunities and lifelong career connections.

Our Northeast Earth & Environment Team is seeking a Senior Summer 2023 Environmental Scientist (Natural Resources) Intern to work out of our Morristown, NJ and/or Lawrenceville, NJ offices.

Your Impact

  • Respond to complex issues for natural environments in a context of climate change by combining design and scientific knowledge to produce the best projects for our clients.

  • Collect data and gather information and documents.

  • Assist with wetland delineation/restoration and ecology studies, assist with the design of ecosystem restoration projects, develop environmental resource maps.

  • Organize and modify geospatial data and create maps using ArcGIS.

  • Provide support for project tracking and organization to our project management staff.

  • Provide support for project plan development, research, technical calculations, cost estimating, permit applications, and technical report writing.

  • Perform field visits and site reconnaissance as dictated by project requirements.

  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

  • Complete training on assigned tasks.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

  • Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this internship.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Actively enrolled in an accredited Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or related Masters or PhD program.

  • Demonstrated interest in Environmental Science and Natural Resources, or related field, and have a strong desire to advance skills related to WSP’s work and projects.

  • Ability to work as a team player and take direction.

  • Detail-oriented with an emphasis on quality work products.

  • Comfortable presenting ideas, projects and solutions to clients and executives in a polished, professional manner.

  • Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.

  • Advanced proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, spreadsheets, technology, and tools.

  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • Authorization to work in the United States at the start of the internship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with ArcGIS, Trimble GPS software, Scuba or NJ Boat Captain License.

  • Coursework in ecology, geology, biology, natural sciences or equivalent.

  • Prior internship and leadership involvement on campus.


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 50%

  • Job Status: Intern

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: MORRISTOWN - 350 MT KEMBLE AVE

  • All locations: US-NJ-Lawrenceville, US-NJ-Morris Township

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.