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Apply for a Job

To apply, you must complete an application at directly with Hillsborough County. To view current positions available, go to the Hillsborough County Government Jobs Website. 

Internships/Volunteer Opportunities

Interns are hosted in many different fields. Availability is limited and not all opportunities are available each semester. Our internship opportunities are unpaid positions unless otherwise stated. Applications may also be submitted for volunteer consideration for students not seeking credit.

Applications are accepted 6 weeks prior to each scheduled semester. 

Applications are currently being accepted for the following areas:

Community Outreach, Legal, and the Chemistry lab.

***EPC will not be accepting applications for GIS internship for the Spring semester.***

Internship Descriptions

Air Division

Interns will observe Commission meetings, staff meetings, help manage air quality data, attend field investigations and participate in outreach opportunities.

Community Outreach

Interns will assist the Outreach Coordinator in our Outreach Program with the planning and execution of outreach events, social media, and marketing focused tasks. Ability to work some weekends and after hours is preferred. Familiarity with Photoshop and Microsoft Office is  helpful.

Chemistry Laboratory

Interns will assist laboratory staff with chemical analysis of water, soil and air samples. This task involves preparation, analysis and cleanup of environmental samples for bacteria, metal, organic and nutrient content as well as general chemistry measurements. The lab work requires the ability to handle potentially hazardous chemicals with proper safety equipment. Preferred availability is Monday through Wednesday afternoons, for 3 to 4 hours per day. A chemistry or biology background is preferred.

Water Monitoring

Interns will assist staff with field preparation, fieldwork, and the cleanup processes associated with the collection of surface water samples. This task requires the ability to lift and carry moderate weight and work outdoors in any type of weather. Minimum requirements are 2 days a week for 8 hours on each of those days (8:00am-4:00pm) with a commitment of 3 months. Monday availability is mandatory, additional internship hours can be completed on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Interns will perform entry-level GIS related tasks under supervision of the GIS Administrator. Duties include organizing geographical data in preparation for analysis, generating maps using industry standard mapping tools, and assisting with the update and maintenance of data layers. Students with coursework in GIS/Geospatial Science while majoring in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Engineering, or a related discipline are encouraged to apply.


Interns will observe Commission meetings, staff meetings, negotiations, assist in drafting legal documents perform legal research, and attend field investigations. You must be a current law student or recent law school graduate to apply.


Interns will propose a self-directed project that you feel could provide a benefit to EPC and Hillsborough County. If selected, we will assign you a mentor to assist you with the project. Please provide a description of your project proposal (between 25-100 words) on the application.

Waste Division

Interns will research and gather information identifying businesses that may no longer be active in the Small Quantity Generator - Hazardous Waste (SQG) Program. Additionally, interns will identify and contact business owners to confirm if a business is still active, shadow inspectors during field visits and learn about waste management regulatory and compliance assistance programs.

Wetlands Division

Interns will assist staff with permit application reviews, administrative duties, data entry, field investigations, observe Commission meetings, staff meetings, and participation in outreach opportunities. This internship opportunity includes the use of aerials, databases, Google maps, GIS, and Pictometry. You must be willing to work outdoors and in any type of weather. Intern opportunities are available Monday through Friday from 7am-6pm. Preferred availability is at least two days per week.