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Environmental Protection Agency


9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College


Science, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering

Resource Types

  • Articles and Websites
  • Videos, 11 minutes, 11 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

North America, United States

Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates

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  • This article provides information about career opportunities and internships with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and a video describing the jobs, internships, and application process.
  • Students will learn about paid and unpaid internships with the Environmental Protection Agency, the benefits of working for the EPA, and how to become eligible and apply for these open positions.
Teaching Tips


  • There are many career opportunities and avenues listed in this resource.
  • Students with many different interests and skill sets may find the available job opportunities applicable to them.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The NCI internships home page link is broken and the Virtual Student Federal Service link may not load.
  • It may benefit students to understand the Environmental Protection Agency and what they do.


  • While these career opportunities are for college students or recent graduates, high school students may find this resource beneficial for long-term career planning.
  • Younger students may benefit from guided notes to aid comprehension while watching the video.
  • Language arts students can write a persuasive piece about the benefits of working for the EPA, using the video as source material.
  • Students can create an infographic for people interested in working for the EPA.
Scientist Notes
This resource introduces students and recent graduates to career opportunities at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The included video highlights the variety of career paths in the EPA beyond just science and engineering and the agency’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This resource features clear text and links are provided for those interested in careers at EPA. This resource is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.CR.11–12.1 Accurately cite a range of thorough textual evidence and make relevant connections to strongly support a comprehensive analysis of multiple aspects of what an informational text says explicitly and inferentially, as well as interpretations of the text.
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.II.11–12.2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
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    • Many students are unaware of opportunities like this. This article is a BIG help! 😊😊
      4 months ago