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Environmental Protection Agency


9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College


Science, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering

Resource Types

  • Article
  • Video, 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.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 3: Gathering and Evaluating Sources
      • D3.1.9-12 Gather relevant information from multiple sources representing a wide range of views while using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.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! 😊😊
      2 months ago