DEQ Internship Opportunities

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality offers a variety of professional internship opportunities located across the state and available to undergraduate or graduate levels in various disciplines. Our divisions seek to engage students and advance the practical education of students interested in our career opportunities. 


Summer interns


There are multiple advantages of interning with DEQ including:

  • Develop networking partnerships with state government employees working in your field.

  • Gain hands-on experience to expand your resume/application.

  • Develop new skills and refine others.

  • Gain confidence in your abilities.

  • Make academic work more meaningful through practical application of classroom principles.

  • Explore career choices within your major field of study.

  • Get a head start on the competition.

Summer 2023 Internship Programs