Position Number: 14
Program Name: MA Environmental Police Stakeholder Researchers
Location/Address: Hyannis Registration Office 75 Perseverance Way, Suite 207A, Hyannis, MA
Brief Description of Internship Position:
Agency is looking for two (2) interns to conduct research through cold calls and online or other search processes, information and generate a data base of stakeholders. Interns may also perform advance work toward recruitment of entry level officers and/or development of citizen game warden academy programming.
Interns will learn administrative and operational processes of the Environmental Police through the completion of assigned tasks. Selected applicants will have the opportunity to learn and understand business beyond the classroom; how law enforcement needs must meet community needs; learn to identify excellent customer service is at all levels, proper office etiquette and basic research skills.
Interns may be assigned various administrative and analytical duties related to various data and inventory. This will require interaction with current staff, compiling data and preparing analyses for presentation. The interns may perform general office duties in conjunction with the Registration Bureau that may include mailing registrations/titles (stuffing envelopes), general filing and other duties as assigned. A semi-formal presentation will be required as a final project.
(A)Interns, may while coordinating work with a fellow intern, generate lists and a data base, researching miscellaneous stakeholders, to include vocational/technical high schools, colleges/universities, veteran associations, etc. which offer environmental education, natural resource management, natural resource or wildlife conservation law enforcement or related course work which may be the basis of MEP Officer [EPO A/B] recruitment.
(B)The interns, may while coordinating work with a fellow intern, speak with school representatives or related stakeholders/contacts to seek opportunities for MEP to attend career fairs, participate in class lectures/meetings, may also speak with career counselors to facilitate meetings between interested students and MEP staff regarding mentoring opportunities and other duties as assigned to implement/initiate successful recruitment of personnel in the future.
The importance of building essential relationships in order to accomplish the MEP mission of outreach in order to recruit diversely across ethnic, racial, educational guidelines as directed in hiring announcements and position descriptions cannot be understated. Intern(s) must be a strong advocate for the mission of the Massachusetts Environmental Police.
The mission of the Massachusetts Environmental Police is to protect the environment and natural resources of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through enforcement, education, and public outreach. . . .” https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-environmental-police
2021 Summer Internship Program
Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
- May include limited remote/virtual opportunities.
- Perform cold calls to stakeholders, colleges, universities, military schools, etc. to obtain contact
- information for the purposes of scheduling recruitment and mentoring opportunities or citizen
- Game Warden Academy.
- Capture relevant information in Microsoft Office Suite as needed.
- Proof of completion of said internship will be a well-documented and well written report in which
are documented those stakeholders, educational facilities, or other contacts which may be most
advantageous for relevant recruitment by MEP
- Identify locations which may be appropriate for conducting a citizens’ game warden academy for up to 30 persons in Western, Central, Northeast and South coastal Massachusetts.
- Coordinate calls and daily activity with the Supervisor
- Perform daily communication for the assignment of daily work and progress reporting, trouble
shooting, and oversight.
- May share office space with permanent staff. Social distancing and covid protocols must be
followed to maintain safety and security.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
- College level student willing to work in a multi-tasked fast paced business environment with a law enforcement twist. He/she should possess social skills and tact to work with others in an office environment. He/she should be able to follow basic instructions for general office tasks. He/she will hone their interactions and presentation skills through the completion of assigned activities.
- Microsoft Office Suite(Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- Must be courteous and appropriate attire are required.
- Ability to take appropriate notes and write a report which may be referenced in the future without the input of the intern at a later time.
- Ability to operate independently while masked, when performing in-person work.(covid-compliance)
- Must possess transportation or the ability to arrive on time and/or be picked up on time from the work location, when necessary.
Hours per week: 12 hrs.
- Internship requires 12 hours per week (for roughly 11 weeks) working 2 days per week and/or on a pre- determined and approved schedule. There is an opportunity to adjust work schedules for conflicting paid jobs and commitments. Ideally, interns will start Memorial Day week and work through to 2nd week in August.
- Other relevant information:
The Command function supports and leads the entire agency. In this capacity, leadership must look forward and work to build community connections. Interns will learn and/or strengthen office etiquette through analysis and interpretation of administrative and operational processes. Interns will be guided through “real life” work experiences and explain why work is being managed or processed a certain way. Interns will learn different office skills that may or may not be relevant to what their course of study is in school and will be taught how to tie in these skills into business world expectations.