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2021 Biologist/ Environmental Scientist Internship - Environ

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Job Details
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Company Name
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Physical Address

Springfield, IL 62762
Job Description

We’re committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking candidates for our 2021 Internship programs.

About Us

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm of more than 500 employees providing a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the USA.

We are #2 in the medium size employer category in the Best Places to Work in Illinois. Hanson is seeking candidates for our 2021 summer internship program. We have potential opportunities at locations across the country.

Position Profile

Interns will perform routine natural resource / biologist / environmental assessment tasks using standard procedures under supervision of qualified biologist and/or environmental specialist and may assist Hanson engineers, designers and technicians in transportation related disciplines. Field surveys will be conducted outdoors and require travel away from the office. Document development, permit applications, and mapping will be conducted in the office. Interns will require good communication skills with co-workers and advanced writing skills.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

Interns will typically support one or more experienced biologists or environmental specialists in performance of assignments, spend time shadowing actual operations, and have unique assignments that support larger projects as well as experience the day-to-day workings of working as an engineering consultant. Interns may perform and/or participate in additional activities/events which help them build a strong network within the Hanson community and with fellow interns. Internships may require travel to suppliers, customers, or other Hanson locations.

Key Responsibilities

Natural Resource / Biologist / Environmental Assessment interns will be expected to perform the following key responsibilities with assistance from a Hanson professional:

1. Assist in conducting field surveys, threatened and endangered species habitat surveys and wetland delineations;

2. Gathering and/or providing data for the preparation of environmental reports and studies;

3. Performing and/or reviewing engineering plans or reports such as those related to surveying, transportation engineering, soil capacities and quantities;

4. Utilize software packages such as ArcGIS desktop or ArcGIS Pro:

5. Documenting and/or observing construction operations; and

6. Performing related duties such as writing memoranda, letters or general reports; collecting and correlating data; maintaining records; attending meetings; and operating technical equipment


• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Strong analytical skills

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office

• Valid driver’s license

Intern must be actively enrolled in a technical field of study with an environmental focus. The ideal candidate will have successfully completed their sophomore year and be actively enrolled in an accredited 4 year college or university.

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As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.



Hanson specializes in engineering, planning and a range of allied services. We’re an employee-owned, award-winning consulting firm with offices across the United States.

Since 1954, our clients have known us as a trusted partner, committed to their success and capable of handling challenging projects. From planning and design to construction and completion, we’ll take a hands-on approach to your project with a clear focus on your goals, budget and timeline.

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