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Environmental & Sustainability Intern

  • Internship
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Allegheny County Airport Authority profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Allegheny County Airport Authority

The Allegheny County Airport Authority [ACAA] invites you aboard our mission to create meaningful travel experiences in the aviation industry. As Pittsburgh’s gateway to the world, both Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport serve as beacons of change and connectivity for our region. As a member of our crew, you will directly serve, inspire, and advance our community in significant ways that impact the daily lives of others and the future of our organization. Whether you have a passion for travel, an appreciation for aeronautics and aviation, or an unparalleled love for the city of Pittsburgh, ACAA provides the opportunity for the next chapter of your career to take flight.
Our culture is one that emphasizes high performance, innovation, and learning. We know that those things only happen when everyone who works in an organization is properly empowered, equipped, and enabled in their roles to make an impact. At ACAA success is a shared responsibility, and we look forward to supporting and developing the unique strengths you could bring to our team.

Job Summary
The ACAA’s Environmental & Sustainability Internship will expose the student to the Planning Department. The incumbent will receive hands-on experience by conducting inspections, maintaining the environmental management system, and identifying ways to reduce energy and water consumption.

Here is how the Environmental & Sustainability Intern will help:

  • Maintain and update Environmental Management System.
  • Conduct Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Inspections, preparing/revising employee training materials, and providing employee training.
  • Conduct Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Inspections, preparing/revising employee training materials, and providing employee training.
  • Conduct Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) inspections, preparing/revising employee training materials, and providing employee training.
  • Participate in Erosion & Sedimentation (E&S) Control Inspections of construction projects
  • Participate in the Sustainability Committee Meetings and identify potential “green” projects.
  • Participate in meeting/discussion on ways the airport can reduce its energy and water consumption.
  • Participate in and assist with evaluating ways to improve the current recycling programs and increasing our diversion rates.
  • Update the Environmental and Infrastructure Mapping.
  • Develop a system for compiling all existing wetland and stream information.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned or required.

The successful candidate for the role of Environmental & Sustainability Intern will demonstrate the following key competencies needed in our culture:

  • Communication – Proactively conveys a clear, convincing, and timely message; Communicates effectively using two-way communication through strong verbal, written, and listening skills
  • Strategic Thinking – Thinks “big picture”; Forward thinking and adept at seeing future outcomes and results; Commits to a course of action to accomplish individual, team and organizational goals
  • Team Builder – Recognizes the value of team-work and being an effective contributor to the team that drives desired results
  • Customer Centricity – Aware of customer needs and the prioritization of our customers both internal and external; Makes decisions with customer in mind; Builds strong customer relationships

Requirements to apply for role of Environmental & Sustainability Intern are:

  • Must currently be enrolled in school as a second year (or above) undergraduate from an accredited four-year college or university in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources Management, Sustainability, or a related field.
  • Must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or greater.

Don’t meet every requirement?
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs if they don’t meet every single qualification. As a Smarter Airport, we recognize that talent is not always related job history and skills come from valuable experiences that aren’t always shown on a resume. If you are excited to make a positive change for our region, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for our organization, whether it be this role or another.

About Allegheny County Airport Authority
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Allegheny County Airport (AGC), is committed to transforming Pittsburgh’s airports to reflect and serve the community, inspire the industry, and advance the region’s role as a world leader.
Pittsburgh International Airport serves nearly 10 million passengers annually on 17 carriers and was named by Fast Company magazine as One of the Most Innovative Companies in the World as well as a finalist in its World Changing Ideas awards, both in 2020. PIT’s first-of-its-kind microgrid – which completely powers the airport campus through natural gas and solar energy – has won numerous awards for resiliency and sustainability.
PIT is in the midst of an ambitious terminal modernization that will make the passenger experience more efficient and deliver real opportunity for the region. The $1.4 billion new terminal program will construct a smarter, greener airport, inspired by the best of our region. The updated terminal lands in 2025 and will be the first airport terminal in the U.S. to be built from the ground-up post-pandemic, designed and constructed with the highest public health standards in mind.


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