Volunteer Opportunity

INTERN: Oil and Gas Regulatory and Policy Support

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Public Health
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: 10-15 hours/week

Iris Building

1333 Iris

Boulder, CO 80304

Program Summary:

The Air Quality (AQ) Program engages with state agencies and other stakeholders to help guide state policy and rulemaking processes for a variety of topic areas, such as ozone, oil and gas, vehicles, and climate. The AQ Program also funds and oversees research studies related to key issue areas and reviews current relevant research and technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Description of Work:
The position provides support to the AQ team for oil and gas policy and regulatory actions. The work includes researching and compiling information on oil and gas regulations in other states and local air agencies and assisting with rulemaking processes, as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Researches and reviews existing oil and gas regulations and proposed state regulations.
• Assists in the write-up of research findings.
• Attends meetings at the Colorado Department of Health & Environment (CDPHE) on state air quality regulation revisions pertaining to oil and gas.
• Provides input and feedback on proposed air quality regulations in light of research findings.
• Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Currently enrolled in an advanced degree program related to environmental policy and regulation.

Experience: Experience with environmental regulations and policy analysis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of environmental regulation and policy.
• Excellent research and review abilities.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to conduct self in a responsible and professional manner.
• Strong time management and organizational skills.
• Self-directed and motivated after receiving appropriate orientation and resources.
• AQ and Clean Air Act knowledge is preferred.

Special Requirements:
• Must submit immunization history form and immunization documentation. Some immunizations and/or tuberculosis (TB) tests may be required (at the expense of BCPH), and intern must comply with these requirements prior to start date.

Training Dates and Information:

Training and orientation about the program and position will be provided by AQ Program staff.

Supervision will be provided by AQ staff, as needed.

Additional Information:

Benefits Gained:
• Understanding of oil and gas regulations where one of the nation’s largest extractive industries operates alongside growing residential areas.
• Experience in cutting-edge comparative policy analysis with a leading local government health agency.
• Establish professional ties with community experts and other county agencies working in the field.
• Flexible work schedule.


BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program
3450 Broadway
Boulder CO 80304
Phone: 303-441-1163
Email: healthvs@bouldercounty.org

Application Process:

Submit an application online.