• Environmental Engineering Intern

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    Travel Required
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    US-SD-Sioux Falls
    FLSA Status
  • Every day, Environmental Engineers play a critical role in supporting the mission of POET by providing technical expertise to designers, construction project managers and plant staff in the areas of air, water, and overall environmental compliance to ensure projects will be successful. This internship will provide you first-hand experience working with compliance elements such as obtaining permits, wetland evaluations, estimating material and labor costs to support projects, and working with outside vendors on similar tasks. POET provides valuable professional training and mentorship to help you succeed in your internship and to help prepare you for a career in Environmental Engineering. Proactive communication, detail orientation and high organization skills are critical traits in an Environmental Engineer and something we look for in our interns as well. Be part of the POET team that is growing the biofuels industry to improve the world we share.







    • Gain experience and with guidance assist with environmental permitting and compliance for Design and Construction projects including, but not limited to:
      • Air permits for new synthetic minor and PSD sources
      • Title V operating permits
      • Air permit renewals and modifications for existing facilities in support of operational compliance
      • NPDES permits for industrial wastewater
      • Storm water discharge permits and pollution prevention plan development and implementation
      • Potable Well and Public Water Supply Permits
      • 401 Water Certifications and 404 permits or Nationwide permits for activities in a wetland or floodway
      • FAA Permitting
    • Learn how to develop training and guidance documents related to certain environmental regulations.
    • Practice the application of your technical knowledge gained in school by analyzing and summarizing data pertaining to pollutant controls and releases.
    • Meet a variety of professionals in the biofuels industry by providing environmental support to other POET groups and facilities.
    • Foster a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.
    • Maintain a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
    • Junior or senior level student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering program.
    • Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications. 
    • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to change. 


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    POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.



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