The Davey Tree Expert Company

Environmental Technician Internship - Summer 2023

Richmond, VA, US, 23220

Additional Locations: n/a

Primary Locations: VA, Richmond, 1620 Brook Road, 23220 

Requisition ID: 177069

Position Overview


Want to spend your summer in the great outdoors, learning all about the diverse services that Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) offers? Each summer, we host a class of talented individuals pursuing degrees in the engineering, environmental, and science fields, and we are currently seeking great interns to join our Richmond, VA team for summer 2023.

Interns will have the opportunity to work hands-on with WSSI’s staff and learn from their expertise in the environmental consulting industry. Interns will rotate through different departments including environmental science, environmental assessment and remediation, hazmat, and environmental compliance. Duties may include assisting with invasive plant control, vegetation monitoring, erosion control, stormwater BMP maintenance, hazardous materials surveys and inspections for asbestos and lead, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, soil and water sampling, facility compliance assessments, and oil spill plans.

Not only will you gain hands-on experience with our field staff, interns will also participate in educational sessions to learn about all of WSSI’s services across our various offices and disciplines. Interns will also participate in in-house training courses including plant identification, land navigation, and wetland delineation, and will work on their own plant identification project throughout the summer.

Applicants should be interested in and understand wetland ecology as well as hazardous materials, and possess a strong work ethic with the desire to gain experience in different aspects of environmental consulting. This internship involves a large amount of outdoor work with rigorous physical labor and may occasionally involve working long hours. There may also be opportunities for overnight travel.

At least one year of undergraduate studies in a related field is required.

Applications accepted through March 1, 2023.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, provides a full range of natural and cultural resource consulting services and is based in Gainesville, Va. The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit


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Employment Type: Temporary 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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