Marstel-Day, LLC Research Interns in Hampton, Virginia

Research Interns

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Job Description

Title: Research Interns

Location: Fredericksburg, VA AND Alexandria, VA

Job No. 2017-005

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2017

Marstel-Day, LLC, an environmental and conservation consulting firm, is seeking one or more highly motivated Research Interns with a strong commitment to a conservation ethic, a strong desire to identify and support strategies for natural resource conservation, and a commitment to use “green” best management practices in the performance of their work. The selected intern(s) would perform research and analysis support on a variety of projects, primarily in support of the Company’s environmental, natural resource conservation, and sustainability initiatives, many of which support clients in the Department of Defense. Internships are available in the Company’s Fredericksburg and/or Alexandria Virginia offices and applicants are requested to identify the office location(s) at which they would be willing to work. Marstel-Day is an affirmative action employer committed to equal employment opportunity and strongly encourages women, racial minorities and persons of color to apply for positions with the Company.


The selected intern(s) will perform research on one or more projects under the guidance of staff members and also independently, depending on the specific project(s), and will be expected to produce memos, reports and written summaries of their research. They will be required to analyze and interpret data, and engage in fast-moving problem solving. Research Interns may be selected to deliver presentations to the Company’s partners, employees, consultants, or clients.

Essential Functions Description

The intern(s) will normally work in an indoor, climate controlled work station or office, but may be required to travel to various other sites and/or offices which may not be climate controlled; will be required to communicate quickly and precisely with coworkers and clients, and craft written communication including the use of e-mail and other electronic reproduction of words, graphs, and photos; and, will be required to make regular use of and be proficient with computers, telephones, mobile communication devices, copy machines, and printers.

Required Skills

Qualifications: Orientation, education, experience, training

  • Exhibit well-developed research, writing, and editing skills

  • Have undertaken a major independent research project, or participated in a collaborative research project, that led to a final, written report

  • Possess a strong desire to identify and support strategies for natural resource conservation and a commitment to use green best management practices in the performance of work

  • Be pursuing or have recently graduated with a BS/BA in the Arts, Letters or Sciences

  • Pursuing or holding a Master’s Degree in a related field is a plus

  • a GPA of 3.4 or better in the highest degree pursued is a plusHave demonstrably strong analytical, oral and written communication skills

  • Have the demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams

  • Possess strong attention-to-detail, initiative, and self-motivation

  • Possess strong skills in preparation and delivery of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel); skills with Access a plus

  • Have strong organizational skills

  • Past military experience or knowledge of US military organization and culture is a plus

  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. (DHS Form I-9 must be completed by the incumbent and submitted to DHS for verification of citizenship and eligibility through E-Verify)

  • The incumbent will be required to submit to a background check as a condition of any final offer of employment. Depending on the exact nature of the work the position may entail, the applicant may also be required to submit to a credit and financial background check. This required contingency and evaluation continues even after hiring.

Salary and Hours and Benefits

The Research Internship(s) will be a part-time position(s) for a fixed period, 16-20 hours/week, depending on the intern(s) circumstances. An intern will be paid a monthly stipend set at an hourly rate that will vary based on education and experience, but ranging from $13.50 - $18.00 per hour. For interns still in school, performance of weekly hours will be flexible to accommodate class schedules. The position is considered a “non-exempt” position under the Fair Labor Standards Act and any overtime on a weekly (or daily basis where required) would be paid beyond the stipend.

Opportunity for Conversion

Interns who have completed their academic work toward their Bachelor or advanced degree are eligible for consideration for conversion to regular employment status at the end of their internship, and will be considered for such conversion within one month prior to the expiration of their internship.

Application Requirements

If reading this open position announcement on our Company’s website employment page, follow the instructions provided on the employment page. If viewing this announcement on another independent employment web site, there may be additional site requirements that are necessary for submittal of an application. If reading this announcement offline or on a site that does not link to our webpage, go to Attach a cover letter, your resume, your most current college transcripts, a minimum of 3 professional references, and a brief writing sample (of 4-8 pages). Applications are accepted only through the company website. Please follow all instructions and directions provided on the Company’s employment page. Submittals that do not include all of the required items will not be considered complete.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Affirmative Action Employer

Marstel-Day provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, military status, or status as a qualified protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. The Company takes affirmative action to employ and advance individuals within the Company consistent with its Affirmative Action Plan. In addition, the Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities or places its employees for assignment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, pay, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leave of absence, compensation and training.

Job Location

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

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