Environmental Data Analyst Intern

  • Synectics
  • Mar 17, 2020
Internship Entry Level Government Other QA-Quality Control Science

Job Description


Provide assistance to Environmental Synectics staff to acquire, receive, organize, and present environmental data. Assist with data entry, analysis and evaluation for project and program planning, design, implementation, and monitoring. Environmental data management is critical to providing managers and clients with accurate and accessible data and records for tracking and assessing progress on environmental programs, goals, plans, and actions. Effective data management is an essential part of any environmental project and can teach you valuable skills for your future endeavors in the environmental industry.

We are looking for a candidate committed to collaborative work, with the ability to assist environmental staff on environmental projects that support the federal government.


Minimum Qualifications

In current progress of a degree in the environmental sciences, data management, computer science, chemistry, geology, biology or a related discipline preferred.


The Data Analyst Intern’s responsibilities include interacting with internal technical staff to aggregate environmental data in support of federal program investigations and long term groundwater monitoring sampling events taking place across the country and the Pacific Rim. Responsibilities may include the following activities, which will be performed under the supervision of a senior data manager:

  • Load environmental data into SQL Server databases, such as lithology data, groundwater measurements, geographical survey information, environmental measurement parameters, and well construction information
  • Troubleshoot and document data issues (missing records, orphaned data, etc)
  • Assist in the identification, collection, and organization of environmental reports
  • Prepare other environmental data and documents, as needed
  • Work alongside internal technical staff to track and monitor field sampling events
  • Interns will be required to complete on-site training and work in Sacramento
  • Ability to work between 8-12 hours per week


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of current principles, techniques and terminology related to environmental studies
  • Ability to organize and interpret data, site development plans, survey data and maps, and technical reports
  • Ability to perform environmental data analysis and define environmental metrics, as required
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and excellent communication skills
  • Committed and highly oriented to detail
  • Efficient Microsoft Word and Excel experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with large environmental data sets
  • Microsoft Access experience

Other information

About the Company

Synectics is the environmental industry’s leading data management service provider, with offices located in Sacramento, California. We have been providing web-based data solutions to our clients, primarily organizations within the Federal government sector, since 1994, and are currently hiring motivated individuals to support recent contracts awarded to our firm. Internship positions are available out of our Sacramento office.  

Rate of Pay


Date posted

Feb 12, 2020