Given the ongoing uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anchor QEA has chosen to modify the approach to our 2020 Internship Program.
Instead of awarding a small number of in-person internships, we are offering our first-ever Virtual Internship Program—an opportunity for socially-distanced professional development and networking.
Although virtual learning will not replicate the hands-on experience of an on‑site internship, Anchor QEA is committed to offering young professionals opportunities to learn and grow from real-world technical, engineering, and consulting situations.
How it works:
The Virtual Internship Program is a series of 6 learning sessions over the course of 3 weeks. Each session will last approximately 90 minutes, with 15-30 minutes dedicated to Questions and Answers.
You may sign up for multiple sessions at the same time and viewing the details of each by going to our Virtual Internship Program page. There you may use the selection boxes to sign up for multiple sessions at the same time. You may also click on each session title for more detailed information about the session.
Alternatively, you may sign up using the links below under for each session that you are interested in. If you choose this method, you will need to register for each session individually, so if you are interested in 4 out of the 6 sessions, you will need to sign up for each of the 4 sessions one at a time.
If you are unable to attend the session at the "Live" time, please register anyway so we can send you a recording of any sessions you sign up for after they have taken place.
Session 1 - Introduction to Consulting
Thursday, June 25th, from 9:00am to 10:00am (PDT)
Speakers John Verduin (Principal Engineer, Seattle, Washington), Jennifer Benaman (Principal; Saratoga Springs, New York), and Greg Summers (Principal Scientist; Portland, Oregon) give a high-level overview of what environmental consulting is and how consulting firms work.
Session 2 - Environmental Sciences at Anchor QEA
Tuesday, June 30th from 10:00am to 11:30am (PDT)
Anchor QEA’s Environmental Sciences Practice Area Lead, Betsy Henry, PhD, (Principal Scientist; Saratoga Springs, New York), and three panelists discuss how environmental science is used to understand environmental contamination, risks, and remediation.
Session 3 - Engineering at Anchor QEA
Thursday, July 2nd, from 10:00am to 11:30am (PDT)
Anchor QEA’s Engineering Practice Lead, Rebecca Gardner, PE, (Principal Engineer; Seattle, Washington), and three panelists discuss various engineering practices used in real-world environmental projects at Anchor QEA.
Session 4 - Planning and Restoration at Anchor QEA
Tuesday, July 7th, from 10:00am to 11:30am (PDT)
Anchor QEA’s Planning and Restoration Practice Area Lead, Derek Koellmann, AICP, (Principal; Bellingham Washington), and a panel of planners, ecologists, and biologists discuss how planning and restoration practices are applied on ecological restoration, parks and recreation, and natural resource projects.
Session 5 - Using Technology for Better Project Outcomes at Anchor QEA
Thursday, July 9th, from 10:00am to 11:30am (PDT)
Anchor QEA’s Shared Technical Services Group Lead, Kevin Russell (Principal; Syracuse, New York), and a panel of scientists and engineers discuss and demonstrate how we use the latest technologies and tools—including automated data management and visualization systems, drones, and spatial mapping and analysis software—to help bring our project sites and data to life for us and our clients.
Session 6 - Panel Discussions
Tuesday, July 14th, from 10:00am to 11:00am (PDT)
Five Anchor QEA professionals from different disciplines and at different points on their internal career paths offer insights and field questions from interns who are developing their own careers in environmental consulting. Be prepared to ask questions for the panelists to address in real time.