Summer Intern Spotlight – Will Neal

In support of our Strategic Growth Project initiative, EHS Support is launching a Summer Internship Program this year. We have assembled a multi-disciplinary team from science and engineering backgrounds with varying knowledge in hydrogeology, ecology, chemistry, economics, and data science/geographic information systems. Each week we’ll be spotlighting a different intern to share their skills, interests, and experience in the program.

First up is Will Neal, who’s pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Conservation from the
University of Virginia.

What attracted you to the EHS Support Summer Internship Program?

I was really attracted to the idea of working remotely, and I also wanted to try my hand at consulting to see if I enjoyed it or not.

Why did you think you’d be a good candidate?

I figured I would be a good candidate for the internship program due to my background knowledge in environmental science, as well as proficiency in different software such as R and GIS.

What do you hope to get out of the program?

Enhanced knowledge about Superfund sites and the processes surrounding them, as well as a general background into the world of environmental consulting.

How has it been working alongside the other interns?

It has been awesome! I really enjoy our team and I’m looking forward to the rest of the summer.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned so far?

Coffee is essential.

What would you like to do in your career in the long term?

Ideally, spend a lot of time working in the field. I am quite interested in wetlands and freshwater ecology and conservation, so hopefully something pertaining to those fields.

What’s one fun/little known fact about you?

My dad and I enjoy beekeeping.





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