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Renewable Energy Group Intern, EHS in Ames, Iowa

Our comprehensive,12-week paid internship programgives you the opportunity to test your skills working for the nation’s leading producer of cleaner fuels and developer of renewable chemicals. This internship will begin May 17, 2021 and end August 7, 2021. REG values our interns. Our hopes are to host you in person, but with the potential of being remote like we committed to in the summer of 2020.


The purpose of this position is to:

(1) assist with a variety of environmental, health, and safety duties with a focus on supporting the production of biodiesel fuel and related co-products.

(2) assist manufacturing, construction and other REG departments in the goal of continuous improvement with environmental stewardship, regulatory compliance and sustainability.

(3) assist in the implementation of agency permits and reporting requirements.


EHS Program

  • Provide technical EHS support to all REG facilities including biodiesel plants

  • Continually improve company environmental, health and safety policies, plans, and procedures

  • Apply techniques and solutions to resolve EHS issues and achieve program objectives in an efficient and timely manner

  • Develop training programs or tools to support EHS compliance and continuous improvement

  • Develop EHS programs designed to promote and enhance management systems or address deficiencies

Regulatory Assistance

  • Maintain working knowledge EHS regulations and standards that affect the company

  • Assist with Company responses to any environmental authorities as they arise.

  • Understand Federal and State (those where REG does business) environmental regulations and monitor regulatory changes (through Federal Register, industry networking, etc.) as they occur.

  • Provide technical support to corporate and facility personnel to ensure compliance with applicable environmental regulations.

  • Communicate with personnel to ensure that EHS policies, plans, and procedures are followed

  • Conduct EHS audits/inspections and provide written report of results including opportunities for improvement

  • Monitor and audit housekeeping records, EHS related permits, and procedures to ensure compliance

Other frequent duties:

  • Interact with various internal departments to provide EHS technical support and knowledge

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree – Engineering (such as environmental or chemical), Occupational Safety, Health, or other technical degree.

**Senior or Junior status preferred

Experience Required: Relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Visio)

Basic accounting skills

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Experience in writing detailed instructions

Project Management

Biodiesel production or related processes

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.