Job Opening




In this position, the selected intern will directly support Enefit American Oil’s (Enefit’s) environmental and engineering departments. The intern will report directly to Ryan Clerico, Enefit’s Head of Development and Environment, with indirect reporting responsibilities to Enefit’s engineering team as needed. Position responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Research and evaluation of carbon capture and sequestration technologies, including those that are currently deployed in the industrial marketplace and/or commercially available, under testwork and development, and/or emerging, as well as possible enhanced oil recovery opportunities near Enefit’s project site;
  • Technical and regulatory evaluation of best available control technologies for air emissions associated with industrial facilities, including greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, and hazardous air pollutants; and
  • Research and evaluation of energy efficiency technologies associated with industrial facilities, including those that are commercially available, under testwork and development, and/or emerging;
  • Documentation of findings (e.g. in the form of an internal white paper or similar) to Enefit environmental and engineering staff and upper-level management, in order to inform technical decision-making in the design, permitting, and implementation of Enefit’s Utah oil shale project.


Other position duties, depending on experience and availability, may include engineering support for ongoing industrial wastewater treatment studies and testwork, office and/or field support for Enefit’s ongoing oil shale resource characterization efforts, and support for Enefit’s ongoing environmental permitting activities.
The successful candidate should possess a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale; 3.5 preferred), with completion of at least three years of undergraduate coursework towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, or similar. The following minimum experience obtained through relevant employment/internship/coursework should be demonstrated:

  • Air Pollution Control
  • Industrial Pollution Prevention
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment

Characteristics of the successful candidate will include the following:

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an individual, independently and with minimal direction, as well as with part of a larger team; and
  • Demonstrated ability to organize thoughts, conduct detailed and documented research, and communicate results to technical and non-technical audiences.

The successful candidate should have the unrestricted right to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship. However, Enefit may be able to arrange for sponsorship for an exceptional candidate.


Work Compensation, Term, and Schedule:

Enefit’s Environmental Engineer internship is unpaid; however, Enefit will coordinate with the successful candidate and their academic institution to assist with gaining academic credit for satisfactory work completed under the internship. It is preferred that the successful candidate be able to supply their own laptop computer with Microsoft Office (or similar) word processing and spreadsheet software; however, Enefit may be able to provide these materials if needed.
This internship is planned for approximately 12 weeks between September-December 2014; however, start and end dates and duration are flexible depending upon availability. Enefit anticipates up to 20 hours per week will be required of the successful candidate during this period. The work location will be in Enefit’s downtown Salt Lake City corporate office, with occasional one-day travel to Enefit’s Vernal field office possible. Travel to and use of library research facilities in Salt Lake City and at local colleges and universities is anticipated; travel and parking expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with company policy. Enefit’s standard office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., although it is anticipated that some work may be done independently outside of the office, and the days/times that the successful candidate are required to be in the office can be made flexible within reason.
Application Instructions:
To apply for Enefit’s Environmental Engineer internship position, please submit a resume (not to exceed two pages) and cover letter, as well as contact information for at least one reference (may be from an academic advisor, former supervisor, or similar) to the following:
Ryan Clerico, Head of Development and Environment
Enefit American Oil
307 West 200 South, Suite 4005
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
In order to reduce paper consumption, Enefit encourages electronic submittal via email. Submittals should be made not later than 2 p.m.  Mountain Daylight Time, August 21, 2014.