Intern – Environmental

American Refining Group, Inc.

Bradford, PA


Part-time, Temporary $22.00/hr

Company Information:

ARG is the longest continuously operating refinery in North America dating back to 1881. Privately held, the employees and leadership pride themselves on offering competitive pay, generous benefits and a supportive culture of growth and learning. In addition to a 401k retirement plan to which the company makes matching contributions, ARG offers participation in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) to qualified employees, through which they share in the profits of the company.

Scope & Responsibilities of Intern Environmental: (Not limited to)

This position provides administrative assistance and support with various environmental matters such as hazardous and solid waste, remediation, and containment as well as regulatory compliance. Intern Environmentals will gather data, participate, and provide input for the advancement of assigned projects. Individuals in this role will learn to analyze business challenges alongside subject matter experts to drive evidence-based decision-making that helps design new processes. Initially targeted as short-term, summer assignment, the internship period may be extended pending further review. 

  • Assist in the development of an Environmental Management System by reviewing and documenting processes used to comply with environmental regulations.  
  • Conduct field-related activities required for Environmental compliance.  Specific duties range across all Environmental disciplines (waste, water, air, SPCC, tanks, remediation).  Examples may include but are not limited to supporting the following areas:
    1. Leak Detection & Repair Program
    2. Emissions Testing
    3. Remediation well monitoring
    4. Storage tank inspections
    5. Waste disposals
    6. Visible & fugitive emission inspections
    7. Obtaining compliance samples (e.g. water/air)
    8. Instrument calibrations
    9. Flood wall maintenance
    10. Spill response equipment audits


Education & Experience for Intern Environmental:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited higher education program with a concentration in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or petroleum technology.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be available to work 30-40 hours per week consistently. 


Other Qualifications of Intern Environmental:

  • Proficient in general office technologies including Microsoft Office Suite of applications.
  • Demonstrate open communication and positive working relationship with staff at various levels across the organization – able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Exercises good judgement; able to prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently and respond effectively to inquiries and requests for assistance. 
  • Proficient in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive personal and business information and adheres to company security &/or non-disclosure polices.
  • Successful completion of all company mandated &/or job-related training programs deemed appropriate.


Physical & Cognitive Demands of Intern Environmental:

COGNITIVE DEMANDS: Meet deadlines, focus attention, work independently, independent judgments, work with a team, communication, instruct/synthesize, reading comprehension, critical thinking/troubleshooting.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  seeing, speaking, hearing, smell, sitting, walk/climb, stand/reach, listening, writing, driving, keyboarding.  Push/pull/lift/carry or otherwise transport up to 50 pounds.

Must be able to walk, climb towers, stairs, scaffolds as needed to access equipment; some work at high elevations and in confined spaces is required.


Additional Notes:

This position, as well as every other position at American Refining Group, is required to conduct their work at a high level of safety and quality performance. We require our employees to adhere to safety policies and procedures and expect they will help and encourage colleagues to do so as well. Our goal is to strive for a Zero-Incident environment that is a benefit to our employees and community. Our commitment to safety is identified as one of our core values: “Safety is our Compass”. Employees are expected to understand and operate under current Process Safety Management guidelines in accordance with their role. Adherence to our Refinery Conduct of Operations in refinery and safety-sensitive functions is critical to our ongoing commitment to reliable operations. 

American Refining Group, Inc. executes and maintains an ISO certified Quality Management System to meet specified customer requirements for product performance, safety, and service.
Employees are expected to understand and operate under the guidelines of the Quality Management System while executing the functions of their position.

ARG culture promotes ongoing training and mentoring that is intended to be a developmental partnership for all (employees are subject to ongoing performance reviews and feedback).

This is not a job bid - external recruiting is being conducted concurrently with internal posting. Applicant will be selected based on qualifications and a job interview; final selection will rest solely with the Company.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; they are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.


EEO Employer –ARG is committed to providing reasonable accommodation in our recruiting and employment practices. If assistance is needed to participate in the application or interview process, or to perform essential job functions, please contact Human Resources at 814-368-1392.