WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the launch of “Be EPA” Recruitment Week and new recruitment video, a recruitment campaign designed to inspire and attract the next generation of environmental professionals.

“EPA’s mission is not just a responsibility; it’s a sacred duty to our planet and future generations. In 2024, we’re setting a new benchmark. Our aim is to bring on board more than 1,000 new employees, including 350 interns, to tackle some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan in a video message kicking off the campaign. “From scientists to writers to program managers, we’re hiring for roles that reflect our commitment to expanding and diversifying the environmental workforce. Today, I am calling on the innovators, the visionaries, the changemakers to join us in this crucial fight to protect people and the planet here at EPA.”

EPA’s plan includes a substantial increase in internship opportunities. Their first step is doubling their intern intake. The agency emphasized the recruitment of graduates from diverse backgrounds, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions, to build a workforce reflective of America’s diverse population.

A key element of the campaign is the EPA’s hiring webinar which was facilitated by Deputy Administrator Janet McCabede. It was designed to demystify the federal hiring process, and highlight the array of career paths within EPA. The agency is also conducting a nationwide recruitment drive, targeting colleges, universities, and professional networks.

For more information, visit www.epa.gov/careers.