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Sustainability Intern in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

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28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

Our Sustainability Internship is designed to give a successful applicant experience supporting Valmont’s Sustainability Program including the gathering of pertinent data and metrics, integration of these metrics into Valmont’s Sustainability Report, and general support to Valmont’s Green Teams and Environmental Managers.  This position will be involved in researching, gathering and reviewing data to complete the G4 reporting requirements under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standard.  In this role the selected intern will report to Valmont’s Corporate Director of Environmental Responsibility.

Valmont’s internship program mission is to provide a hands-on learning experience through project work, leadership development, job shadowing and interaction with senior leadership.

Essential Functions:

  • Review G4 GRI Gap analysis
  • Develop and implement a plan to gather the requisite information essential to addressing the G4 Gap analysis
  • Make GRI compliance Indexes
  • Proof reading monthly Sustainability Newsletters
  • Creating Power Point Presentations supporting Valmont’s Sustainability Initiative
  • Supporting Green Teams as needed in developing tools relating to the conservation of water, energy and reduction in waste to landfill metrics.
  • Researching and writing copy for Valmont’s Sustainability Publications
  • Travel will be limited to a 100 Mile radius of Valley Nebraska (no overnight travel) and constitute less than 5% of time.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Understanding of Business (completion of introductory courses in accounting, marketing, finance or any private sector work experience)
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing in an accredited BS program in Environmental Science/Studies or any engineering or science discipline (minor or double major in business preferred).
  • Excellent Writing and editing skills
  • Familiarity with the GRI
  • A Passion for helping business reduce costs associated with Energy and Resource Conservation
  • Good Knowledge of Sustainability and a passion to learn
  • Flexible and willing to chip in on admin tasks as needed
  • Complete proficiency with the MS suite

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Experience with Corporate Sustainability Reporting


  • Great opportunity to gain career related course work experience from an industry leader
  • Paid Internship – Valmont values you
  • Potential development into a regular full-time position
  • Flexible full-time day shift hours during the summer
  • A thriving culture in a growing business
  • Interactive group activities with intern peers

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting.  The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Some exposure to a manufacturing environment will be required.   Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  No travel requirements for this position.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer.  The employee is occasionally required to move about the office.  Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email