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EPA Special Agents

Tips for Entry

Participate in internships with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to obtain experience and make networking connections. According to its Web site, the EPA "hires high school and college interns for administrative/clerical positions as well as technical positions in areas such as life sciences, program or policy analysis, and engineering." Visit for more information.

Information on employment as an EPA special agent can be obtained by visiting the USAJobs Web site ( or by visiting the Careers and Internships page ( at the EPA Web site.

Join environmental professional associations to learn more about environmental laws and careers.

Conduct information interviews with EPA special agents and ask them for advice on preparing for and entering the field.

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