Environmental Intern 


Company Profile:

NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. A Fortune 500 company, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers: whether as one of the largest solar power developers in the country, or by building the first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use. Our power generating facilities can support over 20 million homes and our retail electricity providers—Reliant, Green Mountain Energy Company and Energy Plus—serve more than two million customers.  More information is available at www.nrgenergy.com or Like Us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.

For students interested in wetland habitat restoration, community outreach, and environmental education!

NRG Energy is seeking candidates with a career interest in ecology and need field experience for career development.

NRG is the new name for the electric generating company formerly known as Houston Lighting & Power Company. NRG has a facility in Baytown, the EcoCenter, which is used as a wetland plant nursery, and community outreach facility. We also support power plant environmental activities.

Routine Activities

  • Mowing with tractors and commercial mowers
  • Heavy lifting
  • Weeding and planting wetland plants in earthen and above ground ponds
  • Digging
  • Extended periods of time spent in and around wetlands
  • Janitorial duties at the EcoCenter


  • Work with public and natural resource agency personnel on restoration projects
  • Boat operation and maintenance
  • Truck and trailer operation
  • Environmental events (typically Saturdays)
  • Public speaking

Power Plant Assistance

  • Alligator surveys (night time)
  • Fishery surveys  
  • Field surveys
  • Aquatic vegetation surveys
  • Bird surveys
  • Permit applications

Position Requirements
  • Must be currently working towards a college degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Marine Science, or Biology.
  • The position is temporary and will require some work on weekends.
  • Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, be able to pass a background check and drug screen.
  • It pays $15/hour for a 40 hour week for 14 weeks.

NRG Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Full-Time/Part-Time Temporary  

Business Unit 816- Texas Environmental  

Position Environmental Intern  

Number of Openings 2  

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

Req Number ENV-12-00004  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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