Published: Jan. 30, 2019

The Position: The Wastewater Treatment Department - Treatment Plant Services is seeking a temporary Engineering/Research Intern. This position is an excellent opportunity to develop Research experience working for a nationally-recognized wastewater treatment facility in the public sector.

Application Process: Please attach a cover letter and resume at the time of your application.

Additional Internship Information:

  • Temporary position for a maximum of six months; duration of position may change depending on District needs.
  • Full-time, up to 40 hours per week.
  • The hours worked and duration for this position may qualify for an offer of Healthcare insurance benefits.
  • Temporary positions are not eligible for paid holidays or paid vacation time off.

Essential Functions: (The projects listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification. The District may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion. Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all projects.)

  • Assist with research projects as assigned.
  • Assistance in the facility will include monitoring and evaluation of full-scale fermentation, monitoring of biological phosphorous removal process and evaluation of process instrumentation.
  • Candidates will work with engineering, operations, and maintenance to design, conduct and troubleshoot testing programs.
  • Provide technical research, writing, and editing skills to generate testing reports. Present and discuss findings from testing with managers.


  • Understanding of basic research methods of data collection and analysis
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees and associates
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; learn appropriate computer applications related to the research being conducted
  • Knowledge of laboratory testing and sampling procedures

Experience and Training Guidelines: A current or recently graduated student with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in civil engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering or other science. Coursework in wastewater treatment is desired.

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