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Paid internship - City of San Jose - Watershed Protection

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    City of San José INTERNSHIP POSITION DESCRIPTION DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services DIVISION: Watershed Protection TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: 6 months is recommended
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 13, 2012
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      City of San José
      INTERNSHIP POSITION DESCRIPTION
      DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services
      DIVISION: Watershed Protection
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: 6 months is recommended with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK: average 20 hrs. per week
      COMPENSATION: Student Intern $10.73/hr Graduate Student Intern $14.38/hr
      INTERN SUPERVISOR: Sanhita Ghosal
      PHONE: 793-4377
      EMAIL: Sanhita.ghosal@...

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      San José’s Environmental Services Department has established a
      national reputation for environmental leadership and innovation with
      award-winning recycling, water conservation, water quality protection,
      and wastewater treatment programs. With over 400 employees and an
      annual budget of $124 million, ESD is one of the City's largest and
      most visible departments. Among its major initiatives are to provide:
      Healthy streams, rivers, marshlands and Bay waters; Reliable water,
      garbage, and recycling services; Clean and green air, land and energy
      policy development; and Community education aimed at environmental
      sustainability

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      The Watershed Protection Division is seeking a student intern to help
      us protect and improve the quality of San Jose’s Watersheds. A highly
      motivated student will gain experience in and learn principles of
      stormwater management while helping us improve the condition of our
      creeks and rivers by supporting sustainable landscaping practices,
      water quality monitoring, and public outreach. An internship with the
      Watershed Protection Division will provide a rich opportunity to learn
      a wide variety of environmental management skills.

      KEY ACTIVITIES

      This internship would support:
      • Pesticide Reduction through sustainable landscape practices.
      • Water Quality Monitoring and Citizen Monitoring activities.
      • Data projects including database support and GIS
      • Public Outreach for Watershed Protection
      • Interdepartmental stormwater coordination

      EDUCATION

      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in
      undergraduate or graduate program is required. Preferred majors
      include Environmental Studies, Urban and Regional Planning,
      Environmental Engineering, Biological Science, Aquatic Biology,
      Ecology, Soil Science, Geography, or other related majors.

      DESIRABLE SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, & QUALITIES

      • Education or experience in environmental biology, horticulture or
      other related field (botany, ecology, native plants, horticulture,
      Integrated Pest Management, sustainable landscaping, landscape
      architecture, etc).
      • Education, work, or volunteer experience with
      watershed/garden/parks/landscaperelated
      field projects and/or field monitoring of water, soil, etc.
      • Ability to physically perform duties involved with field work such
      as bending, stooping, traversing steep banks, climbing in/out of a
      boat, and lifting objects up to 50 pounds.
      • Computer skills including ArcGIS, MS Office suite
      • Other software skills such as graphics, basic web and social media design
      • Photographic techniques
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Ability and willingness to speak with the public, provide
      presentations, lead workshops
      • Spanish reading and speaking skills
      • Qualitative and quantitative analytical and research skills
      • Data analysis skills
      • Self-motivated, conscientious, and independent

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Return a cover letter and resume to internsanjose@....
      Subject Line: Stormwater Management Program Internship
      Questions? Please contact Shellyne Urban shellyne.urban@...
      Please also see the newly launched student website:
      http://www.sanjoseca.gov/students/
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