Paid internship - City of San Jose - Watershed Protection
- 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
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
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.
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
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
• Education, work, or volunteer experience with
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@...
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