The Chesterfield County Department of Environmental Engineering is seeking applicants for two internship positions during the summer/fall of 2015. These will be unpaid internships with flexible hours that will provide the successful applicants with hands-on experience and training in the field of environmental science. Both candidates should have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office. For more information, please contact Lorne Field at (804) 748-1920.
Stormwater Infrastructure Screening Internship
Assist in the county’s dry weather screening and commercial/industrial inspection programs. The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting field screenings of stormwater infrastructure to detect non-point source pollutants in runoff. The intern will assist the Stormwater Compliance Specialist in conducting commercial and industrial inspections of county industries. Applicants should be comfortable collecting samples and using field and laboratory instrumentation to quantify water quality parameters.
Education and Volunteer Management Internship
Assist in the county’s environmental outreach and education programs. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing water quality data submitted by citizen volunteers as well as training and certifying citizen water quality monitors. The intern will assist the Environmental Outreach Coordinator in implementing public outreach and education programs. Experience conducting water quality tests with the Winkler Titration Liquid Acid Method as well as implementing environmental education programs with the general public is preferred.
Please submit resumes to FieldL@chesterfield.gov. Good driving record required. Must not reflect a total accumulation of six or more negative points within the past three years or a major violation with the past four years. Pre-internship drug screening required.
See the pdf announcement here: Internship Announcement 2015