Chesterfield County Department of Engineering Internships

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 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

Fulbright Information Sessions

Fulbright Information Sessions
The National Scholarship Office continues to recruit candidates for the 2016-2017 Fulbright Student Scholarship competition ( Current undergrads who will complete their degrees by August 2016, graduate students, and recent alumni are eligible to apply. The campus deadline is August 31 and the national deadline is October 13. Potential candidates do NOT have to be in Richmond this summer/fall. Mr. Jeff Wing, Fulbright Program Advisor and director of the National Scholarship Office (NSO) will be offering several Fulbright information sessions over the next couple weeks. Please see the NSO blog ( Mr. Wing’s presentations will include information on both the English Teaching Assistant and Independent Research/Study opportunities offered through Fulbright.
Serious candidates for the Fulbright Student Scholarship should have strong academic credentials (3.0 GPA or higher), international interests, and appropriate language skills for the host country and proposed project (if planning to conduct independent research). If potential candidates do not presently have the appropriate language level, they should have a plan to acquire the appropriate level before they would commence their project.
If you are interested in learning more about Fulbright, but are not available to attend one of the information sessions, please email natlscholar@vcu.eduto schedule an appointment to discuss your Fulbright interests with a member of the NSO staff.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Jeff Wing
Fulbright Program Advisor
Director, National Scholarship Office
The Honors College
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 843010
701 W. Grace Street
Richmond, VA  23284-3010