Under supervision, candidate performs routine to complex - physical, chemical, and microbiological analysis on water, wastewater, and related samples. Emphasis is on glassware prep, wet chemistry, and sample processing support. Position utilizes approved EPA methods, which includes the use of liquid/liquid and/or solid phase extraction techniques. Student interns are responsible for general care and upkeep of the laboratory, which requires cleaning and sterilization of laboratory glassware, preparation of reagents, and the maintenance of laboratory chemical & physical inventories. Student interns will use computer systems for instrument operation, generation of QA/QC control charts, and LIMS data entry support.
Must be a current full-time college student with major emphasis in Chemistry, Biology, or related fields. College undergraduate with laboratory experience is a requirement of this position. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating & maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Perform duties in a timely manner with minimal supervision; handle various chemical reagents used in special washing procedures; maintain a neat work area. Knowledge of safety practices and laboratory operational procedures is mandatory.
Internships are to provide meaningful training and work experience for college students pursuing academic studies related to the District’s mission and goals. Interns must submit proof of full-time enrollment, class schedules and grades each semester/quarter. Interns are not eligible for employee benefits. Interns are “at will” and can be terminated at the discretion of the Department Manager with or without cause and with or without prior notice.
#1 - Interns must be currently enrolled full time (Fall/Spring) in an accredited bachelor or graduate
program related to this field.
#2 - Interns must have at least one calendar year remaining in school.
(You will not be considered if you do not meet the criteria for both #1 & #2 above)
*Please provide a cover letter explaining how your schooling relates to this internship, your expected graduation date and your hours available to work.
Hourly Rate: Undergraduate: $15 per hour & Graduate: $17 per hour
You must submit an OCWD online employment application to be considered.
Please visit www.ocwd.com to complete an application.
Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received.