Grad Student Internship-City of Durham // Rain Catchers Intern – Stormwater

Posted: April 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

We are hiring a second intern for this summer and through next academic year. Please share with interested students.


Application instructions:
Rain Catchers Intern
Public Works / Stormwater Services
Hours: Monday – Friday Hours vary between 10 – 40/week
Hourly Rate: $15.00
Last Edited Date: 04/23/2012
Closing Date: 05/04/2012
Position Vacancy Status:
Accepting Applications
This is a temporary position without benefits with hours ranging from 10 – 15 during the school year and up to 35 per week during summer break.

The Rain Catchers Intern is a temporary, grant-funded position for a graduate student in support of the Rain Catchers project. Through Rain Catchers, the City of Durham will install 230 low impact development residential retrofits in a small sub watershed of Ellerbee Creek and measure the results.. Practices will include rain gardens, cisterns, native plantings, trees, and downspout disconnections. Participating homeowners will be selected through a reverse auction style process. The intern will have an opportunity to work on most aspects of the project and will have several master’s project options.

Work includes designing a process for and conducting site assessments using GIS and field visits; tracking retrofit progress using a database; assisting with water quality monitoring; inspecting retrofits and facilitating maintenance; creating an owner’s manual for each retrofit; and other duties to support the successful implementation of Rain Catchers. Field work will take place in varied weather conditions and rough terrain.

Undergraduate degree in environmental science, forestry, biology, engineering, or a related field.
Actively pursuing a graduate degree in an environmental, biology, forestry, planning, or engineering program.
Ability to use ArcGIS and the Microsoft Office suite.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Individuals selected for conditional offers of employment must pass the City of Durham physical examination including drug and alcohol testing. A driver’s history check is conducted for applicants applying for jobs requiring a valid North Carolina Driver’s License and/or CDL. “This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace”. The City of Durham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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