Friday, March 13, 2015

Intern For Surface Water Program - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (Tacoma, WA)

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Seeking Intern
For Surface Water Program
March 6, 2015

The Surface Water Program is looking for one Environmental Health Surface Water Student Intern (unpaid). The internship is designed for those interested in pursuing, or exploring, a career in working outdoors in Environmental Health, Marine Biology or Environmental Sciences. The typical schedule will be 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for three or four days per week, Monday through Wednesday or Thursday, and is under the direction of an immediate supervisor. 

Essential functions include: 

·        Outdoor field work such as collecting water samples;
·        Assisting with butter clam, varnish clam and mussel collection for toxin monitoring;
·        Assisting with toxic algae monitoring of area lakes;
·        Conducting surveys on marine and freshwater recreational activities;
·        Recording data and other information as required
·        Other related activities or tasks

The intern will be assigned to work as part of our Surface Water Program team.  There will also be opportunities to job shadow within other programs at the Health Department as time allows.

Possession of a valid driver’s license, an acceptable driver’s abstract and the ability to successfully pass a background investigation are required prior to assignment.

This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities for this internship. It is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus, other related activities or tasks may be assigned. 

Please submit a brief summary of why this opportunity is of interest to you, the degree you are seeking and any relevant courses taken and experience by March 20, 2015.  Please deliver in person or mail this information to Lindsay Tuttle or Ray Hanowell at:

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Attn: Lindsay Tuttle/Ray Hanowell, Environmental Health
3629 South D St.
Tacoma, WA 98418-6813

If you have any further questions please contact Lindsay Tuttle at 253-798-3530 or ( or Ray Hanowell at 253-798-2845 or (