Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Met Council Summer 2010 Internships

The Metropolitan Council has 26 summer internship positions available for students and have posted them on the web site, at at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrocouncil/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1. The internships span multiple operational pieces of the MetCouncil, including MetroTransit and Environmental Services. A few examples of the kinds of internships available are listed below.

In particular, a few of our contacts at the Met Council are looking for St. Oalf students to apply to the two water resources-related positions: one in Water Quality Monitoring and the other in Water Supply Planning.

I encourage you all to look through the 26 Council summer internship positions and see if any interest you. The application deadline is March 5.



Environmental Services

Water Quality Monitoring Intern: Participate in physical, chemical and biological monitoring of large rivers streams, and monitor lakes. Participate in wastewater treatment plant monitoring, including toxicity-testing, toxics monitoring, and groundwater monitoring. Process water and biological samples, participate in special monitoring studies including monitoring of storm water management practices, and help manage monitoring data.

Entry requirement: Undergraduate student in natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Hydrology, Geology, Environmental Studies etc.), especially as it relates to water. Must have completed two semesters of college-level chemistry, biology, or related science. Position requires the ability to swim, drive vehicles and operate watercraft.

Location: Metro Plant, St. Paul

Water Supply Planning: Evaluate natural resource and water supply information, create recharge model inputs for planned land use, prepare stream flow data for hydrograph separation, and conduct analysis of water use by community.

Entry requirement: Undergraduate or Graduate student in Water Resources, GIS, Engineering, Geology or Urban Planning with experience or coursework in mapping and ArcGIS preferred.


Metro Transit

Marketing Assistant: Assist with planning and implementing marketing and promotional efforts. Work with various team members to assist with research, direct mail campaigns, securing advertising, and planning and executing events.

Entry requirement: Undergraduate student in Marketing/Advertising.

Location: Minneapolis

Project Controls Intern: Assist Central Corridor Office Project Controls Engineer with various tasks related to large construction contracts including document management, reviewing design and construction payment requests, tracing design directives and constructability reviews.

Entry requirement: Undergraduate student in Business Administration, Construction Management, Project Controls, Engineering, or Planning.

Location: Central Corridor Project Office, St. Paul

Sales Operations: Assist with the operation of special event Hiawatha ticket sales conducted before and after Minnesota Twins games. Coordinate materials and personnel for the event sales, collect and enter sales activity data, manage booth workers and assist customers, and other sales support.

Entry requirement: Undergraduate student in Business Administration. Must have valid drivers license, be able to work evenings and weekends, and outside in all weather conditions.

Location: Minneapolis

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