The Energy & Sustainability team implements the District's Climate Action Plan and sustainability programs. The team's goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through innovative projects focused on decreasing energy and water consumption, managing waste, deploying renewable energy projects, and utilizing alternative fuels and forms of transportation.
Intern tasks may include but are not limited to engaging with employees and the public regarding sustainability, conducting greenhouse gas inventories and analyzing data, developing waste management plans and targets, reviewing energy audits and assisting with energy efficiency projects, and researching clean transportation options. Former interns have led projects to encourage sustainable behavior changes with measurable emission reductions and cost savings.
The Department encourages applicants to attach a cover letter in addition to completing your application.
With general supervision, provides part-time employment opportunities for college level interns to perform job assignments that are closely related to their area of study. Any full-time college or graduate level student may apply for consideration for vacancies.
Total scheduled work hours shall not exceed 25 hours per work week (Monday through Friday). Intern positions do not include benefits and are not eligible to receive paid leave, paid holidays, retirement and/or any type of insurance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities assigned to Interns will vary depending on the department they are assigned.
Education, Training and Experience:
Intern I: College level students currently enrolled in at least twelve (12) semester units at an accredited college or university, majoring in a field of study closely related to current vacancies, may qualify for Intern I appointments. Students in their final semester/quarter who need less than full-time enrollment to graduate with a 2 or 4-year degree need only be enrolled part-time in courses required for degree completion, with verification from the college or university registrar.
Intern II: Students in a graduate program leading to an advanced or doctoral degree enrolled in an accredited college or university, majoring in a filed of study closely related to current vacancies, may qualify for Intern II appointment with verification from the college or university registrar. Full-time student status is not required for students in a graduate program.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A current, valid California Class C driver's license at time of appointment and maintained at all times thereafter in order to operate a vehicle on District business.If assigned to perform work at any of the District's maritime facilities you must be able to pass a background check in accordance with current Federal and State requirements.
If assigned to perform work at any of the District's Harbor Police facilities you must be able to pass a background investigation that includes, but is not limited to a polygraph examination.
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