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Water Conservation Internship

Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office
Job Field:
Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Job Description:

Description: The Water Conservation Office (WCO) is part of the Public Utilities Department of the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government. The WCO mission is to promote a culture of sustainability within the local community as it pertains to our water resources through conservation and education. This is accomplished through K-12 school visits, community outreach efforts, water treatment facility tours, annual events, workshops, and more.


Interns are responsible for presenting educational programs, preparing educational materials, aiding with tours of the water treatment facilities, assisting with community events, composing water-related blogs, and participating in other activities that support the WCO mission. The internship program is designed to provide each intern with a flexible learning experience that will include an independent project. Interns are supervised by the WCO graduate assistant.

Internship Requirements:

· Intern must have a valid driver’s license

· Intern must be 18 years or older

· Intern must be a college student—graduate (preferred) or undergraduate

· Intern must need practical work experience or use internship to earn credit toward a degree

· Intern is expected to work from August/September to December 2017



· Interest or experience in K-12 education, environmental science, water resources, or related fields

· Strong public speaking skills

· Strong writing skills

· Available some evenings and weekends

· Project WET certification (preferred, not required)

· CPR or first aid training (preferred, not required)


Work Schedule: Mon-Fri with some evenings and weekends, minimum10 hours/week @ $8.50/hour, part-time, no benefits

How to Apply:

Required Application Materials:

· Attached application form

· Cover letter stating your interest, skills, and qualifications for the position

· Current resume

· Two letters of recommendation (with contact information for references)

· Writing sample (examples: school assignment, creative writing, etc.)


Application and required materials are accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. Email or mail to:


Emily Bilcik Attn: Ms. Emily Bilcik 124 E. Hancock Ave.

Athens, GA 30601

ACC Public Utilities Dept.

Water Conservation Office


Work Schedule: Mon-Fri with some evenings and weekends, minimum10 hours/week @ $8.50/hour, part-time, no benefits

Please email any questions to