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 goal is accomplished through K-12 school visitations, outreach within the community, annual events, and water conservation workshops.
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 and training in environmental education curricula. Interns are supervised by the WCO graduate assistant.
- Intern must have a valid driver’s license
- Intern must be 18 years or older
- Intern must be a student (undergraduate or graduate)
- Intern must need practical work experience or use internship to earn credit toward a degree
- Intern is expected to work an 11week period from May 22 to August 4, 2017
- Interest or experience in K-12 education, environmental education, environmental sciences, water resources, or related fields
- Strong public speaking skills
- Strong writing skills
- Project WET certification (preferred, not required)
- CPR or first aid training (preferred, not required)