Have you ever wondered what happens to all the waste you create? Now is the time to find out! We are looking for interns to work in a variety of areas along side of our Solid Waste Division professionals. Opportunities are available to further your knowledge and sharpen your skills in recycling, disposal, and education programs. We are looking for students that are focusing their area of study in engineering, environmental sciences, and public relations. If you're ready to work in an exciting, fast-paced, ever-changing and unique field don’t let this opportunity pass you by!
The Solid Waste Intern will work directly with the Sarasota County Government Public Utilities Department, Solid Waste Division. The Intern will interact with county staff members, County Administration and the public. Our Intern will attend meetings, tour facilities, observe day-to-day practices and complete tasks, as directed by Sarasota County staff.
A presentation to the County Administrator and other County Leadership staff is required at the close of the internship program.
Participation in organized intern events.
Observe and participant in the day-to-day operations of the Solid Waste Division.
Participate in solid waste projects and activities.
Record keeping (i.e: Intern will be responsible for tracking one’s own time.).
Attend staff meetings.
Provide support to assigned department and perform various tasks under the direction of SCGov staff.
Other duties and/or special projects as assigned.
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Specific knowledge, skills, abilities and/or machines, equipment, special tools as required for the job
An interest in government and how it operates
An interest in public service and helping others
Basic Microsoft software knowledge (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Ability to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions
Willingness to share input on projects
Drug Free Work Environment EOE/AA/ADA
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Valid driver's license
Must be currently enrolled in a college/university, seeking a graduate (post-baccalaureate) degree or senior level graduate studies. (Proof of current enrollment required at time of application.) May consider recent graduate of master's program.
Candidates currently working towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Sciences.
Candidates currently in upper-level classes - Junior, Senior or Graduate program, also preferred
Internal Number: 4784
About Sarasota County Government
We believe in work life balance and have excellent benefits including a state pension, medical and dental insurance, generous leave plan, training programs, wellness programs including a fitness center.
Our mission is to be the most livable and best managed community in the country, providing quality services, programs and facilities that reflect the goals of the community. Our employees are committed to demonstrating our values: Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Quality, Teamwork and Trust.
Sarasota has world-famous beaches, over 80 parks and 100 golf courses, and is known as the cultural capital of Florida with museums of art, theaters, an aquarium, botanical gardens and the annual international film festival. Unsurpassed beauty, rich cultural offering, diverse educational opportunities, wide-ranging recreational possibilities make Sarasota a great place to live and work!