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Research & Development (R&D) Field Research Laboratory Intern

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Sustainability
  • Anaheim

AI generated summary

  • You must be enrolled in a physical or life sciences program, have PC literacy, good organization, a CA driver's license, and be able to work outdoors in various conditions. Experience in lab tasks and safety knowledge preferred.
  • You will monitor lab/pilot systems, acquire soil & water samples, analyze data, maintain equipment, and ensure accurate data entry for the R&D Field Research Laboratory internship at Orange County Water District.

Requirements

  • Enrollment in an accredited bachelor’s or graduate degree program with emphasis in physical or life sciences, environmental studies, and/or related fields.
  • PC computer literacy (including experience with Microsoft Office suite).
  • Good organizational skills and ability to follow directions.
  • Possession of a valid California Class “C” Driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Ability to work outdoors on both land and infrequently, water.
  • Preferred:
  • Experience performing basic laboratory tasks and field work under a variety of weather conditions and knowledge of basic safety procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Laboratory/ pilot system monitoring, soil and water sample acquisition, laboratory analyses, data collection, data entry, field/ laboratory equipment maintenance.

FAQs

What kind of projects will I be assisting with at the Field Research Laboratory (FRL)?

As an intern at the FRL, you will assist scientists with projects related to managed aquifer recharge, including sediment and water quality sampling, experimental studies, monitoring and treatment technologies, instrumentation testing, and collaboration with universities and industry experts.

What are some of the duties I can expect to perform as a Research & Development (R&D) Field Research Laboratory Intern?

Some of the duties you may perform include laboratory/pilot system monitoring, soil and water sample acquisition, laboratory analyses, data collection, data entry, and field/laboratory equipment maintenance.

What qualifications are required for this internship position?

Required qualifications include enrollment in an accredited bachelor's or graduate degree program with emphasis in physical or life sciences, environmental studies, or related fields, PC computer literacy, good organizational skills, possession of a valid California Class "C" Driver's license, and ability to work outdoors on land and water.

What are some preferred qualifications for this internship position?

Preferred qualifications include experience performing basic laboratory tasks and field work under various weather conditions, as well as knowledge of basic safety procedures.

Orange County's groundwater authority since 1933

Energy
Industry
201-500
Employees
1933
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Orange County's (Calif.) Groundwater Authority Since 1933. The Orange County Water District (OCWD) manages the large groundwater basin underlying north and central Orange County that provides 85 percent of the water for 2.5 million citizens. OCWD is committed to enhancing Orange County’s groundwater quality and reliability in an environmentally friendly manner. With nearly 90 years of prudent planning and careful investment, OCWD has doubled the sustainable yield of the groundwater basin. OCWD is a special district established by the California State Legislature in 1933 and governed by a 10-member board of directors. Separate from the County of Orange, OCWD supplies water to residents in the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.