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Resource Recovery Research - Internship

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City of Charlotte


2mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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Off-cycle Internship

Research & Development, Science•Charlotte


  • The Co-op participant must be able to commit to the full one-year assignment and be available to work a designated weekly/hourly schedule. The training will include exposure to Charlotte Water Environmental Management (i.e. wastewater treatment operations) division in addition to gaining job readiness skills.
  • The City of Charlotte, Charlotte Water Department is accepting applications for the Water Resource Recovery Research Intern Co-op position for the Career Training Academy Co-op Program. The individual will work under the supervision of the Environmental Management Division’s (EMD) Research and Development group. The candidate must be a current or recent graduate from a recognized curriculum at an institution of post-secondary or graduate education majoring in a related field of study i.e. civil/environmental engineering, chemistry, biology, environmental science. Applicants are encouraged to submit a brief project proposal with their application/resume that will contribute to the academic research required to complete a postgraduate degree. Areas of particular interest to EMD include process intensification (e.g. densified activated sludge, thermal hydrolysis pre-treatment for anaerobic digestion) and nutrient removal and recovery. 


  • Preferred Qualification:
  • Bachelor's Level Degree in in environmental engineering, chemistry, biology, environmental science, or a related field of study
  • Pursuing a postgraduate degree
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Valid Drivers’ License
  • Post-secondary experience, current or recent graduate in an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental engineering, chemistry, biology, environmental science or a related field of study

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Assist the Process Engineer in planning, coordination, and completion of water resource recovery research, development, and innovation projects and evaluations.
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of wastewater treatment equipment and technology pilots, demonstrations, evaluations, and chemical trials.
  • Coordinate closely with internal team members including treatment plant operations and maintenance professionals, biosolids, water quality, and continuous improvement professionals and procurement staff and external team members including engineering consultants, vendors, and contractors.
  • Travel to and frequently perform duties at the seven water resource recovery facilities located throughout Mecklenburg County.
  • Perform laboratory analyses on wastewater samples to recommend/implement operational changes.
  • Use biological/chemical parameters to analyze overall wastewater treatment plant operations, reports anomalies.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Feb 27, 2024