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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Discover careers in natural resources, environmental sciences, and city government.

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. This summer opportunity is for high school students entering 11th or 12th grade in fall 2020-21 and 2020 high school graduates who live in Portland.

2020 Details

  • June 22-August 13
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 4 days a week
  • $13.25 an hour

Applications due no later than midnight on Monday, April 13, 2020.

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Summer Internship: High School Cohort

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Interns must be available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday or Tuesday through Friday, June 22 to August 13.

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Interns must be able to get to and from their workplace. A transit pass will be provided. Choose all that apply.

What is your interest in doing the following types of work?

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Lots of time at a computer
Working outdoors in nature, in all types of weather
Writing on the computer using Word
Working in dirty/muddy conditions
Learning how to use Excel and spreadsheets
Learning more about engineering
Doing research independently
Doing physical work that can be tiring
Working with GIS and maps
Are you interested in the jobs that work outdoors in all types of weather? (Please consider factors such as allergies that may make this type of work difficult.)
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