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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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2018 Student Intern Program

ALL INTERNSHIP POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED. BES may use the list of applicants created from this recruitment to fill a potential vacancy until Spring of 2019. New internship descriptions for the Summer 2019 program will be posted around March.

Applicants for Environmental Services intern positions must be enrolled in a trade school training program, college or university undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in a field related to the mission and scope of the Bureau's work. The trade school, college or university must be located in Oregon or Washington, or the applicant must be a resident of the Portland metropolitan area.

College student intern positions with Environmental Services are paid positions, with hourly rates that vary depending on the year in college.

  • Freshman - $14.01
  • Sophomore - $15.00
  • Junior - $16.00
  • Senior and up - $17.00

Here is a list of 2018 intern job descriptions. 

2018 Internship Positions will be open for applications in April, and will be posted on the City of Portland Job Opportunities page:

Internships for students in engineering, environmental or wastewater programs may periodically be available in these areas:

Business Services

Positions are available in the Contract Management and Facilities and Administrative Services groups. Tasks may include conducting research using GIS Mapping and ArcMap, archiving files, data entry in various spreadsheets and databases, document review and reconciliation, assisting with projects, filing, providing administrative and clerical support, and other various office duties.


Positions are available in the Asset Systems Management and Support Services groups. Tasks may include assisting asset systems management professionals with work in spatial tools and analysis such as creating production quality maps using ArcMap and other GIS tools, tracking mapping and analysis requests through GIS, and assisting with procedure documentation processes.

Tasks may also include assisting the administrative team with creating and managing files, researching, interpreting and preparing documents, entering and maintaining information in various databases, implementing administrative support projects, and other additional office duties.

Pollution Prevention

Positions are available in the Environmental Compliance and Environmental Investigations groups. Tasks may include assisting technical staff with performing data analysis and entry of analytical monitoring results from lab reports, researching site records and development permits stored in the TRAC database, organizing and preparing records for archiving.

Tasks may also include collecting environmental samples, environmental site inspections, recording data, researching regulations regarding solid waste, air and water quality, and administrative support including entering data into databases and managing files.


Positions are available in the Maintenance, Operations, and Support Services Groups. Tasks may include assisting operations and maintenance staff with seasonal maintenance and a variety of projects at the city's Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant, assisting the Electrical Engineer by performing field investigation work, developing property asset management plans, providing research on various levels, and updating, evaluating, and preparing a variety of documents and plans. 

Watershed Services

Positions are available in the Science Integration, Stormwater Systems, and Watershed Program groups. Tasks may include assisting with technical work in support of watershed planning, field sampling and data collection, public involvement and outreach, assisting at public events, stewardship activities, conducting research and stream surveys, data management, preparation of reports and written materials, and preparing maps, figures and drawings.

For More Information

Contact Sophia AbuDakar at 503-823-2083.

Environmental Services 2018
Student Intern Job Descriptions