Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

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

More Contact Info

2019 Student Intern Program


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.

Student intern positions with the Bureau of Environmental Services are paid positions based on year in school:

  • Freshman - $14.56
  • Sophomore - $15.59
  • Junior - $16.62
  • Senior - $17.66

Here is a list of 2019 intern job descriptions. 

2019 Internship Positions are now open; you can find the job postings here.

Each group will has a separate application, however, please apply to all internships that you are interested in. You will be able to indicate on the application which sections you are applying to specifically.

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

Business Services

Positions are available in the Facilities and Administrative Services and Revenue Programs 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 Construction, Design Services and Systems Development groups. Tasks may include providing technical support, researching historical records and databases, assisting staff in construction and design projects, reviewing design plans, interacting with other bureaus and taking part in various special projects. 

Pollution Prevention

Positions are available in the Environmental Compliance group. 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.


Positions are available in the Collection System, 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, providing research on various levels, and updating, evaluating, and preparing a variety of documents and plans. 

Watershed Services

Positions are available in the Stormwater Management Manual Team 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 2019
Student Intern Job Descriptions