The Port is seeking an Intern to join its Environmental Protection (EP) Department. EP's mission is to develop a culture of environmental stewardship to protect and enhance the environmental health of the San Diego Bay tidelands and its marine ecosystems. EP is responsible for implementing the District's Stormwater Jurisdictional Runoff Management Program (JRMP) and Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) as required by the San Diego Water Quality Control Board's Municipal Permit. In addition, EP is responsible for assisting with the hazardous waste management and site assessment at the Port and supporting District and tenant projects through all facets of developments and operations to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
Intern tasks may include but are not limited to assisting with the environmental education and outreach program, field studies (bird surveys, trash surveys), data entry, and outfall and general field monitoring.
The Department encourages applicants to attach a cover letter in addition to completing your application.
Education, Training and Experience:
Intern I: College level students currently enrolled in at least twelve (12) semester units at an accredited college or university, majoring in a field of study closely related to current vacancies, may qualify for Intern I appointments. Students in their final semester/quarter who need less than full-time enrollment to graduate with a 2 or 4-year degree need only be enrolled part-time in courses required for degree completion, with verification from the college or university registrar.
Intern II: Students in a graduate program leading to an advanced or doctoral degree enrolled in an accredited college or university, majoring in a filed of study closely related to current vacancies, may qualify for Intern II appointment with verification from the college or university registrar. Full-time student status is not required for students in a graduate program.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A current, valid California Class C driver's license at time of appointment and maintained at all times thereafter in order to operate a vehicle on District business.
If assigned to perform work at any of the District's maritime facilities you must be able to pass a background check in accordance with current Federal and State requirements.
If assigned to perform work at any of the District's Harbor Police facilities you must be able to pass a background investigation that includes, but is not limited to a polygraph examination.