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Internships and career exploration

Learn about our work and the jobs needed to protect water and human health by applying for an internship or attending a career event.

High school

2024 Clean Water Ambassadors Internship 

What: We partner with Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust to offer a paid internship experience for a cohort of high school interns. Interns learn about local environmental issues, solutions, and careers focused on clean water in our region.

 

Who: For high school youth at least 16 years old. We strongly encourage applicants who are underrepresented in environmental careers and new to exploring environmental topics.

 

When: July 8 – August 9, Monday - Friday

 

Where: Interns meet in downtown Seattle. ORCA cards are provided.

Highlights:

  • Learn about environmental and social justice issues by participating in field trips and workshops.
  • Improve communication skills through interviewing professionals, public speaking, and professional writing
  • Create and implement a plan for teaching about clean water to your community next school year

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted starting in March 2024.  

 

Questions? Check out our FAQ or contact:

Kristin Covey, Education Coordinator

kristin.covey@kingcounty.gov

206-263-8856

College internships

We offer internships for fully enrolled undergraduate and graduate students that provide experiences in a number of environmental fields.

Learn more about internship opportunities.

Career events

Each year, we host career events to showcase a variety of careers in clean water. Visit our events page to see what’s available.

King County staff also attend and speak at career-exposure events and career fairs for high school, community college, and university students to increase awareness about the wide variety of jobs in wastewater.

TO SCHEDULE A STAFF MEMBER FOR YOUR EVENT, CONTACT:

Kristin Covey, Education Coordinator
kristin.covey@kingcounty.gov
206-263-8856

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