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High school internships

Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

King County Wastewater and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust typically offer the Clean Water Ambassadors Internship Program each summer - a paid internship program for high school youth. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the economy, we’re unable to hire a paid cohort of interns this summer. However, we’re excited to announce that we’re offering a free online program in July that doesn’t require a hiring process. This Clean Water Ambassadors Certificate Program is open to all high school age youth in the King County region!

Clean Water Ambassadors Certificate Program for High School-Aged Youth

WHAT: Online program for high school-aged youth to learn how to help protect clean water in our region.

WHEN: July 7-31, Tues-Fri, 1-3pm. Orientation on July 6, 1-3pm.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Learn about water systems, salmon streams, sustainability, and local issues.
  • Practice ways to take action in your community
  • Meet with local environmental professionals to learn about careers in clean water.
  • Earn a certificate if you attend at least 28 of the 34-hour program.

Interested youth can register here. We strongly encourage participants who are new to exploring environmental topics and are underrepresented in environmental careers.

Contact:

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College summer and year-round internships

King County Wastewater Treatment Division provides internships for fully enrolled undergraduate and graduate students that provide experiences in a number of environmental fields.

For more information:

Learn more about internship opportunities with WTD.

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Career opportunity events and career fairs

Join the King County Wastewater Treatment Division for job-shadowing events, which explore careers in clean water. Go to our events page for more information and to register.

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:

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