Student Intern (Public Works- Solid Waste and Sustainability), Milpitas, California

Created 05/14/2022
Reference 520332
Job type Temporary
Country United States
State California
City Milpitas
Zip 95035
Salary $15.65 - $24.64 Hourly
The Opportunity
The Public Works Department is seeking a highly motivated, creative, and dedicated intern to support the City's innovative solid waste, recycling, and sustainability programs. Hours are not to exceed 20 hours a week. We are seeking creative and dynamic individuals that are eager to help us advance our programs and make connections within our community to increase participation in the City's environmental programs.

Solid Waste Program Intern
The Solid Waste Program Intern will assist City staff in maintaining and engaging in programs to increase participation in the City's solid waste programs, and in educating the community and local businesses to encourage proper recycling and diversion. Familiarity with recycling and solid waste management regulations and policies is preferred but not required.

Sustainability Program Intern
The Sustainability Program Intern will work other City staff and with regional partners to develop and deliver educational programs and resources to help Milpitas residents and business focused on electrification of existing homes and other actions to reduce carbon footprint. This will include developing education materials, conducting outreach and community engagement, as well as working directly with participating residents to develop a carbon reduction roadmap for their homes. Familiarity with climate change and clean energy programs and policies is preferred but not required.
Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Perform a variety of technical administrative and analytical assignments.
  • Perform research and statistical analyses, as requested; prepare summary reports.
  • Analyze quantitative data for management evaluation purposes.
  • Prepare and present factual and statistical data and make recommendations in written, graphic, and oral form.
  • Research and interpretation of government rules, policies, programs, regulations, and procedures.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Assist in community education and outreach (drafting newsletters, articles, email blasts, social media, etc).
  • Experience or interest in graphic design is desired but not required.

Typical Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
Work experience not required.

Current students enrolled in an accredited college/university pursuing an Undergraduate (including Associates) or Master's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field. Completion of courses in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Student Interns must be enrolled in order to qualify. Verification of enrollment must be included with application in order to be considered.
Supplemental Information
To Apply
Submit application, supplemental questions and resume online at before the final filing date.

A complete job description is available on the City of Milpitas website: (under Classification and Compensation) or from Human Resources.

The City reserves the right to close or re-open the recruitment at any time. Incomplete and/or inaccurate application materials may result in disqualification from the recruitment process.

Candidates will receive all communications by email regarding the recruitment process, which includes, but is not limited to, application status, testing dates, and interview scheduling. If you require alternate communications, please contact Human Resources at (408) 586-3090.

The City of Milpitas is requiring proof of vaccination status against COVID 19 as a condition of employment. If you have a disability or religious objection to receiving the vaccine and require accommodation, you will be given the opportunity to request an accommodation. Accommodated employees will be required to submit to weekly testing.

The City of Milpitas is an Equal Opportunity/ADA employer. Reasonable accommodation in the application, examination, and selection process will be made upon request to Human Resources at (408) 586-3090.

The information contained in this announcement does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract and these provisions are subject to change.

Closing Date/Time: 5/26/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

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